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Team Pressure Right Back

Friday, September 06, 2013

Like a rubber band, I stretched the opportunity for fitness toward my co-workers, and they attended.

Now, they are pulling me right back. It's a good thing.

So even though I'm uncomfortable going to Crossfit because people use the same room as a breakroom lounge DURING the exercise (with their cell phones and the possibility of filming/taking photos), I will continue to go.

Last week I walked out of a session. The trainer brought Bulgarian Bags, and didn't offer alterations to the drills he was trying to train us. I took a couple of hits to my head and tried to push past the frustration, but it won. I started my cycle later that hour, helping to explain some of my reaction.

Monday was a holiday, so no Crossfit. Then Wed was outside in the park - in the HEAT of 90 degrees. I passed. It'd be easy for me to continue to skip out. Except I did a really good job of convincing a couple of women that THEY should go, so they're still asking me to come back.

I didn't have plans of quitting, but it's much easier to have the peer pressure to go instead of the judgement or peer pressure to avoid the class!

Tomorrow is a Mobility/Strengthening session. It should be good.
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    Just googled Bulgarian Bags... geez. I wouldn't even use those. What the heck was that trainer thinking? I swear, some of these people have their heads so far up their a$$es that they'll never see daylight. I get randomly angry when I think back to gym class in school, being overweight, not being able to do half of the things as well as the other kids, and the gym teachers never taking any time to pour themselves into kids like me... the ones that needed it the most. They would just pump up their star athletes instead. Anyways, bitterness gets me nowhere, but it's still frustrating to think how neglectful trainers and people who are responsible for teaching healthy activity and behaviors can be. Proud of you for never quitting. So proud of you. Despite situations like this, which can be so crippling, you stand back up and make it count. Never stop standing, you deserve to stand strong and be counted.
    1531 days ago
    You are the LEADER! Go, GIRL!
    1536 days ago
    I'm glad you're going to continue through with it. I wouldn't have exercised in the heat on that 90 degree day, either.

    1536 days ago
  • NEWSGIRL2177
    Ick, I would have passed on that outdoor workout, too, honestly. I ran in the heat and humidity last weekend and it was ROUGH. I hope today's workout is a good one!
    1536 days ago
    Kudos to rising above the self-consciousness that the crossfit environment sadly presents.

    1536 days ago
    Heavy exercise in 90 degree weather?


    That's irresponsible. Good on you for sitting it out.

    I am not against fitness - and believe me, a lot of people sit it out for minor reasons, e. g. it's drizzling so I can't get into my car and go to a gym - but that kind of nonsense gives people who want to skip out even more ammunition.
    1536 days ago
  • JEREMY723
    Good for you! Coworkers her talk about doing something together but have yet to get it started.
    1536 days ago
    Never quit never surrender!!!!!
    1536 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    Good for you for sticking with it! Keep pushing!
    1537 days ago
    Yes, accountability is a big helper in the weight loss journey! Your doing awesome!!
    1537 days ago
    Wow! You're awesome! emoticon I don't know if I'd have the willpower to do Crossfit while others are just sitting and watching! You should really be proud of yourself! Keep up the good work!
    1537 days ago
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