Two years ago, I took my first steps into a CrossFit gym. I felt a mixture of emotions, from excitement to anxiety…mostly anxiety. What had I gotten myself into? The workout was something to the tune of “a ton of this lift, a ton of that lift, some box jumps and more pullups than I can even remember”. Needless to say, I was unable to complete the workout “as prescribed”. But for me, doing the workout as prescribed wasn’t the goal. My goal had been met when I took that first step into the gym. My goal had been met when I looked that fear in the eye and said, “I can do this!” And I did it! I may have shed a tear or two (ok, maybe more than two), but I got through that first workout, and countless workouts since then.
It’s true what they say, “It doesn’t get easier, you just get better”. I’ve never had a workout that felt easy, but I am getting better. And I look forward to getting better every time I walk into the gym. To me, CrossFit is more than working out. It is surrounding myself with amazing people, all with a similar goal. We may all take different paths to reach that goal, but we always make sure to high five each other no matter which path we’re on.