Friday, September 24, 2010

The Crossfit Community

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One of the biggest reasons why I continue to do Crossfit despite my ripped up hands, bruised collar bones, and aching muscles is the strong community! There is something about the mental and physical challenges of Crossfit that bring people together. The dynamic is one of shear competitiveness, but also support and encouragement. There are days when I break down and struggle to the point of tears and I can always count on the community to cheer me on and help me in any way that they can.

I use to spend hours at big gym by myself. I was so bored of  having to spend another twenty minutes on the treadmill or doing one more sit up. Now, I can go to Crossfit, mingle with my friends, work so hard that I want to collapse, and then feel invigorated the rest of the day. The other great thing is that many times my work outs are only twenty minutes or less and with my schedule that is a life saver! 

Do you have a work out community?
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45 comments:

Jess ♡ said...

Wowowow! Kudos to you girl :)! I don't actually have a "work-out" community, but I do go biking around where I live and do yoga every morning!

You are a CHAMP <3

vicky h. said...

you are so right! I see myself slacking when it's just me by myself trying to work-out but when I'm with my work-out budy (best friend) we are so much more motivated and it's so much more fun!!

xox Vicky
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libys11 said...

wow.. you're amazing! :D

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Grace, Money Smart Fashion said...

I love that first picture of you. So strong! It's funny because I do have a kind of workout community.
My work is associated with the gym that is on the ground floor and every season they offer group personal training sessions to employees.


It's two days a week but the trainers work us hard and push us to our individual limits. It's a great way to work out and meet people from all around the company.

Katarzyna Smok Sm. said...

WOW!

Milestone said...

You are so right, CrossFit is very much about community! Where else can you workout to find everyone in the gym cheering you on to finish or hit your PR? What other gym will plan social events either at the gym or elsewhere? Surround yourself with positive people, and you'll become positive and self confident.

@MilestoneXFit

Kinsey Michaels said...

That's great Taylor, I LOVE that you have a local workout community. I am one of those gals that sticks to either fun classes, or workout videos, so I suppose it kind of lacks that community feel! It's fun to work out though.

Closet Fashionista said...

That is so awesome! I really wish I had the motivation to work out :/ But I don't want to go to a gym because I'm shy and don't want people watching (not that they would be) XD
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SWF_Terra said...

You know I love this. There are two big reasons I love Crossfit and you mentioned them here: Short, intense workouts and supportive comrades. Only people who have done Crossfit can understand what it's like to get to the end of a workout. You are SO STRONG! Great post!

Katie said...

Operation Bootcamp is my community! I'm an instructor now and have been for over a year. It's a 30 day fitness and nutrition program that works out at 6 am 4 mornings a week, the workouts are 45 mins long incorporating cardio and strength training with lots of fun, enouraging instructors! Love my OBC family! :)

Taylor Sterling said...

Thanks ladies! Even without a community getting out and burning cals feels good!

Terra- you go girl!

closet fashionista -don't be shy girl. You have to get out there and try it.

Caroline said...

Woah... I don't know how much weight that is, but that is super impressive! I live across the street from a Crossfit gym and see them all the time. It's a little intimidating but maybe I should go check it out ...

Taylor Sterling said...
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ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

You go girl :) How inspiring...

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KristiMcMurry said...

That's fantastic! I'm starting to make friends at the gym. Most of the women are older than me, but I don't mind. They're really inspiring! I love exercising in a group...it get's really mundane alone, like you said.

FASHION SNAG said...

Wow, I want to try this! I love working out and the photos of you and your boyfriend rock! x

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Mary said...

You're so awesome! It's way easier for me to get to the gym when I know my gfs are going to be there... not as much fun on my own! ;)

Mary xo
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Mims said...

Uh I wish I did crossfit. As a student, I can't really afford to go to the crossfit gyms and I don't have the equipment. But I do workout a lot with my classmates. We do a lot of sports like racquetball, running, tennis, basketball even tonight we're going sailing. It always fun to workout with people. You end up playing 3 hours of racquetball and don't even realize it.

allison said...

i'm so excited to meet a fashion forward blogger AND a fellow crossfitter! i did the 6am class this morning in dallas.

impressive lift fashionista!
xo-alli

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Olya Nikol Pishcheva said...

You really can lift it up??! This is sooo cool!.. I've never done anything like this before.. Great pics by the way! ~

therawpower said...

i cant go work out with friends, i ll get distracted, well unless its a class thing. work out is really great, make me feel healthy and pumped

Little Emilly said...

Wow you must be so strong physically!
Lucky :D
At the moment for my PE coursework i'm doing a sixth month fitness program to increase my muscular endurance.
Here's hoping it goes well.
I go running with my friends ? :D

My old friend and I used to be really competitive with each other. C:

Nicole Marie said...

working out with friends is so much better!! more times than not if my friends aren't at the gym neither am i

November Grey said...

Whoa. You are seriously bad ass.

xx

November Grey

Valerie said...

Whoah, you're a ninja! That's amazing. I've never heard of crossfit, but it looks and sounds intense. My favorite workout is yoga and I feel the same way about the sense of community that comes with it. It's so much more fun that way than working out on my own. Have a great weekend!

Natalie said...

wow! no wonder u r so toned and slim! love it :)

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Marcie said...

I've been wanting to do this, and you just sold me. It is so funny you did this post because my friend who does crossfit called me this morning and sent me a picture of his blistered hand.

xo M

Taylor Sterling said...

ha! Thanks everyone. You are making me feel like a machine ! GRR...this weight was only 95 pounds. :)

Lainey said...

Um, that first picture of you is insane. How many pounds are you lifting there?! Amazing.

Sarah said...

wow, ru seriously lifting that thing?! I love how committed you are to fitness- a true inspiration- i am so lazy!! xxx

Taylor Sterling said...

Lainey, it is 95#

Giovanna ♥ said...

wow that's very impressive! Congrats :)
Giovanna
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Anonymous said...

Taylor-
Your fashion blog is sleek, sexy and cool! This is my first time checking it out. I'll check back often, waiting for links to big and tall mens fashion world!
Best
Tony Coats

Song of Style said...

ur a freakin hottie!!!!
seriously when i met u becus of ur cute & sweet personality + feminine looks i would've never guessed that u'd be into sports.
ahh i miss u <3

June Paski said...

wow ur so cool, no wonder you have great body!

xxx

Taylor Sterling said...

AWWW thanks everyone!!!

Aimee I miss u too!!

Stephanie said...

wow :] that´s great! Love these pictures, especially the 1st one! :]

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Sarah Klassen said...

Um, lady, you are officially my hero! I had to pick my eyes up off the floor! Wow -- so ambitious, lovely and strong. Currently, my workout includes walking up and down a flight of stairs about 10-15 times a day, as my studio is on the bottom floor. It's unfortunate! I really need to exercise -- you are truly inspiring!

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend,
xoxo

Tiffany's Small World said...

never done crossfit and this post really inspires me that I may include it in my exercise


Have a Fabulous day!


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la petite fashionista said...

you're so strong! obviously your workouts are working for you; you're in fantastic shape! what are your daily routines?

I attend a local gym/studio that offers realllllly fun workout classes; jamaican dance, hip hop, "hot body pilates", zumba, it keeps things very interesting! and makes working out so much more fun.

Ronisha said...

working out is the best ....nice pictures!


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allthatshewants said...

i should do something like that...im too lazy!

xx

Jessica said...

WOW! You go girl! Love all the photos!

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

Love this! And that's probably why in addition to my laziness, I do not workout-no community! I wish I could love exercising like you do, you look so damn good!!

Jackie said...

Great post! I actually learned a lot about Cross Fit from your blog. There is a Cross Fit in my area, but the prices are too steep for me right now.
However, I do agree having a workout community is the best thing. I belong to a gym, but would definitely love having a group of people as a support network.
Thanks for sharing this on your blog!

Jackie of Fashion Ladder
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