I, along with many Americans, have a gym membership that I rarely use.
Last year, I used to go to the gym every morning before work…
this year… not so much.
I would rather run outside, take a shower, and get ready for work in the comfort of my own home with these two dorks…
Yes, I am aware that Diesel is the size of a small dog. He is sensitive about his weight, so be nice to him.
They assist me with my morning routine and keep me from getting bored by
yelling talking to me all the time.
Although I rarely go to the gym,
sometimes, my body wakes me up at 4:30 in the morning and I can’t fall back asleep.
So I usually go to the gym on these occasions.
Yesterday was one of those days.
I headed to the gym about 5:15…
yeah, it was WAY too early.
Of course I hopped on the treadmill, because I had some speed work to do.
I am still preparing for See Jane Run in Alameda in June.
Definitely looking forward to the chocolate and champagne!
I haven’t had either for over a month!
I brought my Active Accessories pouch (of course!)
After a super fun and sweaty 6 mile threshold run,
I cooled down with some core work and foam rolling… my favorite.
and then decided to take a picture of myself in the bathroom.
After reading all of your positive, motivating comments about crossfit (Thank you for that. You guys are seriously awesome) on Tuesday’s blog post (Contemplating Crossfit), I have decided to give it a shot.
I am going tomorrow evening to Crossfit Grover Beach to check out their box.
I am really looking forward to it!
I think it is going to be an amazing addition to my workout schedule.
And I want to get ripped!
I will let you know how it goes on Saturday’s blog post, if I am actually able to lift my arms that high…
It’s almost Friday everyone… keep your head up.
14 thoughts on “Gym-ing it up and a Crossfit Update!”
good luck at crossfit! your cats are so cute 🙂 i too have one chunky cat, but she doesn’t seem to care about her weight. and she is unappreciative of my efforts to put her on a diet, lol.
Cross-fit isn’t in the budget right now, but I’m sure you’ll love it. So many people are die-hards!
If you just ran 6 miles you can take a picture in the bathroom if you want to! 🙂
Good luck at your first CrossFit session!! I’m super jealous!
I think half the reason I go to the gym is to foam roll 🙂 I never get around to it at home, and they have the extra torturous black rollers there!
i would LOVE to try crossfit. but i have a YMCA membership and cannot afford to do both:( i hope you have a blast!
Exciting! I decided to hold off on trying CrossFit until my foot is 100% better, so I didn’t end up going yesterday. But I’ll get there eventually!
Have fun and good luck!!
Yeah!! CAn’t wait to read all about it.
Best of luck doing Crossfit, it was definitely a love/hate relationship for me 😉
Hey girl! Sorry I never wrote you back about local running bloggers! I feel like you’re a much better blogger than I am – definitely more frequent which is so good. I’ve been reading along. You will have to let me know what you think of Cross Fit Grover Beach, I live in AG and so it’s super close. I quilt the gym almost a year ago and I’m glad I did. When I need to run in the mornings and it’s cold and/or dark I totally cheat the system and use 7 day free passes – please don’t judge. Hehehe!! We will have to go for a run sometime together and catch up!
Hi Nicole- No worries! Thank you for following me and for writing back. I am definitely looking forward to trying Crossfit out and I will let you know how it goes. No judgement here on the gym passes… I would do the same if I wasn’t already locked in to Kennedy until September (yeesh). Anyway, I would love to run together too… sounds like fun!
I just went and purchased a gym membership 2 nights ago…my goal starting on Monday is to make it to at least 2 6am Body Pump classes, and 1 spin class a week (while still trying to get my runs in over my lunch break)…here’s to hoping – when I’m not sleeping I can drag myself out of bed and to the gym
Good work Michelle! You can do it! I will be starting doubles as well, so we will both be in the same boat. Good luck!
Yahoo you’re going to try CrossFit, I know you’ll love it!!!
P.S. your cats are awesome 🙂
Thanks Krista! They love each other very very much and sit next to each other allllll the time. It’s pretty cute 🙂