- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I haven been going to CrossFit for over 3 years now. Starting this past October 2012, I have had a series of accidents and injuries from a bee sting on my foot (I couldn’t put on shoes for 2 weeks), hurt my knee when I squatted in the kitchen one day (was on crutches for 2 days, but out for 2 weeks total), then I broke my rib and was out for 2 months after falling at a friend’s house. Even today my rib still hurts and I’m not 100% back to my self and we’re at 10 weeks now since the accident. I tried to go back for a week, but I cannot inhale too hard and I am still limited on which moves I can do (no situps, no overhead stuff, no knees to elbows).
Meanwhile, not knowing how long I’d be incapacitated, I just kept paying so that’s nearly three months of fees that I just pretty much wasted and that irks the living crap out of me. I could have stopped it but not sure how they feel about stopping, starting, stopping, starting.
When I was going regularly (3-4x a week), I was really in the best shape of my life. Nothing I have every tried got me into the shape I was. I am even an avid mountain biker and backcountry skier and it was never enough alone. So that was a huge benefit for me – I could enjoy all my other sports more!
However, I hated my 3 hour morning routine. Between driving to/from, and my already super long morning routine, I would not get to work until 9:30am after waking up at 6:30am. This really ticked me off. Things should not take this long! I am not fast in the AM. Plus I didn’t get to see my husband in the mornings.
Working out after work, well it would always interfer with cross country skiing, walking my dog, or going biking. I hate all the crap/clothes I’d have to lug to work. I have worked out in the AM, then gone and biked after work, but that puts dinner at 9pm and that’s too late for me! Wah.
I own a weight bench and various weights. I could invest in a kettlebell. The rest of the stuff I could really do at home myself. I just know you don’t push yourself as hard when you’re at home. I’ve tried. I thought of getting Zumba and Insanity workout DVDs as we have a large flat screen TV in the basement with the weight bench (it’s a nice basement).
I would be sad to quit CrossFit. It really does work. I’m just being a huge whiner about working it back in my life.