So last night was our first meeting with our Crossfit guy, Larry. It was great!
I am pumped.
I am ready.
Let’s do this!
Here is how it went down.
We (my husband and I) got there and filled out the waiver and all the paperwork that Crossfit needs in order to be in the facility.
Then, we immediately had an overview of the “pre-test” he was going to give us. He basically showed us what rowing looks like (correct form), correct form on a squat, how to do a modified sit up, pull up, and push up.
After seeing the correct form, he started the timer and we were off.
500 meters of rowing. Immediately followed by 40 squats (down to a medicine ball on the floor), 30 sit ups, 20 push ups and finished with 10 pull ups.
When he originally told us that would be the timed pre-test, I was like, “That’s it?!?” Easy peasy.
It was anything but easy.
The rowing was pretty easy. I was in a zone. I was rocking and rolling and finished fairly quickly.
Then came the squats. Well, since I had killed it on the rowing, I was pretty shaky and my arms and legs were quivering pretty badly. That took a little bit longer.
Then came the sit ups – my downfall. I have never really been able to do one, much less 30. Well, I got through them, modified of course.
The push ups and the pull ups were a daze. At this point, I was just trying to finish!
And I did – In right around 15 minutes.
One really cool thing that happened was the song, Hall of Fame came on just at the right time. I was struggling with one of the last two workouts and that song came on – You KNOW how I love that song! It was perfect!
The good thing is I finished. I felt a little nauseous but I finished! Pre-test accomplished!
He will time us again in a few weeks and see how much we improve.
Then the fun part…the eating.
He gave me a very strict eating plan down to the number of grams of protein, fat and carbs I should eat. He also told me WHEN I should eat certain types of food and when I shouldn’t. The right combination of food is important also.
The plan looks very Paleo-like which is fine. No cheese, no dairy, no sugar, no artificial sweeteners. Just a lot of clean, whole foods.
Can I do this forever? No.
Can I do this for a while to reboot my body? Absolutely.
Do I think this will help me get to where I want to go? Yep!
Am I sore today from the workout? Heck yes!
Have I done perfect on the plan my first day? No.
Am I giving it my all? You better believe it.
I weighed on my home scale Monday morning (I will weigh in at Weight Watchers on Saturday morning’s for a while) and I took before photos when I got home.
I won’t show you the ones where I am just in my sports bra! I will save those for later! Much later!
I plan to do measurements tonight.
I will keep you posted on what happens as this progresses! We head back tomorrow for our first “real” workout! Yeah!
It’s Only Just Begun!
Have you ever drastically changed what you have been doing for years? How did it work for you?