Tomorrow is my 5 year anniversary. Not a wedding anniversary. My lifestyle anniversary. 5 years ago tomorrow I took the first steps that would change my life forever when my husband surprised me with a membership to my local gym, LifeStyle Family Fitness.
LifeStyle isn't in business any more. They got sold to LA Fitness without warning to members back early last summer. That could have been it for me. I was dedicated to my Les Mills group fitness classes. But that whole gym shakeup made me realize something. I loved exercise. It didn't have to be Les Mills, I just had to be moving and I had to be with people. I don't like to exercise alone. After a few attempts at finding a new gym home, I stepped outside my comfort zone and went to my local CrossFit box, CrossFit En Fuego. BEST DECISION EVER!! My box has the most supportive, kind, funny, motivating, encouraging people that I have ever met. I'm not a religious person, so I lack the community that belonging to a church can bring. CrossFit has become my church.
It only seems fitting that I celebrate my 5 year starting anniversary by stepping further out of my comfort zone and will be competing tomorrow in my FIRST CrossFit competition, The Diablo Games. I know I've been talking about it on my blog for a few weeks now, but now that it's here, I'm freaking excited!
I did head in to the box this morning just to practice some skills. Nothing too heavy. **Notice the 5??**
I've got my bag all packed for tomorrow. 3 changes of clothing, KT Tape, Advil, bandaids, New Skin, my amazing new hand grips from New Grip and my cooler is all ready to be packed with fuel. I am ready.
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