So last weekend I posted about my new fitness-related goal, and after the post, I worked really hard to do some research into what I need to do to correct my squats. Inevitably I ended up on a CrossFit website and discovered that there is a CrossFit gym not far from where I live. Their website was phenomenal, and I was able to link to the CrossFit journal from the website. The journal has a lot of great information about beginning CrossFit, how to improve squats, and recommendations related to CrossFit. After reading and reading and reading, mostly about beginners in CrossFit, I asked myself: “Why am I holding myself back? Why can’t I do the CrossFit thing now?”
Before my shopping adventure last weekend, I swung by CrossFit Decree – the gym not far from where I live. There was no one there because it was early afternoon on Saturday, but it was tiny. I got excited. After the frustration that I felt after my first CrossFit experience, I felt like a smaller gym was just what I probably needed. And I was right. After talking to a wonderful coach named Renee on the phone on Thursday (haven’t met her yet, but I can’t wait to!), I went to CrossFit Decree and participated in their 6:00 class.
It was amazing. It was everything I had dreamed CrossFit would be.
I had explained to Renee my experience with the other CrossFit gym, and she said that they would work with me to make sure that I didn’t overdo it and burn myself out too quick. They did a great job. I have been to two classes so far and am about to hit my third in an hour. Then I will have two days off, during which I will probably not be able to walk from being so sore (I have been fighting soreness like crazy today!) before I do it all again next week.
The coaches at CrossFit Decree have been awesome with showing me how to modify the exercises so that I will be able to do them, and working with me to make sure that I don’t overdo it. And the other people there are just as awesome. I can’t wait until I don’t feel like a newbie any more!
So, I need to go get ready for my workout. I will probably post again this weekend!