I don’t normally step on the scale. As a rule of thumb, I tend to stray from the scale and use how my clothes fit as a measure of my success. However, after much deliberation, I decided to brave the scale yesterday. 2.5 months, and 20 lbs. TWENTY! I was beyond stoked. The best part is that I haven’t even taken new measurements. And those numbers will prove all the more exciting!
But you see, that’s the beauty in CrossFit, and particularly in CrossFit Texas. This isn’t about competition. [I suppose competition is a relative term. Ha.] These are people I look forward to seeing every day. These are people who push me to work harder, because they want to see me get better. But most importantly, these people care. I’ve been in and around gyms my entire life, and while people are very good at putting on a facade, and pretending as if they’re genuinely interested in your well being [don't get me wrong, some trainers do...] few truly are.
But at CrossFit Texas? These folks are my family. We hold each other accountable. When someone misses class, we call them, text them, heck, even Facebook them! We want to see everyone achieve their goals- whether it’s losing a few pounds, or hitting a new back squat max. The key in all of this? We’re a TEAM. We may work out as individuals, but don’t be surprised if someone stops in the middle of their WOD to help you out (as Joel did with me today). Don’t be surprised when you’re in the middle of a back squat, and from across the box you hear someone yell, “GET LOWER!!!” Because while we all want to complete WODs as fast as we can, we also want to watch our “family” succeed.
So to Gideon, thank you for taking me to class that night! I wouldn’t be where I am if you hadn’t introduced me to these people. And to Brannon and Becca, thank you for your love and support. I can’t adequately express just how much those post-WOD congratulatory hugs mean. You guys are amazing. To Mike and Sampson, thank you for talking so much shit to me that I have no choice but to one-up yall! And to everyone else (you know who you are…) thank you for making every day brighter. I’m blessed to consider y’all my family.
And just to “see” the proof. I’ll post two pictures [30th April, 2011]: