*** See Events for details on today’s Pull-up Clinic!!!***
50-40-30-20 and 10 rep rounds of:
Compare to 20Feb09.
Starts Promptly at 15 minutes on the clock
10-8-6-4-2 reps of:
Burpee Box Jumps (20″/16″)
Starts Promptly at 30 minutes on the clock
5 rounds of:
5 Handstand Push-ups
5 Power Cleans (Same as thruster weight)
I am a 39 year old mom of two who has always loved to be active and workout. After training for a marathon and and completing 2 halfs, and a sprint triathlon in 2007, I fell into a bit of a fitness rut. I’m pretty sure it was the combination of over training, over eating, and doing the same old weight lifting routine with my personal trainer week after week, but I gained 15 pounds and started to feel as if maybe my age was just catching up with me and I was destined to be overweight and feel old! I remember thinking “that’s it, I am going to really give this diet and personal training thing my all,” but I was seeing no results and getting frustrated and a bit depressed.
It was really a terrible cycle, and I just didn’t know how to change my routine or my thinking! When a really good friend of mine starting doing CrossFit, I was intrigued! I looked it up on line and watched the video and thought, “no way, that’s not for me.” I was intimidated by the heavy weights and high intensity. Being a bigger boned girl, I always stayed away from lifting heavy thinking that it was going to get me bigger than I already was.
So I turned the other cheek and hopped back on the tread milll… Well, a few months went by and, I was starting to really see a tremendous change in not only my friends body, but in her confidence and her lifestyle. I was proud of her, and thought, hey maybe I will give this CrossFit a chance. So I went in for a consultation and completed the baseline with Rudy. I was in shock at how out of shape I really was!! I couldn’t even do a jumping pull up with the green band!! I was excited to sign up, but after I did, I got intimidated again and decided to give my membership over to my husband, who was also in a huge rut physically and stressed due to a demanding schedule with his job.
Well, this was the best present I could have ever given him!! He LOVED it! Not only did he gain confidence, flexibility, and loss weight, but his stress levels were instantly decreased. Ok I thought… this is it, I’m joining the CrossFit family!! My first few weeks were incredibly difficult. I had a hard time breathing during most of the workouts and I was always the last person to finish. But it didn’t matter. I felt like I was a part of something great! The coaches were so inspiring and always there with encouragement and a high five! The people that I was in class with every day were also there to encourage and inspire me. I love how we push each other and how genuinely happy we are for each other when we hit new PR’S! I started seeing results immediately. Not only in my body, but in my confidence and attitude. I was a strong, healthy, kick ass 39 year old! My energy levels went through the roof and my fat clothes went into consignment! I started hitting goals… I started getting strong… I started feeling young again!
It’s been 8 months since I have started CrossFitting and I can’t say enough about what it has done for my mind, body, and spirit. One of the coolest things was getting on a treadmill again after 6 months and running at a 7.0 instead of my old 5.5… it was a breeze and I was shocked at how I had finally become a faster runner without “training on a treadmill”. CrossFit has made me stronger and faster, a better mom, and a happier person! I’m forever hooked!