Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hot Bod

How do you stay fit? Do you walk the dog every day, do Pilates in your living room, chase around little ones, or are you a member of a fancy gym? No matter how you do it, it must be done. You get one body and you better take care of it. After all who wants an "Ada" body (gets you from point A to point B) when they could have a Ferrari body?

We all have our limitations whether it be time, genes or...well we are all filled with excuses. But what incentive; that is what gets our rotund rumps off the couch and into spandex.

While I have always liked working out my desire has waned from time to time. Right after BF and I got engaged I was all over it. Inspired by my future sister-in-law, who you should know has the will power unmatched by anyone, I decided to cut the junk that was inevitably forming in my trunk and get in gear. Having already joined a fancy gym all I had to do was make a plan. The wedding alone was not incentive enough because this new fitness regimen needed to last long after the wedding if I wanted to be healthy on a long term basis. Let's be honest if I can't get in the gym as a 20-something, I sure as heck won't when I'm a 30- or 40-something.

Gyms are great. Mine is lovely and I would move into the spa-like locker room if I could (, if you want to see for yourself), but the battle still remains of entering the gym and not having a plan for my workout. Enter, Crossfit.

Crossfit has changed my workouts and my body. It is amazing.

"CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide."

Don't let the description freak you out. I ain't no body builder folks, nor am I a member of a military special operations unit. All you have to do is go on to the Crossfit website everyday and they give you a workout to do, with helpful comments from other crossfitters. Majority of the workouts take less than 30 minutes and leave you sweating and exhausted. It is awesome. If you don't have a clue as to what a particular exercise is, a clean and jerk for example, all you have to do is watch one of their many demos. There is a demo for every lift and exercise.

You will be sore afterwards, sometimes for days.

You will see results.

You will love being able to go to the gym with a plan and get in and out.

Dudes usually seem impressed by ladies who can do a ton of pull-ups.

Courtesy of

CrossFit Camp Pendleton's Strike FO at the Games

I like to mix in Pilates or spinning on the rest days too. Hope that you all check it out. It is good times. Sweaty good times.

1 comment:

Jason said...

I would do it, but I'm scared.