Just over three years ago, I tried Crossfit for the first time. At the time, I couldn’t afford more than 1 month of classes, but I went every day that I could and blogged about it here. After that first 30 days, I was hooked.

I couldn’t afford to go back right away, but I saved up and bought ten punch passes, using them for one or two classes a week to stretch them out enough so I could buy more. Last March, my finances were finally at a point where I could afford the monthly membership.

Because of how much the classes cost, I held them dear. I strove to make it to at least 10 classes a month, so that I would be meeting or exceeding what I could have done with a 10 punch pass. I averaged 3 classes a week from the end of March through July. August was different, because I had two full week backpacking trips that took a bite out of my availability. But in September I got back into the swing of things, and then the Nutrition challenge happened in mid-October.

Part of the Nutrition challenge was to workout as frequently as possible, to aid with the weight loss. So I focused on going to 5 or 6 classes a week and made that goal in the 30 days of the challenge.

Since then, I’ve dropped back to a mere 4 classes per week, on average. I’ve been meaning to do 5, but I can’t seem to reconcile going on Sunday, waiting for my husband to get back from the gym and then going to the gym myself to do my pull up workout. So I just go to the gym with my husband to get my pull up workout done.

To be honest, I only knew it was 3 years because Arbor Crossfit emailed me about it. I hadn’t been thinking about it. But, looking back, I’m proud of the progress that I’ve made. I can do a pull up. My weight lifting technique has improved. I know more names than I used to. I still scale a lot of movements and weights, but that’s part of the beauty of Crossfit. I can scale any workout to a place that pushes me; I can work my hardest without breaking myself. And who knows where I’ll be in another 3 years if I keep at it.

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