It’s official…CrossFit is the most consistent type of fitness activity that I’ve committed to date! As a kid, I didn’t even participate in anything consistently for that amount of time. Five years ago, I did my first official CF workout, which was the hero wod Murph. If you’ve ever done Murph, you know that a hell of a first workout to start off with!
1 mile run
1 mile run
*It should be noted that I used a band for my pull-ups and definitely went to my knees after getting some RX push-ups in because my arms were DEAD! My upper body strength was not developed like it is today lol.
CrossFit season is in full swing right now! Regionals wraps up this weekend and the Games are in August. (It’s pretty much the only sport I keep up with, LOL). These men and women are AMAZING athletes and their capabilities are incredible!
As a woman, it was so inspiring and MOTIVATING to see these strong, fit ladies work so hard. Just seeing the dedication that they put in to get to where they are is awesome. Hello strength!
I’m not the same women I was 5 years ago. So much has changed physically, mentally, and emotionally…I’m so grateful for it all! I have put in over 1500hrs+ of training over the past years…wow!! That’s how you make progress at something and how I’ve become so consistent in my lifestyle.
Like with anything, there are ebbs and flows and your fitness journey will have them too!
I wanted to share (an abbreviated) reflection of my 5-year CrossFit journey and how it’s changed for me:
Priorities change. Goals change. Guess what? That’s life! I don’t feel bad that I’m not as strong as I was year 3, or that I don’t want to commit to as much time to working on my fitness levels as I used to. Sure, sometimes I miss it, but I don’t harp on it. It’s okay if I need an extra rest day or need yoga instead of a lifting heavy that day. That’s the beauty of CrossFit…I still have strength, skills, and technique which I use every week (even if some of them, lol like muscle ups get a lil rusty).
I’m the happiest I’ve ever been and I’ll take it! Putting more effort this year into my relationship, my career, The Pretty Little Lifters, connecting with other women, working with amazing brands…have become a bigger part of my day to day and I need to make time for them. Knowing that these ebbs and flows are natural helps instead of dwelling on what used to be. Maintaining a healthy and balanced life will always be my priority and I think I’m doing a pretty good job of it!
Happy 5 year lifting anniversary to me!