Excuses, excuses, excuses

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Why is it so easy to skip a workout?

I came up with hundreds of excuses in my mind and body to NOT go to my first official CrossFit workout today. Actually, my first official Foundations CrossFit workout (the beginner training sessions you take before doing the real thing!)

  • I was tired.
  • Tonight is last night my spouse is home before leaving on a trip.
  • I felt like I was coming down with a cold.
  • My shoulder hurt.
  • My wrist hurt.
  • My back hurt.
  • I had a major asthma attack today (after being totally asthma free for almost a year).
  • The list goes on and on.

I just about convinced myself I might actually die if I go to CrossFit. BUT, instead of crawling in to my bed when I got home from work (what I really, really wanted to do after a day of struggling to breathe), I put my workout clothes on and prepared myself an early, healthy dinner.

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After eating my delicious dinner (chicken, asparagus, and mushrooms) and digesting it for a bit, I reluctantly dragged myself out of the house and down the hill to the CrossFit gym.

I nearly had a panic attack in my car while I watched the previous, more advanced class come to a close. I was just about to drive away when I saw a woman walk in to the gym, then saw the trainer come over and greet her. It was obvious she was new. While I was telling myself I could do this, if she could, I saw another woman enter the gym and once again, saw the trainer welcome her. So, I hopped out of my car and headed in to the gym. Ended up being a class with 3 other total newbies like myself and 3 semi-newbies. It was a great class! I learned all sorts of new things like how to do Burpees.

My first official CrossFit class was not easy, but I survived.

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