CF Ruined My Life

Our own Brook Millard came across this article from Crossfit Verve in Denver. He thought it might ring true to some of us here.  I know I can relate.

Why CrossFit Ruined My Life: Dedicated to Greg Glassman, the man that ruined my life

My WHOLE life I searched for a fitness that I couldn’t explain.  I was always active, always “healthy”.  I was a vegetarian for 16 years, because it was “healthy”.  I ran, biked, climbed, surfed and lived a relatively balanced and happy lifestyle.  Then I found CrossFit and my life will never be the same….

Because of CrossFit, I will never eat Mung for dinner again (unless it’s a cheat meal).  Mung is a delicious mixture of re fried beans, peppers, onions, cheese, and salsa cooked in a crock pot on low.  I used homemade tortilla chips for dipping, cuz they are healthier then the store bought ones, right?

Because of CrossFit, normal everyday people just don’t look the same.  When you are constantly surrounded by CrossFitters your perception of human anatomy is skewed.  Too skinny is weak and too strong is slow.

Because of CrossFit, I believe all people are capable of amazing physical feats, when they don’t produce, I take it personally and have no tolerance for laziness.

Because of CrossFit, I will never be alone.  There will always be friends I should spend time with, athletes I need train and new people I want to get to know.

Because of CrossFit, I may look amazing naked, however, damned if I can fit into normal girl clothes.  Put me in yoga pants and I’ll knock your socks off. Send me on a mission to find a dress, pair of jeans or a feminine top and I’ll come home defeated.  My wardrobe will forever consist of 90% t’shirts.

Because of CrossFit, I will spend at least half of my waking days lurking on websites, watching, learning, getting pumped up and being inspired. CrossFit.com will be the first site I look at every morning and the last before bed.  Why am I mesmerized by people working out?  Damn you CrossFit.

Because of CrossFit, my hands will never be soft and silky.  They will forever remain rough and coarse.  They have become hands of capacity and are not for looks or ginger caressing.

Because of CrossFit, I will never be able to separate my health and fitness again.  They will always be joined as one, interlocked in an intimate marriage of understanding.  I have no excuses.

Because of CrossFit, people think I work out all day, deprive myself of sinful pleasures and am generally unfun (because their definition of fun has become so incompatible with mine)!

Because of CrossFit, I will never be satisfied with my fitness.  There will always be something to achieve, something to try and something to “get better at”, nothing I can’t do!

Has CrossFit ruined your life?

Posted on: October 7, 2010admin

3 thoughts on “CF Ruined My Life

  1. Haha….. I absolutely relate to NOT being able to wear skinny jeans anymore. You don’t even wanna hear the story about the day I learned that one the hard way….RIP! That’s right.

    Thank you Crossfit!

  2. I can TOTALLY relate as I was trying to find a nice girlie top or a dress for a wedding. My diva sister went with me and EVERYthing I tried on she said, “ummmmm…I don’t thik thats the right one for you” AND “You werent kidding when you said you had big traps were you?” AND “That makes your arms look kind of big” all said in the nicest way possible of course in the 2-1/2 hours we spent at the mall…so YEP came home defeated!!!!! I COMPLETELY LOVE IT…and come to think of it…I was just muttering to myself the other day that I needed “to go buy more t-shirts” hahaha

  3. This is now my life! Everyone close to me calls me obsessed!!! Is it an issue when you can’t make yourself go to sleep without knowing the wod? I guess I just love crossfit dreams!!!

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