Friday, May 11, 2012

Crossfit.....My Journey Has Begun...Join me or get out of my way!

This Daddy's Blog


As I start this post I want to thank a few people.  These people have helped me in ways they may or may not know.  For some reason I am a person that needs approval and support to feel like I am doing something right.  Well these people have made me feel like that.

Josh my Trainer. Josh has pushed me and taught me things about working out and being healthy that I would have never known if not for meeting him.  He is also a main reason I am even writing this today and you will find out more later.

Crossfit Cedar Park, TX.  @CrossfitCP is one of the first Crossfit sites I started following after learning of this great style of workout. Coach Robin Tillman sent me a wonderful informative email and the girl that handles twitter for them, Amber is always helpful.

P from @GasFamily has been like a Crossfit Trainer over twitter for me for the past several months. She always tells me to make sure I say she is NOT a instructor but whatever, she gives me WOD's and tips and video links and is always motivating me in the areas of Crossfit.

T.  Last and by no means least.  She is my wall. I can lean on her and she will not move.  She is the tough love wife that I need and puts up with no shit.  She is the best because she makes sure she stays out of the way when it comes to me and the gym. She says "Do it if you are going to do it and if you don't stop bitching about it"  She makes me hold myself accountable. She does talk shit to me when I need it and I love that.

Now for the reason of today's post.

A few weeks ago, Josh talked to me at the gym about getting certified to be a trainer.  Then he said to me, since you are doing the Crossfit and you like that so much, get certified in that. He told me he thinks I would be good at it.  I didn't buy into it. I never have faith in anything I do.   But I thought about it.  Thought some more, kind of brought it up to T and that was really the end of it.  Josh talked to me more about it, told me to basically shit or get off the pot. 

So last Sunday, I looked at T and asked her point blank if she thought I could do this. This being signing up with Crossfit Atlanta to take the Level 1 Trainer Course to be certified to instruct Level 1 Crossfit. What happened next surprised the shit out of me.

She said YES!  I got the full endorsement of my wife. That to me is the most important thing in the world.  She looked at me and said you have till August, better start busting your ass.  I then asked her if she thought I could pass the written test and she said "Hell No, don't put that pressure on me, do the work, study and pass it she said."  She did say she would be my study buddy.

So this weekend I will be signing up. Putting my deposit down for the August training course and I will continue to learn the different exercises and then come test time I will kick ass.  So not only will I continue to work on being fit, I will be able to help other be fit and healthy as well. I am going to become a Crossfit Instructor.  I am really going to do this.  I will learn, learn some more and I believe with my personality and energy I can be a great instructor. I look forward to teaching people how fun it can be to workout.

So in August I will be personally thanking the few people above by showing them a certificate and a passing grade.

So, can a 40 year old become a Crossfit Instructor? Well, I will be my biggest self doubter, but I will also become my biggest self motivator. 

This is just a peek of what I want to become.
(And NO, not the old people)

Look out.

I'm coming for you.

Kiss The Baby



christina majaski May 11, 2012 at 11:10 AM   Reply to

Aw congrats to you and your wife. I sure hope we can do that stuff at 40, I'm right behind you. 40 is the new 20, you know.

TheGasFamily May 11, 2012 at 12:08 PM   Reply to

Great job! A friend of mine is 47 and he just got certified. It's just a number.

CrossFit Cedar Park May 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM   Reply to

This Daddy teaching us CrossFit in 3-2-1....
We are so happy for you!

Anonymous,  May 12, 2012 at 5:22 PM   Reply to

Wow, Bro, I'm proud of you for stepping up, YOU CAN DO IT! And you're a great example for the rest of us!

(Bless your wife!)


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