This month will be 12 months of me staying committed to CrossFit. 12 months is a long time, but wow did it fly by. I remember at the end of December of 2012 I told Steve, the owner of CrossFit Denver that I was going to be one of ‘those’ people and my New Years Resolution was to give CrossFit a try. I gave myself three months… And now look at me. I not only gave it my all in those three months, I have given it my all for the past 12 months and have come leaps and bounds since I first stepped foot into the gym.
When I started CrossFit I could not do 1 pull up, I got about 23 double unders unbroken, and my goal that I set for myself was to able to do 10 pushups in a row without dropping to my knees. I can now do 15 pull ups in a row, my all time record for unbroken double unders is 119, and I have far surpassed my goal of doing more than 10 regular push ups in a workout.
I am not sure why I started doing it – but on January 1, 2013 I took a photo of myself from the front, back, and side with just a bra and underwear on. I didn’t think it was unflattering at all, but every month since- I have taken the same photo, in the same under garments, and wow – I am glad I did that. Other people have told me that they can tell my body has changed, but I know for myself that yeah- by legs are more defined, my hips aren’t as wide, and my shoulders look awesome. It has shocked me how much my body has truly changed over 12 months. Not only has my body changed. So has my hair. Thanks to my confidence. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would ever let my hair stylist take an electric shaver to my head. In June I decided it was time to donate 9.5 inches of hair to Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths, and today I am rockin the ‘Miley Cirus’ hair cut. Short on the sides, with a longer ‘mohawk-thingy’ on top. This would have never happened if my confidence didn’t spike during the year.
CrossFit has brought me confidence and that is the best thing I could have asked for. Yes, it is great that I am now in the best shape I have ever been. Yes, it is great that I can lift heavy weights, and do some gymnastics movements as well. But I am now more confident than I have ever been, and this is all thanks to CrossFit and the community that surrounds it. On to another 12 months. 🙂