I started CrossFit over three months ago and wrote this post after my first day at RNCF. I could barely do a push up and rowing even 500 meters left me feeling winded. I have since rowed 5000 meters (which wasn’t easy), but did not feel the same exhaustion that I felt on day one. On 7.2 my back squat was 72 lbs. Just 21 days later it was 103. I can do push ups. I did four pull-ups with a blue band last weekend. And last week, I did 50 HSPUs (hand stand push ups) on a box. I couldn’t even almost do one when I first started CrossFit back in May.
I have done things I never thought I could or would want to do. I have pushed myself to the point where I was certain I could not go on. I have a sense of balance, strength, and control that I don’t think I’ve ever felt before. I’ve made some pretty incredible new friends. And for the first time in my adult life, I have a legit workout routine. If that isn’t enough, I’ve lost a few lbs. and all my skinny pants fit again.