This would have been a smarter maneuver.
This is probably more or less what I looked like, but with a softball instead of a dodge ball.
So what is the point to this long drawn out story?? Well, when it came time to join a gym, I had no anxiety what so ever about it, only excitement. When I wanted to start a new class, no big deal, I would just show up. The gym felt like PE class or a sports practice. NO BIG DEAL TO ME! But crossfit was a whole new show. I was scared and excited all at the same time. It felt like that first softball practice with the BIG girls, but worse. But once again, I had my dad by my side. Not literally, but I could hear his words, "Jessica how hard could this be?" "So what if you aren't the best, we can always work on it." "No ONE is expecting you to be perfect on your first day!!!" The last one really stuck with me. So even though I was nervous, I walked through that door by myself.
And seriously this is what it seems like when you first walk in. In reality there aren't flashy words flying around and they are going just a smidge slower. LOL
And how was it????? It was great. The people were super nice and the instructor was super nice. I walked into the gym at the end of their workout and to see those people push themselves that hard was AMAZING. I think I was sold at that point, but I keep telling myself to keep an open mind. But as of right now, I really like. Last night we went over some crossfit basics and I learned a few things already. The class is SUPER small, it was just me and another guy. When it came time to do an actual crossfit workout (WOD) I was pretty relieved it involved running. For the lifting section of it the trainer was right beside us encouraging us and helping us with our form. At the end of the work out, I felt pretty winded, but not horrible. Actually not that bad at all. NOW tonight might be a different story and that is what I like about this place. I won't be running every night or the same lifting moves night after night. I do have some things I need to work on, like the "push jerk" I just can't seem to get my timing right, once again I think I'm over thinking it. But like my dad always says, "we can work on it" and that is what I will do.
I keep wanting to land with locked knees (that's a no no!)
Tonight I will learn even more and I'm excited. The anxiety has left now. But I get why people are anxious about joining a gym or class now. I 100% UNDERSTAND IT NOW!! But if you never take that step, you will never know if you are missing out something AMAZING. And guess what? There is a chance it may not be amazing, but you will never know unless you try. And remember, no one expects you to be a master on your first day. Far from it. They know you will need some guidance and some support. If you are thinking about trying something new, please take that step, don't let the fear or anxiety keep you from trying something new.
WOW this one got long! Sorry. I was trying to keep it short. I hope you like the gifs, I thought they were funny. And if you haven't seen Arrested Development (first gif), please get out from underneath your rock and watch it on Netflix, freaking hilarious!!!
Have a great week folks!