I sit here writing my first blog post with a big stain on my shirt, a reminder of my In-N-Out binge from earlier today. It’s the usual: two cheeseburgers, two fries, a large coke and chocolate shake. If you don’t live on the west coast I am equal parts sorry for you, as well as, envious of you. I am sorry that you do not get to experience the deliciousness of an In-N-Out burger, but also jealous that you are not tempted by the drive-thru that I pass by everyday on the way to and from work.
But I won’t kid myself and say that I wouldn’t just find temptation elsewhere. You can take the In-N-Out out of the state, but you can’t take the binge eating out of the girl. Or something along those lines…
What is a binge eating crossfitter, you ask? Allow me to supply you with some definitions:
Binge eater: someone who suffers from binge eating disorder (BED). BED is characterized by recurrent episodes of compulsive overeating in which a person consumes huge amounts of food while feeling out of control and powerless to stop. You can learn more about BED here.
Crossfitter: someone who partakes in Crossfit. Crossfit is a fitness program that specializes in not specializing. It emphasizes functional movements that are constantly varied at high intensity. It is called “the sport of fitness” and in any given workout you can find burpees, deadlifts, pull ups, double unders, snatches, push ups, rowing, running, clean & jerks, rope climbs, sled pulls, and the list goes on! Curious to learn more? Check out this video about Crossfit.
Now, these two terms sounds like they shouldn’t be used in the same sentence, right? I mean, how could these two identities possibly coexist in one person? They can and they do, and it’s not pretty. This is my brutally honest account of my struggle with binge eating while trying to successfully attain a healthy lifestyle with the help of Crossfit. It’s a good old fashioned war between good and evil, and I’ve got a foot on either side of the battlefield.
Nothing is off-limits as I share my unaltered thoughts and experiences with you. Expect a little humor, frustration, awkwardness, contradiction, sorrow, and candidness. Inquires and comments are welcome, but let’s leave the judgement at the door.