Fred (second from the left) shared a few thoughts after a year of CrossFit. Thanks Fred! You are such a great addition to the gym. Hard to imagine this place without you. Thanks for sharing…
“In some ways it seems like yesterday when I showed up to my first 101 class. Time flies. It is not an overstatement to say that CFS has been life-changing for me. Below are a few things that I have learned through my experience with you, Crossfit, and the amazing CFS community.
1. Sometimes the most difficult things are the most rewarding.
For the first few months I thought I was going to die. I would come in and see the posted work-out and think, NO WAY! But the coach got me through it and very typically I left the workout feeling very rewarded.
2. Know yourself.
Romans 12:3 is a very helpful verse for me: “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.” – Romans 12:3 Crossfit has helped me see myself with “sober judgment”. And with that judgment comes the knowledge that I need to push myself but with limits.
3. Crossfit has benefits beyond feeling better physically.
Crossfit very often helps me emotionally and mentally. This was an unexpected blessing. I took on a pretty taxing job change this past year and Crossfit served as a needed counselor and life coach all in one.
4. If you want to get in physical shape, do Crossfit. If you want to lose weight, cut carbs.
In ten months I lost 38 lbs, gained a few back, and am now losing again. I have learned that losing weight is all about eating right.
5. To lose weight one must literally count carbs and protein.
There is something about the discipline of logging/recording the metrics related to my diet. When I do, I eat better and lose weight.
6. There’s a reason no one gets injured at Crossfit.
I suffered back-to-back injuries (back and hamstring) and both took place outside the gym. I am much more careful in the gym.
7. The value of quality coaching can’t be measured.
Crossfit has reminded me of the importance of good coaching. It is powerful to say the least. Without a doubt one of my favorite things about CFS is the coaching. They have all blessed me in their own unique way. Not one word of their instruction and encouragement has gone unnoticed.
8. A caring community is a game changer.
CSF’s caring community is almost like going to church for me.
9. It all begins at the workout.
For me all the dominos to living a healthy life begin with the workout. I don’t lose weight doing Crossfit but I want to eat better because I do Crossfit. The workout serves as the first and necessary domino.”
Ten rounds for time of:
95 pound Thruster, 10 reps
10 Ring push-ups
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