Fitness has been a huge part of my life since I was about five years old. It began with swim team and from there team sports were my thing. In peewee football, we did a lot of push-ups and I loved feeling strong so that’s what I did.
I’m the typical ex-athlete. I was fit until about nineteen years old when I stopped playing sports. I gained a lot of weight and started to slim down at about twenty-two years old. I lost weight on my own and I even ran a half marathon.
I thought I was in great shape!
My first CrossFit workout was intense. I remember wall balls were a part of the workout. The workout was probably under eight minutes long. The clock beeped and I felt light-headed, dizzy, and out of breath. Then it happened. I fainted.
I know this isn’t what you want to hear, but here is my point. I wasn’t ready for CrossFit. No one is. I hear so many people say that they need to get in shape before they start CrossFit. I was one of them and I regret waiting so long.
In my ninth year, I still see progress. I continue to get stronger, faster, and fitter. It is still hard, but that’s the point. We all have weaknesses. Especially me. CrossFit helps make my weaknesses my strength.
So you can say I’m still not ready for CrossFit and that’s the point. CrossFit will always challenge you, but that is the beauty of it because what challenges you today will be easy for you in the future with CrossFit.