THERE YOU ARE!
Whether you are already working out (as a CrossFitter or not), or want to be inspired to be fit or just a bit healthier, I hope you’ll find help and inspiration here! I can offer you some funny, self-depricating stories about my journey, but also some good resources to help you in your journey. Come have some laughs at my expense!!!
Before you do, I’m actually not a bitch but when the site asked me for my site name, Skinny Bitch immediately just came to mind. I swear I’m definitely not a bitch. I have friends who can vouch for me.
Anyway! Loads of blogs about girls who were or are overweight and overcame obstacles and succeeded – or not. Rightfully, lots of applause and compliments for those girls who lose a bunch of weight. Hard stop. This is not that story. Stories about skinny girls? Yeah, not so much. Not so fast. Not that sympathetic.
See how I went from being picked last in junior high PE to “adult-onset athleticism” in my 40s, running a marathon at 47, experiencing years of inactivity due to injuries and work (and loads of other excuses) to picking up CrossFit at age 56 and, well… the story doesn’t end until I die so let me just say I’m writing my story as it goes and I think it will have a surprise ending.
My hope is that you will be encouraged by my journey. Kind of like – if she can do it so can I – type of thing. If you’re a skinny like me, you will be able to relate. If you’re not, maybe you can find some mild entertainment in my stories (or maybe you’ll just enjoy some silent judging). No matter, if nothing else I hope you can laugh a little.
I’d love to start my fitness journey on this blog with my obsession with CrossFit. I wonder out loud (gasp) if it’s even possible for me to go from basically a zero fitness level after years of inactivity to competing at the world CrossFit Games in 2022 when I would be in the 60+ age category. Is it possible? I don’t know. Is it? One way to find out. Set a goal and go for it!
To understand my journey, before we get to 2022, I’ll need to take you back to 1975 when I was 13 and in junior high. Don’t worry, it shouldn’t take long. Again, not a bitch.