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“I’m Not The Person I Walked in Here As”

DISCLAIMER (for the next few months):

That’s right folks, get ready for an onslaught of Biggest Loser posts.  If you recall from last year, nurses have Grey’s Anatomy, teachers had Boston Public, attorneys and law enforcements agents have Law and Order, and music teachers have Glee. Well, trainers have The Biggest Loser.

Last night, one of the less recognized members of this year’s cast, Tumi, lost eight pounds, thus putting her under a weight of 300 lbs for the first time in awhile.

Compared to the weight loss of some of the other contestants, this was not astoundingly impressive; nevertheless, what Tumi said as she stood on the scale, resonated with me:

“I’m glad that I’m not the person I walked in here as”.

What a positive, self-affirming, just plain lovely attitude.

Compared to others, her weight-loss for this week may be minimal, but she’s better than she was two weeks ago. And that’s what matters…

What about you?  Are you better than you were when you embarked on your fitness journey?  Are you better than you were last year? Last month?  Last week?

Remember:  health isn’t only measure in physical growth; mental and spiritual gains can be more advantageous in your overall success as a human.

I’ve been at this CrossFit thing for quite some time now.  The longer you’re at it, the more difficult it can be to obtain and recognize physical gains.  In fact, two days ago I did an Open WOD from 2011 and got the exact same score.  Physically, for the most part, I’ve remained the same; however, when I think of where I was a year ago, I have seen myself change mentally and spiritually.

Check~”I’m not the same person I walked in here as“.

Can you say the same?


Check out this dynamic duo: Eddie and Kelly


Lou, with a solid lock out.


If you want to share a box, you have to coordinate. Right, Celeni and Brenda??!


OG (original gangsta’) member, Liz Mauro, showing off of her flexibity in the OHS.


Every once in awhile, he quits the clean and pursues the jerk. Nice work, Bruno!


A fierce Mr. Blomgren going hard!

6 Responses for “I’m Not The Person I Walked in Here As”

  1. Roxanne:
    October 23, 2013 11:00 pm

    I can definitely say I’M GLAD I AM NOT THE SAME PERSON I WALKED IN HERE AS!!! This statement completely and utterly is me since walking into SCFs doors!! It completely changed my life both physically and mentally! I never ever will go back to being the person I was on July 30, 2013!! The new was born at 6:30 on Aug 1st, 2013!!

  2. Tricia Anderson:
    October 24, 2013 10:02 am

    Nice post LP – I am not the same person I was when I walked in SCF June 14, 2010, I am so much better. I am stronger than I could have ever imagined. I am smarter about food choices/paleo and what it does to and for the body. I never new how much fun pushing weight around could be. I love wrapping my hands around the barbell, kettlebell, dumbbell, rings and rope. I am a CF junkie, I actually like burpees – go figure! I am definitely not the same person with the same mind set as I was when I walked in – I am so much better, leaner, smarter and so much happier 🙂 Thank you SCF for changing my life and my family’s lives forever. 🙂

  3. Jeannine:
    October 24, 2013 09:46 pm

    It’s easy to get down on myself sometimes because somedays I realize that I wasn’t meant to be “petite”. But then I have days like you described and I remind myself that I am definitely not the person I walked in here as. Crossfit has changed my life and allowed me to do things I never thought possible. I know I am in the best shape of my life and the healthiest I’ve ever been no matter what the scale says. It’s all how you feel and the little milestones that count. I can only compare myself to me and the person I was two years ago and I’m proud to say that thanks to crossfit that was Someone very different than today

  4. Maryann N.:
    October 25, 2013 10:27 am

    The fact that most of us remember the EXACT date we started at SCF is significant. (My date was 2/18/13 by the way…) It was that pivotal moment in our lives… and we all knew it as soon as we walked through the doors. I’m wiling to bet if you were to ask members of “other gyms” when they started you would get mostly blank stares or vague recollections of start dates. Not the case here. It’s amazing. I am not the same person I was 8 months ago. I may never get back to the “petite” self I once was years ago but I will go down trying to get close to that! Only injury, illness, or vacations will keep we away!! Thank you!!