Category: Diary of a Fat Crossfitter

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – Starting Starting Strength

I can’t believe I got up early on a Saturday to go lift. Fucking crazy. Does anyone remember when I was astounded that I had become the type of person to get up early and run outside?  Well, until my “winter” running gear (warm pants and a rain jacket because I actually only own a trench coat, which is useless for running) arrive next week, I am not that type of...

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – CrossFitting in Jerusalem

I went to CrossFit Jerusalem for the first time earlier this week. After a month off, I’d forgot how wonderfully exhausting lifting + a WOD can be. Folks were very welcoming, although the athletes and coaches totally made fun of me for being so American about introducing myself to everyone. Habits die hard. It was a relatively deceptively simple workout. Warm up. Back squats 5×5. Then a metcon that focused on the core:...

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – CrossFit didn’t suck yesterday AND THAT WAS WEIRD

CrossFit didn’t suck yesterday. That was weird, and I’m not sure how I feel about it.  I’ve gotten into this mental thing where if I don’t leave thinking that OMG I AM SO TIRED AND THE WORST EVER AT CROSSFIT, then I feel like I should be working harder. In retrospect, that’s pretty silly.  I should be working smarter, not harder. Burpees are still my kryptonite.  I did pretty well on the strength...

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – Somewhat less crabby today

Yesterday, Jasmine threw a temper tantrum in the parking lot, and I picked her up and carried her all the way to the car, along with the groceries, and I wasn’t even winded. Today, Jasmine and I did yoga together when I got home from CrossFit. And then I stopped and just took pictures because ADORABLE. A couple of weekends ago, I had the first workout at my CrossFit gym...

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – Crabby McCrabbyPants

If you’re hollering out encouragement to EVERY runner who passes you during the workout, that’s awesome. If you’re only hollering encouragement to the fat chick who’s struggling, well, fuck you, buddy. Here’s the thing that I think a lot of people forget about fat people in the gym, ANY GYM, not just Crossfit: Fat is not and should not be a moral judgement (so don’t fucking lie to me and...

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED (1st 5k!)

I raced my first 5k over the weekend. Camille, my awesome amazing and to be much thanked running buddy, and I have been training both separately and apart. She, to get back to running after a few kids, and me, to get to a point where I wouldn’t embarrass myself by collapsing on the course after the first mile. We both succeeded, and I made it through the entire 5k while...

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – Four months in, it could be worse

My running buddy and I, that is, my adult running buddy and I, hit the second spot on our DC running bucket list last weekend. I’ve walked around the tidal basin, but not in years, and I’ve certainly never run around it. My toddler running buddy came too. We had a good run. Camille was kind enough to let me stick to my C25K running plan (yeah, I’m a few...

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Dairy of a Fat CrossFitter – Still Running

I got up yesterday morning thinking I’d catch the metro to go for a run* downtown with Jasmine, only to discover that it doesn’t open until 7. WUT. Washington DC, it’s like I don’t even know you anymore. Yesterday, I had a blast running with Jasmine. I expected her to fall back asleep in the stroller, but yesterday, she got really into the workout! She insisted on getting out and...