CrossFit: A New Way of Life, but Not a New Personality

About 6 months before Matt and I got married, he decided he needed to get his butt in gear and slim down for the wedding. He decided to start doing CrossFit and has since become the top notch specimen that he is today. All kidding aside, I am very proud of Matt for committing himself to this and all of his hard work really is paying off. I am sure that his performance in the half marathon this weekend will provide more proof to just how successful CrossFit really is.

Last night Matt put me through a pretty rough workout. Our workout is listed below.

3 rounds for time of the following:

10 Power Cleans
10 Burpees
5 Pull Ups
10 Kettlebell Swings
10 Box Jumps

I nearly died. I find burpees to be one of the hardest activities known to mankind. I literally find myself lying, face-down, on the group unable to convince myself to get up and keep going. Matt crushed me, as per usual, and cheered me on as I finished a full minute and a half behind him.

After our workout we decided to do some stretching. I was trying to catch my breath and stop sweating when I heard a strange noise coming from Matt’s side of the room. It sounded like this:

“Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow… mooooooooooooooooooo”

I looked over to see Matt, totally in the zone, doing the well-known yoga move “Cat/Cow.” It is so nice to know that even as Matt becomes more hardcore, in terms of his CrossFit performances, he isn’t losing those goofy qualities that I fell in love with.

4 thoughts on “CrossFit: A New Way of Life, but Not a New Personality

  1. I love CrossFit. I lost 20 lbs in 3 months along with the diet and I am absolutely dying to go back. Unfortunately my doctor told me I had to hold off but I can’t wait for it to start again.

  2. Oh and yes, I hate burpees! They consume so much of your energy and breath and movement lol I hate when my WODs start with burpees because I feel like I won’t be able to do anything else afterwards.

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