I started Crossfit yesterday (photo by Droid). Goal? To lose the 20 pounds I’ve put on since I moved to Arizona! I haven’t weighed myself in ages so I really worried it was 30. I’m soooo relieved 🙂 The bonus to this regimen will be increased bone density which I’m concerned with these days. Anyway…Crossfit is a way of exercising every muscle in your body by doing something different every day and because you mix all kinds of exercise, you never get bored. The workout goes against what most of us believe is necessary for weight loss or body building so it’s hard to believe it will work but when you read that it’s the workout of firefighters, you realize there must be something to it.
All routines are on the website (we work a day behind). The exercises are the same for men and women and you can jump in any time. Beginners just scale back the prescribed exercises for the day. I don’t plan to do the heavy bodybuilding that some like to do but weights and/or weight bearing exercises are important for bone density so I will be doing some. Here’s what I did this morning: 20 minute bike ride to warm up. 25-15-5 alternating sit ups and jumping rope. In other words…25 sit ups, 25 jumping rope, 15 sit ups, 15 jump, etc. That was it. Yesterday was squats and pushups. (I had to modify them!). If there are some things you just can’t do, you continue to modify the exercise so the intended muscles get worked.
I’ll be honest….I’m having a hard time walking today but… it hurts so good…sure 😉