No Bread Day 33 - Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life
I had been working out pretty consistently since I was about 16 years old and had always been a “put my headphones on and do my own thing” type of gym member. However, I was becoming increasingly bored with the back and arms, chest and bi’s routine over and over again. I work in town and had seen all the people working out at Craic since it opened. Although I didn’t think I would be a huge fan of group workouts, and was admittedly more than a little nervous to give it a shot, I needed something new and something challenging. I’d never had any experience with olympic lifting and pullups and back squats were non-existent but my curiosity got the better of me so I figured I’d see what all this Crossfit buzz was about. From my first “baseline” test workout to my first actual class, I worked harder than I’d ever worked out in all my years of going to the gym. I was hooked immediately and looked forward to the challenge of each new class…albeit with some slight trepidations of whether I could get through them in one piece. I quickly learned, however, that I’d made one of the best decisions of my life by joining. All of the coaches are amazing and were always available to help me whether it was with form or weight selection or scaling for my abilities at the time. The other members were immediately welcoming and also super helpful and encouraging as I started out. A constant saying I heard often from John was “you can’t out-train a bad diet,” so I decided I would get the most out of my workouts by changing my diet and adopting the No Bread lifestyle. I’d considered myself in pretty good shape when I started at Craic, thinking that I didn’t need to lose any weight. However, after sticking to the diet change and being consistent with my attendance at workouts, I lost over 20 lbs in 6 months. At 37 years old I am without a doubt in the best shape of my life. While I know that the hard work was my own, I can’t thank the coaches at Craic enough for pointing me in the right direction and challenging me every day with different and difficult workouts. The atmosphere at Craic is amazing and always fun. Over the past year I have made some great new friends and even when I’m not feeling 100% I always have a great time with the other members who inspire and motivate me every day. The only regret I have about joining Craic is that I didn’t do it when they first opened a few years ago. I know it sounds cliche but in my case it’s true….joining Craic without a doubt changed my life and I look forward in the future to continually getting stronger and most importantly having fun.
16min AMRAP - if you get to 30 stop
odd- 5 strict pullups
even- 5 strict dips
odd- AMRAP ring rows in :30 - tight body, controlled tempo
even- AMRAP negative pushups in :30 - controlled