Lovin’ my Crossfit

I’ve always been into working out.

I love that feeling after you push yourself and you stand there sweaty and panting. And I love high tops and belted leotards.


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I also love keeping my heart healthy, my cholesterol low, my body strong and my gut in check during mealtimes. It’s hard to be tempted by french fries when you know you have to run 3 miles the next day.


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Biceps and I did P90X for several years, perfect for a life on the road of touring. If we didn’t do P90X, I would go to the usual running 3-5 miles a day and weight lifting.

But, recently with Biceps getting the firefighter’s position our lives have changed, and I spend 1/3 of my time at home-alone. I needed something new, something challenging and something to get me out of the dang house.

Cue “Crossfit”.


I was given a free 7 day pass to the YWCA close to my home-close enough that I can bike to it since we just have the one car. After just a few classes of Crossfit, I was hooked. It pushed me to try harder and go further than I would on my own-and my classmates are encouraging and really stinkin’ cool.

So, after selling a few things and pinching our pennies, I signed up for a year-long membership to the YWCA.


This tough little number, Christina, is our trainer. She’s the perfect mixture of butt kicker, teacher and motivator. Plus, I really just don’t want to make her mad. She could level me with one uppercut, I’m sure.


Somedays, I don’t want to go to Crossfit-when it’s 99 degrees outside and I have to bike the 2 miles there and back, I run through the excuses in my head.

But knowing that I need to see other humans, and need to practice my “double unders”-(two rotations of the jump rope with only one jump -see above photo), I keep going back. And keep getting bruised and whip marks and I keep loving every minute of it.

If you’ve ever done Crossfit, you probably either loved or hated it. For me, I am in love.

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5 Responses to "Lovin’ my Crossfit"

  1. Gwen says:

    Blech. Yoga is more my speed, but we all have our own obsessions… OK. I just started back doing Yoga today, so I can’t call it an obsession. And I only got through the first 10min and 45 seconds, but it’s a start.

    Rock on, girl.

    • Rebekah says:

      You are awesome! I love the honest response of 10 min & 45 seconds of yoga. I think you shouldn’t rule out Crossfit. You’re tough & I think you could kick some butt if need be. Just a thought…,

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  3. Kacie says:

    I found the website with the WOD schedule. Today…. just the bruise inducing double unders pictured above. I seriously haven’t even held a jump rope (let alone actually used one for real exercise) since elementary school. Should be interesting. Finding this post (and whipped arm photo) was probably not the best timing 🙂


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