Two years ago I discovered CrossFit. It was not the nicest time in my life. I was recovering from a burnout and my self-esteem had dropped to the lowest level ever. I think I can admit that CrossFit saved my life. I was challenged to push my physical and mental limits.
Every rep countsThe variation in training provided a constant incentive to keep going. In addition to the physical benefits, I quickly experienced the mental power of CrossFit. “A rep is a rep,” which the coach repeatedly shouts at us, challenged me to take a step every day. It was also during that period that I started working in a psychiatric center where I work with people who suffer from addiction.
When a WOD is hard on me, I often think of my clients in the clinic. How they also fight every day to take that one step. ‘Every day a little better’ has become my philosophy.I don’t have to tell any “Mover” that CrossFit has many physical benefits. I have become slimmer. At the age of forty I am stronger than a young twenty-something and my health is great! In addition to the PRs, the number of rounds in an AMRAP and the number of workouts in a week, I also count my mental gains. CrossFit makes me a better person.