I traded in my WOD's for a more traditional workout style. I love crossfit, don't get me wrong, but my main focus at this point is to lose weight. I don't need to be any stronger, I am the only woman I know that can lift the way I can, and as useful as it is to be as strong as an ox, I need to be thinner. I know you guys are thinking "Crossfit will make you thinner", but being a creature of habit I gave some of my "old" workouts a run, then afterwards added in some crossfit flare. I burned twice as many calories as I normally do.
Crossfit is fantastic, it brought me to a point where I can RUN an entire mile without stopping. It has allowed me the confidence to walk into the weight room with all the the men at my gym and "pump some iron" and not feel weird about it. It allows me to push my boundaries even in my new gym in ways I would have never been able to. But I feel like I have learned everything I can from crossfit, and at 261 pounds I have to put more emphasis on cardio vascular fat burning than I do on deadlifting 325....
It was a great run, and I learned a lot that I will take with me. Time to focus simply on shedding the pounds now.
Optimism is the best gift you could ever give to yourself.
| current weight: 230.1