5 Ways that CrossFit Changes your Mentality and Self-Esteem

Well, you decided to give Crossfit a try, did you? You saw all the pictures of those great transformations people experienced and want that for yourself. You’ve had enough of that wibbly, wobbly stuff around your stomach and you are going to do something about it once and for all. But as our most beloved Sport is going to change your body for sure, it is also going to have a big impact on your mentality as well. Here are five ways in which Crossfit will change not only your body, but also your mentality.

1. YOU WILL BECOME MORE SELF-CONFIDENT

I remember when one of my coaches said to me, ‘You know, when you first came here you were all shy and guarded – and now, when you walk into the Box it’s like you want to say “Look at me, I am here, bring it on.'”

I took a minute and thought about it before realising that she had been right. In school I hated sports. I loathed P.E. so very much that I had nightmares before class. Therefore, I felt severe restraint working out with or in front of other people and I had problems with my body image. Crossfit changed that.

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Become mentally stronger

In half a year I had learned things I had never been able to do before and never even thought of doing. While trying and failing and trying and finally succeeding I became much more confident that I could master anything if I did try hard enough.

Some time ago I also transferred this new won self-confidence onto other aspects of my life – I decided that I would not let myself be bossed around by what I thought other people would expect of me. And more often than not I catch myself thinking: “Oh, that seems hard – let’s try it.”

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