When I joined CrossFit 6 months ago I had no idea of how much I would grow to love it. From cardio to strength training it seems to test everything in me. I’ve learnt moves that I never knew with Olympic lifting and now I can do box jumps which I never thought I would.
Growing up I was always overweight and never into any types of sports. I was more the one who would sit on the side lines and watched everyone else. After having my first child I got bigger than I had ever been and hated getting dressed up to go anywhere because I thought I looked horrible. I eventually started weight lifting at home and then once I had confidence in what I was doing I started going to a conventional gym. That was ok for awhile but I hadn’t lost much weight. That led to me joining a bootcamp at our local park which I absolutely loved. I started losing weight with that and a healthy diet.
But when I moved from a small country town to the city about 6 years ago. I ended up gaining a bit of weight back adapting to the lifestyle change. I had heard a lot about CrossFit and thought “I reckon I would love this” but never quite had the nerve to go and try it out until one day I’ve seen on Facebook a CrossFit box that wasn’t far from me and was having a 7 week transformation challenge so I bit the bullet and decided to give it a go.
I’ve never looked back since. I have now joined CrossFit Craigieburn and attend 5 days a week. The results I have gotten from it are unbelievable, I now have muscle that I never knew existed lol. The encouragement I have received from my box is absolutely amazing and the friends I have made, which beforehand I didn’t have many friends here. I absolutely love the competition, the comradeship, and the results are like nothing I have ever felt before.
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March is the founder of the Barbell Beauties. Her goal is simple… Empower every woman to grab a barbell and LIFT. She’s been an active CrossFitter for 7 years and credits that sport for turning her into a true athlete.