One of three base points of CrossFit is functional movement. The other two being high intensity, constantly varied.
So, the question is, after 6 weeks of CrossFit has my life improved? Am I able to do things differently?
Well, here’s a few items that I have noticed
- Driving: improved “backing up” due to ability to lift/rotate torso
- Stairs: can move up & down stairs with ease, and kinda run when carrying a laptop!
- Jar opening; my hands are stronger — this one really surprises me — kettle bells?
- Playing with dog: easier to get up & down from floor
- Finding tupperware lids: can reach into the back of the cupboard – thank you squats!
- Sleep: much better, I think as my body can easily turn over
- Laundry: when getting up from a chair is simple, you tend to just “do it”
- Quick errands: are actually quick when you can zip around the store without huffing/puffing: Yeah skipping!
- Safety: Better balance when on ice-covered sidewalks or slippery floors
Not a bad list for 6 weeks.
PS. Though Paleo isn’t CrossFit, the encouragement to eat nutritionally is part of what is shared, as well as proper sleeping habits. More on that later.
PPS. I have more cash. When you quit grabbing quick breakfasts, lunches or dinners at fastfoods, and instead plan meals, it is wonderful how much money you save. Makes the CrossFit membership a cost-savings plan.
PPPS. I have been so impressed by family and friends who have found ways to be healthy: yoga, swimming, running or biking; team sports or individual, the Y or working out at home. I am thankful that I have found something that seems to be working for me. Please understand that your stories of success are what encourages me to keep on. I’m hoping that a year from now this blog will be encouragement for someone else. In the meantime, it helps me keep on keeping on.