One of the things that I love most about CrossFit is that I seem to learn something new each week. Sure I learn new movements and workouts regularly, and sure I learn new things about myself and my own abilities, but the lessons learned through CrossFit that carry into other areas of my life are priceless. It seems as if every time I learn something new about what it means to be a CrossFit-er I see how it applies to every other area of my life. CrossFit truly is a new way of life, but fitness is not the only place where the majority of us could change, it goes much further than that. Continue reading
What do you get with a CrossFit membership? This is one of those questions that I get a lot. People can see what kind of physical changes are taking place in my life and begin to ask questions a lot about what CrossFit is, but the physical changes are only the a small part. So what do you get with a CrossFit membership? Well, at some gyms or better known as boxes you might get a t-shirt and a water bottle, but at Finish Strong CrossFit in Slidell, LA, you get a little more than that. You get to be a part of a family.
The CrossFit Open 2013 has begun. This week the coaches at Finish Strong CrossFit encouraged my cousin and I to join the Open. Mind you, this is my fourth week of CrossFit ever and it is coming from a week off due to a dental extraction. Sure I wanted to join, but I just didn’t feel like I was ready. I knew that I would never be able to make it games, but even to take my chances with the workouts seemed like something that I wasn’t even ready to attempt. Due to my weight and lack of training I am unable to even do some of the movements that may be required, so to save myself from discouragement I decided that I would wait until next year to join. Continue reading