Athlete Status

Life is slowing down a bit, which I’m so thankful for! The stress hasn’t subsided, but life is just stressful I suppose. Perhaps, I’m dealing with the stress better? I’m not sure, but it’s Sunday and I’m hoping that by the end of today I will have a gym to work out in in the morning, we shall see.

I’ve increased my BP meds and that has helped a ton!! I’m hoping this is only temporary and I’m sure it will be once I start cardio back up things will level back out I’m sure of it!

Tomorrow I meet with a nutritionist and this has been one of the highlights of our move that I’m most looking forward to! Someone to say, “hey you can eat this or you can’t even look at that!” I’ll be honest, I’m a little nervous but I know at the end of the day, she’ll help me be successful! I am ready to fully commit to whatever she says!! So much so that I’m even willing to not weigh for a month, IF that’s what she recommends. I’m also excited because she’s certified in some kind of exercise and I want to talk to her about her thoughts on Crossfit. I’ve been toying with the idea of looking into Crossfit for a couple of weeks now….

Ok so here’s my thought process on giving Crossfit a shot…..

I’ve lifted weights, pretty seriously for the last year and I love it! I love what weights are doing to my body. I love the limits that I can push with lifting heavier weights, I love all of it. In fact, at one point I thought seriously of trying to compete in some form of bodybuilding. However, a year later and with all the romance of the lifestyle wearing off I’m not sure that I would ever want to compete. I wrote a blog post previously about the reality of steroid use in the industry. I have a great  respect and fear of  the human body.

I guess I am already to keenly aware of what can happen to the body when you misuse it. And what can happen when it becomes sick! So why would I be interested in putting something in my body to alter the outcome and possibly intentionally make it sick? I’ve been there, done that, not interested in it…….scratch bodybuilding…….but I’m an athlete. This is a newer identity that I’m slowly learning about myself. And an athlete needs competition, thrives on it. It’s what I love about going to the gym daily. Pushing my limits…….

Now is that to say there are no drugs in Crossfit?  HA I’m sure there are, I would be a fool to think otherwise. But what I like about the idea of Crossfit is the intensity. I’m more  that type of athlete. I’m tired of walking on a treadmill at an incline of 15 and pushing my pace to the limit for an hour. I’m tired of that. For a moment I thought about running, but to be honest it’s really hard on my body. I hurt when I’m done running. Sure I could continue, slow my pace and just push through the pain, but I don’t want to hurt at the end of the day. Yep I could hurt after Crossfit, so many people say things like, “those Crossfitters will be cripple by the time they are 60……it’s so bad for your body” etc. but is it really? Are Crossfitters just really careless?

My answer?  I honestly do not know.

But what I do know is that for years and years I’ve allowed the fear of the unknown to rule and reign in my life and I’m just no longer willing to do that. So I will be researching and talking with the local Crossfit gym here in Katy to ask a ton of questions. I’ll be honest I don’t even know that it’s something I could do with my lack of vision and cognitive impairment, but I’ll be darned if I shy away from it because I’m scared that it could hurt me! If there is something I’ve learned about myself in this last year is that I’m no longer willing to be swayed by the opinions of man and knowledge is power! I will be powerful within this journey.

Over and out from Katy, TX

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