I’ve learned in life that not everything can last forever. I’ve learned to embrace change instead of fighting it. Today I closed one chapter and began a new one. Today I had my last session with my trainer, froze my gym membership, and when I got home I went online and signed up for Crossfit. The decision didn’t come easy for me though. I’ve been going to the same gym since 2003, it felt like home to me. I was comfortable. It’s like when you move out of your parents house and live on your own for the first time. It’s scary and exciting at the same time. It wasn’t easy to give up my trainer either. I first started with him back in 2009. I lost weight and then stopped being consistent with my workouts and eating and of course gained all and then some back. It wasn’t till last year that I truly got with the program, stayed consistent, and lost weight. My trainer pushed me and I did workouts I never thought I’d do. I complained at times and I think he may have made me almost cry a time or two, LOL. I don’t think I could have done without him and I will forever be grateful to him.
But now it’s time for me to move on. Last week I began the on ramp training that is required to join Crossfit. It mostly focuses on form so you don’t injure yourself. I finished the training on Monday and was given the thumbs up to join. Crossfit is the most intense workout I’ve ever done. It will be a new challenge for my body which will help the weight come off faster. Since I’m so competitive that alone will drive me to do my best each time. I am still nervous though. Before I ever joined a gym I was terrified of them. It’s the unknown that is scary. But just as I learned to love the gym, I know I’ll soon be loving Crossfit as well.
Tomorrow will be my first day to attend a regular class. As nervous as I am, I’m still really excited about it. I’ll be blogging about this journey and will try to post some before and after pics.