Crossfit Challenge- Day 12

Sorry for the late post but I had really crazy Friday and also it helps when you get done writing a post to hit the button labeled “POST”.

We finally made it to this point. Today makes the last day of my Crossfit Challenge. It has been the best month of my life. I have learned so much that I can’t wait to apply in my daily workouts. I met some amazing people and truly found a great fit family. The first day was rough and I did not know if I wanted to come back but I did. Every class I pushed my body in ways I never knew possible and for that I saw real results. My arms have never been more tight and my stomach has never been leaner. I am truly a Crossfit addict.

Today’s workout was great cause I have already done it before. Really! I walked into the box this morning with an open mind. I was really sad this was the last workout and I really never wanted it to end. After dropping my stuff down Nathan told me to do the regular warm up. I was excited cause usually he tells me to run 400 meters or row 500 meters.

The warm up was the following:
4 rounds each of 15 seconds each

Jumping jacks
Squats
Mountain climbers
Jumping squats
Plank
Side plank
Hollow rocks

After getting warmed up we reviewed the deadlift and added weight to each set. Then we did the workout.

200 meter run
15 ring rows
15 squats
15 pushups
200 meter run
12 ring rows
12 squats
12 pushups
200 meter run
9 ring rows
9 squats
9 pushups

When I did this workout on the first day I finished it in 12:24. When I did it this morning I finished it in 8:30 so I shaved four minutes off my workout. Not bad and I could feel the improvement.

I have a lot to be thankful for and Crossfit is one of them. Nathan, Margee, and Jared were great teachers and I learned so much. Nathan wanted me to join and honest if the price was write I would. Maybe I will stop in a few times of month and pay to do the WOD with them.

Thanks everyone for your support and I can’t wait to see what’s next on my fitness journey.

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Crossfit Challenge- Day 1

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Everyone know that I love a deal. I am constantly looking on Groupon for a new way to save. That’s how I went zip lining, got a Starbucks gift card, and got my new fancy scale. So when I came across one month of unlimited Crossfit classes, I thought it would be a fun challenge to try.

I heard from a lot of people that it was intense but maybe that’s what I needed. I have 30 pounds left to reach my goal of total 80 pounds to lose in a year. I am coming down to the wire. November will be here before I know it and it’s time to get intense. When I found this deal I knew it was time to step up my game and Crossfit was the answer.

So today was my first day. I had to be there at 6:30 am so I was ready. I got my gear on and headed out the door. When I got there I met my instructor Jared, who is an active Marine and a father of seven so I knew I was in good hands. He welcomed me along with three others then we we went on a 400 meter warm up jog. That was not a problem cause I am a runner and that’s child’s play.

So when we retuned he showed us how to to a standard squat, ring row, and push-up. At this point I was thinking that this was a waste of my money cause I knew how to do all tho stuff. I could not have been more wrong.

After learning the moves, he told us it was time to workout. Time to workout? I thought that was what we were doing? I was way wrong. He told us we had to do the following exercise routine:

200 meter run
21 squats
21 ring rows
21 push-ups
15 squats
15 ring rows
15 push-ups
9 squats
9 ring rows
9 push-ups
200 meter run

Oh and we were being timed.

So I did good on the first three but when it came to pushups I was struggling. Push-ups have always been a problem for me but I push through it. No Pun intended. The last set was the hardest and that 200 meter run at the end felt like I was trying to run a marathon. I can at least say I did it though in 12:24.

After our intense workout we did some stretches and said our goodbyes. I was chugging water like it was no ones business. It was crazy.

So now I have another class on Wednesday and Friday this week at 5:30 am so it’s going to be an intense month. Bring it on! Challenge accepted!