The YMCA that I belong to has started a new program called 'Y-Fit' it is basically their own version of the popular CrossFit style workouts.
So what is crossfit I get asked a lot.
Really it is just an intense cardio and strength based workout. You get to beat up your body for about 40 minutes. Every time we go the workouts are different and I love that. It keeps your body guessing and it is never boring!!! It is like boot camp on over drive.
The first time I went I learned how much a plyo jump hurts your quads and the trainer worked with me to teach me how to teach my body to do a chin up. My new goal is to do at least 5 by the end of the summer. I can jump up and do slow lowering and she says this is the way to begin. We also did jump pulls and I have those down.
We work with weights sometimes as well. Once night we did kettle bell swings and I managed to swing a 26 pound bell for the first time! I know I can swing more than that since peanut is up to 30 pounds and demands to be swung around all the time lol.
There is also lots of squats and plank work! I love me some plank work and we get plenty if it during cross fit. One night we did over 100 push ups during the session. I love how we work through quick short bursts of work over 30-90 seconds and push our bodies past plateaus. One night we were doing sprints on the treadmill and I ran the fastest I have ever! 1:25 for a 1/4 mile, it was a proud moment for me.
I plan to keep doing crossfit for the next few months as my main cross training and strength training routine on the days during the week when I do not run. I hope it keeps my guns strong and even growing a bit.
I could not resist snapping a few pics of them last night after class I felt so strong and proud.
Just thought I would include a snap shot of where I was 2 years ago and show you why I am so happy and proud of my arms hehe it has taken a lot of work!! I started this journey hoping to lose weight and fit into smaller clothes, I am amazed at how strong I have become and how much I have changed. I feel like I have not only lost weight but also become an athlete all at the same time. It has been a great experience and I am so grateful for the journey thus far and I am excited to see what the future holds :)