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Crossfit Begins

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Crossfit Begins

After a week of traveling and cheating, I am back home and ready to start something new. Why something new? Well because 1) I get bored fast and 2) I don't want my body to start plateauing. I'm also feeling pretty lazy and unmotivated after taking a week off, so a good way to combat that? Well, Crossfit, of course! 

To me, all I have to do is show up and they take care of the rest. And if you don't know what I mean by that, then you might just have to try it out for yourself and see! :) Haha! No, but it is literally impossible to go there and do a half job. The coaches are there pushing you and motivating you and cheering you on. There is no way to give up or quit, and that is one of the best things I love about Crossfit. I can go there knowing I am going to get a good workout in and that they are going to make sure that I am doing my best and giving my ALL. 

Is it pricey? Yes.... But in comparison to other boxes around the state and elsewhere, it's the cheapest you'll find. I know a lot of people that want to do it, but can't get past the price, but for me, if it's going to get me to workout then I'll gladly pay it. Not only that, but sometimes it's the price that gets me there. Knowing that I've already paid that much for it makes me not want to miss, even on the days when I really don't want to go. So like I said, for anyone having a hard time being self motivated, this would be a great option for you. I know it works for me! :)

So I started Crossfit today, on Memorial Day, and for anyone that Crossfits (or has done it before) you should understand what I mean when I say that this was quite possibly the dumbest day to start again. {Insert hand on forehead emoji} No, but seriously though. On every Memorial Day, boxes around the country do the Memorial Day MURPH, which is an insanely hard and long WOD that was made in remembrance of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005. It was his favorite workout. It starts and ends with a 1 mile run and in-between that you do 100 pull ups, 200 push ups and 300 squats. 

Well, I definitely could not do all that, but since it was my first day back in a year and since I JUST had a baby, Coach was nice enough to let me do just half of it and to do it modified. It still took me a long time to complete (48 minutes to be exact), so doing half was a good call for me. The crazy thing is that I looked up what my time was last year and it was 47 minutes, but I did ALL of it. So that says a lot about where I'm at now and where I was at then (after a year of consistent Crossfitting). I've got a loooong way to go to get to where I once was, but I've just got to take it one day at a time and be patient with myself. 

Here's to pushing myself, but being gentle at the same time. Crossfit Ko'olau, I'M BACK!