Written by Ashley Frazer or Rockwall, TX
Being a former college athlete, finding a way to transition to the real world was, in all respects, difficult. I found myself restless, bored and missing the excitement and challenge of training with a purpose. I don’t just mean this in a physical sense, but an emotional one as well. Sitting at a desk all day for my job wasn’t sitting well with me at all!
Over the years, I’ve learned that a lot of my happiness is dependent on how I feel about myself and so I firmly believe working out is not just good for the body, but also for the mind. Due to my experience, I felt of all people, I should have been capable of making up my own fitness routine. I hated doing it though and I was always in search of someone else to make up my workouts for me, usually via the internet. Unfortunately, my lack of imagination left me doing a lot of uninteresting things in the gym that didn’t really yield results and involved some sort of elliptical equipment more than I’d like to admit. It shouldn’t be a stretch to understand why I lacked commitment to something I wasn’t very proud of and which, quite frankly, bored me to death.
I like CrossFit because it keeps me motivated and entertained.
CrossFit has helped me to become much stronger in all the right ways.
I know a lot of people, especially women, are intimidated at first because they feel as if they’ll never be able to do it. This is something I’ve experienced myself. I remember my freshman year of college when my strength coach wanted us to do pull-ups. I thought the man was crazy. Never in my life had I been able to even get close! But as they say, a journey of a thousand steps starts with one, or in this case, the biggest pull-up assistance band you’ve ever seen in your life! And so it is with CrossFit, starting small and working to amazing things!
Note: Ashley struggled with pull-ups for many months before finally getting her first unassisted pull-up. She has been consistent in her workouts and always puts forth a tremendous effort - now she can do 20 pull-ups in a row! Go Ashley!