Wednesday, May 4, 2011

In the Beginning...

Since I delved into the world of Crossfit and subsequently Paleo living, I've become a little obsessive about reading the blogs of others following the paleo lifestyle. I guess by nature I'm the type of person who will take an idea and run with it, so I've been trying to learn as much as possible about primal practices if you will through the wealth of info and experiences that others have put out there. As for this, well, my cousin encouraged me to start a blog to chronicle my progress in this new undertaking. Looking back I wish I had started back in August when my weight loss journey really began, but I guess it's recent enough to still have a fair amount of fresh perspective.

At any rate, here I am about 6 wks into starting crossfit. For those who have never had the pleasure of a CF class let me assure you that it is unlike anything you have probably ever experienced in the way of a fitness class. I'll never forget the first two weeks, I was so unbelievably sore--there were days I could barely lift myself out of bed! But it was a good pain, amd I knew that I could power through it and eventually not feel like I was dying (enter week 3, lol).

Don't get me wrong, there are still classes that cause me to have one of those 'come to Jesus' moments, and truth be told I will probably ALWAYS get nervous before every WOD, but the beauty is being able to push past that fear/nervousness and prove to yourself that you can do more than you thought. It is perhaps the biggest benefit for me; while my body has changed so much the past 9 months or so, I still struggle with the fat-girl mindset that I lived with for so many years prior. Being able to now succeed at something so hardcore that I love SO much is an unbelievable feeling.

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