So today's is mother's day and despite going for a yummy, but starchy early breakfast, I still went to my first weekend Crossfit work out. So every time I've ever gone we've done our work outs inside. As I pulled in, I saw medicine balls, weighted plates, dumb bells, and kettle weights spread out all over the parking lot. My first thought was "ahh hell no." I've been doing Crossfit long enough now that I knew this was going to be some sort of insane obstacle course. I know I'm supposed to go there to push myself farther then I can push myself on my own, however, there is a limit.
Rats - someone saw me, and waved - can't sneak away now. I was thinking a pedicure would be a much more pleasant way to celebrate mother's day.
For those not familiar, Crossfit puts the work outs on the board. So as I'm doing the warm up, I'm reading - all partner stuff - hold a weighted plate over your head while your partner runs 800m - yeah right! and if you lower the plate even for a second, your penalty is 10 squats. That's the first of 5 stations. There were also long jumps, box jumps, sit ups, kettle bell dead lifts, shoulder raises, and some other things I probably blocked out.
The nice thing about Crossfit, once you start, you can't back out. You command your body to do what they tell you and you have to just get through it.
In my wildest dreams, I never thought I could do a work out like that. But I did. I was back to last, but I did it. Barely got out of the car my legs were so rubbery, but it feels good to push myself like that.
I definitely feel stronger - I'm improving in most of my strength measurements, but I'm still having a hard time with the food.
Tomorrow, I'm going to start another cleanse with the Baltimore Health Coach. I'm hoping it sticks this time. more on that tomorrow.
Time to enjoy my evening!