We here at Moxy love people improving. We have been supplying fantastic socks for the Crossfit community, derby dolls, and all types of fitness gurus for the last few years. We are so enthusiastic to see people’s lives change dramatically, and recognize that everyone goes through struggles. We hope to make the best SOCKS ever, in the attempt you might enjoy your day,workout,month,life, etc. just a little bit more!! Today we are featuring a story submission from a Moxy fan, Sara. I hope her story and journey through Crossfit and life inspire you to be the best you can be!!
About a year ago I went through a really hard breakup and was pretty much a mess. At that time in my life I was working part time as a nanny and was interning part time at a community mental health facility in my area doing children’s mental health and was a full time grad student. I was also about 150lbs and ate whatever I want (including a ton of sugar), I was just trying to survive. I’m 5’2, so that was pretty heavy for me and I definitely felt super uncomfortable in my own skin. I was also severely depressed.
I started working out with a personal trainer friend to try to get into some kind of shape and help boost my mood. I wasn’t really seeing results and was still in a pretty bad head space. I kept it up for about 5 months until I moved to a different part of town.
My new roommate had been doing CrossFit for a couple of years and he loved it. I didn’t really think it was for me. I was really intimidated by it and the people there. I decided to at least try the on-ramp class to see if I could even do it (I was pretty convinced I couldn’t) since it was a couple of blocks from my apartment.
I completed the intro class and then ended up not going back for a month. My roommate hounded me and hounded me and FINALLY got me to go back. I started out going twice a week and then three times a week. It was insanely hard for me. After awhile I realized I was up to 5 days a week regularly.
I’ve been at my box regularly now for 4 months. I’m down to 128lbs. I managed to kick my depression WITHOUT medications. I completed grad school and found a career in my field. The other members of my box are like family to me. I’ve made the transition with the help of my roommate to eating primarily Paleo. I am happy and confident. I have even completed my first hero wod (Murph) and today I completed my first rope climb to the top.
It is amazing how different I feel about myself and my abilities since doing CrossFit. I have started conquering fears and testing my abilities in ways I never imagined. Hand stands, box jumps and rope climbs terrified me. Running a mile and double unders didn’t seem possible. But now I can do these things. Maybe not to perfection, but I know I can actually do them now. My co-workers see me as an athlete. That’s nothing I would have EVER considered myself as.
I know my story isn’t some huge physical transformation, but it’s been a lot of small changes in almost every aspect of my life. I would have never thought that CrossFit would have such a large impact on my life or in so many ways. It’s become a part of me and my identity.