Fitness Friday – My first Crossfit Class!

Fitness Friday – My first Crossfit Class!

Ahhh… Friday has arrived and we are going to have a beautiful weekend of warm spring weather!   So excited!

This week has included lots of fun!  Here’s just a few favorites 🙂

friday favs

(From top left, The Love Nugget washing his fruits and veggies, play time at the park with a friend, smooches on our walk, ladybug fun with a friend 🙂

A few things before I get going with fitness stuff.

1.  Have you entered my awesome giveaway for Artisana Superfoods?

2. Did you catch yesterdays post about P.S. I Adore You?

3. Last, have you gotten a chance to check out my Chocolate Protein Espresso Bites?  They are tasty!

Okay, now let’s talk fitness!  You may remember last weekend I mentioned I was going to go try out a crossfit class.  Sunday morning after our date night (and a few glasses of wine) we headed to the 9:00 class at his crossfit gym.  I think with the time change and the wine I was feeling a little foggy and out of sorts but really wanted to give it a try.  Plus, The Love Nugget was still at Auntie Gigi’s house so we were free for the morning.

The workout began with an interesting warm-up but after I was feeling ready to go!  We moved on to another warm up incorporating a weighted ball.  It was 30 ball slams, 30 jump squats, 30 weighted Russian twists then decreasing by 10 two more times through.  So far I was loving it!  Next came the technical portion where we practiced a move that I now can’t remember off the top of my head.  They are very big on form and since it was my first time they had me using just the bar and really focusing on my footwork and form.  After practicing  this for about 10 minutes it was time for the WOD.  This particular one was 5 rounds of 7 squat thrusters and 5 dead lifts.  I was told to start with only barbells to make sure I had good form. After a few rounds of that I wanted to move on to the bar so the instructor assisted me in doing so.  The weight was pretty light, (maybe 40 with the bar?) and I wanted to add more but they kept yelling at me for my form so I knew I needed to work on that first.  It was hard trying to remember all the technicality of each exercise.  I ended up going over 5 rounds but was sweating by the end for sure!  To finish off the workout we were told to do 20 wall climbs.   Hmm… that was fun!  I think I did 15 before we decided we should go pick up The Love Nugget.

Overall I really enjoyed it and have been debating making the commitment or not.  As much as I want to join, it’s just so expensive and since we are hoping to move sometime this year, I feel guilty spending the extra money.  Plus, I’m having a hard time breaking up with the gym I go to now.  I love going to my spin class, bootcamp, and having the option to go use the treadmill or whatever else.  So… right now it’s sort of up in the air but at least I can say I tried it!

Anyways, here’s what this weeks workouts looked like,

Saturday – Rest

Sunday – Crossfit

Monday – Bodypump + 3.5 mile run

Tuesday – Bootcamp + 3.25 mile run

Wednesday – Spin class

Thursday – The hubby usually leaves for Crossfit around 5:00am  so I rarely get to go to the gym early mornings anymore.  He decided he was going to sleep in on this particular day so I created a crossfit style/treadmill workout to do on my own.  While I do like short and quick workouts, sometimes I just want to go and bust my butt for an hour or more without stopping 🙂  This was just what I needed!

ladderworkout1

Later while the Love Nugget was napping I did this core circuit,

core workout

(Source)

Friday – This Circuit from PB Fingers and hopefully a run later 🙂

Circuit Workout for the entire body from Peanut Butter Fingers

We are off to gymnastics then hopefully a stop at the mall….  we’ll see how that goes with Mr. Love Nugget.  Lately he has been ready for a nap much earlier.  Tired little guy!

Have a wonderful Friday!

QUESTIONS –

  • Are you a Crossfit fan? 
  • Do you like to exercise at home or the gym? 
  • Any fun plans for St. Patrick’s Day?  I completely forgot it was this weekend! 
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Comments

  1. Hmm, I don’t know, CrossFit just doesn’t sound that appealing to me. Although I am curious. Sounds like they were yelling at you a lot though..???

    Fantastic workouts, thanks for sharing!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Well… I guess they weren’t really yelling, more like correcting in a loud voice 🙂 I think I’m just not used to it but needed it too! Its definitely different than my normal gym!

  2. I’ve really wanted to try CrossFit. My husband does it here and there. I’ve held off for the same reasons as you….I like my current gym and all that it has to offer and the expensive is much greater than what I’m currently paying. Thanks for posting the workouts….I think I’ll add some of your cardio moves to my run today.

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      It’s so hard to break up with the gym for some reason. Even though I don’t really have workout buddies, I’ve been going for 5 years and feel like it’s part of me. So weird!

  3. Oh wow I’m definitely going to be checking out those Chocolate Protein Espresso Bites!! They sound amazing!

  4. Ive been doing CF for about 2 months now, I am addicted!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I think I too would be if I joined it’s just so hard to break up with my gym!

  5. I was going to look for a core circuit to do today, so i am totally going to steal yours now 🙂 Happy Friday!

  6. I have never been to a Crossfit class. Honestly, I think I’d be pretty intimidated! Way to go, though!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I thought the same thing but there were a ton of women there who were lifting less than I was and it was my first day! I think that made me feel a little better. I thought for sure everyone would be way more advanced than I was!

  7. I still want to try CrossFit! I anticipate it will be happening in the fairly near future… 🙂

  8. Thanks for dishing on your Crossfit experience. It’s something I’ve been wanting to try out for a long time, too. I’m with you, though, I have a really hard time justifying the crazy cost (especially coupled with the outrageous cost for housing up here) and I like to also have the option to switch things up and hop on a spin bike or treadmill every once in a while.

    LOVE the pic of the smooches on your walk. Stole my heart. 😀

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I know right!?! So expensive! If I could afford to do both I would. They have a two day a week deal but it’s still $120 a month! That plus the gym membership and daycare is over $200 for me alone! Crazy!