As you guys know, I’ve been going to CrossFit for about two months now and I have loved every second of it. When I first walked into that gym, I was intimidated and scared that I wasn’t going to be as good as the other people in that gym that have been doing CrossFit for years now. That didn’t stop me though. With a strong mind, I got through it. Two months later, I’m more confident in myself than I ever was before. CrossFit isn’t just about lifting heavy stuff, it’s way more than that. Yes, you lift heavy things, you do more cardio than your heart can take, but it’s also a challenge for your mentality. It tests your limits of how long you can go without fainting on the floor; it pushes your limits, mentally, physically, emotionally… everything!.
You will have good days, and you will have bad days, and on occasion those bad days, will be bad. But throughout all the pain, the tears, the callused-up hands that are red and sore and cramping, not being able to walk for a whole week because of the amount of squats and jumps you’ve done, it’s all worth it. It’s all worth it because at the end of the day, you come out stronger than when you walked in and not just in muscle. It is one of the greatest feelings knowing that I can now lift 140 pounds off the floor when 1 year ago, I probably couldn’t even lift 50.
You’re probably wondering how all of this will tie up on how CrossFit is changing the way I look at myself. Well, let me just say that I now love my body. Yes, I still dislike how chubby my arms are, but I’m slowly learning to love them because that’s just how they are. But on the other hand, I like how I look. You can see me now wearing some clothes that you would’ve never seen wear probably 4 months ago. What I’m trying to say is that CrossFit is changing my life. I’m incredibly confident in my own skin and it is such an amazing feeling. And it is a feeling that I hope everyone feels.
Today, women have a misconception that their bodies aren’t good enough because they don’t look like Kendall Jenner’s or any other model that’s on the cover of a magazine. Love your body because it’s beautiful with all the unique flaws that it has because it’s what makes you you and, it’s the only one that you’re ever going to have so might as well love it and say, ‘eff it’ when you want to wear that sexy dress! Go ahead, wear it for you not for anyone else, but you.
After these two months, I’m so much stronger than I was before, and I absolutely love it. So, what’s one thing that you do that’s making you change the way you look at yourself? If CrossFit is not for you, that’s ok! Try to find something that challenges you and makes you feel good 🙂