My Crossfit Journey is never ending.
It’s been over 4 months since I joined my Crossfit gym. So I thought I’d share a little about my experience. I wasn’t a newbie when it came to WODs and PRs. I did Crossfit for almost a year (off and on) while we lived in Springfield. But I made a promise that this time it wouldn’t be such a hot/cold relationship. If I was going to commit to spending the money every month then I was going to go.
My goal was 2-3 times a week and work up to 5 times. I’m not going to lie – 5 times is a lot. Sure, if you’re used to working out then it wouldn’t be so bad. I wasn’t that person though. I was pretty out of shape when I joined. I started slow with 2 times a week. I’ve worked my way up.
Some weeks I go all 5 days, others I only go 2 or 3. That’s okay. Right now it’s tax season and I’m already working 6 days a week. There are some days I just want to go home and get my housework done so I can go to bed by 8pm. Sad, but true.
Crossfit is hard. Real hard. But the end is so worth the journey. I’m stronger than I ever have been. I have a support team around me that will stand and cheer me on when I’m struggling. I don’t even have to ask – it’s like they just know. The moment I want to quit, I look up to find someone standing next to me chanting “you got this! One more!”
I didn’t know a lot of them before joining, but that didn’t stop them from cheering me on.
It’s satisfying when you crush your workout. When you’re able to lift heavier and last longer. When I finish a workout faster AND with more weight I feel accomplished.
Yes, my pants are tight on my thighs and lose around my waist. No, I haven’t hit my goal weight. And I probably never will. There are some days I come home reeking of BO so bad J can’t stand to be next to me.
I don’t think I would have adjusted coming home as well as I have without Crossfit. It gives me a purpose at the end of the work day. I have somewhere to be and people to cheer on. If I miss too many days in a row then my Facebook is blowing up. I feel obligated to show and put in the work.