Through her RX Girls: Miami blog, Monik Lopez-Calleja is starting a global community of strong women who believe in themselves.
The first time I stepped foot into a CrossFit box was for the grand opening of CrossFit Kingdom. That workout killed me, but it also did something else: it showed me that I could have fun working out. My husband and I signed up that day and committed to three months.
Those first two weeks were some of the most challenging workouts of my life, but in a very short time I began to feel a change in myself. I was hooked. Every day after I came home, I would post on Facebook what I had just done. When I hit a PR, I wrote about it. When I got my first pull-up, I wrote about it.
I would also spend a lot of time on different CrossFit blogs reading motivating stories about how people’s lives had changed because of the program. I felt more motivated than I had ever been, and I wanted to see if other people were as stoked about this as I was. What I found out is there are tons of people out there who felt the same way. I started talking more to the girls at CrossFit Kingdom and sharing stories with them. That’s when I decided to start my own blog, RX Girls: Miami.