3 rounds for time:
400m Run
12 Deadlift @ 155/105
9 Hang Power Clean
6 Push Jerk

Buckle up CrossFit SAC'ers, this one hits you right in the feels. 

 

A majority of the CrossFit transformation stories that you hear about have to do with a significant change in a person’s physical health, i.e. weight loss or curing a chronic disease, while they are all motivating and inspiring, I wanted to focus on my transformation that happened on the other end of the health spectrum. When I talk about my CrossFit transformation I would be ignorant not to mention how much my physical health has improved (because it has vastly) but that isn’t the transformation that I find myself to be the most proud of.

If you were to meet me 2-3 years ago, you probably would have met the same sarcastic, sleepy, girl who thinks she’s funnier than she actually is but the girl you would have met was losing a battle with herself and invariably unhappy and borderline miserable. Of course I still wore a smile and cracked stupid jokes at any chance I got but I had grown to hate the person that I was and I was letting my depression and anxiety slowly take control of my life and my physical health. Fast forward to today, after a year at CrossFit SAC I’m still sarcastic, still sleepy, and still not that funny, but I am finally happy. It is no coincidence that as soon as I joined CrossFit SAC it felt like everything was finally turning around. Becoming a part of the CrossFit SAC community turned out to be exactly what I didn’t know I needed in my life. Crossfit has given me a sense of pride and confidence that I have never known before, it has ingrained me with a drive to constantly push myself to be better, but it has also allowed me to feel a sense of happiness that I didn’t know existed. When I look back on who I was pre-CrossFit SAC and the destination that my life was heading towards, it scares me but at the same time it humbles me because it reminds me that CrossFit SAC is the reason that I’m still here. Many people don’t realize how big of an impact they are making on people’s lives but there is something very profound about the community, the members, and the coaches of our gym and the motivation, inspiration, and love that they make you feel whether you want it or not and that is something I am so very grateful for. 

 

To everyone who has ever pushed me to finish a WOD, encouraged me to make a bigger jump on a heavy day, or given me a fist bump on SugarWOD, thank you. You guys have helped me in my journey of bettering myself and you guys have been the foundation of my transformation.

 

XX-Jill

(the one that’s usually asleep somewhere on the floor)