Gosh…where to begin. I have grown physically, mentally, and emotionally during my journey with CrossFit. I initially began attending for my own physical fitness, then as motivation to stay strong for my patients so I could perform physically demanding transfers with them while they were in rehab for their injuries. Now, I attend for the community, to push my limits physically, and for the mental challenge. I haven’t been consistent all 7 years, but I keep coming back. There’s a magic with seeing a workout that looks impossible, then being able to finish and chip away one rep at a time. This lifestyle of constantly varied fitness has taught me to never underestimate my abilities and to be as positive with myself as I am with other people. I once heard this saying, “Your brain quits when you are only at 20% of your total capacity” and it has taught me that I often put limits on myself because of fear of failure. Here at CrossFit, the goal is failure. We chase failure to see where we can grow, so it has been an amazing process for me on so many levels.