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?