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Happy Friday! Every day this week has been kind of a Friday for me, so it’s pretty strange to be excited about the weekend. All this time off is relaxing, but I have idle hands and I feel like there’s so much I should be doing.
I heard a great quote from one of the trainers at LA Fitness a few days ago:
Eat for who you want to be. Drink for who you are.
The first part is self-explanatory. Eat the type of foods you would be eating if you were you 6 months from now.
The second part is an equation: Drink at least half your weight in ounces of water a day. If you weigh 120 lbs, drink at least 60 ounces of water a day.
This is a good rule to live by, and my puppy is proof of the first part.
She was a little overweight a few years ago, and I started feeding her the amount of food for the weight I wanted her to be, and she slimmed down and is back to a healthy weight now. It makes sense that it would work for people too.
On Wednesday, I went to my first Crossfit class at the Altamonte Springs Crossfit Tire Factory. I got a Groupon for 8 beginner classes a few months ago and had just been waiting on my knee and shoulder to stop bothering me to try it. Technically, I had already tried it once before in Gainesville, but it hadn’t felt like Crossfit. This, however, was a whole different ballgame.
The instructor, Kelly, impressed me right off the bat. She was in great shape, friendly, and motivating. First, she had us do a beginner warmup:
- 15 toe touches
- 15 kicks, each leg
- 15 squat jumps
- 3 rounds
Kelly said I was a natural at the cleans, and I have to admit I had a great time doing them and felt so strong and accomplished that I could conquer this move. She put up our WOD on the board and gave us 15 minutes to complete it:
- 12 hang cleans
- 21 wall balls
- 150m sprint
- 3 rounds for time
I completed the circuit in 10:23, and that 10-minute workout kicked my butt harder than being on the treadmill or elliptical for 30 minutes ever could. What I really loved about it was how motivating the instructor was throughout the whole thing. Whenever I thought I couldn’t do another pushup, she was cheering me on and telling me not to stop. With that kind of tough love, I can see how crosfitters get into crazy shape so quickly.
Some other cool things that happened to me this week was a sudden accumulation of really neat things. My sample of Shower Pill came in the mail, which is an athletic antibacterial body wipe that takes place of a shower when you don’t have time for one.
Each box holds 10 wipes. One is for me and one is for you! Stay tuned for the full review and giveaway!
I also scored a sample of Mila from a Lifemax representative, and I’m really excited to try this chia seed blend I’ve heard so much about.
I also visited Avalon of Orlando yesterday and picked up a bag of sage to cleanse to my home, along with some precious stones to generate some good energy, with the end of the world being today and everything.
Actually, Troy and I are just going to meditate and try to raise our vibration, but I won’t get into the metaphysical here.
Have you ever tried Crossfit? If you stuck with it, how did you get past the price? If you didn’t, why not?
This Crossfit gym is $150-180 a month, which is just outright painful on my wallet. I’d love to hear your opinions on the price vs. value.