Challenges in Life
For some of us, CrossFit is way more than just lifting. It’s one the best things in life we’ve discovered and we are proud to be a part of it. We all go through different obstacles in life. It’s hard to make sure you are making enough time for yourself. I have battled through a form of depression since I lost my best friend to Cancer. It shattered my world. I didn’t want to talk to anyone. I didn’t want to see anyone. I just wanted to be at the gym and lift something. I didn’t know how to cope. I just knew that whenever I went to the box and listened to my Pitbull radio, I was able to escape from my horrible dream. I have been friends with Rachel ever since we were in junior high. She was my person.
Everybody goes through something that has changed them in a way that they could never go back. Many of us like to talk about everything going well in our lives. I wanted to share something I have been struggling with for the past couple of years. I have learned that I can’t change the past and there’s nothing I can do about losing her to cancer. I was told within a month of losing my best friend that I should no longer be grieving and that I should just move on. This made me feel bad and I tried to just pretend everything was okay and just go with it. And not to grieve because no one wants to be around someone who is grieving. But grieving is ok!! It’s ok to break down.
So, how does this relate to CrossFit? Well let me explain to you how Max Kane helped me. I can compare my life to working out. In life you’re not going to have great days, every day you might struggle. You might not like what you’re doing, you might be tired, not want to work out or go to a conference. Like life, you’re not going to RX every workout. You’re not going to be the fastest in every workout and you might not PR but, you will be able to overcome the workout. You will make it through your WOD and you will have low days and you will have awesome days. The days you least want to go to the gym because you might be having a rough day, is the day you RX on your WOD or you might PR on back squats. CrossFit trains your mind to overcome your challenges and get right back up. Thank you, Max Kane, for showing me that through every struggle, my fit fam will cheer me on for finishing last or agreeing with me that no one likes burpees.
My Rachel was diagnosed with Breast Cancer back in February 2014 and she went in remission in June 2014 but, the cancer returned and she passed away in September 2014. October is coming up and I want everyone to be apart of Barbell for Boobs. Do it for a loved one you know who has been affected by cancer. It could be your parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, etc. It’s such an amazing fundraiser. Help us reach our goal by making a donation to our team we’re raising funds so that Barbells for Boobs can give the right to know if they are living with breast cancer.
“Barbells for Boobs” is dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer, with an emphasis on women and men under the age of 40. All funding efforts support much needed detection services in local communities across the country. 100% of the funds raised go to Barbell for Boobs and are vital to show those who may not have the means or access to critical detection services. “Barbell for Boobs” provides a solution that empowers people to take action by informing and connecting them with the right resources. So let’s do this WOD together. For all of us who know someone who is going through Cancer or for our loved ones we have lost and for those who have survived it. This one is for you. WOD Name: GRACE. Meet us at our Flowery Branch location Saturday, October 21 at 9am-12Pm. Help us spread the word and help us reach our goal by sharing our donation page on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
-Vanessa, Social Media Guru