I started Crossfit back in May- with lots of skepticism, but lots of excitement as well. I had heard so much about it and figured I had to give this latest craze a try and see what it was all about! For a while I had been stuck. My normal workout routine reached a plateau and I wasn’t losing or gaining- I was basically stuck. Desp for a change, I tried Crossfit Vida Brickell. Who the heck knew I’d end up hating in and loving it all at the same time.
And so Brickgal Megan and I embarked on the notorious 90-Day Paleo/Crossfit Challenge, which has turned out to be the hardest damn challenge I have ever taken on in my life. Not just because I was practically married to dairy, but I’ve learned to manage my weight by eating anything I want- as long as I control my portions and get in some cardio. So, losing the cardio, lifting some major weight and eliminating cheese and grains were a major shocker for me- not to mention extremely hard to maintain.
While the truth is I did Paleo half assed - I stuck to it during the week but on weekends I ate whatever I wanted. In the beginning I was attending Crossfit Vida Brickell 4-5 times a week, but with my travels and long work days, on some weeks I was only able to go maybe 3 to 4 times. But, as the weeks went by I started to love Crossfit – and my body totally started to crave it whenever I missed it. And yes, Brickgals, I grew a love for wall balls and burpees- and of course, Double-Unders.
Paleo has been and continues to be a challenge for me, mainly because I love food- all kinds of food too damn much! And I don’t like feeling restricted when it comes to a diet- and that’s what Paleo makes me feel- restricted. But, numbers don’t lie- and when the results where in- well the truth of the matter is this: You want to tone up, get healthy, gain strength, lose inches and get leaner- Crossfit & Paleo work. LEGIT. And that’s the truth.
Even though I know I didn’t follow Paleo the way I should’ve and despite the fact I didn’t attend Crossfit as much as I should’ve- I still lost 1.5% of body fat! I’ve lost so many inches and gotten so much more leaner- the fact that I actually gained weight in the beginning was frustrating, but fitting into size 4 after being sized for a 6 back in April made it all worth while!
So, Crossfit Vida Brickell is def going to continue to be a part of my life- I can’t imagine going back to a regular gym- ever. It seems like such a waste. Yeah its hard, and yeah you have to be dedicated, and yes- chipping my nails and having to wash my hair every other day sucks- BUT- none of those compare to the amazing feeling of looking and feeling better! So, head over to Crossfit Vida Brickell and don’t forget to mention the Brickgals sent you for $25 off your first month!