I think it’s been 3 years since I started CrossFit. I had no idea what it was and I had no idea I would love it so much. But first back in time…
Since I was 16 years old I met a lumbago for the first time. This loyal friend would haunt me from then on for a long time and also introduce me to his bigger brother called hernia. Actually, I’ve never really been very sporty. Occasionally swimming and very occasionally a bit of fitness or squash. Another hernia presented itself a few years later. And then again … and again … Fortunately I was spared an operation, but I was a regular customer at the physiotherapist and the pharmacy.
One day a friend told me about CrossFit. I had to try this! My condition was good, because I frequently went to festivals and clubs to keep my condition at “level” through dance.
He told me about kettlebells and deadlifts, an hour of intense training, suffering, sweating, … It didn’t sound really attractive and my first reaction was: “Crazy! And my back?” But he convinced me that there was good guidance and that I shouldn’t worry too much. It is taught to do everything according to the perfect posture, which will optimize your fitness and flexibility.
After a few months of CrossFit I was able to put on my stockings standing up again for months (or were they years?
Yes, before that I couldn’t get my right stocking on without sitting or lying down and by – with the necessary acrobatics – throwing that stocking over my foot. Gradually I became stronger and more flexible. My back ailments disappeared. I felt physically and mentally stronger and I craved for more.
I adjusted my nutrition and noticed that the WODs (occasionally) went even better. I never thought it, but CrossFit has had a huge impact on my life (style). Wasn’t it that I met an incredible woman there with whom I am now expecting my first child 2 years later. So a new member in August!