Monday, March 11, 2013

~* Mission, Accomplished *~

I did it. I finally did it!! I took my very first CrossFit class today!!

I had an 8hour break in my schedule today. Yeah, my schedule blows sometimes. But- I used that free time to make the 2hour round-trip drive out to Southern Pines and do a WOD as a beginner. And I loved it!!!!

I've been doing the same things over and over for a while now. Never the exact same workout, but all the same movements, with the same equipment, in the same gym. Since I ran the other day, I've been craving a change, and I feel like this was exactly what I needed. I lucked out for sure, it was a pretty easy WOD, but it was still nice to be doing something different. And there was a couple who was telling me how to do everything, but nobody was hovering like "let's all stand and stare at the new chick". It was more like "this is how you do this, it".

I did sign up for 3 one-on-one sessions with a trainer to get the movements down pat. I loved what I did today, but I don't wanna jump into a bigger, badder WOD without knowing what I'm doing.

So- moral of today's story- whatever it is you've been wanting to try, just try it. You might just love it.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

~* 13.1 *~

Fuck no, I didn't do it! I've never done Crossfit, and I damn sure am not gonna start with 13.1!!

BUT- I did go watch it at Southern Pines CrossFit, and I have decided to take an intro class for sure. It was a blast to watch these people kill themselves for 17minutes just to try to be better than they were when they walked in the door. I watched a chick PR on her snatch. You could see it, she had never done it before...then she did it again, and again, and again. It was awesome. The vibe was so chill but encouraging all at the same time. I'm super-excited! The only downside is that Southern Pines is sooooooooo far away. No joke, like an hour from me. I have to try to squeeze it in between my morning and afternoon sessions, on a day when I'm not taking my poor car through inspection....Or....Fridays are always early days for me.....but I don't wanna wait....sigh. We'll see what happens. It will be this week, for sure.

On a semi-related note, I am LOVING this Paleo thing. I've been doing it for about 2 months now, and most of the time, I take the easy way out. Breakfast- eggs, bacon, fruit. Lunch- tuna-stuffed avocado. Dinner- grilled meat of some kind and whatever random green veggie I have laying around. I've been studying too much to put a whole lot of work into it. But today, I decided to try one new real recipe each week, even if it is a simple one. Today was banana donuts with chocolate coffee frosting. I don't own a donut pan, so I made mini-muffins instead, and they are AMAZING. I got the recipe here...  Delicious. Warning: It has been incredibly hard to stay away from the fridge, where 21 more of these mini muffins are waiting to be eaten.
" Don't place your better days in the future."