My Three Years Doing CrossFit

I can’t believe it’s been three years doing CrossFit. It seems like such a long time when spoken out loud, but in my mind, it doesn’t seem that long at all.

I had no expectations going in. I began CrossFit because, honestly, I was at a level of fitness that wasn’t progressing doing the typical “gym routine” of exercise classes, cardio, and circuit training machines. My personal trainer suggested I try CrossFit — which I did — and I was immediately hooked.

CrossFit has grown into a lifestyle for me. I can’t imagine life without it, honestly. My life beforehand seems dull without it.

After three years of CrossFit, I’m happy with where I’m at except for one thing: I don’t have my ring muscle ups. It’s a bit depressing really.

So what did I get from 3 years doing CrossFit?

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What 3 Years of CrossFit has done for me:

  • Given me an amazing sense of accomplishment. I’ll never forget the first time I climbed a rope or got my first pull up. Feats of strength most women only dream of — and I did them.
  • Given me a body I never dreamed I’d have, didn’t think I ever wanted, but now that I have it, I can’t imagine not having it.
  • Given me a self-confidence that intimidates others (so I’m told).  I know what I want, and I either go do it or go get it. There’s nothing in-between.
  • Given me a focus that allows me to accomplish an amazing amount of work in a short time period.
  • Opened up possibilities of what is possible. I’ve learned everything is possible if you can overcome your mental barriers.
  • Honed my competitive skills. I love to compete, and I think I’m better at competing since starting CrossFit.
  • Made me different. We’re all unique in our own ways, but there’s something about those who CrossFit that is different than others. I not only look different; I am different.
  • Given me a determination that translates to all areas of my life. When I set my mind to do something, it gets done.

CrossFit is a Lifestyle

CrossFit is definitely a lifestyle. A lifestyle 3 years ago I never would have imagined or thought I needed.

Now, I need it like the moon needs the sun to shine. I’m smarter about it. Don’t go so hard. Try to minimize the tweaks and such. Because I want to still be CrossFitting in 15 years.

4 thoughts on “My Three Years Doing CrossFit

  1. Congratulations. I found that crossfit also helps promote body awareness because we WILL get injured from time to time, but the ability to sense where that threshold lies (and how to push against it) is really worth having, especially as we get older.

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  2. You’ve had a very inspiring journey and I love reading about it. I too am at 3 years of Crossfit and have never looked back. The sport is truly amazing and I believe it’s the best sport around. The community is awesome and supportive and the workouts are always challenging.

    I joined because I took one of my cats to the vets and saw a group of people flipping a tyre outside the box. It looked amazing to me, and as soon as I got home, I booked a trial and enjoyed it right from the get-go. I went from having a Sedentary Lifestyle (9 – 5 office work as a web developer and going straight home to “chill”) to working out 5 – 6 days a week. It’s amazing and I look forward to the future more than I ever have.

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