Wednesday, March 28, 2018

It's Working Out

Crossfit... it's something that my husband got into years ago... he fell in love with while we were stationed in Korea, which seems ages ago. He began building a home gym shortly after his love for it began, and it grew immensely during our 3.5 year stay in Oklahoma. It began with ordering a pull up bar and bands... and then added a weightlifting bar, and weights for that bar... and then a rower... followed by installing a rig into our home in Oklahoma. He began to find deals on Craigslist... kettlebells and dumbbells priced just right, an old school Air Dyne bike...the garage gym was growing... and I was still pretty skeptical about this whole "Crossfit" thing. When we moved from Oklahoma to Washington... all we kept was the rower and our barbells... he had a completely different idea of what he wanted his home gym to look like in Washington. Before we even settled into the house, his order from Rogue was delivered... squat rack/yoke, sled, a box jump, more plates and barbells... a ski erg came along later, as well as more pull up bars... his garage gym has grown so much... next up, is a rope climb station on one of our big trees outside. I'm sure he can tell you each piece of equipment in purchase order, the way I can with my camera gear. It's his passion, his thing...

For almost a year, I've stepped into this part of his world that I used to roll my eyes at... I was that person that said "I'll NEVER do Crossfit." (insert eye roll)... and here I am... doing Crossfit. After I graduated from my bootcamp class in April of 2017, I jumped right into class at one of our local boxes. We were never able to workout at the same time, schedules just wouldn't allow it (especially since the twins were so much younger at the time)... and so I would hit up a later night class (my very first class was a 5:30 am class). I still remember the first time I back squatted... the bar, which weighs 35#s felt like it was crushing me... I laugh at that now. Fast forward a few months... at the end of November, my membership to the box was expiring, and the hubby had already moved along to a new box (and left that box... class times just weren't matching up well with his work schedule)... At that point, we were working out with each other on the weekends, it just felt natural to hold each other accountable and workout with one another during the weekdays as well. I mean, we had ALL that equipment in the garage gym to use... so why not! 

Getting started wasn't a problem. We knew we loved the programming that Ben Bergeron put out, so we decided to carry along with that... We live 3+ acres between our neighbors, so we blast our music and go to town. Friends have joined along the way, which brings even more fun/enjoyment to the workouts. Weekends are usually filled with at least 1 person stopping in (this last weekend we had 4 others join us!) The kids love being at home while we workout... they get inspired... they build their own workouts, and execute them (Charlotte especially)... they are little monkeys, that see and do what we do. I call that a win. I'd say that working out in the garage gym... has been working out for us. Right now, there's no where else I'd rather be...

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