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Tuesday’s With Becca

Tuesday’s With Becca

Becca's dog from whom she draws much inspiration...

Becca's dog from whom she draws much inspiration...

Warm-up: Shoulder Mobility, Thoracic Spine Foam Roll, 2 Rounds-30 Double Unders, Turkish Get-ups

Overhead Squat: 1-1-1

MetCon – Jackie:
1,000m Row
50 Thrusters (45/25)
30 Pull-ups

Are you tired of your workout routine?  Sometimes we are and just do not know it.  CrossFit Ktown was my enlightenment.  When texting my friends I refer to CrossFit as “X-fit”.  I don’t know, maybe I think of the workouts as extreme fitness.  You know the extreme sports where you give it all you have got, have no rules and the sky is the limit…  Yeah that’s it…

I joined this fitness club for a change in my routine.  Prior to membership I was an avid runner who enjoyed the solidarity found escaping into the bliss of repetitious exercise. Little did I know my body had also settled into my running routine and was no longer being affected by my effort.  I decided I needed to add a little weight to my regiment.  Of course I am not referring to pounds (lbs) that we all fear but lifting weight is what I had in mind.  I certainly found what I was looking for at X-Fit.

My original objective in exercise has also deviated from its purpose.  My goal was to get it done, and I only ran so I could eat.  My favorite phrase was “I run to eat”. Yes, I know scary goals.  We all have to start somewhere and strengthen shallow expectations.  My purpose and goals have finally evolved into a much more fulfilling aspiration, thanks to X-Fit.

Suddenly I have found myself belonging to a family of CrossFitters.  I entered an environment of exercise that includes friendships.  X-fit is a culture where exercise is a way of life and encouragement and shared goals are at the heart of every endeavor.

Exercise to me today is without routine. In fact, for those who have experienced X-fit we know that the whiteboard holds the only secret to the recipe of our routine for that day.  Sometimes they say ignorance is bliss.  In this case it is better for me to show up ready for the challenge not knowing what formula of pain is set for the day.

My goals have certainly changed but there have also been other changes that I am happier about.  X-fit has brought me great friends but more than that I am much stronger.  My body has changed in ways that I did not know was possible.  I have been CrossFitting for about three months and I no longer mind sitting up in a chair while wearing my Bikini.  Yes, this is another shallow expectation, but as I stated before, our expectations are all started somewhere… Oh yes, I still like to eat!

So with all that said I am so happy to have changed my routine.  Crossfit Ktown is a wonderful place to belong.  I truly love working out with my new X-fit friends and I thank God for Jessie, Grant and Caleb.  They have all changed my life.

Yours in sweat,
Becky (Becca) Alberts

By | 2017-04-25T14:39:59+00:00 February 2nd, 2010|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Taylor February 2, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    First WOD at the GarageGames

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8Q4JQUEA7U

    Yes, it’s a long clip. And yes, it is worth it.

  2. crossfitktown February 3, 2010 at 4:11 am

    Great post, Becca.

    G

  3. James February 3, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Excellent post Becca!…Garage Games competitors, I give you a little motivation for this weekend. Hope you tear it up like these guys do!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLKjcOehW_I&feature=related

  4. Ben February 3, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Well said Becca!!! I think you pretty much covered how crossfit has changed so many of our lives. Not only do I look forward the “pain” everyday, but the people as well.

  5. Shane February 4, 2010 at 1:28 am

    If I remember right that was the workout I threw up on? The food I ate right before didn’t help either lol. I haven’t been able to pay it back on the mainsite yet.

  6. crossfitktown February 4, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Becca that post was great! Very insightful and inspirational. Thanks again for writing one. I know I as well as everyone else took a lot away from it.
    -Miss J

  7. LarryS February 8, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Well said Becca . . . You hit the nail on the head!!!!!!

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