Coach's Note: I've been bugging this athlete, (let's call them) Cris, lately to share their story. I've been inspired by their progress in such a short period of time and I think a lot of you will relate to their story. Cris hates being the center of attention and couldn't imagine putting themselves out there on video. They've been a member at Power Grid for over six months. They agreed to let me share their story on the blog. Here it is, in their words;
I started this blog out on a high note yesterday. But it definitely hasn't been easy the whole time.
Coach asked me on my first day why I was there -- specifically he asked "what's your why?". I think I gave some BS answer that I thought he wanted to hear. But the question stuck with me and I decided to put my thoughts down. Here is why I started CrossFit:
I'd always been told "oh, your in great shape", despite constantly wanting to change my physical shape. My family always commented on how fit I was. I'd played sports all through high school, and was the only athletically inclined in my family.
But since college, I'd been dormant. I still mentally felt as clear as I did then, but physically my age was creeping up on me. I'm really too young to be feeling this old.
Here's what I knew;
I knew I drank too much on weekends.
And weekdays (work happy hours, ugh).
I knew I should sleep more. This is a joke with a small child. Moving forward..
Definitely need to eat more vegetables.
I use to tell people that I run to stay in shape. but I hadn't run in 6 months prior to joining CFPG.
I knew I felt tired all the time. And achy. Dull, aching back pain.
I knew I wanted to feel better.
I knew I was the only one who had the power to make a change, but I needed help.