I’d like to say that I could lose weight on my own and be the best me all by myself.
In reality, I need help. In reality, I can’t do it alone. In reality, I haven’t been able to do it alone.
In short, the community is AMAZING.
From young black men to older white women, this place has a lot of diversity. There are super fit people and people who have never worked out. We all do the same workout.
I knew I felt this place was different on my first visit. The trainer, Dana, introduced me to every one there (except those few in the “workout zone”.
In Reality, I Need Support
Working out is not fun to me. I am competitive, but sometimes workouts are really hard. I have been known to walk out of a class when I feel it’s just “too hard” for me, if the burn is a little too much.
But not here.
Every time I even try to slow down, I get cheered on from others in the class and those about to take the next class.
“You can do it!”
“You’re almost done.”
When is the last time a classmate (someone that is not already your “friend”) in spin or other workout class cheered you on when you slowed down. I cannot remember a time that it’s happened.
In Reality, I Need Accountable
One thing about CrossFit is that you do workout outside. Often, you’ll be asked to run a distance between 200 to 400 meters. Obviously, that’s not always in the “view” of the trainer.
I admit, I have been known to walk. Have I mentioned to you that I hate running. It’s literally my least favorite exercise.
I haven’t been able to walk for long. Someone has always been there to say, “Girl, you know you can run, even if it’s just a little” or something like that.
When I’m doing the modification of the modification for pull-ups, they let me know that I still have time to get one more in.
When I’m doing burpees, I am encouraged that it’s just a few more.
I’m okay with it. In fact, I like it. I end up doing way more than I ever thought I would.
In Reality, I Need Friends
In our workout yesterday, we did 400 meters of walking lunges. Yep, that’s a lot of lunges and super far. We ended up in four clumps of people. I was in the last clump.
In this last clump, we dutifully took each step slowly around the building and we chatted. We chatted about life and things and that last quarter which should have felt like complete pain, instead was manageable.
Whether or not we’ll become friends outside the gym, I don’t know, but inside, we are the bestest ever!
My West Palm Beach CrossFit Gym. If you decide to drop in, let them know I sent you! 🙂
Address: 7231 Haverhill Business Pkwy, Suite#205, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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