“Figure out how many sessions you can fit into your week and make them non-negotiable.”
Congratulations to my fellow unfit CrossFitters for taking that huge leap of faith and swallowing those nerves to walk through the doors of your CrossFit box in the first place. If starting CrossFit is daunting for those who are already sportsmen or of athletic persuasion, then you and I know the true enormity of that first step.
I started out higgledy-piggledy with my CrossFit routine. Sometimes showing up once, twice or three times a week. Sometimes not at all. Taking a break for a week that stretched into two or three.
Many CrossFitters are used to having exercise as a routine part of their life, but for me and my fellow unfit CrossFitters, committing to and fitting in regular exercise is something really new. It’s hard to keep turning up and it’s easy to find a valid excuse not to come.
The turning point for me was when I made a commitment to go to CrossFit three times a week – Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays 6pm and Saturdays 7:30am. These times are set in stone, and understood by those around me whose help I need – my husband, my children and my friends. If there is a valid reason that I can’t attend my usual session, then I make arrangements to “make up” that session at another time on another day.
You don’t have to turn up five times a week like some of the other guys at your box, but you do need to figure out how many sessions you can fit into your week and make them non-negotiable.
(Excerpt From http://www.tabatatimes.com/crossfit-for-the-unfit-crossfitter/ by Katrina Wood)