Two weeks ago I stopped going to Crossfit. I really enjoyed a lot of things about Crossfit but there were also things I didn’t enjoy. The people were amazing and super motivating. When I would be the last person to run inside they would cheer me on as they passed me. When I started I consistently went almost every day for 3-4 months. I missed Saturdays and Sunday’s usually but I was really into the challenge that Crossfit workouts gave. After and during those 3-4 months I noticed that I wasn’t noticing anything when it came to my body changing. Maybe this was diet related but I have to think that working out that hard even with a not so perfect diet should produce some kind of change.
I really became discouraged after about month 4 of doing it and spending $90 a month on something that wasn’t producing any change. Life also became really busy with school work and other commitments and I was starting to slow down and only making it to a class once a week by October. I was feeling guilty not going and making it worth the money plus our budget could be helped considerably by giving it up. So here I am after months of working out looking and weighing exactly the same. This can only mean one thing…..
It’s time to lift heavy again!
Seriously, it’s the only thing that has ever worked for me. Some people love cardio and maybe that works for their body but cardio does absolutely nothing for me. That’s why I don’t believe Crossfit worked for me. There is so much running and high amounts of cardio and not as much heavy weight lifting that it did nothing for my body type. My body loves to cling to fat so I have to get brutal with it and lift heavy weights. I throw some jump-roping in for cardio to keep my heart rate up, but just enough. That’s what I did back in 2013 and guess what? After 3 months of consistently exercising almost every day I was in great shape and starting to see muscle pop out of places like my legs and triceps. I have photo evidence on Instagram, but you will have to scroll FOREVER to find it!
So here is to motivating myself to walk the 30 steps to the basement (why is that so hard?) and working out every day. I am ready to fit into my clothes again after having a baby 15 months ago. No more excuses!
Here is what I did last night: