Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”- Rikki Rogers
There are many things that I can now do that I once thought impossible. I have done things that scare me and overcome fear. I have done things that I at one time could not do, and I did them. I have fought over, and over again to face my fears and overcome challenges. I am not the same person I was when I started CrossFit. When I found CrossFit and decided to pursue it full time I was a very shy person. I was not in shape, and I felt awkward going to the gym everyday not knowing what was going to happen. It was a challenge and a fight to start something so outside of my box that I had never done before. I wanted that change though, I wanted to get fit and feel like I can do anything. What I wanted to become and the things I wanted to achieve are what helped me become strong and face my fears.
I am now able to do the things that I could not do before. I can lift more weight than I had ever dreamed of lifting, I can do pull-ups, muscle-ups and even walk on my hands. The first time I tried all of it I was not sure what was going to happen. It was a challenge for me to grow and be in the gym everyday working towards my goals when all I really want to do is sit at home sometimes. That is where the strength comes from though. It comes from the inside making the outside do the things it doesn’t always want to do. That is what life is like sometimes, because people have to fight to get out of their comfort zones and experience new things that are out there. If we never got to experience new things then what would even be the point of life. The more we experience the more diverse we become, which makes us a stronger and better person. I know that my experiences have made me stronger and more fearless in life. I hope that I can keep putting myself out there and keep experiencing different things. That is what life is all about, so become stronger, get out of your box, and do the things that you think are impossible. You might just surprise yourself.