Today’s post is a repost of a blog I wrote over a year ago. I came across it when going back through our blog archives & it still rings true today! So I thought it was worth a share. Let’s continue to celebrate what our bodies can do, instead of what they look like!
It didn’t take me long to fall in love with CrossFit. In the most recent years of my adult life I had really begun to love exercise, being fit & working out (ya know, as much as one can I guess). So when I found CrossFit, I was hooked.
A few months in though, I still wasn’t quite sure why I loved it so much. I couldn’t pin point it. But then it hit me, CrossFit isn’t about being “skinny”, it’s about being strong. CrossFit isn’t about what your body looks like, it’s about what your body can do and what you’re physically & mentally capable of.
For a lot of people (including me!), that is very freeing! I follow the group Women of CrossFit = Strong on Facebook & they shared this article today…
10+ Reasons I Love My Ugly Body from Andrea @ imperfectlife.net (If it doesn’t load right away, keep refreshing, it’s worth the read!)
It was too good not to share! This is the kind of stuff worth celebrating & praising in my book!! Props to Andrea for being so brave & putting herself out there like that. This is what CrossFit is about, to me.
I may never look likes a games athlete or be as fit as them. But that’s ok, because that’s not my goal in the first place. And size & shape don’t dictate fitness. We (as a society, as humans) become so focused on what our bodies look like…or don’t look like…that we forget how far we’ve come, how much we’ve accomplished & how much we’re CAPABLE of!!
So wether you’re just starting your journey, stuck in a rut, or have fallen off the bandwagon, remember…
You must!! Change, growth, magic – they all happen outside of our comfort zone! Do the hard things guys, and they won’t be hard anymore!!
Keep up the good work athletes, the best is yet to come!