Well - it's coming up on the season of anniversaries for me. Tomorrow I've been a CrossFit affiliate for a year. The end of this month I've been married 10 years. March marks my youngest daughter's birthday and two years as a CrossFit level one trainer. April is 3 years since I started with simplefit. May is my eldest child's b'day and 3 years since I did my first pullup. I am getting comfortable in my skin on all of these. Since this is a fitness site, I'll focus on the things related to such.
I joined this sight after mulling over and being intimidated by CrossFit. I found the community here to be VERY welcoming, supportive and sincere. I can't discount how important that was to my being successful in these endeavors.
I was so naive about where I was. I'm realizing now that I was in deep denial about my condition. Fat, weak and getting dangerous. This place likely saved me from diabetes, heart problems, depression...
One of my early concerns was that, as I began to see real changes in my body, I would let vanity dominate as the motivator. I struggled with this a lot as I went into CrossFit. I wasn't aware why until recently.
I love my body. The before and after pics I've posted are a source of pride for me. I now am looked up to and get a lot of comments about my shape. This gave me a HUGE ego! HA! Since I have moved my affiliation to a new location and am making a go of it as a professional CrossFitter, my focus has turned for the better. I am back to the old motivation I originally got from the people on this board. It does me a WORLD of good to hear someone tell me how good I am as a trainer. This is WAY more rewarding than "damn! look at your abs!" (this still helps tho -
) Lately I have gotten a good bit of reinforcement regarding my ability to teach fitness techniques to elite athletes and grandmas with bad backs!
I am a happy man! Keep it up people!
5 rounds for time:
10 snatches (75#)
10 overhead squats (75#)
Can do better than this and will.
"The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development."