• An Ode to CrossFit

    October 6, 2012

    Hi guys! My name is Courtney, I blog over at The Petite Athleat. While Tina is off gallivanting in Seattle, I’ve been asked to step in.


    If you read my blog, you know that I’m a pretty big fan of that fitness craze, CrossFit. Maybe you’ve heard of it. I’ve mastered the muscle up, the butterfly pull up, and I am incredibly close to dead lifting twice my body weight! I’ve been CrossFitting now for almost a year and am studying for my CF Level 1 Cert in November. I love how it’s changed my physique and made me more confident as a woman.


    So confident in fact, it’s made a poet out of me.

    one arm

    An Ode to CrossFit

    By Courtney Moore

    Gone are the hours of elliptisizing,

    and my days as a treadmill track star.

    I’ve traded in those nautilus machines

    for a box, bumpers, and an Olympic bar.

    Gone are the pretty pedis and French manicures

    replaced by hardened calluses, chalk, and hand rips.

    I’ve gone down a cup size and moved up a bust size,

    from thousands of pullups, push ups and dips.

    I belong to a place where anything is possible

    and we never say never.

    I may not be as young as I once was,

    but damn, my snatch is looking better than ever.

    Strong is beautiful

    and being “a beast” is the best.

    Not blowing our WOD

    is our daily test.

    We eat like cavemen:

    no grains, no sugar, no junk.

    At first this Whole Life Challenge

    had me all in a funk!

    My muscle mass is going up.

    My body fat is going down.

    I push so hard,

    I’ve even met our mascot, Pukie the Clown.

    The husband admits

    he’s not as strong as his wife.

    There’s no going back now:

    CrossFitter for life!


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    { 9 comments… read them below or add one }

    Genevieve @ Genevieve Finding Balance October 6, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Love your blog, Courtney!


    Eliza October 6, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Wow!! Amazing! I wish cross fit was more affordable.


    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 6, 2012 at 8:59 am

    HA! Love the ode. I haven’t tried CrossFit but I do love the community surrounding it and I feel like I would probably enjoy it. Though I do also really enjoy being a track star… ;)


    Grether October 6, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Fellow Crossfit shoutout!

    Haha love this- so funny :)


    Jolynn October 6, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Haha cute poem!


    Mallory October 6, 2012 at 11:15 am

    LOVE the Ode to Crossfit!!! That is EXACTLY how I feel about Crossfit….. although I don’t see myself lifting double my body weight anytime soon!! Great job girly!!!


    Hillary October 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    What a fun poem. New crossfitter, and definitely inspired. Like you blue tank, too btw :)


    Kelly@BalancedDaily October 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Love this! You are so in shape its quite the inspiration to keep going with CrossFit. I love reading all of the blog posts about CrossFit now that i’ve started it- and love it! Maybe in a few more weeks I can see if doing a handstand like that is possible!


    Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats October 11, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Such a cute poem! :) Love it!


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