From private to public... ❤️ There was a point in my life right before I started Crossfit, where the times were dark and unpleasant. I remember having one shitty ass year that changed who I was, for a split second. I remember having dark thoughts and wondering if this world was even for me. It was so overwhelming that I would scream and cry in my car almost every day for weeks. No one knew because at that time I didn’t have any “friends” that I could count on. My husband was my ear for everything, my rescue.. and even then I didn’t feel like burdening him with my mental troubles. It was just me and God. Relationships that were in my life for years ended, my kids were being kids, people around me weren’t loyal etc….Fast forward to March 2014 when I walked into Crossfit Unleashed. No goals, no motivation and nothing to lose. What people don’t understand about my loyalty to this place is that it is my outlet, my sanctuary, a place that allows me to release my stress on all that iron, a place that I love….and loves me back. This isn’t just about the sport of Crossfit, its about the community, its about how you feel when you are done pushing yourself to the limit when you didn’t think you could even start. I formed new relationships …formed bonds with my sisters and brothers and learned so so much from my mentors/coaches there. I fell in love with each and every one of them. I was starting to understand that back then it wasn’t that I was useless for this life, it was my environment and what/who I surrounded myself with that was useless. I outgrew those relationships and wanted more out of life. I was in a constant change. I realized that once I needed less, I would have more. I was learning who I was. I was finding myself all over again. I was loving myself from the inside out. My goals now shine bright, my motivation burns from within and I feel revived. I took chances on myself because of the faith and belief they all put in me. My body has been through transformations that I never ever thought was possible.
They did that. This place did that. <3
Every day that passes, I thank God and this amazing place for being my saving Grace. #myhappyplace #saved