I have stuck with CrossFit for almost 3 weeks now and I couldn’t be happier. The CrossFit atmosphere is just incredibly motivational and it makes me accountable. I love it. I am so glad that I took the plunge and finally started it. The good thing about the blog is that it allows me to keep track of my progress so that I can hopefully improve each time.
Currently, I am in the “on ramp” program which is basically just a beginner program. The point of the beginner program is to get you acclimated with CrossFit lingo, workouts, form, technique, etc. The beginner session is only 4 weeks long, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Oh, and just because it’s a beginner session, sure as hell does not mean it’s easy. OMGGGG I struggle bad. Once I test out of the beginner session, I will be able to join any of the CrossFit classes offered at my gym. Next Friday, April 10 is going to be my test out date. I honestly have no freaking clue how I am going to survive in the actual CrossFit world whenever I am struggling mentally and physically in the beginner CrossFit world. In the 3 weeks that I’ve been doing CrossFit, I know I have only skimmed the surface of what’s to come. But, I’m excited for it. I think this is going to be such a positive thing for me.
Even though it’s barely been 3 weeks, I feel like I am getting stronger. Our workout on Monday consisted of 5 Hang Cleans and 5 Burpees, AMRAP for 3 minutes, 3 rounds of it with a one minute rest in between each round. If you remember from my very first post, I literally could not do 5 burpees. I had trouble this time, but my movements were much more graceful and I didn’t have to use the box for help. I was actually able to do it all. I couldn’t believe it. Actually sitting here thinking about it makes me feel really good. I’m obviously no where near were I want to be, but I think I am getting there.
So far, I have found that I really really hate two things in particular, Wall Balls and Running. Anytime I see a WOD with either of these, my confidence plummets. It’s such a mental thing for me. I wish I could get over that. I know I would do a million times better if I could block that out.
Until next time…
–The Kentucky Momma