So, this is my third attempt at creating and maintaining a blog...let's hope the third time's a charm.
Many of you may be thinking - wow, she has time to create a blog? Well, not really...I am procrastinating. Procrastinating on completing the last assignment for one of the two HR courses I am taking, procrastinating on signing up for the 10K race and procrastinating on doing laundry. So really I don't have the time...but yet here I am typing away!
As many of you know, I have formed somewhat of an additction to the sport called CrossFit. Some of you have formed the same addiction, others I am sure look at me and think, YOU'RE CRAZY! And maybe I am...really, who wakes up at 5am (ok, 5:15am) 3 times a week to put themselves through a painfully gruelling workout where you are praying that the last meal you had stays down or that the oxygen returns to your lungs at some point in the near future? I knew I would get physically strong from CrossFit...the Olympic lifts I never thought I would be able to do seem to be coming naturally to me, I am completing my workouts at a faster pace and most importantly, this physical strength has transferred over to my daily life. The 40lb bag of dog food that I used to need help carrying out of the store is a thing of the past. You're all thinking, yes, we know you're strong, we get it...but I definitely underestimated the mental strength I have developed as a result of CrossFit. Mentally telling yourself, just 10 more burpees, 2 more deadlifts can surprisingly transfer over to our daily lives. Dealing with stress on the job becomes much easier - you perservere because you know you can deal with the stress. It provides you with a feeling of empowerment which transfers over to self-confidence.
So the next time you hear me talk about a tough CrossFit workout - don't picture me in pain, picture me stronger because of it.