Well! I went for my 2nd crossfit workout on Friday! I meant to post about it but my niece, Sadie Katherine (pictured above with me in my gross workout clothes) was born about 20 minutes after I finished!!!
The workout was still “just” the beginners warm up then followed by some rowing and ball slams. Man, I am sore! More interesting than my workout is what the trainer/owner showed me afterwards. She had Anna and I get up on her scale so she can keep track of our progress. This scale told all sorts of things. And one thing is your “inner age”. Wanna take a guess at mine?
I have vowed to never get off track again… And if I ever DO happen to slip… To not let one mess up destroy my efforts and bring me down. I need to just say ‘oh well that was a mistake I don’t want to make again’ and keep pushing forward. Too many times have I gone weeks or months PERFECT, then I eat a candy bar or miss a workout and it throws me off and I somehow give up all together. Not ever again.
When I saw the number 90 as my body’s age I thought…hmmmm, I was thinking 60 tops but not 90!!!… And now I’m wondering why I EVER would think even 60 is acceptable?!
90 means I could die any minute.
And I know people will say its not that urgent but it feels like it and really… It is. If I don’t change my habits and life, I’m going to be gone.
That means my sweet almost 4 year old nephew and my precious 3 day old niece would miss out on one awesome auntie. That means I would never have loved/ been loved or had children to love. I would miss out on traveling the world and other great experiences.
I have so many years ahead of me.
But only if I continue on this path.
Who am I today? A first time cross fitter. I decided to take a picture after the workout for something to remember my old body by once its changed. And to never go back.
I was excited and nervous at the same time, about going in. Visions of six packs, flat/ toned stomachs, cute dressed girls and HOTT guys filled my mind. I didn’t want to be the odd one out. I didn’t want them to stare at me, the fat girl, making a fool of herself…
I am so glad I made the move and walked through that open garage door. I know this is going to change my life.
The lady that came to help was super nice, my friend Anna and I did the “warm up” which was 30 squats, sit ups, back extensions, dips, push ups, and pull ups.
I was sweating, my heart pounding, thirsty, headache, embarrassed that a beginners warm up would make me tired. No excuses, but then again I have only had 2 hrs sleep & a very busy 2 days.
I was surprised and happy when the lady told us that we wouldn’t be doing the days actual workout today because we need to ease in. Next time (Friday) we will incorporate the workout. Eeeek! Wish me luck.
I have a feeling I will be posting more often now that I have something exciting to report on ;)
Juicing: why did I ever stop???
I LOVE juicing. After doing it again just ONE time, I am hooked.
Today’s was mostly carrots with some apple, celery and ginger.
I’m not ginger roots biggest fan, but I know it has great benefits, as with any other natural food… And I read that it has anti-inflammatory properties. Lets hope it helps my back.
My goal besides having a healthy lifestyle and therefore a longer life, is to help with my chronic back pain and stop being dependent on narcotic pain killers and sleep aids (mostly I tough it out).
Hmmmm… One last thing before I go. I decided to take the plunge and eat paleo & FINALLY (after 6 years) join crossfit!! I couldn’t be more excited :)