I have always loved being active and playing sports. I also have spent a decent portion of my life playing video games hunched over for days at a time eating family packs of m&ms in single sittings.
I've been fit. I've been fat.
I couldn't do a push-up when I was 18 years old. I walked up a slight incline to the bus stop each morning for school and was hot and sweaty by the top.
I crossed paths with CrossFit and got my ass handed to me when I thought I was fit.
I realised that performance was more important than how I looked. I realised that health was more important than performance. I realised that if I move like I am 80 years old when I am 21 how am I going to move when I am 80?
I realised that if you consistently don't have time for something, it is not a priority for you.
I realised that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Seeing joy in the success of others will in no way negatively impact my own success.
If I aim high and miss my target, wherever I end up will be closer to my target than my starting point.
From failing a single push up to hitting my first muscle up, I've learnt that nothing is off limits with a concerted effort and consistency. I've learnt that better movement allows for efficiency and longevity. Injuries are opportunities to move better and turn weaknesses into strengths. Surrounding yourself with people who pursue excellence and stay positive will rub off on you which will subsequently rub off on others.
It has been a year since I started CrossFit and it has been the best year of my life.
I love the idea that I can play a part in making someones workout the best hour of their day, help them hit another rep, shed another kilo, gain a new skill, make a new friend, and hit their craziest goals.
This is why I am so happy to be doing the internship at CrossFit Collingwood.