My tips: 1) Keep at it. Usually the endorphins carry you through. On rough days that make you want to cry or puke, just do what you can and shake it off when you get home, then get back to the next class. It always gets better. And, even on those rough days, within a few minutes of ending a killer workout, you quickly start to feel awesome.
2) Talk to people: share your successes, ask for tips on specific moves (from your coaches, class mates, this message board). Find a CrossFit buddy. I have a friend who does CF in another state. Each day we share our work outs/successes/frustrations with each other on Facebook. I also talk to my coaches a lot, post on the gym's blog, and use SparkPeople as much as I can. It helps. It really does. CrossFit is a community for a reason.
3) Track your workouts. I created a spreadsheet for tracking specific workouts: what the WOD was, the weight used, time and reps, any notes to help improve, etc... It helps you see how quickly you improve.
4) Read Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution. It's helped me lose weight and build muscle.
Your attempt may fail, but never fail to attempt.
CHOOSE not to accept the false boundaries and limitations created by the past.
Looking back over the last month... What has changed for me? I am eating much better! May 2 I started CrossFit Bootcamp. I've completed 4 days of bootcamp. It is the most intense workout I have done in years if ever. I think I like it. It's a 3 day a week/1 month intro to CrossFit. I've been working out consistantly and I've lost 10 lbs! Tonight I completed the Week 5 Day 1 run of the couch to 5 K podcast.
What have I been consistant with? Water, exercise, much better diet and my energy is starting to rise.
I have a lot to learn, but I'm excited! I'll take any tips, advice, comments I can get. I haven't moved my body in years. I would love extra support. I've tried to get in shape before and stopped, but this time...I'm not stopping!
I have been away for four weeks with a broken hand. Although it has been a challenge I have tried to keep up on my cardio and PT at 24 hour fitness.
It is absolutely time for me to get off of the couch and get moving.!!! Without the support that this team gives I was lost and just getting by. So, I am ready to jump back in and want you to come along. I will think of a challenge for tomorrow unless someone comes up with one first.
The Question: Looking back over the last month what has changed for you? or Looking back over the last month what have you been consistant with? or Do you feel you have accomplished something for your program? or Is this the chance you need to get remotivated for you and your exercise program? In other words is it time to get up off of the couch and take a exercise move in the right direction?
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