Welcome to my blog! Here you will be able to read up on my daily life where I share my experiences during my journey of weight loss and lifestyle changes and any other rants that I feel necessary to make public. I joke, I swear, I tell it like it is.
That song is super annoying but the chorus works just perfectly for this post.
So this weekend was full of moments that really opened my eyes
to what I want for my life.
It all started with one little comment from a friend on
Friday night. I was at my buddy Pete’s grad party and bent over to grab the
hula-hoop (yeah, we’re fucking cool kids) and complained about my back hurting.
At that point, my friend asked me if it was from ‘doing those lifts that aren’t
real lifts’. The comment bugged me for the rest of the night. I was offended but eventually let it go. And by eventually, I mean as of just today.
This leads me to the growing skepticism of Crossfit as a whole-- So many
people are quick to judge this sport. It’s ‘cool’ to hate on Crossfit now that
so many people are into it. Someone sees one video of some dude about to rip his back apart or blow out his knee and suddenly we're all lumped into the same "we act better than everyone even though we don't know what the fuck we're doing" category together. I get shit for it, my friends get shit for it, and
random bloggers I follow get shit for it. Yes, the lingo is totally ridiculous. Yes, we
have gyms full of douche bags who totally throw form to the side in the name of
a PR. Yes, we have obnoxious fashion trends. But so does every other gym in
the entire world.
There is no such thing as a perfect workout or a perfect gym
or a perfect sport. But I finally found something that I love and something
that I have stuck with for almost 3 solid years. I’m really starting to get fed
up with having to defend it all the time. But you know what? You do you, booboo.
And I’ll do me.
Today I am no longer concerned about what others think about
it. If I get shit for it again, I’m just going to let it roll off my back. I
know that I have great form. I know that I get my ass handed to me in workouts
and love every second of it. I know that my gym is full of incredibly knowledgeable
trainers. I know that I am in the best shape of my life. And that is all I
I want to be on that Crossfit Games podium.
After being at the regionals yesterday, I want it even more. I am sure as hell not
going to let anyone or any negative comments stop me either.