Happy Friday! Kelly is back with the second installment of her blog, this one is about her experience and general feeling about CrossFit shortly after joining 818. Veterans, you probably remember how tough those first couple weeks were and for those of you who recently joined this may resonate pretty deep. Check it out!
Never under estimate the impact of trends and friends!
Needless to say I have several friends who drank the kool-aid long before I, and it was the drastic transformation I saw in their fitness that guided me to walk through the doors at CF 818. After relocating from Santa Cruz, Mike and I really evaluated our fitness and the lack of enthusiasm we had for working out where we worked. With a simple Google search we found two options for CrossFit in Glendale and after reading some reviews decided we were going to stop in and find out more about getting started.
The early days of CrossFit were filled with many highs and many lows. CrossFit to the masses is something that you hear about from a friend, co-worker or possibly catch on TV. What you see and hear may be frightening to most of us. Most of us don’t come from an athletic background and no matter what your fitness level is the early days of CrossFit challenge you both mentally and physically. For me I found and still find inspiration in those around me that have achieved a higher level of fitness. During my first couple of months I was very shy and quiet and often felt like I was never going to get the movements. I would watch those more advanced in class and ponder how they got so strong and so fast. I would leave feeling slightly defeated if I couldn’t lift as much as others, and still sometimes do. But it is the constant reminder from my coaches and friends to remember the days when a pull-up meant a green band, and heavy weights seemed nearly impossible.
CrossFit is all about community and I am thankful that within a month of starting Naeiri also started. Having another female in the earliest A.M class who felt similar highs and lows really helped support my journey. Being new to CrossFit and having an accountability partner was often the reason I dragged myself out of my peaceful slumber despite being sore and exhausted. No matter what time you attend class find someone who forces you out of your comfort zone and them out of theirs.
“The longest and toughest journeys are always the most rewarding, but a journey that allows you to turn strangers into friends, and friends into a family is always rewarding.”
Kelly took the leap toward a better, healthier lifestyle with the help of Mike and friends!
A. Every 90 seconds for 10 rounds:
1 snatch deadlift +
2 hanging high pull +
1 paused hang snatch
*2-count pause just above the knee
*add weight every 2 rounds
B. 30 seconds on/30 second off for 10 minutes for reps:
toes to bar
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