Q: What was your first impression? How has that changed?
A: My very first impression was, “Oh my god, I’m going to die.” I hadn’t worked out in over a year, and the first Foundations exercise just about knocked me out. I was gasping for breath, I could feel the blood pumping all the way up in my ears, it was probably the worst I’ve ever felt after a workout. I don’t think I even finished in the time provided. But I also love to push myself, and I could already tell that I was going to like CrossFit (if I could survive long enough).
Since then, my cardio has improved drastically. While workouts don’t exactly get easier, I feel way more confident taking them on. And the fun, competitive edge to every workout is still there.
Q: What was your first “bright spot”?
A: My first “bright spot” was the end of Foundations. We did the same benchmark exercise that almost killed me at the beginning only two weeks later. This time I paced myself much better, and I finished in under the allotted time. It was such a high, seeing so much progress in such a short amount of time.
Q: What are you working on now?
A: The biggest thing I’m working on now is consistency. This month I hit 2 classes per week every week, but I want to get up to 3 (and eventually 5). I work weird hours sometimes, but I know I’m happier and feeling better when I’m working out consistently. And it’s the most important step if I want to make progress.
I also really want to increase the weights I can lift, but I know I need to focus on form now, while the weight is light. So I’m really trying to focus in workouts on improving my form.
I want to get my handstand too… there’s a lot I’m working on!
Q: What’s your favorite Locomotion Memory?