Monday, April 12, 2010


I arrived at 7:20 pm tonight ready for my workout. I was hydrated, had a slice of wheat bread with a tablespoon of peanut butter for a little protein kick, and came bouncing inside waiting for Cameron to congratulate me on my 5 pound loss this week.

Nope. He asked me how I was doing, and I twirled around like a 4 year old girl in her new princess dress, and said “I lost 5 pounds!”
Cameron said that will be 10 Burpies. “What?...WHY!”
“I told you at least five times last week not to weigh yourself for four weeks!” I guess he read this mornings post.
My face fell. I did remember him telling me that, but honestly I thought it was more of a suggestion…not a rule!
It’s a rule. He told me to get started on the Burpies. I told him I didn’t remember how to do them…he said “Get Going!”
He further explained that weighing myself told me nothing, that weight doesn’t matter. It’s about how my clothes fit. That I will be building muscle and some weeks I won’t lose anything and he doesn’t want me coming in crying. Like I would come in crying…please! Ok…yeah…there would be tears shed!

Cameron has agreed to let me to post my weight once a month from here on out after I argued that the readers are going to want to see progress. I completed my punishment and went to join the rest of the class. I whispered to Charlie, another CrossFit newbie if he weighed himself, and he responded “NO!” There was no way he would admit it even if he had. Class started and we were all laughing at that point. Tonight was Napoleon Dynamite quote night. I’m not sure if my abs hurt from laughing or the sit-ups!

This class is so much fun. It’s tough, but I feel really proud of myself! I ran tonight and did Snatches.
We were using 20 lb bars and I lost my balance and fell backwards. Cameron casually reached over and pointed to the PVC pipe. We both set a 3 month goal for me to use the 20 lb bar.

At the end of the class, I was in this human origami stretching pose and looked up on the wall and saw squares. I made the mistake of asking what those were for and apparently we are going to take medicine balls and throw them at the squares and catch the ball in a squat position. Why not! I have already done so many things I never thought I could!


Tim said...

The way you write about your class helps take the fear out of exercising. You make me want to go to the gym right now.

Cameron said...

Glad you see things my way. :-D
BTW it's Burpees and CrossFit. ;-)

Paige B said...

LOL I love reading your blog, it brings me back to On ramp, and I can actually hear Cameron saying the things you write about. Hilarious.
Keep up the hard work, it will pay off.