CrossFit, here I come!

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve sort of been sucking at life lately. My weight has increased by 20 pounds since the end of the Fittest Loser contest and my diet contains more pizza and pasta than it should.

Significantly more.

So, I decided I was ready for something drastic. Ignoring the (rather tiny) number in my bank account, I called my local CrossFit box and decided to sign up. Orientation is on Friday!

When I hung up the phone, I was 100% excited. Now I’m about 33% excited, 33% terrified and 33% wondering how the heck I’m going to fit in four good workouts a week (my goal) on top of work and other obligations. I’ll find a way, though–because it’s worth it.

My local box is CrossFit Fire. I’ve combed the pictures looking for people who look like me. There aren’t many. In a way, that makes me nervous; in another way, it makes me really proud that I’m leaping out of my comfort zone and taking control of my life.

And then I see pictures like this and I’m back to nervous:

In that one little picture, I see rings (I’ll be lucky if I manage to hold on and dangle, let alone pull myself up), a bar (ditto) and a ROPE (faints). Remind my why I’m doing this again?

Oh yeah, this is why.


About Kristen K

My life has always been pretty darn fantastic--except for one thing: my weight. Not too long ago, I tipped the scale at 283 pounds. I'd gain some, lose some and gain some right back, and I was so frustrated. When I saw a notice for a Biggest Loser-style contest in my local paper, I applied on the spot and I felt like I won the lottery when I found out I was one of the five contestants chosen. We worked out four times a week with trainers and followed a clean eating diet, and my life completely transformed. I've lost more than 60 pounds and I'm feeling confidence for the first time in my life. I'm 29 years old with a great husband, a rewarding job, two adorable dogs and fantastic friends. Weight loss continues to be a struggle now that the contest has ended, but this time I know that I can do it and I'm fully committed. This blog has seved as an accountability tool as I journey from a happy, but fat, person to a happy and confident person. And for the first time in my life, I'm no longer putting it off until tomorrow. This time, I'm starting this minute.
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2 Responses to CrossFit, here I come!

  1. Nota says:

    Everyone starts somewhere – and frankly, right now, I’m hanging on and dangling myself. Check out that girl on the far right in the pink shirt – even though her toes are on the ground, she’s still taking some of the weight with her arms and probably doing the best that she can do. And that’s all that needs to be done – the best that you can do- and that’s going to be different on different days. I will say though, one thing I always think about when I’m mid-workout is that if I’m not sweating hard enough – it’s my own darn fault. You get exactly what you’re willing to put in. You’re paying for that time – make the most of your money and your time.

  2. Beth says:

    Good luck! You’ve done it before, you can do it again, and you’ll be great 🙂

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