Saturday, February 7, 2009

Starting Out

First day of elements (1/12) working on squats

Well I've decided to start this blog to help me better track my progress with Crossfit and doing the Zone Diet. I first heard of crossfit through my brother Luke and thought he was insane when he told me I should do it. Hearing what my brothers were doing for workouts was not convincing, it was scary! They told me that everything can be scaled down so that I could do it but I was still not convinced. I thought a better route would be working out for 6ish months myself then MAYBE I would try crossfit.
My parents decided to go to the free workout and somehow convinced me to join them on Jan 3. We did 2 rounds of 400m run, 20 box jumps (I stepped up), 20 wall balls (I think). I don't remember my time but I do remember how I felt. HORRIBLE but amazing at the same time. How does that happen? I don't think I have ever worked out so hard in my life and it was a huge accomplishment to finish the WOD. So my parents decided to join CVF, I wasn't really left with a choice, I couldn't be the only person in my family not doing it, so hesitently I signed up.
We started elements a week later on Jan 12. My parents and I also started doing paleo at the same time. After 2 weeks of elements I was already feeling a lot better.
The following Sunday (1/25) we started doing the Zone and my mom and I had our first CF workout post elements. Oh Angie...I was sore for days after! I later did 2 rounds of fight gone bad (167!). Man have my box jumps improved, and I hadn't even done them since the free work out! Before I had to step up but during fgb I did 20+ jumps per round. It was so cool to see the progress I've made in such a short amount of time.
I'm now going on 2 weeks of doing the Zone and group classes. Every workout I feel stronger and push myself as hard as I can. I've been doing WODS everyother day (sometimes 2 in a row), 4 days a week.
I've been trying to get in shape for as long as I can remember. Low-carb has been my diet of choice but I could never keep the weight off. I think a big problem was that I never really believed I could do it. I now believe and know that I will be successful with crossfit and the zone. I can't wait to see what the future holds!!

last day of elements (1/22)

zone challenge: 13

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are rocking it!!!