When I say that I effing love my Crossfit community, I’m not kidding. Below is my Facebook post to my Crossfit peeps on Wednesday of this week:
Ok gang, I’m throwing down the gauntlet… on myself. Today marks 7 weeks since I’ve set foot in the box, and I need to snap out of it. What started off as a legitimate excuse (super duper sick) has spiraled out of control and I’m back to being inactive and unhealthy. I’ve made up countless excuses over the past several weeks as to why I’m not yet ready to come back, but here’s the truth, I’m scared. I’ve gained weight… a lot of it. I’ve lost fitness, a lot of it, and I’m super self conscious to come back. But today I woke up and gave myself a bit of a bitch slap. I am the only person who can change this, and I am the only one standing in my way. I know I’m probably not alone, so I’m putting this out there to encourage anyone else who might have some negative inner monologue going on themselves. Waiting another day or week isn’t going to make it better, going to the box and DOING SOMETHING to make it better will. I’ll be there at 4:30 today. I missed you guys.
In response over 20 folks offered words of encouragement, including coach. Five additional peeps reached out to me privately, told me they faced the same struggle, and we are now each other’s accountability partners with getting back to the box.
My first class back Coach gave me a high five and told me he missed me. Three different people told me they were there that night because they saw my post and it was the kick in the pants they needed.
It’s just incredible. Sure, Crossfit offers some great physical benefits. And yeah, I’m doing it because I want to Hulk out and lose some weight and what not… but I never in a million years could have imagined gaining an entire group of people who are so amazing and supportive through just working out.
This “side benefit” if you will, is what makes this arguably the most awesome thing I’ve ever been a part of.
I mean, other than the horizontal lambata with the hubs. But that’s a post for another time.