Just Start

“What made you want to exercise? Was your weight or body out of shape before?”
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When this questions popped up in my inbox the other day, I was instantly reminded of how insecure I was the first time I stepped into a gym.
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I was overweight, recently graduated from college with a degree in dance, and had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I just knew I was no longer dancing hours a day and needed to get myself MOVING.
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I hid in baggy sweatshirts and stuck to the elliptical or treadmill where I felt “safe”.
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My body image was in the gutter and so was my health.
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THEN everything changed.
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I was convinced to try out my first CrossFit class in our gym. I assumed I would hate it and realized just how out of shape I was after my first class. I couldn’t do a pull up and was walk/running a 400M sprint but something about it clicked with me.
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I found myself returning back class after class. Without even realizing it, my mindset started to shift.
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I stopped worrying about what my body looked like.
I started focusing on what it could do.
I wanted to be faster.
I wanted to be stronger.
I wanted to fuel my body better.
From that moment forward fitness slowly changed my life.
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It became my passion.
It became my therapy.
It became something I embraced.
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So if you’re that person that wants to start exercising but maybe is afraid, or hesitant, or thinks you can’t.
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Remember.
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We all start somewhere.
We all start insecure.
We all starting not knowing.
But you will learn.
You will grow.
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And you will be so happy you just decided to start.

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