Lately: Momentarily Nixing CrossFit for *whispers* Bodybuilding
Wtf have I been up to lately?
So much. O.o
Frankly, I haven’t done any WODs in a few weeks. I’m scared because I know that I can and will push past pain in a WOD, that I won’t want to stop. So as long as thinking is still hurting, I figure it’d be a good idea to stick to finding alternative exercise stuff… Also the fact that I’m not allowed to drive for a few months after a seizure kind puts of a damper on me driving to the gym…
Another leetle point, one of my closest friends, this chick who I talked about having an insane connection with a week or two ago? Anyways, our life stories and our personalities are so similar that whenever we talk about crap one of us is going through we’ll just be like “yeah so when we…” not I, but we. We go through like the same stuff and it’s just nice to have someone who understands (:
Before her own medical issues she was a powerlifter, then became a CrossFitter, and let me tell you… She was freaking insane before this crap came up, like I only wish that I can lift like her one day. Her treatment really dented her lifts, and like me, she’s competitive to the point where, if she were to WOD not fully well, she would come out on top, even if it meant severely injuring herself. Instead of holding her back, however, these issues have provided her the opportunity to become a professional fitness model.
Because we’re both still competitive as fuark and she needed someone to challenge her in the gym, I am now her gym partner (: Because of her powerlifting background she’s still like “LET’S GO LIFT SOME HEAVY MF’ing WEIGHTS!” And we compete with every free weight and machine movement we do. And it’s great.
She’s also kind of like a motivational speaker-ish? So we show people how her illness, how my disorder may be able to stop us from doing exactly what we we’re wanting to do (powerlifting, CrossFit, fighting) but that there are alternative ways to stay fit. So, for example, she had heaps of women asking what they could do to work out because they can’t go to a gym and they’re always taking care of their kids. So we designed this entire workout around stuff you could do at any playground. It was killer and from all the thanks we’ve gotten, I guess it’s helped them quite a bit (:
We also had heaps of people who couldn’t lift due to medical conditions or maybe they were scared of weights, so many different reasons. So we went through some power yoga routines. Sounds like that helped as well.
Even though I’m holding back on CrossFit for a bit, it’s nice to be with someone who is my… big-me? (She calls me her mini-me, so I’m guessing that’s what she would be to me?) Plus it’s great to keep up with lifting and actively inspire and challenge people who are going through struggles similar to mine. (: