In late September, I started a membership at Hoosier CrossFit, and am now halfway through the 12-session on-ramp program, and I feel like a million bucks!
If you're not familiar with CrossFit, the best way I could describe it would be a highly varied total body workout performed at high intensity in a group setting three to five days a week (or more if you're totally crazy). Each day consists of a "Workout of the Day", or "WOD", and can include a wide variety of exercises, like pullups, jump rope, rope climbing, box jumps, running, dead lifts, cleans, snatches, squats, pushups, ring dips, rowing, et cetera. Generally, around three exercises are picked from a list, and you rotate through them as a set for a predefined time or number of reps. Some example crossfit workouts can be found here.
People participate in CrossFit at a wide variety of levels, from those wanting to achieve and general level of fitness for longevity to those who want to compete professionally. I'm on the former side of the that spectrum, but enjoy watching those that live on the other side as well. As an added bonus, Shaun and Jenna are running a 30 day Paleo Challenge as well, and since I'm now eating 100% Paleo, it worked out great for me to solidify my transition. If you're looking for something new to jump start the fitness side of your general health and wellness plan, I'd strongly recommend CrossFit. If you're in Bloomington, you can go by Hoosier Crossfit for a free intro workout to see if it's right for you. As for my latest numbers, I've now finally hit 160, which was my goal when setting out on this journey, but I still have a bit to go from a body fat percentage perspective. I'm now at 13.6% (down from 26% in December), and am pushing hard to make it the rest of the way to 10%.