We wanted to make sure everyone read this well-written piece that Claudine posted on Facebook this week.
I worked out at the local “Globo Gym” today for the first time in a while since joining my local CrossFit. As I stood there surrounded by super skinny 115 lb women, I had a mini awakening. Pre-Crossfit, I would have compared myself to those women and been crabby for the rest of the day (god bless Kevin for staying with me through my ‘crazy’ days).
While I am not ‘fat’ by any standards, I am also not a ‘skinny chick’. Never have been, never will be. I will never be described as ‘tiny’, ‘petite’, or ‘small’. But today? For the first time? I didn’t care. I may be a little wider than the average ‘skinny chick’, a little more muscular than the average ‘skinny chick’…but guess what? I’m still awesome. I’m strong, and it is a functional strength that will keep me healthy and happy for years to come.
I’ve learned that my performance does not define me, because I always try my hardest. I’ve learned that I want to set a good example for my daughter. I’ve learned that the health benefits of CrossFit are better than any anti-depressant drug on the market. I’ve learned that I am no better than anyone else….”Stay hungry and humble” is now my mantra. And from that, I’ve learned that no one is better than me, either.
If you are young or old, fat or skinny…you can do CrossFit. And you will be a better person for it.
PS – and by the way? I could bench press, back squat, or dead lift any of those 115# chicks right now.
You can see the original post here, if you want to visit and tell her you love her kick @$$ attitude!