I posted this picture of my arms on Monday. I had a few people email me asking what I was doing to tone them. The answer:
The definition of CrossFit is "Constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement."
I have always been a "weights" person. Y'all know the girl over with the boys grunting over some iron weights. Staring at the mirror, not for beauty, but for form. I have never been "scared" or "intimidated" by the weight room. So it was only natural that as the CrossFit world came along, I would be all about it. Whats funny is most of the things we do in CrossFit are things I did in the gym, pullups, pushups, lunges, squats, but tweeked just a bit to make it so much more effective.
So when my best friend Jennifer, who is also my trainer, calls and tells me she is going to start a CrossFit style OnRamp class at CrossFit Coastline, I jumped at that. I had done a couple classes at another box in town, but the times were not good for me. So I started right before Christmas and I have not looked back.
I love the TRX system in the gym. I used to do these on the Smith Machine. I get a much better workout on the TRX.
Sometimes we do things that my mind cant wrap around, like turkish gettups! whatever they are called. Yeah its not fun, but Ill tell you what I feel awesome after I'm done...
Christa and I after a great OnRamp class with Trainer Jenn. Hot, sweaty, and dead. But it felt so good. And I look like I have 5 chins, GRRRRR!
I am a big stickler on the right shoe for the right sport. So when I got the chance to talk to Reebok in the FitFluential Twitter chat, I knew that I wanted a pair of the Reebok RealFlex shoes. A couple weeks later my husband and I received these beauties in the mail...
We have been training in the Real Flex for about 2 weeks and we love them. They really help my balance when squatting. Its great
This morning my Reebok RealFLex and my Klean Athletics water bottle are my best friends at the box.
My son is a future CrossFit champ, see #proof
I started a new protein regimen last week. I have been using the Klean Isolate by Klean Athlete. Its a flavorless whey protein. I love the fact that you can mix it with anything and it takes the taste of it. After OnRamp today, I made banana protein pancakes.
1 scoop (KleanAthlete Protein)
1 egg white
cinnamon to taste
(I use a lot)
(206calories, 28carbs, 26protein)
Mash in a bowl and cook like pancakes on the stove top. These are so easy to prepare and my kids and husband love them. SCORE!
You guys should check out all of the Klean Athlete products. They all seem amazing and I want them all. (Hint Hint husband of mine, LOL)
QOTD: Do you use a certain protein powder? If so, what kind?