CrossFit is addictive for several reasons, primarily because members see results, it’s fun, and it’s kind of counter culture. We do stuff most people don’t want to try because they have been programmed to believe the only way to get in shape is by eating 1,200 to 1,500 calories a day, doing sixty minutes of cardio on a stair master and doing high reps with light weight. It is possible to get addicted and if you fit any of the scenarios below, welcome to the club.
“This one time at CrossFit.” It’s all you ever talk about for starters!
Dropping $65.00 on a pair of shorts in which you will only sweat is no big deal. “Look! they have green too!”
Nanos, Innov-8’s, Romaleos, Chucks. You have at least one pair of each, probably two, because they were on “sale”. There is no more room on the floor in your closet.
You can’t walk without wincing, your shoulders are pulled to your ears, can’t unclinch your hands, however you find out tomorrow’s WOD is Fran. Of course you are going. It’s only your eighth day in a row. You’ll rest when you are dead.
Bank statement reads Reebok e-commerce, Zappos, Progenex, Lulu-lemon, Main Street butcher, and Juan’s house of tequila……because its Paleo!
Hear the name Eva and you don’t think of Mendes or Longoria, sadly. Your face contorts while contemplating a 2.5 mile run and 150 pull ups and KB swings.
There is more than one picture of you performing a HSPU or pistols somewhere other than the box, like a bar. Because you are hardcore and nothing brings out hardcore like a happy hour gone awry. This is more out of jealousy because I can’t do either.
Your charm bracelet has a barbell, a dumbbell, a Kettlebell, a tire, Rx, and a steak.
You’ve had to buy a bigger lunch box……more than once.
To everyone else Memorial Day sleeping in, pool time, and BBQ’s. You’ve got a date with Murph and it better not last more than 45 minutes. If it goes over an hour…..don’t think about that!
You’ve checked Community by-laws and discovered there is no specific language regarding tire flips. GAME ON! Maybe they’ll let you store them in the pool house!
You’ve been invited by your chiropractor to attend their child’s high school graduation party. It’s only fair, you’ve practically paid their tuition.
There is a lacrosse ball and a field hockey ball in your desk at work. You don’t play and never have.
A co-worker shows up for a meeting six minutes late. Immediately you calculate she owes you thirty burpees.
Shaker bottles have taken over one of your cabinets and they are still multiplying.
First introductions to women named Cindy, Fran, and Diane do not go well.
You’ve purchased half of a grass fed cow and are wondering if you should have bought a bigger freezer and gotten the whole cow.
Callous shavers. One at home, one in your gym bag, one at work. You’ve caught yourself picking at them in meetings and didn’t stop.
I wonder if the neighbors will mind if I put a rower on my patio?
You’re looking for a video of the 21k row, which lasts an hour plus, and you’ll watch the whole thing. Freak
How many jump ropes do I need? I need the one that helps me do Double Unders! Obviously it’s the rope!!! Back off.
I’m not addicted. I can take a rest day anytime I want. I’ll start next week.
In all honesty it’s a great addiction to have focusing on health will always put you ahead. Take rest days otherwise you will get injured and won’t be able to play. Hit it out of the box this week.
Great article on a great topic. CrossFit is truly a great platform for many reasons. Another great site you should explore is http://www.findmycrossfit.com