I have always loved to exercise. In October 2011, I was in a four wheeler accident. I ended up breaking my collarbone (which needed surgery), hairline fracturing my tibia, and re-breaking my elbow (which was already in a cast). Throughout my recovery I fell into a state of depression because I was no longer able to participate in sport/any physical activity. My doctor had told me that I might not ever re-gain the strength, or range of motion in my shoulder to do everything I once had. After hearing this I was devastated. My depression led to anorexia. I was a victim of anorexia until my junior year of high school, which is when I found CrossFit. CrossFit has helped me to realize that being healthy is more important than being “skinny”. CrossFit has helped me to recover physically and mentally, and I am thankful for that.
My First impression of CrossFit was that it was harder than anything I had every done before. I was intimated by every aspect of it. Now, I am not intimated, and I try to help those who are. Everyone starts somewhere. I started at the lowest/weakest point of my life, which was the first step towards my recovery. I try to use my personal experiences to help those who might have the same first impression that I had: fear.
I am still working on recovery. This has been a long hard road for me, which is difficult to share. I am working on being the healthiest that I can be. CrossFit reminds me that I need to fuel my body for my performance. I am working on eating, positively influencing others, and being the best that I can be, physically and mentally.
My greatest achievement was the first workout that I completed RX. When I started CrossFit it was very common for me to have to sit down and rest because I was so weak from my previous eating disorder. It was also very common for me to scale reps, scale weight, and the overall workout. I am very proud of how far I have come in the past year.
I am still new to CrossFit 2311. I have only been a member for a couple of weeks, but I love it already. CrossFit 2311 reminds me a lot of my home gym. I am thankful that I found CrossFit 2311. I look forward to the memories I will make with everyone!