So if you’ve been on the internet at all lately, I’m sure you’ve heard about CrossFit. It seems to be the latest and greatest in workouts.
I have to be honest, I haven’t done CrossFit. It doesn’t appeal to me for many reasons, but the primary reason being that there isn’t a CrossFit box in a convenient location for me. I know myself and my fitness habits, and if it’s not easy for me to get there, I’m not going to do it. There is a reason that I do weight-lifting videos and own a treadmill and a bike trainer and only have a pool membership, not a gym membership.
But I’m not here to trash CrossFit either. It looks awesome and it clearly works for a lot of people.
I have noticed, however, that because CrossFit is the current “popular” thing (I feel like it’s replaced P90X in terms of being the “thing” that everyone interested in fitness is talking about), people who aren’t into it are feeling left out or lesser than.
I don’t put myself into this category because for much of my life, I’ve been the person off doing whatever I wanted and not worrying about being popular. This wasn’t great in the junior high years, but ultimately, it’s served me well.
But my point is – do what you want! Do what works for you. If you love CrossFit, do it! If you prefer to be a more solo exerciser, do it! Don’t worry if you’re not doing what’s popular. Exercise is very individual and even if a workout is awesome and works doesn’t mean it’s right for you. If you aren’t motivated to do it, then it isn’t going to work for you. Don’t let yourself be pressured into changing just because the cool kids are doing it. Be yourself and be confident in that.