I mean, when someone comes home and tells you, "today we did 100 Pull-ups, 100 Push-ups, 100 Sit-ups, and 100 Squats - for time - and you can't move onto the next lift until you complete the first one", it doesn't sound like all that much fun. Come on now, I cannot even do one pull-up, let alone 100 - and that didn't even include the warm-up and cool down! Seriously, Angie - what did you do to have that workout named after you?
The holidays came and we weren't as careful with our eating habits (pretty standard, right?) and between Christmas and New Year, Chad finally convinced me to go in and workout with him. I think the two of us went in one day, and then Shelia (our fearless CrossFit leader) met us another day. One of those days, we did Angie. Even with modifications (pull-ups with bands, etc.) I thought I was going to die. Nice initiation guys.
I COULD NOT WALK. Every muscle in my body hurt.
Maybe that's an exaggeration, but I was so sore, I could barely walk. I went into work the morning of New Year's Eve and my boss was laughing at how sore I was - it was a process just to sit down/stand up at my desk.
I went back - I kept going and though I am nowhere near as strong or in-shape as the rest of the crew, I am really enjoying it!You have to start somewhere!
A few times a week, there are usually between five and ten of us doing the workout of the day (WOD) or some combination of WODs Shelia has prepared for us. After about six weeks, I can tell I am getting stronger - no major results yet, but I definitely have more energy and feel better! I know they are all going to say, "I told you so" - but I wish I would have started going earlier! It seems like CrossFit is everywhere, many of my family members and friends are doing it and it is fun to compare workouts, times, weights, etc. One of my favorite aspects of CrossFit is the competition - the timer and/or repetitions.
|Misty, Sheila, Tiffany, Chad, & Travis|
|Chad's hand on the left, mine on the right - calluses and blisters.|