I have been going to River North CrossFit for 7.5 weeks. After struggling with trying to find the right workout throughout my 20s I have finally figured it out. And the answer to everything? For me, it’s CrossFit. And (mostly) following paleo unless it’s the weekend during the summer in Chicago which usually calls for a drink or two.

I have gone to CrossFit a total of 28 times. That’s 28 hours that I’ve given myself to do something for me. To feel better. Stronger. Healthier. Taking time out of my day to push myself has done wonders for my mental health. And actually seeing a change is the best feeling in the world. Then there’s the sense of community at RNCF. I can’t even begin to describe it, but the support, friendship etc. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced at any gym.

I am so glad Gina hired me to design her blog, that we met for lunch, and that I decided to give CrossFit a try. Just gaining Gina as a friend would have been fantastic, but aside from becoming a good friend, that girl is responsible for introducing me to CrossFit. I am eternally grateful.

It’s been an awesome journey and I can’t wait to see where I am in another couple of months. I’ve been feeling pretty run down the past week, and going to CrossFit has not only helped me get out of my head, but it’s also given me a sense of control over my life when things feel impossible. We did Sumo Deadlifts yesterday and I did 3 reps of 103 lbs. Triple digits. Go me. I still have a ways to go, but it feels great knowing that I’m on the right path.

I’ll conclude with some pics of the CrossFit games. Because they’re awesome.

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