Today was my first day back to Saturday’s CrossFit class (I missed 3 weeks of it) because of different reasons. The night before had been a long night, so when I finally got home, I was playing a game in my head asking myself “should I wake up early for CrossFit or sleep in” since it would be my day-off. Well, I decided I would go, I set my alarm; the morning soon awaits me. I normally eat breakfast in the morning when I wake up, but since doing CrossFit, I will eat breakfast after the class, I was fighting the urge to sleep in because my bed was so comfortable and I didn’t want to leave it. I decided that I had no excuses and I needed to go, it had been a while and even though I was sure no one missed me, I wanted it to be known that I was still committed to learning and pushing myself. Not to mention, I don’t workout on Friday’s so in my mind this makes up for not working on Friday’s (rest days). I am taking free classes right now because I want to be fully committed before signing up for the beginners class and with my schedule sometimes spiraling out of control between work and pretending I have a great social life; I have yet to make the move and sign up for a membership. Right now I have two emails signed up for their site, so I technically have like 6-7 free classes left that I can take advantage of. I know I will eventually sign up for the CrossFit classes because I enjoy it; really motivates me and I know what I want out of it but I need to make sure my life is order before I sign my name on a dotted line & hand over 65 dollars. Not to mention, I have been slacking when it comes to studying for my personal training test, so I really should be doing that instead of blogging and watching movies all day (I will get to studying) is what I keep telling myself but I always end up doing something else less productive. I really do want to be certified though so I need to get the ball rolling and take my priorities seriously.
I got to class like 10 minutes early today, quite a few people had shown up, it wasn’t packed but we probably had like 15 people show up for today’s class. This is to be expected when it is 4th of July weekend, most people are spending their days on a lake drinking and having fun and we chose to show up to workout and get sore afterwards. As always we went around and met people so that everyone was aware of everyone, I had a new person speaking with me, and she was nice. It was her first time and she wanted to lose weight so she came to this morning class to get a feel for CrossFit. We talked and ended up being partners during a stretch exercise. As always the coach chose 4 line leaders to lead us in our dynamic warmup:
- butt kicks
- high knees
- skips to high knees
- lunge twist
- lunge glute hold
- inchworm to push-up
- kick (low then high)
- a jog around the parking lot
- Wall balls – as many as possible for 1 minute (we got to choose the weight ourselves, obviously beginners would do a lower weight and more advanced or stronger athletes would do a heavier weight)
- we did box jumps/step ups- 1 minute (depending on what you could handle you could jump or step up; and you had the choice in the height and whether to use a wooden box or the softer ones.
- kettle bell swings- 1 minute and you had the choice in the weight
- burpees- 1 minute
- 50m sprint- 1 minute