So past few weeks my motivation has been lacking a little bit. Didn’t have as much “syke” to workout as I usually do but still I go beast mode on the workouts. Been on a Ryan Terry program that’s really kickass and currently on week 8, then I crossfit on Saturdays at the Crossfit Kwetu Box in Gigiri (Nairobi, Kenya).
I wasn’t much of a crossfit guy at all, infact I was one of those bodybuilders who picked on crossfitters(harmless banter though, hahaha) until one time I was invited for a workout. I didn’t want to go but then again I’m about everything fitness and this would be good research for me anyway.
We get to the Crossfit Kwetu Box and everyone seems happy and all energetic and positive. Great first impression no doubt.
One thing i have learnt and you should know about Nairobi gyms is that if you look like a personal trainer or a hardcore fitness enthusiast you will get the coldest reception with the assumptions being:
1. You’re on steroids(which is actually a compliment hahahah).
2. As a PT I am there to steal their clients(I know very stupid and petty)
3. You’re there to sort of show off(I ain’t got time for that bruh).
Anyway who cares about what small minded people think, heheheh, back to Crossfit Kwetu. I entered the place and well seeing as the culture of gyms here is a “keep to yourself, gym trainers can be hostile” culture I just sat alone and waited for the workouts…but to my amazement, guys would come over and say hallo and make conversations, the trainers were super friendly and super nice (felt like they’re setting a trap for me seeing as I am a bodybuilder, hahaha) and even took time to get to know me. That was a really good welcome, and honestly speaking that was one of the BIGGEST reasons I always wanted to go back. Till today I think I look forward to my Crossfit Saturdays, as the energy and positivity is a real driving force which gives me more motivation to kill and beast out all my other workouts. Like a reset button for me (well, also the weight lifting and conditioning is just kick ass).
Which brings me to Crossfit Open 17.1 (give me a minute let me stretch my back and shed a tear first).
Till now I still can’t believe how that workout kicked my ass. Like it was my first ever open so I didn’t know what to expect and all I wanted to do was well you know, BEAST IT OUT. I’m telling you after my first round of burpees i started questioning myself as to why I decided to do this. This workout kicked me in the nuts, it was a different playing field for me and as much as it devoured me and spat me out I am happy I decided to do this. I believe this is exactly what I needed to get back to 💯. For those of you who are wondering what I am talking about this was what the workout looked like:
Oh yes also if you’re a fitness lover or enthusiast, try out the workout. It’s not going to kill you.
Have a beautiful Gains filled day.