The Great Crossfit Experiment
I seriously never thought I would see the day when I would be talking about Crossfit workouts. I have heard opinions about the workouts from both ends of the spectrum but never gave it any real consideration until the past couple of weeks.
About 2 months ago, my husband Chris decided that he wanted to check out our local Crossfit box (gym). He really wanted something that would take his physical fitness to the next level and had a group setting (the social butterfly that he is). We were also toying with the idea of building a home gym in our garage and had priced out a few items. However, this would definitely not provide a group setting unless you count our dog Ripley who likes to supervise.
|"I'll just be here, judging your form"|
There happens to be a Crossfit location within a 5 minute bike ride from our house so he decided to take a free class to see if it was a good fit. He came home almost giddy with excitement and proceeded to tell me that this was EXACTLY what he was looking for. An incredible workout, knowledgeable coaches, a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and a group setting. He wasted no time in joining up and started attending classes 3-5 times a week. Every Chris came home from a class he was drenched in sweat and raving about how awesome and challenging that day's WOD ("workout of the day") was.
A few weeks into his membership, he started encouraging me to come try out a free class because he was convinced I'd get hooked too. At the time, I was working out at home, following the Kayla Itsines "Sweat" program which I think is a great option for people who want to workout at home and have limited equipment and time. However, I was starting to feel that I was going to need to do something a little more intense if I wanted to increase my fitness levels. I decided to see what this gym could do for me and after my first class I definitely understood what all the hype was about.
The coaches and other members were an incredibly welcoming and friendly group of people and they made this introvert feel right at home. The workout left my whole body feeling sore in the very best way. The hour seemed to fly by and I really enjoyed having a structured and timed workout. Classes are 1 hour and include a warm-up, explanation of the exercises, and the actual workout. I ended up getting a 3 month membership to see how it ends up fitting into my fitness plan (going at least 3 days a week) and I can't wait to try and make some plant based gains.
I will be blogging updates on my progress once a month and am so excited to share my thoughts with you all. Included in that will be more information about how I fuel myself on a vegan diet.
And just because I have a sense of humor and couldn't help myself...