CrossFit; I used to have a very different perspective of it than I do now. I used to be a skeptic. I truly was. To begin with, my perspective of it was:
My Perspective Before CrossFit:
I would watch people do it, and part of me thought, ‘I am NOT strong enough to do that,’ and ‘Those lifts just look crazy,’ and I even thought, ‘I don’t want to be too muscular.’ Yet, now I can say that my whole perspective of exercise has been and is being shifted by CrossFit in such a positive way.
My Perspective After CrossFit:
Now I’m swallowing all of those misconceptions and saying that CrossFit has helped heal my mind and body in ways that I didn’t think possible. It’s been like the cherry on top when it come to recovery.
The other day I found myself on a run, and I realized I wasn’t going over and over the calories I was burning in my head. I wasn’t worried about whether or not I was running fast enough, whether or not I would do an abs workout along with it, or how much I ‘could eat’ after running.
Nowadays, I’m eating when I’m hungry. I still vaguely count calories, but that doesn’t mean I go to bed starving. I probably eat anywhere in the range of 2300-3000 calories depending on the day.
I’m not giving that to you to compare yourself, but I’m being honest, that now I eat because I need the nourishment. My body needs the nourishment.
So how does CrossFit play into all of this?
Well that’s what this podcast episode is about for any of you have heard about CrossFit: (In the episode I talk about)
– Why CrossFit is teaching me that Less is More
– Why the CrossFit culture is NOT at all about what you look like
– Why the CrossFit people are amazing at encouraging each other
– Why I Can’t Find Diet Culture at CrossFit (and I love it)
– Why CrossFit is transforming my perspective on strength over burning calories
– How My Brother’s Perspective on Strength and Cardio Is Changing Me
– Why It Meant A Lot When My Brother Said Something About Girls and Nourishment
– Why CrossFit Has Made Me Examine My Running Priorities
CrossFit has been a wonderful healing part of running. I enjoy working out truly now. I don’t do workouts because I have to; I’m learning what being gentle with my body means, because I know I need it to be able to enjoy working out like tough CrossFit workouts.
With that I’m going to end this post with a reminder that there is an EPICCCCC Nut Butter Giveaway coming down the pike this month. I’m running it the whole month with Bliss Nut Butters, one of my very favorite nut butter companies in the US.
Cashew Butter (Mix it in a spoon of chocolate chips and call it cookie dough)
Hazelnut Butter (Let it just melt in your mouth as you chew)
Cinnamon Peanut Butter
Almond and Coconut Butter
All of their flavors are super unique, and you will not find another nut butter in the store with these same flavors/texture.
They are kindly sponsoring the podcast by providing jars for a giveaway (no monetary compensation).
1) Tell me what’s your favorite form of exercise and why it’s your favorite form.
2) Has your perspective on certain forms of exercise changed over the years?