Happy Friday! Avis from the Dinequity crew is back with another blog about her perspective on some of the numbers that women find important and an understanding of how a healthy body is supposed to look and function. Check it out!
Okay ladies let’s talk numbers.
Every woman (and guy) knows their numbers and most, if not all, don't really like them. They are either too low or too high. I was talking to a fellow CrossFit lady recently and she told me about how frustrated she was a few weeks ago because of her 'numbers.' She said her goal in starting with CrossFit was that she wanted her 'numbers' to go down. Now they have slowly started to decrease (woo woo!) but some are going higher. Recently, she realized this when she was shopping for clothes and she experienced the pure joy of fitting into a smaller 'number.' Of course, on her list included new undergarments. Walking into the next store, she gladly asked to be refitted and to her shocking surprise, her bra band number actually went up (and not in a good way, guys!). She felt that CrossFit was working but some of her 'numbers' are going up not down!
Now ladies, I know we've all thought this at one time or another, but a quick search (sorry coaches, you weren't available at the time) we realized this was a very common occurrence. This is simply because we are building muscle all over our bodies (including our back) not because we are fat. I am writing this to us ladies as we tend to be more sensitive because we have been told that bigger or higher numbers are a bad size and it's equated to being overweight/weight gain, but actually this applies to guys also – your t-shirts may become tighter so you will have to go up a ‘number’. So remember, even if you are currently fitting into that bigger 'number' that doesn't necessary mean CrossFit isn't working You're simply defining and building the muscles you have and every time you finish a WOD you have just moved toward your perfect number.
Naeiri and Molly rocking big numbers on their strict press during last years CF Total!
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