I have been going to yoga and occasionally Zumba over the past year but my place just closed down. This left me wondering what to do now. If left up to me to do on my own, I will not work out. I just don't have the personal motivation to get out there and plan my own exercise routine. Plus, I live in Texas where the thought of going jogging outside makes me sweat before I even tie up my sneakers. So for now, I need a structured class to encourage me and to make sure I follow through.
I have been wondering if I should just join my local rec center again where there is a decent work-out room or check out one of the fancy 24 hour fitness clubs that are on every street corner these days. But I get very overwhelmed and intimidated at big gyms. I feel like I am not "beefy" enough to mix it up with the guys that grunt and sweat all over everything. In these settings I usually jump on the treadmill for a bit then meander around and end up leaving before I really do anything beneficial.
So this morning, very early, my husband and I tried our first CrossFit class. Wow, it was great and hard all at the same time. I actually didn't finish the WOD (that's Workout of the Day in CF lingo) but left feeling like it was something that would be a good fit for us. I am pretty sure we are going to make the leap and join the club! This is a place where you make friends and are held accountable as well as get really fit. I was so nervous going up there today thinking that I would embarrass myself by not being as in shape as the others. But it was quite the opposite. I was okay doing my own thing and taking longer to complete the workout than the more experienced members. I didn't feel like it was a competition to see who can beat each other. It was more a competition with myself to see how much I can do. And that felt great!
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