I Survived My First Two Weeks Of CrossFit
As this week comes to an end, so has my CrossFit 101 class. These last two weeks, I have had my first taste of the sport and realized how much I had missed working out with a group of like-minded people. I got my butt kicked by six intense work outs and I did a few things I wasn’t quite sure I could do. At the end of each WOD I was drained and ready to collapse on the floor but it left me craving more.
“...the fact that I wasn’t ready to wave the white flag and tell my girlfriend to call the box was definitely a win.“
It could have been worse.
What do you mean? Well, the day after our first WOD I would barely move my shoulders and going up stairs was a challenge to say the least. I know that sounds pretty bad but it really wasn’t. I have been an athlete for more of my life than I haven’t; which means that I know what it’s like when you have down time and come back to regular exercise. However, I have been fairly sedentary for the better part of seven years now, aside from my day job at the local hospital where I barely sit down and am constantly turning patients more than twice my size. Taking that into account, the fact that I wasn’t ready to wave the white flag and tell my girlfriend to call the box was definitely a win.
“I started to have more energy during the day...”
It didn’t get easier.
You heard me, it didn’t get easier. The workouts have continued to leave me ready to collapse onto that black padded floor. I did notice that I started to have more energy during the day, and that shoveling the massive amounts of snow that we have had in the last week, has gotten much easier than it would have been before. I wasn’t gasping for air and taking breaks every two minutes when I was tired.
I want to keep going
Every single week, I want to get my butt back in that box. I want to sweat, fail, and triumph. I want to watch myself rise from where I’ve started and watch as I continue to grow. I haven’t been doing every WOD as RX’d and I’m okay with that. Two weeks ago, I was sitting on the couch and knew I was in what I can consider the worst shape of my life. As a smaller guy, I am eager to start packing on muscle, which I am only able to do as I continue to eat properly and had started gaining weight before starting my new fitness journey. I know that this is just the beginning but I’ve already taken the first steps.