August 23, 2012
For most people, CrossFit is more than trying to look good in a bathing suit. Doug Germano explains.
I was telling my girlfriend why I couldn’t spend too much time with a certain group of people because they were too superficial. She looked back at me with a befuddled look on her face and said, “But all you do is CrossFit! That’s superficial. You just do it to get big and build up your body.”
I do love to lift big weights, and I’ve been gaining weight for a while now, but still, I was baffled. I couldn't even respond. I just spat out some flustered words and came off as an asshole.
To claim that my relationship with CrossFit is superficial blew my mind. I realized that even though my girlfriend is supportive of me and my passion for CrossFit, she doesn’t really understand why I do it. She has come to the gym for a WOD, she’s very supportive of the way I eat, and she’s never complained once about all the early mornings I’ve woken her up to head out to the gym. She’s even come out and watched me compete and has cooked me some delicious Paleo food.
Despite all this, I’ve never really delved into the reasons why I love CrossFit.