CrossFit and Janie – A New Bond!


Hello Everyone!  I’m sorry I haven’t written in a few days, but I have been a bit busy.  READ:  I started a CrossFit class and boy am I sore!  I decided to get my body in gear finally and hopefully it will help me to quit that nasty habit which I still haven’t let go of as of yet totally.  Sigh.

I went for my free class the other day and it was interesting.  I didn’t know what to expect so I went in figuring I’d go with the flow.  I’m grateful that I hadn’t a clue as to what we were going to do, because I’d have probably not gone if I’d known prior.  It seemed like we were in constant motion for the whole hour, but I know we had a few seconds of water breaks which I needed, even if I didn’t want to drink the water, but just stand still and rest!  ha ha

Since the separation and subsequent divorce, I’ve only done some walking and not any official exercise.  I just didn’t have it in me at age 50.  So when the opportunity to take a free class came up, I decided that now’s the time and went for it.

It began with a long jog – I don’t run.  Period.  Not even for a great sale at Sak’s.  LOL  But we began the class with a short jog and after the 4th go round, I was pooped and the class hadn’t even started yet!  What had I gotten myself into?  Then we went through a series of exercises – skipping rope (hello!  I hadn’t done that since I was 8 years old!), tossing medicine balls and hanging from the rings (like gymnasts – seriously????) were on the agenda for the day.

But I can proudly say that I made it through the class AND I signed up for a month with this gym.  It was fun in the end, but I was totally out of my element.   And that honestly made it better I think.  Because I don’t expect a lot from me because it’s not what I’m used to, so it’s all new.  And that makes it less worrisome for me because I’m learning how to do different things when exercising my body.

But boy oh boy, I’m sore today!  Just taking the stairs makes my legs shimmy, but I’m liking it!  How’s that for a mind turnaround?  It feels good to know that I put my body through some paces in that class and that it’s responding with the knowledge that I didn’t overdo so I’m not necessarily in pain.  I’m just feeling the aftereffects, but in a good way.

Has anyone out there try CrossFit?  Do you like it?  They say it’s fun and that there’s never the same routine so that nobody gets bored.  I like that I will be surprised every class and not know beforehand so I can’t back out.  All the tricks I have to play in my brain in order to show up and not quit.  But I figure if I can do this 3x a week for 4 weeks, then the bad habit will also dissipate because I will want to be healthier and that will take precedence.  At least that’s my hope.

Do you exercise?  What do you do?




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24 Responses to CrossFit and Janie – A New Bond!

  1. Deb Whittam says:

    I’ve never done cross fit but my daughter has when she was pregnant. Crazy hey? No I prefer running and I am currently on the exercise bike


    • janieleeds says:

      Good for you Deb! I can’t imagine how your daughter did xfit while pregnant! WOW! I don’t run, but I’d try an exercise bike! Sounds like you’re doing what you need to keep healthy. Good for you!


  2. A R says:

    LOL! Actually my husband does CrossFit and he LOVES it. He has tried to get me to go with him numerous times but I always say “No”. He wants me to go to show me that he is in better shape. It is always a competition with him!!
    I am glad that you started to do a fitness plan!! Way to go!!!
    I plan on joining our local health club soon. I think it would help me relieve some stress.

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    • janieleeds says:

      I agree AR that it does help relieve stress. It gets me out of my head for an hour. I wouldn’t go with hubby if I were you either. I don’t blame you. Who needs that???
      I hope you find a health club that fits your needs and that you enjoy! Let me know when you do so I can applaud you and support you! 🙂

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  3. bone&silver says:

    That’s so awesome to hear, WELL DONE! As we turn 50+, we women need to do twice as much exercise to make half the gains, and it’s a slippery slope if we don’t do something twice a week, so GO GIRL! That’s great. I think a CrossFit class would kill me, but I do Pilates, Swing Dance, and walk a lot… : )


  4. E says:

    You go Janie!
    I love doing barre exercises (as in ballet). I love cycling, running, cross country skying and


    • janieleeds says:

      Oh E!!! BALLET! I danced for years and if I could have ever found an adult class, I would have leaped on that! You are so fit! I’m impressed!!! I would like to try cross country skiing once. I don’t like the downhill skiing at all. I bet you have awesome balance!

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      • E says:

        A new thing is to have fitness classes that have barre exercises. I have not done one yet, but many women like them.
        The barre I do (I am an older dancer too), nearly everyday, running only in summer, mountains and hiking when on holidays and yoga, I try everyday.
        Cross-country I do in winter as well as snowshoeing. Both are fun!
        I want to be more consistent. You are an inspiration!


      • janieleeds says:

        I feel like YOU are MY inspiration E! Keep up the great work!!! Woo hoo! I have to look for a barre class…sounds delightful! Bring back my inner dancer!

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  5. E says:

    climbing mountains!
    Oh yeah and yoga….:)
    Sorry sp, it is skiing!


  6. L. Rorschach says:

    Good for you! I haven’t yet tried Crossfit – I’ve heard too many horror stories regarding injuries – but I’ve been doing high intensity interval training for the past 4 years and love it. I’m the fittest I’ve ever been… and only getting better!


    • janieleeds says:

      YAY for you!! So far, I’m liking it, but I don’t push myself to the max like some people do because I don’t want any injury to me. Interval training sounds like fun too! Whatever works for you is best! 🙂 Keep up hte great work!

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  7. Kim Smyth says:

    Proud of you for trying something new! Not me, I’ll have to stick with walking, for now, I have a bum knee so CrossFit would not be good for me.

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  9. Felt the same way with my first crossfit class… I drank the kool-aid. Even when you get to the point that you’ve done all the movements in the workout before- you’ve probably never done them in that order or all together. It’s amazing. I am a year in and still love it everyday.


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