A year ago I was living in another state. I was gearing up for my final semester of college and final semester with the people I had grown so close with over 4 years. A year ago I had just scratched the surface of crossfit. I was intimidated, considerably weaker, and shy but I knew I had found something great. A year ago I was blogging 5 times a week. I had the time and the passion and it felt right during that season.
And isn’t it funny how day to day nothing seems to change but today, a year later, I find myself in a totally different place, surrounded by completely new people, and filling my time with all new experiences and activities.
Today I’ve grown close with people who have changed me and opened me up to new perspectives and experiences. Today I’ve been crossfitting for over a year and have grown into a stronger more confident person in all aspects of my life because of it. And today I’ve put blogging on the back burner for a variety of reasons.
I’m not sure if I’m back for good, or back for a day, but I felt like writing today so I’m here. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how crossfit has changed me. If you think crossfit is a creepy cult that sucks people in… a) you’re kind of right and that’s fine and b) you can probably skip reading this post.
On the surface, I look like a different person; I’ve put on over 20lbs since May. That’s a lot of muscle and a good amount of body fat that I needed to gain. I feel confident and great about it; it’s helped me gain a lot of strength and I really feel comfortable now in clothes and in my skin like I never have before. The picture on the left is me last spring, a few months into crossfit and lifting. The photo on the right is me yesterday, about 10 months of squatting and eating later.
And under all of that, I’ve found something I deeply look forward to doing every single day. I’ve found people who are so like minded, driven, and inspiring to be around. I’ve found something that challenges me to new levels and scares me on a daily basis. I think everyone needs something in their lives that does all of those things for them.
I’d like to do some more posts about body image, crossfit, recipes, some photography projects I have been working on, traveling, and recaps of experiences and adventures. So I might be back for a while, or weekly, or never… I’m not sure how often, but I will write when I feel like it and I won’t when I don’t because this place should be an enjoyable outlet for me.
So tell me, what has changed for you in a year?