I started the CrossFit Gardendale Beginners On-Ramp class in February 2015. I really wanted to start much earlier than that but I just kept making excuses as to why CrossFit was not for me. I have always been a runner/cardio workout kind of person; weights seriously intimidated me! Every time I thought about lifting weights my constant thought was I don’t want to lift heavy weights, get bulky or look somewhat manly like some of the women in the magazines. In my mind I wanted to workout and look slim and toned and not like a bodybuilder. Not wanting to get too bulky was one of my biggest excuses for not starting earlier. As I approach my one year anniversary with CrossFit Gardendale, I reflect back and sorta laugh on how uneducated I was about lifting weights. I actually enjoy lifting weights now. The workouts CFG provide are so diverse. I feel like every time I go into the box my entire body is getting a workout not just one or two areas. My favorite workouts are the ones when we lift weights and run. I feel so much better since I started lifting weights. I can certainly say that I have gained muscle mass and lost fat. I feel stronger and healthier than I have in a long time. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me when people comment on the muscle tone of my arms when I am just doing random things. It just makes me laugh and in my mind thankful that I FINALLY figured out that working out and lifting weights are my new way of life.
I am a runner, I am not bulky, I AM CFG!
April On-Ramp begins April 4th! For more info on On-Ramp and how to get started click here.