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It’s true, after years of listening to my hubby, Mr. X-fit Dad, preach the gospel of Crossfit, I finally succumbed, joined the cult and am now drinking the Kool-Aid.

I figure some folks might be interested in this Crossfit thing, so I’d share a little of what I know.

What is Crossfit?

You can read about it on the official page, but I think Wikipedia provides a pretty good overview as well.

I would describe it as a strength and conditioning program that utilizes high intensity (generally) short duration workouts to improve one’s overall level of fitness.   It appeals to both elite athletes and neophytes because it is challenging, scalable, and provides great results.

Why Do I Do It?

Crossfit workouts are insanely hard (I used to roll my eyes as my beloved would tell me all the crazy things he did in his workouts).  Now, I do them, as best I can.  The feeling I get after a really hard workout is addictive.  I love the endorphin rush and the satisfaction of doing something I didn’t know I was capable of.

I also love that the workouts are varied, so I never know what I’m in for (and truth be told, I don’t love *every* workout), and I love that I’m improving every day.

I really enjoy the community aspect of Crossfit as well.   The “box” (Crossfitspeak for “gym”) where I workout is full of friendly encouraging people.   Even though I am far below the talents of many other X-fitters, I love challenging myself and trying to do as well (or better) than my peers.   I like that no one judges you for where you are and encourages you to give every WOD (Xfit speak for “workout of the day”) your all.

Where Do I Workout?

Checkout the page I put together about places to workout in Northern VA.

What Are the Workouts Like?

Most Crossfit gyms post their daily “WOD” blog style on their site. also posts a daily WOD.  You can see Rubicon’s WODs on their site.

To help me keep track of what I’ve been doing, I started recording my WOD results here on the blog.  I don’t have it displayed on the main page because I figure its mostly for me and others wouldn’t be interested, but if your curious, you can check out my WOD entries.


2 Responses to Crossfit

  1. 1
    martha favilli says:

    I want to know if cross fit is bad for people diagnostic with rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Carolyn says:

    I’m right there with you! Listened to hubby for years and rolled my eyes! Well, for two years now, my friends roll their eyes at me. I love CrossFit and so do my two teen aged kids. Now, to work on the Paleo end, as my trainer’s t-shirt says, “100% Paleo, 80% of the time.” I am actually more like 50% of the time 🙂 Enjoying your blog. Thanks for all the great info and for your love of our Lord! Blessings to you and your family.

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