My CrossFit adventure began at the end of May, 2018. Prior to that, my “gym” routine consisted of spending 45 minutes to an hour wandering around machines, primarily focusing on legs and abs (they were the easiest to figure out directions), or going for runs (1-2 mile, randomly throwing a 5k in).
The photos are from October 2017 and August 2018.
The changes I’ve made to achieve a better, healthier lifestyle is the absence of alcohol and the addition of a new vice, CrossFit.
As far as deviation is concerned, it’s hard to “deviate” from a diet when you have no diet. Revolt has been the best diet I’ve ever subscribed to, and I’ve completely stopped worrying about calorie counting or choosing salads over pizzas. Instead, my focus is on how fast I can complete the day’s AMRAP or how many pushups I can do without having to use my knees.
I began to feel the results from CrossFit immediately. Waking up sore isn’t the best feeling, but it beats a hang over every single time. Also, there’s a certain attitude change that happens almost immediately. The feelings of defeat are there, because CrossFit was new and I wasn’t very strong, but it’s difficult to stay down on yourself in an atmosphere of overwhelming positivity. People I didn’t even know were clapping for me to finish, and I’ve never left the building without a high five and conversation, and those things keep you coming back. After about 6 weeks, I started getting compliments on looking toned and “shredded”. Even after encouragement, I still couldn’t really see a difference, then I snapped this “after” photo.
We’re so predisposed to see flaws and pick ourselves apart. Revolt has been such a great support system that I didn’t even know I needed. Getting healthy and getting in shape, sure, but also for cultivating the sense of “who cares”.
Who cares what healthy looks like?
What does healthy feel like?
It feels fucking epic.