1) Keep at it. Usually the endorphins carry you through. On rough days that make you want to cry or puke, just do what you can and shake it off when you get home, then get back to the next class. It always gets better. And, even on those rough days, within a few minutes of ending a killer workout, you quickly start to feel awesome.
2) Talk to people: share your successes, ask for tips on specific moves (from your coaches, class mates, this message board). Find a CrossFit buddy. I have a friend who does CF in another state. Each day we share our work outs/successes/frustrations with each other on Facebook. I also talk to my coaches a lot, post on the gym's blog, and use SparkPeople as much as I can. It helps. It really does. CrossFit is a community for a reason.
3) Track your workouts. I created a spreadsheet for tracking specific workouts: what the WOD was, the weight used, time and reps, any notes to help improve, etc... It helps you see how quickly you improve.
4) Read Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution. It's helped me lose weight and build muscle.
Your attempt may fail, but never fail to attempt.
CHOOSE not to accept the false boundaries and limitations created by the past.
| current weight: 265.0