I started Crossfit almost exactly a year ago after being poached from my personal training job to become a boot camp instructor at Crossfit Grahastown. This completely changed my life and my perspective on fitness and health.
Before Crossfit, being fit meant that I was skinny with some muscle. That’s it. Now, for me fitness means that I am able to do anything I set my mind to physically and mentally. It has nothing to do with what my body looks like, but instead, what it can do.
At the beginning, I couldn’t even do a snatch and I had to do Angie with a band (100pull ups, 100 push ups, 100 sit ups, 100 squats). Now I am able to deadlift almost double my body weight and do bat muscle ups in a WOD (workout of the day). I have proven to myself that anything is possible and I will continue to do so everyday of my life as I progress through this incredible sport of fitness.
I know I said that it doesn’t really matter what my body looks like anymore- it obviously still does. But, Crossfit allows you to be flexible with your diet and still look amazing! For example, the last week of 2015 I went on a holiday and ate way too much and drank copious amounts of alcohol… But my body is still in decent condition and working out dosnt feel too horrendous. However, I do not reccommend doing that for a week… I will never do it again! You need to love your body in order for it to change and get better.
Moral of the story… Crossfit is amazing and it changes lives!
So, 2016 is here and I’m planning on doing big things! I want to start competing in national Crossfit competitions, finish my degree, work hard as a Crossfit coach and learn new things. It is indeed, the year of the beast!