Year One : Month 2-6
It's been more than 2 months since you started CrossFit, and you're struggling to remember your life before the box.
A few times a week, you get to leave the stress of work behind, and go to a place where everyone is nice, friendly, funny, driven, compassionate, and buff as f*ck.
And the only price of admission is that you kill yourself with burpees.
WHO WOULDN'T WANT TO DO THIS?? You think to yourself.
The movements are still tough, double unders can 100% go to Hell, but hey ho!
You've moved up a weight on the kettlebells, and the rig no longer turns your bowels to water and your hands to bloody stumps. Running sucks, but not as bad as it used to.
Your Coach says your snatch looks great. You both laugh. It never gets less funny.
You're starting to lose a bit of weight.
The scales tell you so, but your clothes tell you even more. The muffin top is shrinking.
And so you've bought yourself a box t-shirt to celebrate!
And a skipping rope.
And some Nanos.
Reebok were having a sale! The t-shirts are only £17! So you buy 3. You need gym clothes, right?
You seem to have a hundred new Facebook friends, and you start following a few CrossFit pages and athletes (Have you heard of this Rich Froning guy? They say he doesn't sleep, he just squats all night.)
CrossFit haters on Facebook can go do one. No one gets injured in your box, because your Coach is always making sure you are moving well. You invite them to come and have a go. They decline.
You get your first handstand, or your first box jump, or your first pullup, or whichever movement you tried on your Fundamentals Course and were not even close. Progress! PBs! RING THAT BELL!
YOU. ARE. HOOKED.
Part 3 coming soon!
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