I used to wonder how I would find the time to fit in an hour long workout several times a week. This thinking often kept me from getting in any type of workout at all...even at home if you can believe that! Well, after 2 1/2 weeks at Crossfit, I can say that miraculously (lol) I managed to get a workout to fit with my schedule and it's now just out of routine that I get up Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and work a gym session into my day.
On another note, I was also quite worried that the hardcore grind of a crossfit workout would leave my muscles in agony like they did back in 2012. But I found that the most notable difference between the Crossfit that I attend today compared to when I was a member back in 2012 is that I get in a really good hour long session of pushing myself but it's not that 'hardcore grind' that used to leave me icing my sore body and sucking down motrin to ease the pain of climbing a set of stairs.
The only SNAFU of getting into my new workout routine was that I forgot my compression sleeve one morning so Coach Ryan had to modify my workout for that day which saved me from having to just go home. There's no taking chances when it comes to protecting the breast cancer affected limb from possible lymphedema. I now leave my sleeve in one of the lockers at the gym to ensure this doesn't happen again!
My progress after 2 1/2 weeks is more-so in how I feel rather than in weight loss. I only lost 3 lbs BUT as Coach Ryan has mentioned many times - muscle mass will be gained so tracking progress can't be done on a scale. Notably, I am not out of breath when I go from the basement to the 3rd floor with that laundry basket and when I take my jeans out of the dryer, I don't have to jump up and down or lay on the bed to get them on... they are actually loose! That just goes to show you that I AM losing - the inches are more important than the pounds! When I get to the top of that mountain in the Adirondacks this summer with ease, that will be all the progress tracking I need.