I'm glad to see others have this same problem. I only started CrossFit about two weeks ago and have been blogging here as a way to track my progress, and I got my first CrossFit-hater this week. In a community based on support and getting fit, I was simply confused as to why someone would post something like that on my page. I just ignored, and I suggest everyone do the same. As far as I'm concerned, I'm already in love with CrossFit after only a couple weeks, but I do understand it's not for everyone. There is a reason I don't run. And as for the argument that everyone seems to be presented with by this Hater, injury is a risk no matter what you do to get fit. Yes, I could get hurt at CrossFit. But I could also fall off the treadmill while walking on it, but no one will complain that I am participating in that activity.
If you love CrossFit, keep with it. That is all that is important. Just ignore any negativity anyone feels the need to send your way.
I seem to be getting a lot of posts from members who have no points, no fitness minutes, no way to contact them and no sparkpage- these posts all seems to be revolving around not doing Crossfit and all site the same article... If you are having similar issues can you let me know how you are handling it? I would prefer not to have to constantly check my page for the messages, comments and posts.
I have had issues with members making discouraging comments about my running as well (though these are real members) and I have tried to report them , I have not gotten the responses I had hoped for so I am not sure I can do much about this crossfit bombing on my page. I get that everyone is allowed to their opinion and that we sign on to a certain amount of unwanted comments, but SP should not be about discouraging anyone from getting fit and healthy, I am sure a lot of people thought Chris was crazy when he started a site where people started shedidng hundreds of pounds, but that site has helped so many so why must people use it to hurt?
Leader- CrossFit Women
Original Starting Weight 303.2: 06/08/11
Post Surgery Starting Weight 279.2 (-24): 10/01/12
Pre-Surgery Weight 233 (-70.2):
Driver's License Weight 220 (-83.2):
"One-derland" Weight 199 (-104.2):
5K 42.01 (08/13/11) 10K 1:26:47 (09/11/11) Half 3:08:53 (11/27/11) Full
Pounds lost: 28.8
Fitness Minutes: (5,245) Posts: 52 9/3/11 7:40 P
Arg - am starting to get negative comments on my blogposts and such too. I get them enough just in regular life and honestly thought I would be spared that here. And why are the people who always make these comments totally unclickable? I can't check out their sparkpage, can't add them as a friend (as if I would) or even send them a spark message! Maybe people who cannot be contacted in anyway should not be able to post on others pages????? SP might want to look into that. Is this just a crossfit thing or do other types of activities, say Hot Yoga, get the same sort of treatment????? I suppose I should just turn the other cheek and start deleting as well ... tonight though I am crabby so I've been engaging in a back and forth with one on my blog ....
current weight: 187.0
Fitness Minutes: (78,443) Posts: 2,466 8/8/11 11:47 P
yeah - this individual is everywhere. I just saw another post on my page - same thing- and I think they are now under about the 6th or 7th name. I saw where they had been reported to the administrators.
Just ignore them, Lissie. They are mean spirited troublemakers. I've been deleting all the posts I can.
Wow! I'm so sorry, Lissie, that you've been so upset. Can I ask what you saw on our site that upset you so much. (I haven't scrolled through the message boards in a while.)
I agree that it's childish, mean-spirited and inappropriate to post unfriendly things in message boards for groups that you don't agree with. No one should be acting like that. I hope you reported them.
But don't let them hurt you like this. Take your frustration to the crossfit gym and burn it off. Their opinions are irrelevant.
You have my support. I wish you good rest of the day.
"If you can't win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record." - Unknown
"It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit." - George Sheehan
Seriously I am getting really really tired of people posting on my blogs and stuff about hating cross-fit and then I come here and see it on the boards and stuff. It's annoying, I would never post anything on a pilates group board, because even though I might not like it, it's not my decision.
Here's the thing for all of you people that don't like cross-fit but may stumble across this message board. If you don't like cross-fit, don't do it. I don't like chocolate ice cream, so I don't eat it. Everyone on this board who does cross-fit is a grown adult who makes big girl decisions and enjoys doing crossfit because it is a challenging routine that pushes your limits and makes you stronger, faster, and better. We don't do it because it's easy, we don't do it because it's conventional!
Most of us crazies on here love cross-fit because it pushes our personal boundaries, and yes pushing your boundaries can get messy and it can be dangerous. It can involve injury, and puking, but 90% of the time it just involves a great sense of self discovery.
Keep your opinions to yourself, or discuss them with other people who share your views, but don't try to discourage current cross-fitters, that's just mean.
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