Last October I decided I was out of excuses, and after three years of talking about it I completed my first WOD (workout of the day) at LoCo CrossFit. It was a brand new “box”, and it has been a blast watching the owners and head coaches grow our tribe thus far. It has been really interesting to watch other members come in and make incredible strides in their pursuit of health and fitness.
For me, progress has been less visible but equally life altering. How am I different?
1. I am no longer at war with the scale
I finally found the courage to “breakup” with my weight. Years of disordered eating, obsessive cardio, and allowing a number to dictate my mood and sense of self-worth are done!
2. I embrace failure
I am no longer worried about being better than anyone else, and I happily take on challenges that intimidate me. You get better by doing things outside your comfort zone.
3.I accept where I am today, but I don’t let it define where I will go tomorrow
I won’t lie and say I don’t get frustrated, but I am okay putting long-term success ahead of short-term ego. You do your best every time, and accept that “best” can vary, but “better” is always your goal.
4. Food is fun
I plan to write more on my paleo adventures, but I am learning to treat my body better by fueling it to perform. I still have some emotional eating triggers, but I am healing my body through good nutrition and it is just amazing.
I don’t think most people see a big difference, but I am okay with that. I am getting stronger – mentally and physically, and it is impacting all aspects of my life.