Thursday, July 26, 2012

Crossfit Boston Trial Class & Slow Cooker GIVEAWAY!

Hi Guys!
I wanna tell you about my first ever Crossfit workout, and then I have an exciting giveaway for you!!
Everything I know about Crossfit, I've learned from reading Tina's blog  When Tina started going to Crossfit regularly and showing her impressive results on her blog (hello sixpack!), I was impressed and wanted to learn more about it.  Slowly and surely, Crossfit started popping up everywhere I turned, it became many bloggers workout of choice, and even some of my friends starting doing it. 

If you know anything about Crossfit, you know that it is expensive, effective, and wildly popular right now.  The workouts are short, intense, and challenging.
Tracy and I have been wanting to try it for a while, so we finally got the courage and went in for a trial.

Boston has a few "boxes" so we picked Crossfit Boston since it is the original "box" of Boston.
On Monday nights  they offer a free trial class, so we signed up and made the trek over there after work.  If you live in the area, you can sign up too, just go here.  They offer a free week's worth of workouts, which is three days.

The WOD (workout of the day) was:

Front Squat
15 minutes to work up to a heavy 5

42 Wall Ball 20/14
21 Hand Stand pushups
21 Clean highpull 135/95
30 Wall Ball 20/14
15 Hand Stand pushups
15 Clean highpull 135/95
18 Wall Ball 20/14
9 Hand Stand pushups
9 Clean highpull 135/95

 For us newbies, it was altered to:

21 regular Push-ups
21 Dead lifts (45 lbs)
21 Wallballs (10lb medicine ball)

15 Push-ups
15 dead lifts (45 lbs)
15 Wallballs (10 lb medicine ball)

9 Push-ups
9 Dead lifts (45 lbs)
9 Wallballs (10 lb medicine ball)

Tracy and I finished in ~10 minutes.  Afterwards, I felt nauseous, but I must say, it was super fun.  I could see myself getting really in shape if I started going there.  All the coaches were so supportive and I was impressed by all the attention they were giving potential members.  I would love to sign up, if I had the money, and that is a BIG if. Crossfit is expensive, but if you are looking for an intense workout, and a lot of personal attention, it's a great place to get in shape.

Giveaway Time!
I was contacted by SlimKicker about doing a giveaway for a slow cooker.  Slimkicker is a cool website that turns your diet and fitness goals into a game with points, rewards, and challenges.They offer recipe ideas for various diets and even have their own diet tracker app.  They are looking for some new challenge ideas, and thought you guys could help. 

The winner of the giveaway will win this lovely deluxe slow cooker/steamer.

Unfortunately, you have to put in a little effort to win this giveaway, but still, it's totally worth the chance to win (in my opinion)!

To enter, just leave a comment with an idea for a healthy challenge.

Some ideas I came up with:
"I would challenge myself to eat more veggies by having a side salad with my dinner as many nights a week as possible"
"I would challenge myself to take the stairs instead of the elevator as many times a week as I can"

Slimkicker will pick a winner and let me know in about a week!  I really wish I could win because my slow cooker looks like this:
Good Luck everyone!

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  1. I will try to park farther away from the door at work so I can get more walking in during the week!

    Matt B

  2. I would challenge myself to ride my bike to work 3 days a week rather than drive :)

    1. Love it Val! I'm jealous you live close enough to work to ride your bike!

  3. I am going to be challenging myself to try a new veggie every week. During that week I will to try to cook said veggie in 3 different ways!

    <3 Jonna

  4. I would challenge myself by bringing gym clothes to work so I cant getting in a workout!

  5. i would challege myself to make my lunches for work for the week on sunday and freeze them, that way they are ready to go everyday! save money and calories!

    1. Good Plan! haha Brown baggin' it is the way to go!

  6. oops...I meant avoid a workout! I need some nutrition(slow cooker style nutrition) to fuel my stupid brain

  7. I will challenge myself to walk my brother's dog more during the week. She could use the exercise...

    1. good for dog, and good for you! double whammy!

  8. I would challenge myself to walk to work everyday rather than drive (1.7 miles). Not only is this a healthy challenge, but I would also be able to enjoy the culture of Cambridge through my walks, as well as help the environment.


    1. Yay katie! combine that with your exercise size bike and you'll be ripped in no time. haha

  9. I am trying to challenge myself to plan meals during the week. I tend to just wing it, and I know I can save money and stress if I just plan them out ahead of time.

    1. I try to do that too!~It is a huge challenge, but definitely worth it. :)

  10. I challenga myself to do parkour/free running once a day, every day for a year, 365 days!

    1. This is Brian. Don't know why Google chose my middle name to display...

    2. I had no idea your middle name was Rusty! That's cool. and good challenge idea! Parkour looks fun, is there a gym that you do it at?

  11. My slow cooker looks like that! We never use it!
    Healthy challenge: Do at least 30 minutes of (at least) moderate exercise every day!

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    1. good one! I am always chugging water to make sure I get enough!

  13. I am challenging myself to train and tackle the hills at the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco.

  14. My challenge idea is to ask yourself 'do i really need to eat this?' before you eat anything for a week. prevents you from mindless eating, and keeps you aware.

  15. I like that idea, Martha! keeping a food diary helps with that too.

  16. I challenge myself to make healthier lunches that I take to work. :)

    1. you're right on track with that CJ, keep bringing pickles in zip lock bags hahaha.

  17. Laurie--MA I challenge myself to finally start going to at least one beach yoga class a week. The instructor is a neighbor and my DIL bought me the cute t-shirt. Now, if it weren't so darn early in the mornings!!

    1. OOOh beach yoga sounds amazing!! I'd love to try that. Cute workout clothes always help!


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