I’m Quitting CrossFit

  Yes, you read that right, I am quitting CrossFit.  Now please don’t freak out. I’m sure this comes as a huge surprise considering I JUST posted this article about how I wasn’t going to quit but sometimes I change my mind. This is one of those times. So there. This has been a very tough decision for me but once I finally made it (by not renewing my membership this month) I...

Two Years CrossFit- Still Life Changing Even Though I Almost Quit

Today I am celebrating my Almost-Didn’t-Happen 2 year CrossFit Anniversary…because I almost quit. I’ve documented most of my CrossFit Milestones on this blog so I don’t need to rehash everything but if you’re new to the blog here are some quick bullet points to bring you up to speed: I signed up for CrossFit knowing NOTHING about it. All I knew was that there were ropes hanging from...

Crossfit Goals for 2014

1)  Be able to do an unassisted pull-up 2)  Be able to do 10 unassisted pull-ups in a row 3)  Run a nine minute mile 4)  Run a 30 minute 5k (this is not that impressive but with as much as I hate running and how little I actually do it, this will be a great feat) 5)  Box Jump 20" repeatedly 6)  Sprint 100m in 25 seconds (I'm at 30 seconds now with a turnaround at 50m- 20 seconds seems...

One Year Crossfit – Life Changing

Dear Jeff… It's been one year since I signed up for Crossfit.  One year since I wrote an angry letter to my gym because I felt like they had advertised falsely and were discriminating against my fat-self. I threw a pretty good fit feeling lied to and offended based on assumptions that were a direct result of my own insecurities.  So when the head coach called me into his office one...

Crossfit Hands

These are my Crossfit Hands. Slowly becoming more and more callused each day...and I love them! They may not be pretty but they stand for something far more important than beauty. These hands represent my hard work, dedication and determination. Completing a Crossfit WOD is no easy task and yet I've managed to do it about 75 out of the past 90 days.  Today's WOD was one of the hardest I've...

Crossfit Update

It's been a while since I've written an update about my Crossfit goings-on and since it's been three months since I started, I figure now is a good time to do that, so... The Crossfit Journey When I went to my first Foundations Class with my soon-to-be-coach, Brandon, I had no idea what to expect.  I had never taken on anything like Crossfit before...in my ENTIRE life. I had just signed up for my...

Crossfit Week Two: midweek beer is not your friend

This week was pretty much a blur but full of progress!  I can't believe how fast I'm getting stronger.  Last week I was only able to jump rope six times before getting caught in the rope.  Today, I did twenty and that was near the END of the workout today, after I'd already been going for almost an hour...AND I hadn't jumped rope since last week, so it's not like I've been practicing every day....

Crossfit Week One

I'm going to try to write a post at the end of each week of Crossfit as a way to mark my progress throughout this part of my journey.  So here it goes... If you read my previous post you know that Monday morning was my first day "in the box" as it's called.  I was so terrified.  Making myself go was quite a struggle but I managed to fight my fears and got my butt to the gym.  A feat in and of...

Crossfit…dun, dun, dun…

Quick update on the Crossfit goings-on.  First, I got things squared away with my gym.  It took some persistence on my part due to a miscommunication on their part but they waived the foundations fee and provided me with a free one-on-one training session, so yay!  I completed the training and both foundations classes last week so yay, again! Today was my first real class.  Oh man. I was...

I AM Making Progress!

Yesterday I posted a video on Facebook of myself  jumping onto four, 45lbs plates-- the equivalent of about 12". (WATCH HERE) It took every ounce of courage I had to attempt it. I am vertically challenged in more ways than just my height. (5'1") In 2014 I managed to jump onto 6 plates (about 18") and I filmed it for all to see, it was pretty comical. (Check it out HERE) It's now 2017...