As I mentioned previously, last Friday was my first day at Crossfit. It was actually my free trial, but I mentally went into it as though it was my first day as an official Crossfitter. I couldn't be happier that I mentally prepared myself that way, because it was HARD. It was the first day for one other person as well, and together with one of the coaches, we learned some essential moves that the Crossfitters were going to be doing for their WOD (workout of the day). Basically, the group has 20 minutes to complete a series of workouts, so we had to learn all ten moves so that we could jump in with everyone else once the clock started. From box jumps, to burpees, kettlebell swings, we learned the ten moves needed to complete the workout. And squats! My goodness! Pretty much all Crossfit techniques and workouts involve squats...and not the cutesy squats that I've been doing for years thinking that I've been working out. Once we learned the necessary moves, the clock started....and I really thought I was dying a slow death. I wanted to throw up half way through...but I never stopped. The regular Crossfitters seemed to finish in no time. The guy I started with finished a minute or two before me. I was the last to finish but I completed the workout, and did so within the assigned 20 minutes with everyone cheering me on. My hair looked crazy, my white t-shirt had now turned brown from me doing push ups and burpees on the ground, my body was completed drenched in sweat...but I felt good. Accomplished really! I had no idea I could do anything remotely close to a Crossfit WOD. My coach asked if I was coming back for my one on one sessions to learn the 9 essential Crossfit techniques, to which my answer was "Hell yea!"
The weekend was crazy. My legs were so weak, I almost fell a couple times out of the blue. To make matters worse, I went to INMHD the next day where I kept praying that I wouldn't fall and embarrass myself. I felt even worse on Sunday. My muscles were so tense and I could barely walk. It was so painful.
Nevertheless, I went to my one on one sessions Monday and Tuesday. I did great and now know how to push press, press, overhead squat, and a bunch of other things that I can't remember right now because I'm a little tired. I'm resting from Crossfit today, but if time permits, I'm going to go walking tonight. My last one on one is tomorrow, and from there I guess I'm jumping in with everyone else. I suppose tomorrow I'll figure out what the next step is.
Overall, I'm actually enjoy Crossfit and am proud of myself for taking the first steps to becoming fit. I'm already doing things that I never thought I could and am stronger than I thought. Now that I've built some confidence on the fitness side of things, I'm excited to get the nutrition side down. I'm still learning the basics of Paleo before I jump in but I've been eating relatively clean with the exception of IHOP on Saturday.
Expect an update every Wednesday where I will update you on my progress and maybe even share some workouts in the future...when I get them down pact of course.
HOW ARE YOU WORKOUTS GOING THIS WEEK?