We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week.
This first week back after the holidays was a doozy. I miss sleeping in and not having to go anywhere, especially after our temperatures dropped to single digits. Therefore, this Fabulous Friday is much needed. Without further ado…
- Are you ready for some football?!? – It is January. It is cold. It is football playoff time!!! I know most of my readers don’t care, but I do love the sport of football (yes, in spite of the brain damage and domestic violence issues). This weekend is the first weekend of the playoffs, and I am ready to sit and watch every game. I can only hope they are good ones.
- My First Crossfit Class – Everyone knows that I have not been exercising. At all. For the past decade at least. I’ve flirted with running and TurboFire, but nothing lasts. I get too bored. A little known secret about me is that I LOVE strength training. The last time I got really excited about working out was doing P90X all those years ago (until I memorized the banter on the videos and then ended up hating Tony with all of my heart). Jim mentioned that when he is done with his marathon, he wanted to check out Crossfit. That piqued my interest, so after some research on my part, I went to my first session last night. I will admit that while I was there, I struggled and was so embarrassed by my lack of strength and lack of conditioning (the warm-up wore me out). By the time I left, I had a headache from all of the up and down motions while I was out of breath and was sick to my stomach. I drove home wondering why I put myself through that and doubted I would ever go back. All it took was a spoonful of peanut butter, a bunch of water, and a hot shower, and I cannot wait to go back for another session. I am sure this is not the last you will hear about this!
What makes this a Fabulous Friday for you?
Crossfit! Wow! I am so impressed. Good luck and hope it works well for you. I think we each have to find our ‘happy place’ in the exercise world. If you don’t like it to a certain extent, you won’t do it.
Thanks, Kay! Exactly. I am not a fan of running, and I detest stationary equipment. I do like what Crossfit has to offer and the exercises involved, so I’m thinking that this is a match made in heaven!
I’ve wanted to try crossfit for years! It sounds perfect, but two things have held me back: cost and not having a workout buddy also interested in crossfit. I’m intimidated by going in alone, you know? There’s only one place that does it up here and they host six week classes for beginners, so I’m considering doing that once the doc clears my foot for heavier exercise. Of course, that won’t be for at least six months, but still, I can plan! And follow your progress (and a few other friends) in the meantime!
Honestly, I think you would LOVE it! I think it is something that would be the perfect exercise regimen for you because it gives you both cardio and strength training, and you only compete against yourself. You work hard, but I know you appreciate that thrill and sense of power of doing just one more rep or one more push-up every time plus the satisfaction of shaky, sore muscles. I was petrified to go alone yesterday. I was even surprised that my free class was a one-on-one session, but I’m glad it was. I would have been even more embarrassed if others had seen just how out of shape and weak I am. The plan is for Jim to run his marathon, attend his free class if he wants, and then sign up for the six beginner courses together. It should definitely be interesting, difficult, and so much fun!
Yay exercise! I am glad you are finding something that works for you!! Hope it continues to be good for you, even if it sounds a bit hard!
Thanks, Kelly! Hard is good, right? If it weren’t difficult, everyone would be physically fit and healthy!
Michelle, I think it’s so awesome that you tried Crossfit!! I have a lot of friends who love it, and I’ve seen their great results. You have to do what works for you. I’m excited for you! Some day I want to try it, even though strength training is my least favorite thing. Maybe I could learn to like it. 😉
The first week back after the holidays sucks so bad. I was fortunate that my bosses were out of town on business all week. And I had 2 vacation days that rolled over – I used one on Wednesday and one today. It’s made the week bearable.
I hope you have a great weekend! I’m so happy about the playoffs this weekend. Can’t wait to watch.
Thanks, Brandie! I find being able to do one more push-up (or graduating from modified push-ups to real ones) much more gratifying and empowering than running a mile, so I think this is going to work for me. Jim plans to continue to run on the days he doesn’t do Crossfit, and my coach said yesterday she has runners and triathletes in her classes so it is definitely something you could incorporate into your running routine if you are interested. I think you would like it because it is another example of only competing with yourself.
Have a great weekend, girl! Enjoy your day off!