I personally love what Crossfit offers on so many levels, including accountability. No, Crossfit is not for everyone, though anyone can do it because of the scalability factor that inevitably leads to impressive and measurable progress. The focus on integrity, progress and humility glaringly stands out in the Crossfit community. I enjoy being surrounded by people that encourage each other to the very end. The last person is often cheered on and encouraged more than the first and there is a "no one left behind" mentality there that I especially got to experience one day, shortly after getting out of a wheelchair from bone surgeries. I still did Crossfit in the wheelchair. The coaches were great about helping me figure out what I could do. But there was that one day after getting out of the wheelchair that the WOD (workout of the day) was 400 meters of lunges and my legs were still very weak. But, I was determined to do it, even though my legs were shaky and I was the absolute, by far, last one in the door. But, I wasn't left out there alone. Someone who had finished long before me came back and did more lunges alongside me as the trainer that day named Lacie, humble and talented coach, also stayed out there and encouraged me. And when I finally came in the door and collapsed to the floor, I looked up and almost the entire class had stayed and were cheering me on. Who does that? They could have left to go home. They were done. But, they stayed and that is really just a little glimpse into the heart of Crossfit. blown away
I spent years thinking I was okay and that I ate healthy enough. Problem was, I really wasn't. This was pretty obvious by how badly I was doing physically. Thing is, I honestly had no idea that the food I was eating was slowly poisoning my body. Consider reading the portion on my website called All Things Paleo and Gluten-Free to not only read what my daily eating habits look like now, but also why I ditched my MS injections. You will also find valuable links on the side-bar. Well, valuable to me anyway. LOL.
To keep up with my progress in the Crossfit Open CLICK THIS LINK. I'm not an elite athlete by all means, but I've come a long way and it blows my mind everyday the things that I get to do at my age, as a mom of 6 who has battled MS since 1999... and is supposed to be confined to a wheelchair permanently due to the MS.
(Please note, that the pictures of me in the wheelchair or in a surgical boot was not from MS, but from bone surgery recovery)
One of those moments that the owner of CrossfitNWA, Lee, left the room. He was very patient with me, but I guess there was only so much he could take.
Handstand pushups at home. Why? I don't know. Lol.
Hanging from the rafters after a rope climb pretty soon after getting out of that wheelchair. Poor Lee. I'm really thankful I didn't give him a heart attack. I really like him and his wife, Jenn.
Attended a mobility clinic at CFNWA put on by Maximum Performance Spine Sports & Physical Therapy in NW Arkansas.