Hey guys! Happy Tuesday! It feels like a Monday because I was off work yesterday and because, man, it just felt like a Monday. One of those days at work. I’m grateful every day that I love my job, but there are still days I just feel completely stressed out. It worked out well that I had planned on an evening workout because I always feel better after a workout.
I came home from work, ate a pre-workout snack (two scrambled eggs and a piece of gluten-free toast) and then headed out to take my first CrossFit class since moving to Charlotte. I did CrossFit for a couple months in Winston-Salem (I blogged about being a Crossfit newbie here) and just hadn’t gotten around to trying out a CrossFit gym in Charlotte. I finally tried out Metro CrossFit tonight and LOVED it.
It’s a super nice gym (it reminds me a LOT of Top Tier in Winston) and the people were super nice and welcoming.
I even fit in on my first day – it was Tank Top Tuesday, which I had no idea about, but I was totally rocking a Oula tank top. (This pic came from Metro’s Facebook page.)
The first part of the was 10 minutes of skill work, EMOM (every minute on the minute) alternating pull-ups and double-unders for 30 seconds. So you had a 60 seconds to complete 6 pull-ups (I used a band for assist) and then 30 seconds for double-unders with 30 seconds rest before heading back to pull-ups. I was able to string together 6 double-unders at one point…which I was happy about considering it’s been months since I’ve done them, and I can usually only do 2 back to back. Most of my double under time was spent doing 2 consecutive DUs, whacking myself with the jump rope and then restarting. 🙂
The WOD was 5 rounds for time:
- 250 m row
- 10 front squats (RX was 75 and I did 45#, which ended up being wayyyyyy too light)
- 10 slam balls (I used a 15# ball and should have done the RX 20#)
- 2 minutes rest after each round
I finished in 18:15 and was a sweaty mess. It definitely was a cardio-heavy workout which was great for me, but I wish I had gone heavier on my squats. I just didn’t really know what to expect after being away from CrossFit so long…although I have still been lifting on my own. Anywayyyyy, I had a blast and am really looking forward to going back. (Um, clearly. Look at that giddy look on my face. And it looks like I have a gap in my teeth…I’m a mess. :D)
But… I’m not sure what to do about my gym memberships. CrossFit is expensive. I definitely can’t afford CrossFit AND my Y membership. I love having the Y for days that I just want to do my own workout, lift on my own, run on a treadmill, etc. And it’s within running distance of my house which I LOVE, and there’s a Y in my work building for the occasional mid-day workout. So…I’m not really sure what to do.
Any tips for choosing a gym? I’m sure many of us wish we could afford allll the workouts (yoga, gym, CrossFit, Pure Barre, spin) but that’s just not reality for most people. I wish Metro did punch card classes – I find those easier to manage from a budget perspective.