Friday, February 25, 2011

crossfit fail!

With all the latest fitness crazes out there, CrossFit is making its mark in the industry. I’m not here to bash it by any means; I’m just sharing my story. My friends keep raving about this new phenomenon (well not that new, it started in the mid 90’s) but to be honest I don’t care for it. However, I did have the courage to get out and attempt it for myself. Wow, did I feel so out of my comfort zone.
Being a yogi, I feel most at home on my yoga mat, bare foot, no distraction in the world. This time, I had to put on running shoes, get to a gym and share equipment with others. I was lost, shy and completely embarrassed. I felt stupid, and sensed that everyone was staring at me thinking “look at this girl, she doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing!” I completed my workout in just over 15mins (which was probably the easiest of exercises). I had no pain afterwards, but the next day I couldn’t move! I hate the feeling of being sore. I know that means I worked hard, but I was angry and depressed. “NEVER AGAIN” I told myself. This is not for me. Yoga provides the same benefits for MY body: Strength, toning, endurance and stamina. So I’m sticking to it.
To all my crazy crossfit friends: you guys are soldiers, and if it makes you happy, keep at it, and I’ll applaud you by the side in my comfortable seated position.

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