CrossFit at Home
I'm really trying to get back into exercise, but the thought of going to the gym and riding the elliptical machine for 30 minutes and then going through a round of strength training just doesn't appeal to me at all. I've been reading a lot of Paleo blogs and many of these also talk a lot about CrossFit and as much as I like the CrossFit model, I simply cannot afford to join a CrossFit gym right now. The other day I saw on PaleOMG that a new WOD (workout of the day) Genius app had been launched which would generate workouts based on what workout gear you have access too, such as a bike, dumbells, a bench, a step, running, etc. So even with minimal access to workout gear, you can get in a good workout. Yesterday I entered that I had access to running, a bike, a stair/step and the above workout was generated for me. I mapped out 1 mile around my neighborhood on gmaps pedometer and set off to do my workout. I loved being able to do this workout at home at my own pace. It wasn't super hard, but I still felt like I had a good workout when I finished and I had biked 5 miles, and done 60 of each, jumping jacks, push ups (NOT hand stand pushups, are you kidding me??), and walking lunges.
When Bill got home from archery he made us a delicious dinner of Alaskan Cod, I had some acorn squash roasting in the oven, and then some corn on the side. It was so delicious! We have started having fish once a week and I'm loving it. I never used to buy it because I hated the smell it left in the house but so far it hasn't been bad and it's worth it for the variety we've added to the dinner routine. As far as dieting goes, I just am not into it right now. I'm just trying not to eat too much junk and ramp up the workouts. Do I want to lose weight? Yeah, but it's honestly just not a priority for me right now. Frankly, trying to lose weight is a lot of work and it's just not something I want to focus my energy on. My focus is to eat foods that make me feel good and exercise to keep my body from breaking down. Besides, Bill happens to like my big ole butt!! ;)
Most importantly, I just want to enjoy the fall and get in as many fall activities as possible. And we have Bill's 30th birthday coming up so we have some fun things planned for that. And if some gf pumpkin poppers make their way into my oven, I won't be too upset about that either!