As we progress in our training journey, it's easy for us to focus on where we are presently at and often we think about all the things we still want to achieve.
Rarely do we take the time to look back at just how far we have progressed, what we have learned, what we have achieved and what we have overcome.
Take 15 minutes to plot your fitness journey since you began training with us at CrossFit 1864:
Take a look at some pictures prior to when you began training.
What was your diet like then?
How much did you weigh?
What were you able to lift?
What complex movements could you do?
How did you feel day-to-day (mood, energy etc)?
Here is where I began…
In 2009 when I started CrossFit, I was 22 years old and weighed all of 59 kg (I came from an endurance sports background), I could not front squat my own (meagre) bodyweight and anything that required high intensity would leave me feeling violated. I was very much an introvert and was socially pretty awkward….
Fast forward to today. I weigh 75 kg (a healthy bodyweight for my height), I can front squat 150 kg (that's over 100 kg added from my first attempt), I have more energy than ever before and I feel like I can tackle any task that's put in front of me. I have grown so much in confidence that I can stand in front of classes of 30 people and be comfortable as the centre of attention (unthinkable in the early days).
My life then to now is different in almost every single way and I could not be happier.
Thinking of where I started and how much I have grown physically and mentally really puts the day-to-day disappointments of missing a PB or a crappy workout into perspective …I am in this for the long game and I plan to enjoy every second of it.