Friday, February 10, 2012

Reasons to be Fit

Because I haven't posted any in a while, and because I'm too lazy to come up with a legit post of my own, today we will be featuring several

Lets face it. We live in a world where you can be hailed as a fitness guru if you do a half an hour of medium intensity cardio a week because the majority of people aren't doing anything. I don't want to be considered 'fit' because everyone around me is unfit. I don't want to be average. I want to be extraordinary.

Every morning I wake up and go to crossfit, except Tuesdays and Fridays and Sundays, when I have either a late class or a rest day. And the entire time, until I get to that next class, that next 'hit', I'm restless, my knees are jiggling, I want it. Because no matter how big or small the weight, throwing it around feels great. Challenging myself feels great.

I bought this shirt just the other day. No big long story behind this one :)

Doing basic with the army, especially during PT (physical training) the first few weeks recruits are falling behind and you hear "I can't Sergeant!" . I felt this way for a while but I was truly terrified of my staff (no I didn't have any good reason to be). My cardio is poor, so I began to fall out around the end of a brisk 5k run. The sarge was yelling for me to get back in ranks, and that fear pushed me, and I ran and I made it and then I passed out. That day I learned that if your body hasn't quit on you yet, if you're conscious, then I can't really just means I don't want too.

I've lost about 10 pounds since I began eating healthier back in December and I love seeing my legs in shorts. Embarrassing to admit, they're still a wee bit chunky, but the muscles and the power are so clearly visible. I even check myself out when I'm in jeans - again embarrassing to admit.

Since upping my crossfit workouts over the last couple of weeks I've managed to wake up nearly every day with at least a little bit of soreness. That is excellent. That feels like accomplishment.

Self explanatory. And yes, I will loudly and proudly answer CROSSFIT.