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This Is Exactly What Happens When You Start Doing CrossFit

From knee push-ups to AMRAP #beastmode.

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1. You're sick of your regular gym routine. You're getting nowhere.

Literally. Running 6 miles on the treadmill = staying in the same spot for an hour.

2. Your crazy friend suggests you try CrossFit.

UGH. She has been trying to talk you into it for months, but you stop listening every time she starts using those weird made-up words. (WOD? Wad of what?)


3. Eventually said friend becomes insufferable, and you go to a free intro class. To shut her up.

4. You walk in and you're like, "WHOA WAIT WTF NO."

Are they having spasms?

5. But then you look around and you're like, "Hmm... I guess I ~might as well~ stay...

... you know, since I'm already here...

...and everybody is so... friendly...

...Yes. Staying."

Must. Achieve. Abs.

6. You get your butt kicked and it sucks and you're sort of mad about it.

You really didn't think it was going to be this hard. How dare they make it this hard?

7. You find yourself weirdly motivated by the humiliation. You sign up.

"Don't worry, though, I'll never become one of ~those~ CrossFit people."


8. After a couple weeks of foundations/elements, you're feeling pretty smug. You even learned the lingo!

10. You keep going, though, because everyone is super nice and helpful (and also badass). /

11. Your hands rip from doing pull-ups. It sucks, but you start to feel like one of them.

(But, you know, not "one of them" in an ANNOYING way. You'll never be ONE OF THEM.)

Your social media outlets will stay CrossFit free, thankyouverymuch.

12. Months later, you do your first Rx'ed WOD. You feel pretty good about it.


13. And, even though you said you'd NEVER do this, you tweet about it.



15. In an attempt to PR your back squat, you try going paleo.


18. You often leave parties early because, you know, you need to get to that 6am WOD.

No way are you missing #snatch day.


But you do not care because you NEED. IT. ALL. It is all necessary.


28. You go on vacation, and you WOD alone because the thought of not WODing for a week is too much.

Thank GOD you bought that jump rope, right!? #TravelWOD


Who cares, though? #quads

29. You fly home from vacation a day earlier than everyone else. You know, for The Open.

The CrossFit open is a series of 5 workouts that are sta— You know what, nevermind. If you don't know what the CrossFit Open is you are dead to me. #competitiveexercise

30. The Open humbles you. How is it possible for these humans to be THAT good at CrossFit?

Hey, I wonder where she got those shorts.... #shesquats


31. You also realize that the only thing more fun than doing CrossFit is watching other REALLY STRONG people do CrossFit.

You've already booked next summer's ticket to California, because watching only highlights of the CrossFit Games on ESPN wasn't enough. #fitness

32. Your friends intervene and tell you that you're not allowed to talk about CrossFit at happy hour anymore.

Your non-CrossFit friends, that is. When you go out with people from your box, the unspoken rule is that you're not allowed to talk about anything BUT CrossFit. #fitfam