Maintaining My Figure Over The Holidays

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I started doing CrossFit around 9 months ago. I was fortunate enough to have a CFMNL box near where I worked so it was easier for me to integrate it into my daily routine. The first days were a mix of feelings: dread, intimidation, and shyness. I’ve never been much of an athlete, and watching the WODders lift literally made me want to run away, but I stuck it out and learned to love the challenges.

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photo by: David Lee

Aside from helping me lead an active lifestyle, CrossFit has showed me that there is more to my body that what I initially thought it can do. That there is skinny and there is fit, & the difference between just looking good and gaining actual strength. CrossFit helped me better understand what I need to do to improve, to better myself. Its pushed me to correct my posture, my diet, and how I view sports. Overall, CrossFit’s become a big part of my life.

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What I love most about CFMNL is the camaraderie. The box isn’t just a place to workout, and sweat, and tire yourself out, it’s a community that pushes and motivates you to do your best. It’s a community that gives back, a community that thrives cause of how positive and how dedicated the members are. It’s not just a gym, but a place to socialize. I’ve met so many people from different industries, and countries in CFMNL, people I would’ve never met if I didn’t go to the box. It’s amazing, really.

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With the holidays fast approaching, admittedly, it’s been difficult for me to juggle my work and my usual workout schedule. With all the craziness happening, I haven’t been able to workout as much as I used to. But I do intend to still workout over the holidays, esp. right after Christmas Noche Buena! Thankfully the box is scheduled to be open right before and after Christmas!

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Prior to the feasting though, I will be preparing by attending the NOCHE BUENA WOD! It’s going to be fun to see the coaches sweat and grunt and work with us through the program for a change. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be intense, and they will push us to keep up with them. There will be a lot of cheering and a lot of motivating, for sure. So make sure you don’t miss out and be at your home box by 10am on December 24!

All I want for Christmas is to break my PRs, unlock my muscle up, handstand pushup, and handstand walk, and gain a butt worthy to be compared to Carl Chabon. 😉