CrossFit has totally changed my relationship towards working out and towards my body. I’ve never been the skinny type, but when I was younger, I wanted to be. I’ve never done a lot of sports but a friend took me to workout with her at a small, local gym. I signed myself up and got a training plan and I started to lose weight (about 10kg in total). People complimented me and I started to feel more confident. However, when I started my bachelor’s degree and moved out, I started training at a bigger gym, but without a plan. I gained weight back and I started to feel less confident. I always told myself I would start over on Monday, but I didn’t. I had to drag myself to the gym. Working out was just a method to lose weight for me and I barely had fun at the gym.
I started CrossFit during an internship in cologne and when I moved back to my hometown, I immediately signed up at the local affiliate for an unlimited membership. I started doing CrossFit five time a week and it became a huge part of my life. In September 2018, I moved to Stuttgart for my Master´s studies. After four months without an affiliate, I became a member at CrossFit Assault. It became my home away from home and I´ve found not only people to workout with there, but people that I call friends. I look forward to evey session (even if it has running in it) because I know it will make me better.
After two years of CrossFit, I´m slowly starting to realize all the ways this sport has changed me. It has made me way more confident, grateful for all the inspiring people I´ve met, and most of all – it has changed the relationship to my body. In CrossFit, it doesn´t really matter how your body looks like. It matters what it can do. We put our bodies through a lot compared to the average person, and I´m beyond grateful that my body is keeping up with it and allows me to do what I love to do – each and every day.