My First CrossFit Experience

Woke up bright and early this morning for my Saturday run….  (that’s what I thought at least…)

Did my 26 burpees and snacked on some peanut butter – 1 pt

*Ran 5 miles with the running group* (+8) The girls had been invited to a CrossFit gym and they asked me if I was interested??? At first, I said no… but then I though… WHY NOT? I have heard so many things about the hard core work outs and I guess I was a little intimidated. But since I would be there with friends, I decided that it was a good opportunity and I wanted to go! I came home for a quick protein fruit smoothie – 2 pts

We all piled into Tonya’s car and headed over to CrossFit Kemah. She started telling us what we could expect and I was definitely feeling nervous. When we got there we started out with a warm up… after that she taught me how to climb a rope!  This is something I have never done before… but it was really cool to make it to the top! (I think it was 15 ft… not sure… I need to ask her again)

The work out of the day (WOD)…. “Blake” (From the CrossFit Kemah Website)

“U.S. Navy Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician David Blake McLendon, 30, of Thomasville, Georgia, assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group 2 Support Activity in Norfolk, Virginia, was killed September 21, 2010, in a helicopter crash during combat operations in the Zabul province of Afghanistan. McLendon is survived by his wife Kate McLendon, his parents David and Mary-Ann McLendon, his brother Chris McLendon, and his sister Kelly Lockman.”

This place in INTENSE! After round 3 I was ready to puke… but it was so motivating to be in a room with people that were pushing themselves to the limit. I have never done box jumps like this before… I have had 2 knee surgeries and I am always to scared to do them… but I made it through all 4 rounds… My calves were shaking by the end… and my shoulders were screaming! It was the best feeling of accomplishment e.v.e.r.! I have no idea how to count this as far as Weight Watcher Activity Points go….

I came home and made a protein pancake… I did not have any fresh fruit, so I smeared sugar free pudding all over the top!  It was seriously good! 8 pts

After showering and laying down for a while to recover… I made some turkey chili with spaghetti squash and spinach – 5 pts

Torry came home with Skittles…. 4 pts

We went to the mall as a family and I had a Chick Fil A Salad – 7 pts

…. and samples…. my fave…… 4 pts

After grocery shopping and stocking up on some fresh produce, I had some half the fat ice cream – 3 pts

I am definitely ready for bed tonight! Have you ever tried a CrossFit work out???


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About Lexy

40 years old, "stay at home mom" to 2 boys (ages 16 and 14), wife to a chiropractic kinesiologist! I love blogging and learning new ideas. I follow the Weight Watchers Points Plus program and enjoy working out. I have run 2 full 26.2 mile marathons and 3 half marathons... and many 10k and 5k's. I love taking BodyPump classes and lifting weights. Working out has always been fun for me, but I struggle with eating healthy. Blogging has introduced me to a world of healthy eaters... When I first started WW... I just wanted someone to tell me what to eat! I didn't like cooking and I am not the kind of person that can just throw things together. There are tons of ideas out there and I love finding new and fun ones that I feel like I am capable of making myself!

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