CHALLENGE 21

Crossfit taster session! 02.05.19

Am I wondering what I’ve got myself into? Yes. Am I petrified? Hell YES! However, it wouldn’t be a 35 Before 35 challenge if I wasn’t about to jump SO FAR out of my comfort zone now would it?! The only other challenge I’ve felt THIS nervous before a challenge was the live radio interview (challenge #14) so this massive for me.

This particular challenge wasn’t even on my radar until last Saturday! That’s the beauty of having a live challenge wishlist…the possibilities and opportunities just keep on changing.

I’ve always been intrigued by the Crossfit world. I’ve heard loads of people on podcasts talk about how great the experience is, from the exercise to the amazing social benefits. I’ve also become more interested with the whole set up after meeting my friend’s housemate who does it, on an almost daily basis!!

Whenever I see her, she can’t speak highly enough of it and what it’s done for her. So a group of us decided to go down last Saturday to see what all the hype was about, oh and to cheer her on at the Crossfit competition! It was amazing. A room full of the strongest people I’ve ever seen (just ever so slightly intimidating, but in a motivating kind of way), and it was also really refreshing to see how supportive and encouraging they were with each other. To be honest, I didn’t expect that. By the end of it, I found myself signing up to a taster session, solo! Oh. My. Actual!

As I’ve said above, I am absolutely terrified as I have ZERO upper body strength, I’m not the best athletically and I know that my anxiety will go through the roof before and during the session so I’ll just have to consciously change my mind set. I’ve signed up as I want to try something new and challenge myself. I will no longer limit myself due to what other people think of me. I’ve wasted enough years doing that.

I feel like I’ve taken a massive step with signing up to this taster session solo, particularly as my gym phobia (at my regular gym – challenge #10) is still lurking. Apart from being anxious as hell, I’m really looking forward to seeing how I fare with this challenge. Will I want to sign up or will I just want to run (or crawl) out the door and never go back?! We shall see!

I won’t be able to document this challenge as I’ll possibly be busy lying on the floor in a foetal position but I’ll give you my thoughts before and after. Wish me luck, I’ll definitely need it with this challenge!

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