Studies revealed Oklahoma to be the fifth-most obese state in 2008, so Congressman John Sullivan is using CrossFit to lead the fight for fitness. He’ll be competing in the upcoming South Central Sectionals in hopes of inspiring others to become fitter and healthier.
I’m no different than most Americans. You show me a workout plan, and I can find an excuse why I’m too busy to do it.
When it came to exercise, I dabbled in everything from running on the treadmill to cycling but found myself equally bored with all of it after only a few months. I started CrossFit just over one year ago in February 2009 and never looked back. CrossFit not only pushes me to the limits, but the variety is also what I love most about it. Every day offers a new and different challenge that can be completed in under an hour. I never thought I would enjoy exercising this much!
As my confidence continues to build, I have decided to up the ante and accept my greatest CrossFit challenge yet. I will be participating in the CrossFit South Central Sectionals in Tulsa on March 13-14. My decision to enter is more about challenging myself than trying to beat the fittest athletes in the region. Of course, I am intimidated by my competition, but there are no losers in CrossFit—you win just by showing up and leaving it all in the gym. There is no doubt that this competition will be both physically and emotionally draining, but I hope the fact that I am able to participate will be an inspiration for others to challenge themselves to regularly make time to exercise.