by MELISSA DOSS
When I started CrossFit in April of 2012, I was in awe of the beautiful, strong, confident women that I saw both in the gym and in the media. I wanted to be strong and confident like these beautiful women who embody CrossFit, but I had my doubts that I would ever get there. About 10 months after starting CrossFit, however, I began taking my training more seriously. I knew training more meant that I needed to change my diet. I added meat back in, I started eating more healthy fats, I cut back on alcohol, I replaced most of the refined carbs in my diet with vegetables, and most importantly… I stopped worrying about calories and I started to view food as fuel.
I saw dramatic changes in my performance while at the gym. I was finally able to Rx workouts consistently. I PR’d my lifts. I didn’t fatigue as easily. I just felt better, period. These changes also carried over to my everyday life, as I started to appreciate my body for its ability to carry me through long days and hard workouts.Printable Version