Argh! I’m beyond frustrated right now! I have really good intentions and really good plans. As you know, being a full-time working mom does not lend itself to working out whenever I want to very easily. I have to plan ahead, but I also don’t want to take time away from William. I’m still getting my 10,000 steps a day (most days), but I’m craving long runs and weight lifting sessions that I used to do so regularly. Let me back up.
A couple months ago, I took eight introductory classes at CrossFit 26. If you’re a long time reader, you may remember that I did these same introductory classes at the same location back in 2012. (HERE is my post from it.) However, I was trying to get pregnant during that time, so I never took a “real” CrossFit class after that. Fast forward to now. I didn’t want to jump into a real class without the training again since it had been three years and CrossFit is SO technical with the movements.
So for four weeks, my mom and I went to CrossFit 26 twice a week for the introductory classes. Yes, my MOM and I went together – she’s awesome! I loved the classes as much as I did a few years ago. The coaches were phenomenal and the class size was small, so we got a lot of attention. Once I finished the introductory classes, I was nervous to take a real class, but definitely wanted to start. Here’s where the frustration happened.
On THREE different occasions, yes, THREE, I tried to go to class, and it just didn’t happen. The introductory classes were later in the evening. The regular classes were right in the middle of rush hour which left me sitting in my car for 45 minutes and not even arriving on time. I didn’t want to go late, especially since it would have been my first time, so I never made it. After the third attempt, I decided it was not going to work out due to the time and location. There may be a class here and there where I’m able to go, but unfortunately it’s just not going to work out during this time. I’m frustrated because I was really excited to start a workout routine and knew CrossFit would have been awesome.
I guess I could look for a CrossFit box closer to my house, but I’m apprehensive to do that since I don’t want to just go to any box. At CrossFit 26, I knew all the coaches were well knowledgeable and made sure everyone stayed safe. I’m sure that’s the intent of other boxes, but I’m not sure if it actually happens. I suppose I shouldn’t judge anything before I give it a chance, but I knew 26 was a good place.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not sitting on my butt doing nothing. No, William wouldn’t let me do that even if I wanted to! I’m still doing those quick 15 minute workouts twice a week before school with my coworkers. I’m still taking lots of walks when the weather allows. And I’m still doing a tiny bit here and there at my house. Just not nearly as much as I’d like. (My Polar is definitely helping to hold me accountable!)
I literally have no pictures to put in this post. I’m pretty sure that’s a first! Alright, I’m done complaining now. I’ll just need to figure out a new plan of action for working out!
Has working out ever not worked out for you? What’d you do instead?