You’ve probably heard good and bad things about CrossFit. And I definitely won’t ignore the bad — we will discuss them. But as a skinny, weak girl that does CrossFit, I know that almost anyone can do it.
When my husband first started doing CrossFit 7 or 8 years ago I was like, go for it, I’m good with yoga. After months and months of doing it he finally convinced me to take the 4-hour long fundamentals class from which I was extremely sore and still not convinced about it. Again, I was fine with my random yoga attendance.
After my husband left for the Air Force something in me just changed — I wanted to do CrossFit because I really wanted to change my body. The owner of the gym was a girl, I already knew her and several people there, so I felt comfortable enough to start going even without my husband. I was by far the weakest girl at the gym, but I loved it. I was religiously going to CrossFit three times a week and also going to yoga a few times a week to “stretch the CrossFit out.” And honestly, that’s probably the best shape I’ve been in in my adult life. I feel like the consistent yoga with CrossFit kept me limber while getting strong. During that period I never got hurt doing CrossFit or yoga.
After several months of workout bliss we moved to DC and I didn’t continue with CrossFit because it was just so expensive in DC and we were trying to save money. Continue reading…