So. I tried Crossfit Manila for the first time last week. In my heart I was really doubtful because of all my illnesses. Add to that the age factor & my uber sedentary lifestyle. But I still gave it a try because I want to experience everything while I can, and live to tell. Besides, my friends from Paleo Manila & Crossfit Manila gifted me with this wonderful opportunity so who was I to waste it.
Ate & my Lovey were so sweet to go with me on my first day. They said they would take me to BOOTCAMP since I also always take them on their first days to school. <3 Girls are the sweetest. So that eased my apprehension somewhat. Ate decided to join so she could assist me, while my Lovey was the camera (wo)man (Thank you baby girl!). Somebody had to take photos, this was a once in a lifetime thing, lels! :)
We started off with a leisurely 1 minute jog outside. One minute was all it took to take my breath away. My Gosh! I am SO out of shape & I’m so ashamed to realize how bad my lifestyle has been leading to this day.
Next were a series of lunges & squats. 30 minutes in & I was panting, sweating profusely & seeing stars. I was puking my gut out (you know, the kind where nothing but bitter water comes out but your tummy keeps contracting?). Add to that the back of my head started throbbing which is what I feel when my blood pressure is way up. I though I was going to pass out with my head in the toilet.
Ate was my partner & was encouraging me every step of the way but I had to leave midway as I couldn’t breath inside the warehouse. All I could manage was 30 minutes & already, I felt the walls closing in on me. In fairness, I really did my best & kept going even though I was seeing stars & moon!
At age 45, with hypertension & type 2 diabetes and having lived a very sedentary lifestyle, I have to say that this type of workout is really not up my alley.
For now I really have to work my way up slowly but surely until I get fit & ready enough for Crossfit. I’m not closing my door, I’m leaving a teeny tiny crack open for when I get fit enough to be able to go back.
So it’s just you & me now, my hateful treadmill! :P I’m sorry for disappointing you my dear readers. I gave it my best but my best just wasn’t good enough
This is not GAME OVER. It’s just a pause until I get my strength & I can face my challenges head on. ;)