Christmas Abbott you are WOW. Love the pictures.
I’ve gotten a few messages about people wanting to join a CrossFit box, but wanting to up their fitness level or that they want to be in better shape before they start. Or something along those lines. This seems to be a common misconception among most those who only see the crazy, fit athletes who compete in the Games. This is certainly not true. When I started CrossFit I was so out of shape that just running around the block and the simplest exercises were excruciating.
I’ll admit, the first month or so, I felt like I was gonna die. But, after that, I started to see improvements and the running and stuff started to get easier. I started getting stronger and faster. Before I started I chatted with one of the coaches and he stated that once you start, you’ll get addicted. The high you get after finishing a workout is unbelievable. You look at the board and see your name with your score or your time written up there, and you say to yourself: ‘Wow! I did that! I made it through that!’ It’s what keeps you coming back, day in and day out. You want to be there. It becomes your home away from home. You come to love the people around you and not only do you compete with them, you want to also seem them succeed. You compete with yourself too. You see just how far you can push your body and your mind. And then they’ll ask for a little bit more. And you’ll do it. Because you want to. Because you want that feeling of accomplishment. The feeling you get when you PR a lift, a WOD, or doing a movement that before you hadn’t been able to achieve. It’s uplifting.
I’ve been doing this a year, and I’m nowhere near where I want to be in my CrossFit journey. I still have work to do. I still want to become a better athlete. A better person. A stronger person. CrossFit has helped me a ton with every aspect of my life. For that, I will forever be grateful to my coaches and my fellow CrossFitters. It’s hard to imagine my life now without CrossFit. So if any of you are even thinking that CrossFit might be for you, but you’re intimidated by the workouts or the crazy, strong, fit people that are the ‘faces’ of CrossFit. Don’t be. CrossFit is about your own personal fitness journey. No one else’s.