If you read my Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes post you may recall that toward the end of January I signed up for crossfit.
I chose the unlimited Grease Monkey class plan. Grease Monkey is a 30 minute beginner class consisting of a warm up and then the WOD. (Some people even use it as a warm up to the hour long class that follows, 😱)
WOD = workout of the day.
LET ME TELL YOU, don’t judge a book by its cover on this one. After the second class I could barely move. Think Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec “EVERYTHING HURTS AND IM DYING”. I was so incredibly sore. Like, ridiculously sore. It was laughable actually. Just ask anyone that talked to me on the phone that day.
It doesn’t matter if you have a strength training background or a cardio background or both…. you’re going to leave there exhausted.
There’s this app the gym uses named Wodify. You can log in to see what the WOD will be for the day and also view the whiteboard. The whiteboard is where your results are posted and then ranked between all of the Grease Monkey classes throughout the day.
At the beginning of the workout I always seem to get this rush of adrenaline that gets me about halfway through the workout. After the adrenaline fades, sheer determination to finish gets me through the second half. Some days are harder than others but I have yet to take a step out of the gym door thinking “I could’ve worked harder.”
I don’t know what it is about crossfit that makes you go 100%. It could be a number of things; the fact that you are working out with peers, camaraderie or the butt kicking music! Either way, I think I’m addicted.
I’m currently training for my second Tough Mudder so that means cardio, cardio, cardio. Crossfit has really assisted in breaking up the monotony I feel when solely spinning or running daily.
Below is a recap of the WODS I have completed thus far and a little video of today’s. Don’t let the simplicity of how they are laid out fool you! Some are complete monsters. Let me know in the comments if you’ve done CrossFit before! I’d love any advice/tips you’ve got!