Exactly a year ago. I bought a Groupon on September 16th. I was nervous but excited at the same time. I told myself. I am in pretty decent shape why not? Boy, was I wrong. (Everything is relative right?) 😛
It’s been quite the journey. As I walk into the CrossFit gym on 28th and 6th I see burly men who look like they were born with 6 packs. I am not going to lie. I was pretty intimidated but equally excited at the same time. Luckily, in the beginning, we went over our form and there is a gradual process and two levels one for beginners and one for more advanced folks.
Fast forward almost a year later. I am so grateful that I took the plunge and as many of you know. I love talking about Crossfit. I am genuinely super excited to wake up at 5am, meditate, and then to go to my 6am class. The community, the friendship, the laughing, sweating and suffering in pain for a whole hour. It’s all worth it in the end when you stare at each other thinking man that was pretty crazy huh. Everyone is high fiving each other and we all wait around until the last person finishes and everyone claps for you. The high is amazing. It is such a surreal feeling knowing that every week you are pushing yourself to the point of failure. Your relationship to failure is so much more abstract and is easily changing on a daily basis when you do CrossFit every day.
I love the feeling and the showers are that much better when you are so sweaty you can barely take off your shirt because it’s drenched in sweat sticking to every inch of your body.
I recently started taking creatine and have been eating healthier as well.
This small step and start almost a year almost has really changed my life for the better.
I actually care about my health now and I am much more mindful about what I put into my body. It’s starting a snowball effect with how I treat myself and the relationship I have to my mental health is so important to me now.
It’s quite amazing to see how just one impulse decision such as buying a Groupon and then a year later you cannot imagine what life would be like without Crossfit. For those of you who are afraid you might get hurt. There is really all levels of athletes and they really emphasize doing the proper form/technique. (Shoutout to my box at Solace on 32nd and Park). I have noticed a ton of ex-collegiate athletes at our box but overall it’s definitely a process. I am not even close to being average or being able to do the prescribed weight. I do enjoy the challenge of bumping up even if it is a little bit every week.
I am extremely grateful and happy to have challenged myself. I look forward to tomorrows class. I can truly just be myself and have fun in the process.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I challenge you to do one thing today that you normally wouldn’t do. Whether its text a friend you haven’t spoken to in awhile that you miss them or just hug a random stranger on the street. You never know how much impact you truly have.