CrossFit is a type of functional fitness program. Check it out here: www.crossfit.com A little background: I haven't exercised in any real extent for over a year now. I'm 21, and weigh 125 lbs at 5'10". I can't do even one pull-up. I aim to change that. I figured I'd keep a little journal here to look at my progress, and maybe some of you would join in and try CrossFit out. I started doing the program yesterday, but today I did my first real WOD (Workout of the Day). Today's WOD is: Rounds of 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5 reps of: virtual shovels pushups The Rx is 45 lb. plates, but I used 10 lbs. I'm just beginning. Wow, what a workout. I edged near puking at a few times. But I did it! Man I'm proud of myself. I bought a stopwatch today, but forgot to get AAA batteries, so I relied on the gym clock for time. I clocked in about 40 minutes, give or take a minute. I'm happily surprised because I see many others who did this in about 35 minutes. I paused frequently to wait for Mr. Pukie to retreat, and frequent breaks. But turns out I'm not all that much behind the herd. A few weeks, and I should be with the herd, and I will then start putting on the weight until I can do the Rx'd weights. My current goal is to be able to do all the WODs as Rx'd. By then, I'll be in an amazing shape. If any of you object to me keeping a journal here, I'll stop, but I hoped this would be inspirational to some of you to give CrossFit a try for yourself and maybe discuss your progress here as well.