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Once I started CrossFit, my life 'clicked' into place

This is a post by PumpUp member jennipher_

Five months ago, I walked into my neighborhood gym and went straight to the scale. Thinking I had lost weight, I confidently looked down to see that I had gained 30 pounds! I was in shock and so disturb with myself. I was going to the gym daily and sort of eating well. Obviously that was not working. I also got into drinking and drugs during this time. I had reached rock bottom and taken on depression and anxiety.

I started trying any product and new conditioning class I heard about. Dancing my way to the perfect body with Zumba wasn’t working. Trying to find my zen in Yoga just caused me to gain weight. I just stayed with my typical 30 min on the elliptical and 50 squats. I was waiting for my “click” moment.

Anyone interested on changing their lives has read on any blog, website or weight loss story about the “click”. It is that moment of epiphany where you realize your health is so important to you that you’ll do all you can to achieve it. That moment where you stopping making excuses for yourself. That moment when you really commit. I was starting to think my “click”moment was never going to come. That is, until CrossFit fell into my lap.

To say I walked in to CrossFit not knowing what to expect, was an understatement of the century. I was leaving the grocery store one day and came across a Crossfit for women and children. I had heard a little about it and seen videos before, so I thought to look it up when I got home. I found the site of the box (gym) I had seen and read a little and saw a place to sign up for a free trial class. I’m one of those “try anything once kind of gals”.

I was immediately humbled on how hard CrossFit was. I remember almost leaving the box in tears I was so exhausted. I felt so out of shape and CrossFit just threw it in my face. Little did I know, that was my “click” moment.

By the time I had made it home and realized how sore and tired I was, I had received and email from the owner and head coach. Someone finally believed in me and gave me all the tools I needed to move forward if I chose to. That one humbling class and email from my coach, was my “click” moment.

I immediately signed up for the fundamentals class and a unlimited membership. I declared to myself that no matter how hard it was, I would commit to CrossFit and after a month of diet change and gruelling workouts; I have finally seen the results I’ve wanted for years. More importantly, I finally have the confidence in myself that I have been missing my whole life. Everyone finds their “click” moment, just trust yourself.


Question of the Day: What is your greatest fear? Spiders? Heights? Have you been able to overcome it? Let us know! Don’t let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen! Thanks to absolutely amazing PumpUp member @xfitfirecracker for this photo!