You may or may not remember, but back in November, I started working out at my husband’s Crossfit
gym box. I had been out of shape, getting fatter and frustrated with myself for not doing anything about it.
Initially, I found the workouts and the whole concept super-intimidating, but it didn’t last long, and the huge endorphin rush I would get after workouts quickly got me hooked. Now that I am two months in, I can say that I have officially joined the cult and am happily drinking the Kool-Aid :).
People ask me if I have lost weight. I know that I have, but I don’t have an exact number — I’m guessing around 10 lbs. Better than a number, I’m fitting into jeans I haven’t been able to wear for more than a year, and feeling better overall.
I went looking for some pictures to show my progress, but I have been hiding from the camera for a while. The best “before” picture I could find was back in May, when my hubby & I went ape for our anniversary. My “Now” picture comes from our recent beach trip over New Years.
While I am a far cry from size 0 (and I have no desire to be one), I have significantly toned up and feel much better about how I look. And I’m happy to say, this is not my “after” picture, but just a stop along the journey.
The Crazy Keeps Coming
To demonstrate how crazy Crossfit has made me, I have signed on for something I NEVER thought I would do. I and am participating in a “Performance Nutrition Challenge” at the gym. For the next 60 days, I am going “Paleo“, which basically means I will be eliminating all grains, dairy, and sugar from my diet. A hefty challenge indeed for this carb-loving, cheese-eating, sweet-toothed momma.
All of this is to say, you may notice some additional content on the blog with a different kind of focus. I’ve been keeping track of the workouts I’ve completed and recording my progress. It’s mostly for my benefit, but if you are curious, you can check out the My Workouts link. Also, I added a Crossfit tab to the navigation up top and put a few links up there, providing more Crossfit & Paleo information.
I use to mock my husband when he couldn’t be in a room with friends or strangers without talking about Crossfit. I used to call him the Crossfit Evangelist. Now I realize the problem was I just hadn’t seen the light. I find myself in the same boat, babbling about my WOD to people who look at me with bewildered expressions on their face.
So, if you are interested in Crossfit, I’d be happy to talk your ear off, or better yet — have you join me at the box to see what it is all about!
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