As I drove to and from work and ironically past CrossFit Recursive I found myself running the familiar loop through my mind – I need to make exercise and working out a priority, I need to get back into a routine, I need to take better care of myself.., I need to…. tomorrow, next week, next month….. After countless false starts and battles with the snooze button I realized that being accountable only to myself wasn’t going to give me the motivation I needed.
I needed some “thing” to which I could be accountable, something beyond the inner dialogue each day in the car, the number on the scale, a “gym” where I am just a membership # among so many others. I also knew it needed to be something that fit into my busy life. What better answer than something that is only a half mile from my house and that I pass multiple times each day.
I had heard about CrossFit but didn’t know that much about it. A couple of google searches later and some solid time spent on the CrossFit Recursive website had me signing up for the No Sweat Intro. From the moment I walked in the door I knew that I had found the right place.
I realized that the “thing” I was looking for was this, a community that I could invest the time and sweat into. The years away from a regular workout regimen definitely showed but each day with the help and encouragement of the coaches and my fellow CrossFitters I am getting there.
For me the thing I like best about Recursive is the community and culture, this has become a group of people that in a short amount of time I have become invested in and in turn feel that reciprocated. I would have to say that my greatest accomplishment so far is just the fact that I’m doing it and more importantly that I am loving it.