(Closed) CrossFit Anyone?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@kalixti:  I do! I started about 3 weeks ago and I’m totally obsessed. My Darling Husband said it’s like I joined a new fitness cult :). So far I’ve lost about 3 – 4lbs – I wish it was more, but I’m trying to convince myself it’s because I’m gaining muscle. I have noticed that I feel stronger and this morning my Darling Husband said he could see my abs! Defintely a huge fan.

My group is doing a 30 day Paleo Diet challenge, are you guys doing anything similar?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I do. I’ve been going since October. Our gym offers a bootcamp class, it’s a lot like the WODs but more endurance. I started with just that and now I do both. I love it. We did a 20 day and a 30 day Paleo Challenge. It’s tough at first, but I feel so much better when I’m eating Paleo. I started one myself yesterday (final dress fitting is in 4 weeks!).

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@PinkPandaBear:  You probably are gaining muscle! I lost about 10 lbs combined with the two challenges, but we did body comps and I lost a lot more than 10lbs of fat and gained muscle and water.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

my husband does and is in the middle of a 30 day challenge…..it is a TOTAL cult but he loves it.  And I am happy he is getting healthier although I don’t agree with the strict Paleo diet

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I just started doing it and it’s kicking my butt, but in a good way!  I’m pretty overweight, so I’m slower than the others, but I love it so far.  I get soooo much satisfaction out of these workouts vs. what I was doing before (treadmill/elliptical).  I’ve now got my sister and husband committed to doing it, so it’ll be a family event!

What I love best is the sense of encouragement you get from everyone.  I was super super intimidated by working out with super fit people, but everyone is so nice. 

On that note though, I am super nervous about what today’s WOD is going to be. lol

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have a friend who started doing it about 2 months ago and she has lost almost 50 lbs!! She was quite heavy though so she’s seeing some pretty dramatic results…I’m so stinking happy for her! she loves it.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Sunchick19:  Paleo is just to clean out your system. A lot of people (most actually) don’t do it 100%. They will either have cheat meals/days/or introduce some things back in depending on what they are looking to do. I have issues with my sugar so it’s great for me, however I can eat dairy sometimes and be okay….but some people at our gym have found out that dairy is what makes them break out, etc. That’s why we do challenges-to see what works and what doesn’t ๐Ÿ™‚ My Fiance hates it too (He’s a meat & potatoes guy) so we just eat the same protein and he has his own sides while I eat veggies.

Post # 11
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Honey bee

I did it for almost a year.

 

I quit because I wasn’t liking the shape of my body. Crossfit women tend to be really “in shape” but have really big legs/thighs from so many heavy squats and other olympic lifts. Although I will say I had killer abs. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@BluegrassBridetoBee:  I don’t hate it, I just don’t 100% agree with the principles of it! But I generally don’t agree with elimination diets, unless someone is having a problem they are looking to isolate.  and my husband is sticking to it almost 100% – everything is organic, he is using the coconut oil, raw honey, etc etc.  So overally the changes are good, I just don’t like the extreme nature of it! but he is almost done ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I started crossfit about 2 months ago and I am absolutely obsessed! My new motto is “it hurts so good!” At this very moment I am wincing as I try and sit down… this morning’s WOD consisted of 180 jumping squats, jumping jacks and double-unders. OUCH!!

I quickly put on 40 pounds after my fiance and I started dating a couple of years ago and I have not been able to lose it. I just recently moved to a new city for a new job and I immediately googled “gyms” in the area and the closest gym just so happened to be a crossfit gym. I signed up the day I moved and I haven’t regretted a single moment! The scale isn’t moving much yet, but my muscles are already noticeable and my clothes are starting to fit better. My fiance tells me that my butt is starting to look more defined too hahaha.

I’m hooked on crossfit and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon. The team mentality of the box is unlike anything I’ve experienced before.

I have researched Paleo a little but don’t know if it’s something I could ever fully adapt to. Even the head coach of my box doesn’t follow a strict Paleo diet. He has cheat days too.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My husband has been doing it for years and is a certified level 2 coach. I have been doing it for 2 years now. We do it for general fitness

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was actually just considering it because I don’t feel like I’m seeing enough results from the women’s gym I joined the beginning of the year. I’m just not sure if it’s for me. It’s so intimidating! And I definitely don’t want big legs….hmmm….

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