Will I Give Up CrossFit For 80 Day Obsession?
There's no denying the 80 Day Obsession is a kickass program. It's amazing that the 13 weeks of workouts are all planned out and easy to follow. It's affordable, convenient, inspiring, and effective. Anyone who follows this program will feel stronger and happier by the end. They also offer coaches you can get in touch with to keep you accountable, which can help you stick with the program for the full 80 days.
With that said, my obsession still lies with CrossFit. I did enjoy the 80 Day Obsession workouts and learning new exercises, and I loved Autumn and the cost and convenience. But after each day's workout, I never felt the inner strength, confidence, energy, and power I feel from picking up a barbell, doing box jumps, climbing a rope, and doing countless burpees.
What can I say? I'm addicted to the pain of intense workouts that leave me so breathless and sore that it makes me feel more alive, more energized, and more myself. But more importantly, I'm grateful for the community of CrossFitters and my coaches who inspire me to push myself hard every single day. And that's well worth the extra cost and the extra time.
The biggest reason I love CrossFit is that the focus isn't on transforming your body, losing weight, sculpting a booty, or getting ripped abs (you get the picture). The focus isn't on what you look like at all, but what you can do. Not how much you weigh, but how much you can lift. Not how fast can you lose weight, but how fast you can do 100 wall balls.
For someone who has struggled with the BS of body image, diets, and weight loss, CrossFit has been like therapy for me. It's improved my mental health and made me fall in love with my body for its abilities, not its appearance. I feel more inspired, more fulfilled, and happier having found CrossFit, and for that, I'll forever be obsessed.