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CrossFit Goals and Measuring Success

Posted Nov 13 2012 8:11am

The weather in DC has been really strange lately. Yesterday it was warm and in the low 70′s.

I was able to run in shorts and I actually felt a little uncomfortably warm on the run.

Running in shorts in November. No complaints here. @mizunorunning #fitfluential

I did about 3 miles, but didn’t wear my watch so I have no idea what my pace was. I felt slow though.

Today it is rainy and about 45 degrees. Luckily, I won’t be working out outside today. Instead I’ll be doing my first ever CrossFit class!

Source: via FitFluential on Pinterest


I am two parts excited and one part nervous. The nervous part is mainly because I’m fairly certain I won’t be able to walk tomorrow after a thorough butt-kicking tonight.

I’m viewing CrossFit as a fun experience and something different to try between now and Christmas. If I love it and I’m seeing some results by then, I might sign up to do it longer term. If I hate it or I’m not seeing any results, I won’t continue to do it.

Data nerd alert!

In order to measure results, I’m going to be taking all sorts of fun measurements before my class tonight.  I plan to monitor weight, body fat percentage, and then number of inches around pretty typical body parts: waist, hips, biceps, etc.

Source: via FitFluential on Pinterest


I’m not sure if I’m going to go public with any of those numbers, but I will most likely do some sort of check-in where I at least let you know if I’m seeing changes and what direction things are moving in.

My biggest goal for CrossFit is that I’d like to put on some muscle (and ideally have it replace fat). So a drop in body fat percentage is going to be the key indicator for me of how CrossFit is going.

I’ll be back tomorrow to let you know how the first workout goes. Fingers crossed, I won’t be in too much pain.

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