Wednesday

Beginning CrossFit! Feeling tough!


Time to Cross something off the Bucket list! 


There is something that you need to know about me, if you don't already... I am a competitor. I will compete in everything I do whether you like it or not. Running has been tough for me because I am lacking in the "fast"department. So at a race, I lose!  It's okay, I am starting to understand that I can still compete against myself, but this past Saturday, I got "that" feeling back when I worked out.

I decided to contact a CrossFit box near me and find out more about it. I contacted CrossFit Blackbeard because I have 2 good friends who have been there and love it. I went in the very next day to begin my CrossFit journey. This has been on my bucket list for over a year, and I will tell you that I was so nervous walking into that box Saturday morning. I saw strong men working out, but I was amazed by the strong women who were competing with them and I think they were actually winning! Love that!

This is Rob and he's pretty much awesome!
Day 1
I met Rob, one of the owners and Jenn. They were awesome! I have about 50 or so pounds to lose (yikes, I just admitted that out loud didn't I) and I was worried that I wasn't going to be able to hang. Rob showed me some important skills, like the proper form of the different squats and push-up and pull-ups. I did 5 assisted pull-ups, but I am proud of that! I like the view from above that bar and plan to kick butt with those in the future! Another item on my bucket list is to do an unassisted pull-up. I am pretty sure that CrossFit Blackbeard is going to be helping with that. I did my first "WOD" workout of the day or as we call it at Blackbeard, "Met Con" short for metabolic conditioning. It was tough, and I am pretty sure they went easy on me. I may or may not have lost my breakfast during this workout, but I came back and continued. I felt like a beast!!! It was awesome.

Day 2
Yesterday, I returned for session 2 of the fundamentals class.  I got to meet the other partner Trey. Trey was a little tougher than Rob. (I think Rob let me get away with a bit, but they were both awesome!) Trey showed me the rope, the rings and the bar! Oh my... Not the bar with the drinks unfortunately! He talked me up and made me feel like I was capable of anything, because I AM!  I had a great second workout, and I look forward to walking in again today! I wonder what the next workout will be. I will share it with you tomorrow!

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30 comments:

  1. Sooo excited for you!! It's life-changing, Mindy!!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! I can see that this is what I have needed.... So psyched for this change!

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  2. Awesome. Great to get out of the comfort zone and find some new challenges.

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    1. Thanks Elle! It is so much fun to do something so different!

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  3. Great work trying something new, it can be great for the mind and the body!

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  4. Wtg girl! You're going to be completely addicted! It's improved my running SIGNIFICANTLY

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    1. That is awesome news. It's funny because people have said, "Oh, you don't want to be a runner anymore?" When I say I am doing crossfit... um yes! I want to be a well-rounded athlete! :)

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  5. WooHoo!! You know how much I love my box! I'm so glad you are giving it a try!! I did 80 pull-ups today (assisted) and one day...one day I will be an unassisted pull-up. And an unassisted HSPU. That's what I love about CrossFit...ALWAYS something to improve!!

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    1. An unassisted pull-up is my biggest goal at CF too.

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    2. Unassisted pull up is on my bucket list! I have faith!!! :)

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  6. Good job girl! Crossfit will change your life! It has mine.

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    1. Thanks Kyndra! I have no doubt! I am truly unhappy that I couldn't go today because it was a rest day. I haven't even done a "real" workout yet! LOL

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  7. I totally got bit by the CF bug last month. Suuuuuuuuper excited for your new adventure, Mindy!

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    1. Thanks Gina... meeeee tooo! It's funny because someone told me Crossfit was like a cult... guess what? I am drinking the Kool aid! :) Love it and love how I feel... Can't wait to flip that big bad tire!!!

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  8. Exciting!! Finding what you like & enjoying it is what counts!

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    1. Thank you Jody! I am very excited about this new adventure!

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  9. ive been dying to try cross fit! good for you lady! xo

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  10. You're going to love CF! In fact, I have been wondering when you'd decide to give it a go :)

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  11. I'm a bit slow getting caught up on blogs but still wanted to comment - good for you! I've just recently started crossfit in the last month and although I'm totally wimpy and weak, I'm really loving it! Its so far out of my comfort zone that I think it'll be good for me!

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  12. Love your enthusiasm for fitness! "I think we're dating" dude hilarious! The unassisted pull up is definitely on my list too.

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