Well, I can HONESTLY say that after this weekend, a simple trip to another gym, made me appreciate where I come from even more. Where I come from being North Shore Crossfit of course 🙂
This Sunday, Nick and I took a field trip to a “normal” gym to get in another workout for the weekend. I walked through the doors and it was soooooooooo quiet…and we had to punch in at a front desk…and there was a…wait for it…
dun dun dun….
cardio room. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!
What, however, is far worse than a cardio room???? MIRRORS!! There were mirrors EVERYWHERE! There are no mirrors at Crossfit, and I VERY much appreciate that. I have not thought about my “fat legs” in months…I have only been kind to myself in the fact that I have noticed the growth of muscle, and the strength I have gained…not the fat that I’ve loss (although that has happened too :))
I am standing there, infront of a wall of mirrors, in shorts…judging myself HARD! I rack a bar, and PR on my deadlift (155#, up from 130# a couple months ago!!), see stars…and then judge again. What is my problem!? I don’t judge myself like that at Crossfit! Then, in steps Mr. Araza. He tells me to lift up my shirt and check out my abs under this lighting…
See, this “gym lighting” is DESIGNED to pick up on any HINT of elevation change on your skin…to make you feel REALLY ripped. However, the lighting works the same way on any bumps on your legs…and makes you feel REALLY…well…fat. I know, that’s TERRIBLE, and I just don’t DO that anymore…but that is probably also WHY I dont’ go to gyms anymore…
One lift of the shirt though, and I literally blew myself away! FULL 6 PACK UNDER THAT THERE LIGHT! 😀 Tricep definition, and some SERIOUS calf definition. So the directly-above-head bright floursecents are good for something! :-p
It was great, after deadlifting, we made up a WOD and went STRAIGHT to it right there in the weight room.
Ladder (10,9,8,7…1) of burpees and knees to elbows. It was a 9 minute workout..and the whole time there was a lady on an elipitcal watching me like I was a NUT CASE!! One guy walked in, saw Nick and I doing burpees..and with wide eyes, literally turned and walked out. Yup..we’re weird…and we LOVE IT! Seriously though, while you were on that elipitcal for an hour, reading your People magazine…I was in and out of that workout in 9 minutes…panting, sweating, and then OUT OF THERE!
But yes, North Shore Crossfit, while I loved you before, I now realize just how much I appreciate you ever more 🙂 Thank you for being so accepting, and loving, and thank you so much for NO MIRRORS 😀 I grow better without them 🙂
On a side note: I, like I said, PR’d my deadlift on Sunday…AND PR’d my double unders on Saturday…
Started off doing one double under, then did 3 in a row, then 4 in a row, and then 7 IN A ROW!!!! 7 consecutive double unders!!!! WOOO HOOOOOO!!!
Thank you Crossfit 🙂