Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Hello Everyone! Christina here! I'm alive and well!!! Where did the past 4 week go? I can't believe it's been 4 weeks since I've posted! 

So much has been going on in my life, I'm sure all the Mom's and Dad's with school aged kids can relate! The excitement of school starting and getting back into routine has been great but a little overwhelming at the same time! I have to tell you, this has been maybe the best summer I've had as an adult! I've enjoyed my having so much fun with my kids and Greg! I've felt much freedom being active and getting out and living life! Camping, swimming, hiking! It's all been awesome! I've loved my mornings in the garage with Coach Swagar, Carina and Hillary! It was an amazing summer!

My last entry we were about to go camping! Here's our humble little campsite! 
It was amazing and I'm SO glad we went!

I've been getting great workouts in on my usual Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule at the garage with the Mosties! It has been great and physically I've been pushing hard and feeling good! I'm actually quite taken back by my push/effort the past couple weeks, it's surpassed what I thought I was capable of!  Oddly enough, some workouts have been very mentally challenging! I'm not too sure how it's possible but my body is working hard and I'm doing great yet I've been having some negative thoughts during my workouts. Thought's like "I can't do this", "why do you think you can do this? It's too hard for you" or "you should quit this, it's too hard for you". It's funny because it's like there's a little devil sitting on my shoulder telling me that and then I'm rebutting with thinks like "I can do this!" and "Keep going". Do you all think I'm crazy? HAHA! I'm not discouraged by this and am really trying to focus on positive thinking while I'm training. Perhaps the reason mentally I'm struggling is precisely because I'm physically working harder than I ever have?

Now I can't lie, life being busy hasn't been the only reason I haven't blogged. I just haven't really known what to share! Nothing really new is happening but things are going very well! I think I need to do some more firsts to share! Maybe I'll have to put a list of new "firsts" I need to accomplish! I welcome any ideas of things you think I should try! I'm still striving to embrace the changes that happen in life and continuing to enjoy the flow! 

As you all know, the CrossFit MOST Box will be opening very soon! I'm SO excited for my Coach and David! It's awesome to see dreams become reality and very inspiring! I've been working hard these past 4 months in the garage where I train with Coach Swagar and some others (The Mosties) who have excitedly been waiting for the Box to open. In the back of my mind I've had the goal of being confident and comfortable enough to workout in a class setting at the Box. Now that the day is almost here I have a confession ... I'm kinda freaking out about it! I've done one WoD at a Box (remember when I was in Whitefish for the 4th of july?) and it was a great experience! That said, over the years I've made great effort to avoid activity/exercise in group settings. I've never actually told anyone that but there it is, out in the open. I've been invited with friends to join bootcamps or to play ultimate frisbee (or other team sports) but I've never felt that I would be able to keep up with others so avoidance was my defense. 

Tomorrow and Friday Reebok CrossFit Ramsay is brining the Reebok CrossFit Drop Box to Eau Claire for 2 days of CrossFit Fun! A bunch of Calgary CrossFit Boxes will be running WOD's over the 2 days! I think it's SO awesome to see the community getting together and showing people how great CrossFit is! All the WOD's are free and open to the Public! AWESOME! The MOST Box is scheduled for the last slot on Friday at 2pm! I have to admit, I'm a little anxious about it! I really don't want to get there and look like weak! Isn't that terrible? All this work I've done the past 4 months and I find myself doubting my abilities! This is incredibly frustrating to find myself in this headspace! All that said, I'm going! Come hell or high water I'm getting my butt out there and giving it my all! I'll let you know how it goes!

As for the Box opening, I am going to just dive into it! Honestly, change has always been difficult for me and I'll always work to embrace it rather than feel anxious about it. This is going to be a change for me but I think it will be a good change! I want to inspire others who may think they are in too bad of shape to do CrossFit or too fat or weak or short or tall or WHATEVER walls they have put up to convince themselves they can't! I thought that just 4 short months ago! I want to show others that ANYBODY can make changes in their lives, that it's never too late and that CrossFit could be the change they were looking for! It's time for me to put a face to my postings and put myself out there! I am so excited to meet others who will inspire me and motivate me to always fight to do my best! 
Carina posted this on her Facebook and I just absolutely love it!
 It really is how I've lived much of my life but no more!

This summer in the Garage has been amazing and I will be forever grateful for this time with Coach Swagar, Carina and Hillary! These 3 woman have been a big part of getting me to where I am today! I am so happy to have them by my side! I am so happy to be on this journey and will enjoy each day! 

Stay tuned! I'll be sharing again very soon! Don't forget to suggest some new things for me to add to my "firsts" list if you have something you'd think I should try! :)


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