You know that CrossFit is really hard on your body
You know that your cortisol is so out of whack
You know you’re running your body into the ground
You have no idea how to ‘take it easy’
You’ve worked so hard to get ‘where you’re at,’ and
You’re nervous to ‘stop’ in fear of losing it all.
You actually want to connect with your body,
Become more aware, and
Actually LISTEN to what your body needs.
You have no idea how, and
You’re fearful of giving up control
Plus, you might disconnect from all your gym friends,
Lose your identity as the ‘badass CrossFit friend,’ &
become irrelevant to the whole community.
These are just some of the thoughts in my head preventing me from doing what was BEST for my body.
& instead, I continued to ignore the signs to pullback & dug a hole so deep that led to the worst 3 years of my life.
By the time I gained 15lbs, developed cystic acne, sleeping 10-12 hrs a night, burnt out adrenals, plus a miscarriage, I finally got the message.
Is there anything wrong with CrossFit?
NO. But some abuse it. That’s all I’m trying to say
And instead of getting to the horrific place that I (& so many other women) get with their health, why not recognize the early signs NOW so you don’t have to spend the next 3 years recovering hormones, energy, & sanity?
You fear losing control over your body by giving up control over your training. But let me ask you this, do you actually feel in control right now?
Likely not even close – which is why you’re always looking for the next plan, the next coach, the next Youtube video, the next book…
If this is you (& I know it is because you all message me daily, wink wink), let me hear you in the comments!
It’s time to support each other through this transition so that we can start making the best decision for OURSELVES & stop identifying with material things & worrying about what others think
You are the one who has to live with your body, not them. Take care of yourself & seek others who will support you in doing the same!