Sunny here, I know this article addresses women but men can relate to it as well. I know that for years I struggled with body image. I mean YEARS….middle school through my 30s (I am still in my 20s though). I can honestly say that my relationship with food and my body image improved greatly about 6 months into CrossFit. Yeah, the scale number was getting a little higher but I could also do a pull-up for the first time in my life…I could also do these odd things called deadlifts and cleans. I was not only getting stronger I was gaining confidence in myself through CrossFit and the people who were doing CrossFit around me. You see, I think good gym brings in good people who make good people even better. I know that sounds cheesy and it sounds like I am drunk off the CrossFit Kool-Aid and I am okay with that.
Going to digress for a second…. You hear the word “community” thrown around quite a bit in CrossFit and I have been fortunate enough to be apart of some great communities. My first gym, CrossFIt Clarksville, was life changing for me. I cannot say enough about this community. I had to move because my sugar daddy got orders to MacDill. So here I am and I am lucky enough to be at Dale Mabry CrossFit where I see the community grow each day and it is amazing! You see, a good CrossFit community builds people up, they make you better physically and mentally. They rally around you when you are sucking during a WOD or if you are going through dark times in your life. You look forward to doing that awful WOD next to your buddy, you look forward to just going to the gym to see your friends.
I realized I digressed and I am okay with that. This article is awesome, take a look. CrossFit has done a lot for me and becoming more comfortable in my skin is one of them.