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6/6/11 1:46 P

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I had to stop too the first time around!

I started Crossfitting Jan of 2010. I did it for 5 months strait and while I became super strong, I also became super hungry and ended up GAINING 20lbs! Ack!

I went off it for the rest of the year to focus on my diet. Now I'm back, I've got my primal diet under control, I crossfit as often as possible (my box also does a 'LOT' of running with their wods. Coach will just throw in a half mile here, a full mile there, a 5K when he's feeling mean, right into the wods. Lol!) And now I'm shedding weight steadily. Crossfit plus the running plus the nutritional switch is it for me! Woot!


~I'm not sweating. Thats just my body crying for mercy.
~Forging Elite Fitness
~Being weak is a choice
~If you can talk, you're not trying hard enough!
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5/19/11 12:23 P

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Best of luck...you have to do what feels right for you. I think each box is different because mine has a good combo of weights and cardio so I'm getting stronger and lost fat. Plus whenever I can I ride my bicycle to the box to add in extra cardio.

Edited by: MNIKODEM at: 5/19/2011 (12:24)


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4/4/11 9:59 P

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Glad to hear you are not leaving the team. We do all need to tweak the programs to meet our needs. I too need cardio and make sure I get plenty of zumba in to supplement my Crossfit.

I do agree your WOD is whatever you do that day, where ever you do it.

Let's all just stay focused and keep moving toward our goals :)

-Tammy-

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Man imposes his own limitations, don't set any.

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LISSIEONE's Photo LISSIEONE Posts: 301
4/3/11 10:49 A

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Very true! Crossfit was very successful for me, and I really enjoy doing it. I think I am going to try and work in some of the main site WODs in the summer, scaled to my liking so that I don't over do it. I am actually thinking about setting up some of the stuff I can do at home and doing an early morning WOD, and then my normal afternoon cardio/strength training.

It will be better when I am choosing the workout, and scaling it to my ability with the knowledge that it will be one of two workouts of the day.

Optimism is the best gift you could ever give to yourself.


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4/2/11 9:59 P

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Yahoo!!! and AMEN!!!

Patty

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4/2/11 9:47 A

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Actually, Lissie, no matter what you do, it sounds like crossfit was a success for you. It gave you strength, confidence, skills and a level of functionality that you are transferring over to your everyday life. That's exactly what it is supposed to do!
It is great that you can use some of your crossfit moves in with the cardio and weight training. Whatever works - do it!
We are behind you. We know you have the determination to accomplish whatever goals you set!

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4/1/11 5:00 P

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I crosfitted for 8 months. I lost a good amount of weight in the earlier months because I had been completely out of shape. 8 months of crossfit later I am probably one of the most phyisically fit obese women on planet!! Lol but I'm still obese, because as good as crossfit is I need more. But I can't crossfit and add on because I am too sore from the initial WOD s. Instead I just do loads of cardio and strength training now, but separately and at a longer clip (better for fat burning). It's working well so far, and when I reach goal weight crOssfit will be an excellent way for me to tone up my hot new bod!! But I have to get there first :)

And I'm not leaving the team, I still love and appreciate the crossfit family mentality!!!!

Optimism is the best gift you could ever give to yourself.


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4/1/11 1:57 P

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The truth is that Crossfit is for athletes to build endurance and strength which is why it rocks.

I can understand stopping crossfit since I had to stop myself.
However, don't drop this small but mighty team. We are still here for you.
Your WOD is your individual workout whether and the gym or at home.
Now we are starting a monthly challenge that you can do in a heartbeat.

Keep Sparking,
Patty

Patty

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4/1/11 11:15 A

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I'm curious....how long did you do CrossFit?

And, maybe you should talk to your gym about adding more cardio to your WODs.

But, regardless of that...good luck on your new exercise journey!

Your attempt may fail, but never fail to attempt.

CHOOSE not to accept the false boundaries and limitations created by the past.


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4/1/11 8:33 A

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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.


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