Dont be intimidated, if you found a good box they should be very helpful and supportive as you start. Also, as druidmama pointed out, most crossfit women are not bulky, even if you look at the women that compete they tend to be very sleek but strong as heck!
I have been doing crossfit for about 10 months now, and without changing much of my diet (I try but i really like food), I have still lost 50 pounds, and I did a body fat analysis at work with one of my coworkers and even though I weigh probably 50 pounds more than her, my body fat was lower than hers was!
You will be sore ALL THE TIME!! but at this point I use my soreness to guage how hard ive been working!
best of luck to you!
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I think you made a good choice. Even if bulking up isn't what you want, CrossFit will do great things for you. Most women at the CrossFit gym I went to don't bulk up at all. They're built like cheerleaders and lift like the Hulk. I remember my husband (6'2, 230 pounds, security guard, ...) maxed out on the weight that Vonda (5'4, 105 pounds, yoga teacher, ..) warmed up with.
Just get used to loving being soar. You'll feel the work you did at all levels.
I'm rootin' for ya.
"If you can't win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record." - Unknown
"It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit." - George Sheehan
I've been doing CrossFit for a month now, I promise it gets better!;-) Not easier, but better! I was always so nervous driving to the classes, but now I am super excited. I think once I saw most of the movements and tried them I become more confident and will get more and more confident the longer I do this! Good Luck and enjoy impressing yourself;-)
I will be joining CrossFit next week. I do the 'Getting Started' session this saturday. I'm not fit and I don't really want to lift hundreds of pounds (probably not even a hundred)... I just want to become stronger, lose weight, and healthier. I really like the crossfit attitude and the insanity (seriously, some of the WODs... holy cow!).
Ok... Yeah, I'm fairly intimidated by it. I actually can't push myself too hard cause I get heat exhaustion (and heat stroke) more easily than other people seem to... I'm excited for it, or will be once I'm no longer so 'deer-in-the-headlights'. lol.
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