Today I’m taking a leap…I’m doing CrossFit!
WHAT Is CrossFit?
(From the CrossFit website)
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.
Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.
Okay, so it doesn’t “sound” THAT bad, but the workouts are HARD! Now take a LOOK!
I told my friend I was going (he’s in sick shape and tough), his response to my leap, “Oh, I did that once. I threw up 20 minutes in.” The fear deepened to the pit of my stomach. I woke up extra early this morning thinking about tonight’s class. I’m committed to making it through, to doing my best, but I really hate being “bad” at things. I know I have to give myself a break. I’ve never done this workout before so how can I expect to be a STAR from the get go? I can’t be…it’s a learning process.
Keep challenging yourself to try something new. Give yourself a break. If you’ve never tried something before you’re not meant to be the best at it. You are meant to be an open minded student, getting stronger…both mentally and physically. It’s okay to be afraid, to be scared, but then push on through. We learn the most about ourselves when we are standing at the edge of our comfort zone and take a step (or giant leap!) forward…now THAT’s FIERCE!
GO GO GO!
We got this! I’ll fill you in tomorrow on how it goes!
I can see US GETTIN’ FIERCE-R!