"...So back to my point of getting comfortable with uncomfortable. We all take on things that are uncomfortable until they become comfortable. Picking up a barbell for the first time, going for a 1 rep max in a snatch or trying to string together handstand push-ups, all of which are uncomfortable until they are not. Don’t be afraid to look right, then look left a million times and don’t be afraid to go for a 1 rep max. At some point that 1 rep max will become your old 1 rep max. There will be something else to get comfortable with..."
Chennelle hit the nail on the head for sure.
I went to my first CrossFit session on Saturday, June 16. To say I was "uncomfortable" is an understatement. I was scared shitless. I actually sat in my car for about 10 minutes before I forced myself to get out. I met Bobby, etc. I also saw a set of my GOTR parents - The Lasaters. I struggled through the first workout (but I did it!) and I knew that this was for me. I took Foundations the following Monday and Tuesday.
Since June 16, I have been to 13 WODs (22 days since the first day). This includes a four days off to recoup from my first "injury", a few work meetings/personal events that caused me to miss, etc.
I am no longer uncomfortable. In fact, I love it. Yes, I do check the WOD on the blog daily - but that's just to make sure I know how to perform all the lifts, etc. I have a few goals in my mind, but know they're gonna take work:
- Master double-unders
- Handstand and/or Handstand Push-up
- Toes to Bar
- And a few others