So much to tell you yet again...there's always so many things to say, not enough time. I was going to do a different post for each thing - but then I decided to try and fit everything onto one
post. I've just written the first topic and it is so long that I'm going to have to go back to the first idea, and do a few different blog posts! HA! #girlofsomanywords
So here we go...by the way I don't have exciting news or anything, these are just random day to day things in my weight loss journey life! Don't get too excited! This is my first thing on my list:
MY FIRST CROSSFIT CLASS!
My Week 8 goal / mini milestone for myself was to try CrossFit! I've never tried it before and just wanted to give it a try! I didn't think it would be for me. I am not strong and I
|My name on a CrossFit whiteboard!|
But I at least wanted to do one class. So I Googled 'free introductory CrossFit Brisbane" and found Ultra CrossFit. It seemed perfect. A free intro class on Saturdays at 9am so I could do it
Like most things I do, I'm very process driven, until the day. This was no different. I didn't think much about it, it was just something I wanted to do and I was going to do it. Until I pulled up outside and parked. As I sat in my car, about to grab my water and phone etc. and walk in, I looked up and half a dozen people in training gear started hurtling (running) down the hill, past my car, outside the XXXX beer brewery that was amusingly right next door, and back up again. They were each carrying sandbags, kettle bells and weights, they looked exhausted, and a coach was screaming at them from the top of the hill to hurry up. From inside my car, I heard one guy actually call out to the coach "I can't do it, sorry, I give up. I am going to die."
You can imagine my wide eyed face from within my car. THIS was CrossFit? What an introduction! LOL. Lucky I don't scare too easy these days! 18 months / 40kg ago would have
|My 1st WOD <3 #sopro lol|
Little did I know that in just half an hour, I would be one of those crazy hurtling people running down to the beer factory and back!
It was an actual class. Yep, it was ideal for beginners but it was also a regular free community class with people who went regularly. I don't know what I was expecting but I guess somewhere in my mind I imagined some bulky guy walking me around the box and showing me how to do each exercise, and then we'd do a nice little WOD to top off the session.
It was a normal class! And I survived! I feel lucky that my first experience was good. The
|I liked these|
The workout itself though. Whoah. It was such a high intensity workout! You need so much strength and cardio! We did a group WOD and I was so excited to firstly have a WOD - and also to see my name on a whiteboard. haha! I've seen my ultra seemingly pro CrossFit mates have their names on white and blackboards so I felt as cool as them....ahhhh it's the little things, isn't it Kate? ;)
My team didn't even get to finish the workout in the set time of 25min.! But we gave it our best shot. It involved being one of those running people I saw when I first arrived,
|The Willy Wonka factory of beer we had to run past #cruel|
The workout, my gosh - seriously intense! My heart rate was in the 180's for a lot of it. I burnt about 516 calories in 1 hour - but out of that hour, we actually only worked out for 25min. The rest was listening and warming up and down. So that's an amazing burn!
I went along not expecting to like it in the slightest....but I surprised myself! I didn't fall in love or anything, and I wasn't that
great at it, but I won't be ruling it out to do again! I may have told them all I will be back in a few weeks....KATE!! We'll see :) It may be good to do once a month or something? And this class is free, ongoing, too! I really recommend this box if you're in Brisbane. I can really see why people love CrossFit :)
I'm proud I did it!
Loveeeeeeee Coco Girl xx