10 Reasons to (not freak out and) try Crossfit

CrossfitWhen people who haven’t tried Crossfit think about trying Crossfit they automatically think I can’t do that, Crossfit is for athletes, I won’t be able to do what they do, Crossfitters are crazy, or something alike (possibly even worse). The truth is, you won’t know until you try it. Before I tried Crossfit I had a similar mentality, but it wasn’t until I gave it a shot that I realized I could do it. I recently went back to Crossfit in the beginning of September after 14 months off while I was traveling full-time. It wasn’t that I wanted to stop Crossfit while I traveled, but I found it difficult to fit it into my hectic schedule while I transitioned from country to country. WOD’s (workout of the day) soon got replaced with yoga, walking, hiking, and swimming. My prior year of Crossfit training prepared my body for the extreme bucket list activities I tried while traveling, including (but not limited to) wind surfing, stand up paddle boarding, indoor rock climbing, body boarding, paragliding, and surfing. Crossfit made me strong, confident to try new things, and it taught me to trust my body. It was then that I finally realized that Crossfit prepared me for real life. There is no need to be intimidated to try Crossfit, especially if you find the right box (gym) for you! Continue reading

Trading 14 Months for 14 Months!

After completing my Masters in Education in 14 months, I am rewarding myself with a 14 Fundy Beach, NBmonth sabbatical from teaching to travel and to do all the things I never have time for. I look forward to exchanging my time as a teacher, student, to a traveling girl. I get anxious and excited thinking about all the things I want to do on my time off. I haven’t had the chance yet to fully develop my year-off-bucket-list. I have a few things planned for July, but I still have 13 more months to plan! I look forward to spending some time very soon writing up my year-off-plan. I’m constantly looking for ideas of things to do and places to visit. Continue reading