Oximoran - Jumbo Shrimp, Baby Grand Piano, Crossfit Lite.
Have you entered the world of Crossfit? To say that I've entered this realm
kicking screaming, stomping my feet, and no freakin way am I doing this, would
be an understatement. I've been at the same weight give or take 5 pounds since
Sept. My BFF says, you know what will fix that Crossfit.. Yeah not me no thanks.
After alot of back and forth, okay I'll go see just check it out. It was the most overwhelming experience I have ever had. It was big loud, grunting, Nope not
Then I sat down and had a talk with myself, and said self, you have two choices to make, stay where you are at 185 and go about your merry way, or you will need to
try something new and uncomfortable to move out of the place your in.
So big girl pants in tow, I went back last night. I was greeted with the warmest hello glad to see you back, there was no sales pitch here, trying to get me to sign on the dotted line. There was a true effort of what can I do to help you. An appreciation for the fact that I was terrified, and plain just did not want to embarass myself.
But my coaches Lauren and Robby reached out and told me, it doesn't matter where your at we can and we want to work with you. How do you turn down that type of support.
There are new words, new terms WOD, Planks , Plate Squats etc, new movements. It wasn't easy, the words Crossfit and Lite should not be in the same sentence. But at the end of the day, I did it. The program is 3 days a week, M-T-W.
You know that saying if you do what you always did, you'll get what you've always got. If I want to see changes, I need to do something different. I need to move out of my comfort zone, which is not easy for me, but if it was easy everyone would do it.
My classmates, were wonderful, it must have been my terrified face that they remembered from my first visit. They welcomed me back, they reached out
and extended a hand. They have assured me that showing up would be the hardest part. Not so sure that my aching legs would agree with the statement. But I get it.
To all of you who may need to consider something different. I will just say, this may be an option. To my BFF who continues to stay with me on this very long and not easy journey, for hanging in there when it's not easy. Well all I can say, everyone should be lucky enough to have friends like that in there life. Someone who wants you to be healthy and whole. Free of the sickness and disease that we watched our family suffer through. Suffer the complications of diabetes, and cancer. All I can say, is I'm trying. I showed up.. I left it all in the box.
I'm very fortunate to have wonderful support, a big thank you to all on the Aunt Pat team.