I Finally Tried CrossFit! Barbara was a Nasty Girl!

My life changed on this past Saturday. I did what I said I was going to do for months and I completed a Cross Fit class. There are a ton of locations here in Atlanta, but I chose to go to CrossFit College Park and just like I thought it was the hardest workout of my life. I walked in the place pretty confident because lets face it- I’ve completed two half marathons, worked with Shaun T (Insanity) and a dozen other races. I mean that counts for something right? Ummm, apparently not.

When I walked in there were an equal amount of men and women but I kept wondering why people were going overboard with stretching. I mean they were taking 10-15 minutes to finish! I soon found out. The owner came out and before he put up the W.O.D.  (workout of the day) he said, “We are going to do a workout we call ‘Barbara’, she’s one ‘nasty girl’ so have fun!” I was confused. Who in the heck was Barbara and why was she DIRTY?!? I quickly found out as we split into teams of three and completed the following workout: 5 rounds of 20 pull ups, 30 push ups, 40 sit ups and 50 air squats!

I was looking in the phone camera thinking…what the HECK just happened!

Now before I explain the aftermath (if you can’t tell from the picture above), let me show you want these exercises look like. 

I did this but with a cord..and it wasn’t this pretty..Image courtesy of Google Images

 

Yes, these were hard as HELL!Image courtesy of Google Images

this hurt..Image courtesy of Google Images

These hurt LIKE HELL! Image courtesy of Google Images

 

I did every workout, each rep and let’s say I limped out of the building at the end. The intensity of the workout, the atmosphere and the full body workout kicked my natural behind. Despite still being sore as I type this, I’m going back. I like that Cross Fit is not long (once you finish your W.O.D. you’re done) and that there are no frills. Next week I learn the basics about lifting so I’m sure that will be interesting. So say a prayer for your girl that Cross Fit doesn’t hurt me too bad. Stay tuned for tomorrow as I report back my Insanity and weight results!

Now have you tried Cross Fit? What did you think?

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Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed “runnergirl”. Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .

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About BossyGirl1980

Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed "runnergirl". Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .
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2 Responses to I Finally Tried CrossFit! Barbara was a Nasty Girl!

  1. Monica says:

    The pull-up would have gotten me. Sound intense. I have never heard of it but I will look it up.
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