Fired Up Friday Dec 7

7 Dec

Blisters and Bruises | Reasons To Be Fit
I’m probably a year or two late to this party, but I love CrossFit. I purchased a Groupon for a local CrossFit gym and it’s totally sucked me in. It’s like boot camp class on steroids and it’s amazing how some of the simplest moves — no weights, no machines — can be so challenging (google search “CrossFit Wall Climbs”). I also like how you can pack a mega intense workout into 30 minutes or less. At first I felt like a slacker because I only worked out for 20 minutes, but I push myself harder in those 20 minutes than I do on an hour-long run. Is it weird that I like the feeling of my muscles giving up and going into spasms? Or that I love being so sore the next day I can’t take my jacket off?

Equally as awesome, the CrossFit gym by me has kickboxing too. Not Billy Blanks TurboJam, we’re talking pounding on a heavy bag for 40 minutes until sweat is dripping into your eyes, which sucks because you have boxing gloves on your hands and can’t do anything to stop it.

Not so awesome is how expensive CrossFit is. Damn I’m going to be sad when my Groupon is up.

In celebration of the CrossFit spirit, I present Kanye West’s new dish “Clique” for Fired Up Friday. Hip hop is always blasting through the speakers at CrossFit and it promotes a general badass feeling when one completes their WOD or throws a perfect punch. Go get some!

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One Response to “Fired Up Friday Dec 7”

  1. Meg December 7, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    I LOVE Crossfit too! Yep, it’s addictive. Once you get past the first week or so, and you can finally walk down stairs without crying, you’re hooked.

    On another topic, but related: Paleo eating. Has your Crossfit gym preached to you about it yet? Mine has, and I’ve said yeah, yeah, I’ll get to it. It’s so damn hard to give up bread and grains. But I’ve hearing more and more about this Wheatbelly book, which has some very interesting ways to make bread, muffins, cookies, crackers, and all the good things in life WITHOUT wheat and other grains. If you’re interested and want to learn more, here are some places I found interesting:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wheat-Belly-Recipe-Central/124754534306616

    Will try this as soon as I can score some almond flour: http://p10eats.blogspot.com/2012/04/muffin-in-minute-mim.html

    Keep up the Crossfit!

    See ya on the trails,

    Meg

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