Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Do you experiment with fitness?
Despite the fact that I recently discovered Julianna Margulies in "The Good Wife," and despite the fact that I recently picked up the 758-page issue of Vogue—I started a new book. The Great Fitness Experiment by Charlotte Hilton Anderson. A fascinating read, really...taken from her aptly titled blog, The Great Fitness Experiment. In her book (and obviously in her blog) she spends one year "trying everything" and by "everything" I mean functional training, Jillian Michaels, CrossFit, Kettlebells and more. And she does so with heart—and a hefty dose of honesty, too. Charlotte isn't shy about her issues with compulsively overexercising, and speaks very candidly about her struggles with overcoming it. In her words:
Oh, and I should let you know that Charlotte is not a professional. She's not a personal trainer, not a group fitness instructor. She's an everyday woman sharing her honest opinion. And in the first chapter, she talks about functional training.
P90X who? Exactly. I only wish I could give some of this a try right now, but clearly that'll have to wait 'till this baby pops out. Until then, I'll make do with reading about it in Charlotte's book.
Speaking of Baby, things are going well. I may have gone to bed at 7:30PM last night...I may have gained a few pounds...but it's all for the good of this child within. And I couldn't be happier or feel better. I'm looking forward to next week's ultrasound, even though we aren't finding out what the gender is. It'll just be nice to see how the little peanut is growing.
Question: Do you CrossFit? How do you experiment with fitness?