So it’s no secret that I’m obsessed with CrossFit.
Peep the double under lashes and sweat angel on my back. Skinny girls look good in clothes, strong girls look good naked. Ever since I started CrossFit/Paleo a year ago, I can’t stop seeing improvements/gains in my body and strength! My confidence is up and so is my spirit. A few unique things about CrossFit communities is as follows…
1) All of the women support each other. This is the one place where I don’t feel like I need to “compete” with other women for success or status. Interestingly enough, most of the women I’ve met in CrossFit are intelligent, driven, and successful in a whole spectrum of ways! I’ve met PHd candidates, military soldiers, stay-at-home mothers, internationals, doctors, lawyers, and anything else you can really think of. There is one constant theme among CrossFit women across the country (from my experience): everyone wants everyone to perform their very best, unconditionally.
2) Your body WILL change. After doing multiple rounds of Paleo (aka no grains, sugar, or dairy for 30 days), I can honestly say that I’m more proud and confident in my appearance and ability than ever before. I’ve gotten a TON of crap for not drinking or eating certain things, but at the end of the day, I’m not afraid to face my bathing or birthday suit in the mirror (lol). Proof here.
3) Your lifestyle changes will continue to inspire those around you. I can’t tell you how many people tried Paleo or CrossFit based on my recommendation and constant chatter. Afterwards, I get to watch the people I love develop the same personal confidence that I gained.
For that reason, I’ve “dropped in” at several boxes all over the country! Here are some of my favorite photos and “boxes” (aka a CrossFit gym).
My MAIN box is Reebok CrossFit Backbay in Boston, MA. This is my beloved team.
This is my beloved Boston College Alumni Crew.
These are my beloved parents AT my beloved CrossFit Box.
As you can see, it’s a family affair; whether by blood, sweat, or tears. My family on the west coast is Team CrossFit Academy Monrovia in Monrovia, California AKA The Arrogant Bastards.
Here are some other boxes across the country who I’ve had the pleasure of working out with.
Shout out to CrossFit Country who let me drop in for a full week!… and I still forgot to take a photo… (sorry guys).
Shout out to CrossFit NYC (Black Box) in New York, New York.
I know I’m missing a few… maybe I’ll dig through my drop in shirt pile to figure it out lol.
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About Vanessa Elizabeth
Vanessa Elizabeth is a cultural chameleon currently based in London. She enjoys sports (such as CrossFit and dating), cooking, and demolishing her savings account. When she's not busy blogging about her feelings, she works full-time and practices Chinese with her English/German friends.
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