Since getting engaged last Christmas I have been making a real effort to improve my fitness and body shape. It’s not that I was huge, but I was definitely the largest I have been which I think I can attribute to quitting smoking in 2012.
Last year I started running to improve my fitness, working up to the Cardiff Half Marathon which I completed in 2hrs 17 mins last October. After completing the Cardiff Half I hit a bit of a slump. The weather started to turn, my running partners went to work somewhere else and it was dark when I got home… all excuses for my lost motivation.
At the beginning of this year I got that motivation back and managed to loose just shy of a stone leading up to my sister’s wedding in June with some personal training sessions. I was surprised how many people noticed the change and commented on how much better I was looking (my favourite comment was ‘It’s like you’ve made a real effort to slim down since you got engaged’ – was I THAT big before?)
So back to Crossfit. It’s something I have been considering for a while but the cost had been putting me off. After seeing the results I got from 2 months of PT sessions VS the David Lloyds membership I had for a year I realised that I needed to find a high intensity workout with people around to motivate me.
I went along to a crossfit taster last Sunday and instantly met some really lovely people. It was a bit daunting walking into a gym where everyone looked like an Adonis but they were all really supportive and seemed genuinely excited about new members. The taster workout was really hard, it took me just under 9 minutes to complete it and I ached for 3 days afterwards! I have now signed up for the ‘on ramp’ sessions which you have to complete before you can become a member of the gym. I start next week so I’ll let you know how it goes!