Monday, July 16, 2012
I'd like to think that I'm a risk-taker, someone who has no problem trying new things. But to be perfectly honest, I like being comfortable. I like familiarity, and at times, change can be a bit scary for me. But this year I promised myself I would break out of my comfort zone in any way possible. I want to live a life where I make things happen, rather than sitting back wishing and waiting, having grand ideas but not following through with them. And so far I'm pretty proud of myself; I've tried a few new things (like hot yoga), met some amazing new friends, and put myself out there in new and different ways.
And so for the past year or so I've been interested in CrossFit as I've watched some of my closest friends do it and become hooked. I've always been athletic, and fitness has always been a huge part of my life, but CrossFit always seemed so intense and a bit intimidating. And so I talked about trying it out, I discussed what it was like numerous times, I even watched YouTube videos of the CF games, imagining how amazing it would feel to accomplish something like that. But still, I didn't go and try it myself.
Just the other day though, I was texting with Autumn about how much she loves it, and decided to stop thinking about it and just do it. So right then and there I called up our local CrossFit and scheduled my intro, which will be happening tomorrow morning at 9am. It's scary, walking into a new place, not knowing anyone, and not really knowing what to expect. But I'm going to do it. And I have a feeling that I'm going to love it!
Here's to breaking out of our comfort zones!
Have you ever tried CrossFit? What was your experience like? I'd love to hear about it.