I’m over a month into Crossfit and absolutely love it! I am so very addicted to the energy and power I feel during a WOD ( work out of the day). Here is a day in pictures of what I Dawn the Crossfitter does!


Enter gym and feel the nervous pee build up, we do not know what our WOD will be prior to getting there! It is always a surprise.


Find my buddies, grab a piece of PVC tubing and get stretching that upper body out!


Oogle my trainer Bowman, who is doing the WOD prior to our class!


All the guys are aiming for his body!
Then we finish our warm up which usually consists of a lot of running on the spot,butt kicks,high knees,jumping jacks,crab crawls….. Etc.. All warmed up know!

Then we move on to our skill. This night it was back squats, oh god help me!


Then we all partner up and practice.



I got extra help from my trainer! 😉


My squats were to be sets of 5/5/4/4/3/2 , with weights increasing till you maxed out.


I’m a/d and we started at 85lbs.. Gradually working up to 125lbs, not too heavy but I can’t get down into a good squat with too much weight.

Then we move into the WOD

We had a 20 min time cap to do AMRAP ( as many rounds/reps as possible)

I finished 2 complete rounds with an additional 100 lunges and 9 toe touches. In case you weren’t counting, that’s a total of 300 lunges, 109 toe touches,100 push ups and 50 kettlebell swings (25lbs) in 20 minutes!

I am a sucker for punishment because I’m going 5 nights in a row this week! Last night I was still feeling a little tight in the glutes and quads ( from all those lunges) but I was going to shake it out for another WOD.

This is what I walked into

Oh dear lord!
We practiced our cleans and push presses prior to the WOD and I knew better than to lift too much and tire out.

Here is the results with my dear friend showing you how we all felt!

I enjoyed the run part of this because it was outside and it cooled me off! I always end up a hot chalk mess post WOD

I drank my aminos during this workout, downed a protein shake on the way home then inhaled this Paleo friendly meal when I got home


Then I tucked my tore up body into bed and dreamt of this place, Myrtle Beach .. See you in 15 days !!!


And that pretty much sums up my Crossfit life! I love every minute of it!

8 comments on “A Day in the life of a Newbie Crossfitter”

  1. Hey Dawn!

    Awesome BLOGing about CrossFit and your fitness/wellness journey! Last night’s WOD was brutally fun…does that actually make any sense?! haha! Great job last night!
    See you Thursday!

  2. Loving this recap, Dawn! I’ve always been curious of how things go through a class. I mean, I know there’s a WOD but I’ve never known how it’s gone step by step. Thanks for sharing – and I love the comments throughout!

    • Oh thanks! So many people ask me what Crossfit really is. They think I just go to this place and lift things! It is so much more than that. I love it and I’d love to encourage people to give it a try!

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