Today was one of those days at work. You know the ones where it might have been better if you just stayed home. Around 11am my computer at work locked up and there was no turning back. By 4:45pm it was still being worked on by the IT group so I decided to head out early and pick up the munchkins before making our way home. Since I missed my 6am WOD (workout of the day) I decided to make up my own “homemade” version in the backyard when we got home. I had two little people join in to do their own CrossFit WOD with me too. The whole time they were doing their own workout I got a lot of this…..”mommy, do you do this in your CrossFit class?” Then they would strike a pose of some sort or do some kind of crazy jumping move. Pretty darn cute but I seriously doubt my coaches would classify them as CrossFit moves….but we will keep that between us because I told two little girls yes. They seem to think they were pretty cool.
Here is what my Homemade WOD was made up of:
20 KBS (20 pounds – only thing I have, could have used a heavier KB)
25 DB Walking Lunges (15 pounds each hand)
30 Air Squats
50 Double Unders
for 4 sets
And because they were too darn cute I had to capture my little ones at their attempt to do some of the moves I was doing in my WOD.
Here is a burpee, looks more like a good plank move if you ask me but I was told in the most serious voice ever that ”mommy, this is a burpee”. They think the name burpee is hilarious by the way….I disagree, but only because I hate burpees!
Now I would like to give this move a name but I have nowhere to start. I was only told that “mommy, I’m doing CrossFit”. So I will go with that…
She has the same facial expressions I give when I’m doing my WOD’s too.
By the end of our WOD I was a new person, but most of all we all had a bunch of fun. They both told me they wanted to do it again tomorrow night. Hmmmm….future CrossFit stars in the making? And even at 4 years old!
What are your New Year Resolution(s)? Did you make any? Some? Or None? I always try to steer away from resolutions and use the words “goals”. So this 2012 my goals make up a short list….
Here is to a good year! And a year where I reach my goals plus more!
I thought I would post an update on how everything is going on my CrossFit addiction. Last time I updated you I had just started and was already pretty much addicted and I would like to happily report that two months later…..I’m still addicted! I love it! I actually look forward to the next workout and what is to come. The fact that each day is different is freakin awesome. I walk in to my 5am class and look up at the board and that’s when I find out what my workout will be for that day. No “routine” workout here. And each workout pushes you to your own limits. Things you think you can’t do…you can! You would be surprised what you are capable of doing. All it takes is a little push. That’s when your coach/trainer comes into play. My 5am coach Crystal is awesome! She is always helping you along in the workouts and pushing you to try more. And did I mention she is pregnant! Yes, she as cute as can be at 8 months pregnant with her first little munchkin. She amazes me! She is still CrossFitting at 8 months too and looks great. If I ever have another one I surely hope I can look like her (and hopefully still be CrossFitting)!
Now so far in my CrossFit journey, I have met some of the benchmark CrossFit workouts, Angie and Nicole. Actually this week I met Nicole and she was a pretty tough workout since pull-ups are still something I have yet to master completely. For those who aren’t familiar with Nicole, it’s 20 minute AMRAP (as many as you can in the time allotted) of pull-ups and a 400m run. I had a little assistant with my pull-ups but hopefully the next time we try Nicole I’ll be a little further along and mastering pull-ups. Again, I’m having a great time and loving CrossFit! Now the 4:30am alarm clock wake ups are a little hard but it’s worth when 6am rolls around and I know I just got a great workout in!
The picture above is from my Thursday morning workout. It’s always more fun to have a post with an image. The workout consisted of “stations” of different workouts and you totaled up each “rep” you completed at each session. I finished the morning with 3, 4, 5, 5….those Air Dyne’s aren’t fun and adjusting the bike took a little more time away. Oh well!
Hopefully I can update you a little more on my WOD’s (Workouts of the Day).
I’ve gone Crossfit! Usually I wouldn’t share something like this but I find myself needing to share. It’s only been 3 days that I have following this new addiction of mine, but it’s quickly changing my life. It will look intimidating when you watch the video above and you may say to yourself there is no way I could do that….or that….or even that…..but you and your body will surprise you. It’s surprised me in the past 3 days that I have been following Crossfit. My body is definitely not the same after having the girls. I’m not as fit as I was when I was playing college soccer or even when I competed in my first triathlon, and for awhile I was just accepting it as that’s what happens after babies but I recently I changed my mind about that statement. I have friends who were mostly guys doing this thing called Crossfit and it just went in my mind and out. But then a good friend of mine who is like my little sister told me she started Crossfit too. That’s when my eyes and ears opened up. She went on to tell me that it was so me and that I had to at least give it a try. I thought about it and I jumped…after all what was to lose? Our vacation threw some things off but Monday was my first 3 for free classes at my local Crossfit gym. On Sunday I recall telling my husband that I was actually nervous about my first session. After all it was something new and after checking out this video and this video I was quickly becoming intimidated. Coming Monday morning at 6am I entered into the world of Crossfit and now that it’s Wednesday and I finished my last class this morning I can’t wait for the next class on Friday. I’m signed up and ready to change myself and push myself like I did when I was a college athlete….even if I’m 30-something.
Now let me step back a little and probably something I should have done before jabbering away. What is Crossfit you ask? Here is something from the CrossFitX:
Are intrigued? Did I sway you into trying this thing called Crossfit? If not, I’ll keep sharing along my journey into this world of Crossfit.
Now I’ve shared….and I promise to keep sharing….