This Is Why I CrossFitPosted: 06/20/2012
CrossFit Route 1 has just changed locations (come check us out!) and that means I got a new office space. So, to celebrate, I headed down to IKEA to for some brand new office furniture…alone.
I’ve always been a “I’ll do it myself” kind of girl, and a few years ago buying an entire office worth of furniture from a place where you have to do all the heavy lifting yourself would have been a daunting task. So daunting in fact that I might not have even tried knowing that I likely wouldn’t be able to lift all of the boxes.
I wasn’t that I wasn’t in shape. I went to the gym most days of the week mixing it up between an hour long session of assorted cardio, and a strength training class called Group Power. The thing is, for all the time I put into the gym, I still had little in the way of functional strength. Lifting everyday things, like the vacuum, the laundry basket, or the groceries, felt heavy. Because of this, a task like going to IKEA alone would have been out of the question.
This time I didn’t think twice. I knew what I needed to do, and I had the confidence in my own abilities to get it done. I am stronger than I ever have been. But, even better than just plain strong – I am functionally strong. So, earlier this this week, when a new client ask me about the benefits of CrossFit, my reply was simple – it makes everything else you do in life easier.
So, reader, why do you crossfit? And, if you don’t…what is keeping you from taking the first step through the door?