My CrossFit Journal (Year 2 Week 41)

I have nothing planned in my head as to what I’m going to blog about this week. I think it’s because I’m way too excited to head home to Newfoundland for Christmas. I’m going a few days earlier than I would normally so that’s VERY exciting. Especially since I’ll be there for my littlest nephews birthday.

Speaking of not having anything lined up, would anyone like to do guest blog posts on my blog during the holidays? All you’ve gotta do is email me with a blog post by Thursday night.

This weekend we ran around and did some errands, in the snow storm. Glad I wasn’t driving — a few points during our drive we fish tailed while making turns. That freaks me the eff out, and that’s when I used to go in ditches when I first got my license. One day I’ll tell you how many times that was. Today is not that day.

I’ve been listening to ChymFM radio station at work, in the car and at home on the internet radio player … because they play Christmas music 24/7!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a listen. They play a lot of the classics.

Alright, time to talk about my workouts last week. Only went twice. Better than not going at all I suppose. Let’s make it Christmasy looking. That’d be fun…

But just to have this post a little visually more interesting. Here’s what I wore on one of the days to to the CrossFit wod. Winter attire at its best (and a photo of me at work).crossfit workout gear

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Why I work out

I just don’t think about it. I just do it. When I sign up for my classes at CrossFit I have to immediately drive home after work, put on my workout clothes and head out the door quickly to make the class in time. There’s no sitting around and deciding whether or not I’m in the mood to go.

I posted last week-ish that I took some time off working out and it took a toll on my physical and mental health. I felt like a slob, and I was very whiney. Not a good combo. However, when my body needs the break, I take it. That means that some times I go to Crossfit 5x a week, and sometimes 2-3x a week. It all depends on how I’m feeling, and of course if the workouts don’t suck.

Last week’s workouts were pretty fun. All the workouts were right up my alley and I didn’t feel too weak. While I’m mediocre at CrossFit, I still really enjoy the workouts and always keep coming back. One of my coaches high five’d me because I think we both thought I’d never come back. Lol! September – November I was there maybe 6 or 7 times, and the weeks were just passing by. I wasn’t doing anything active.

“Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.” – George S. Patton, U.S. Army General and 1912 Olympian


Never let your body tell the mind what to do.

People have commented that I’m a fairly active person and very motivated.

To put things in perspective for you. I do this because it’s been routine for me for the past number of years. I don’t think of working out to be a chore. I don’t work out to become a beast, even though I feel like one at CrossFit sometimes. I workout to maintain, and to be able to eat sweet treats a little more than once in a while.

We don’t have cable TV (ever since CBC decided that we can’t just plug in a TV and get 2 channels any more, I haven’t watched TV unless I’m home in Newfoundland which is a 3 hour airplane ride away).

So I basically don’t have a choice to just not work out. What else would I do with my time, right? Think about it. My Boyfriend and I of 8 years don’t have any kids. We don’t own a house. Being in a 800sq/ft apartment is easy to maintain, and keep clean. I suppose I could just come home and clean every night and make supper and then hang out on the couch all night but where would that get me?


I also work out so I can eat goodies like that.

One of my awesome readers, Aline (hi!!!) suggested I talk about some of my workout gear because I only seem to post photos of what I’m wearing and not discuss them. Didn’t know that interested people so I’ll remember to start.

I’m sorry I don’t have another new photo of my workout clothes. I don’t take a ton of selfies when I’m running out the door to drive 15 minutes to CrossFit. But for the most part I wear the same things because I’ve been loving the way they fit and keep me warm even though I’m working up a sweat.

Grey long sleeved is a very soft athletic material from Champion. I bought it while in Newfoundland at Costco. Their workout clothes are awesome. I have a white jacket from Costco that I enjoy wearing as a warmup piece. The black leggings are all the same in the photo. They’re quite thick and I received them to review from MPG. I’d like to note that I don’t wear the purple long sleeved at all. The seams were all in weird places and felt uncomfortable. The black zip up is from Sport Chek and it’s by Under Armour. Another thicker material, great for warm ups and getting in cold cars. Finally, the black sneakers on my feet are by Mizuno and they’re the Wave Riders. Technically they’re for running and while I do run, I also wear them to CrossFit too. crossfit-workout-clothes

How often do you workout?

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My CrossFit Journal (Year 2 Week 40)

Has it really been months since I did a CrossFit workout recap? Huge fails.

I usually post this kind of stuff on Monday but I wanted other things to go up before this (boring to you) post. I had an idea. Recap all my workouts once a month into one post? Does that sound like a better plan than posting it weekly? I want my blog to be enjoyable for you guys to read, too. Let me know, will ya?

I am almost at the 3 year mark of joining CrossFit. I’ve had a few bumps in the road where I attend 3 or 4 times in a month and then get all hardcore (I’m actually mediocre for those people who always do Rx’ed WODs), but I keep at it because I freaking love it.

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