I know what you’re thinking. “Megan, there is no way in heck that I could do crossfit! Are you CRAZY!?!” A little bit, yeah (I do have 3 kids, 3 large dogs and a husband). Okay, here’s the deal, crossfit CAN be hard and it typically IS hard, just like everything else worth doing. HOWEVER, when you first get started you don’t go balls to wall lifting super heavy weight nor are you expected to be able to do a bazillion pull-ups, not even one if you can’t. Your workouts are scaled. And the great thing is there are plenty of crossfitters that scale! Myself included! My coach says “The way to get good at crossfit, is to do crossfit!” And I agree! Nothing can prepare you for the variations, versatility, and all out butt kicking you get with a crossfit workout. Now you all know me, I do triathlons, marathon (just one, thank you), half marathons, bike, strength train, kick boxing, Half Ironmans and pretty much anything else that catches my fancy, so if you’re not in any way, shape, or form, interested in crossfit, that’s ok! If you’re not sure then give it a try for a few months (once or twice is NOT a good indicator) and you NEED to have a knowledgable coach that knows what he/she’s doing so you don’t get injured (this is when people say crossfitting is dangerous. Form is key and knowing your limitations!) Fortunately for me, I’ve got 2!!
Now I took a break from crossfit for about a year and a half and when I got back into I realized how functional it truly is. Can you get super muscley? Maybe if your diet promotes that. Also your genetics can be indicators too. But the vast majority of normal folks that utilize crossfit for health, don’t. Unless you’re a dude. Then feel free to bulk up, son! Honestly, your diet (what you eat) is what is the final say in your physical composition. If I eat crap and workout I’ll still look like crap. And if you eat crap you’ll feel like crap during a workout. Nothing is more rewarding than eating good, whole foods (whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, paleo, or otherwise) and being able to perform in a workout or just day-to-day life with more energy and success.
And the BEST part of crossfit? THE PEOPLE!!! I can not tell you how much I LOVE my community of crazy crossfitters! I’m not kidding when I say these people become like a family. They are supportive, encouraging, wonderful folks and when someone has a need, we rally. And if you’re in the Omaha/Elkhorn/Gretna area, come work out with me!