When I first started exercising apart from playing sports I soon found myself on the side of the majority. I would go to the gym three days per week and have body parts picked out for each day (e.g. Back and Biceps on Monday, Chest and Triceps on Wednesday, and Shoulders and Legs on Friday). This was a very common training regiment then and it still remains so today. At that time I was part of the majority of the population in the fitness world believing that utilizing machines was where I would find the best results but also increase my vitality and health. Once CrossFit came on the scene it immediately distinguished itself as THE most effective and efficient way to improve not only the physical aspects of your life but also the mental and emotional aspects. I remember the first time I did my first WOD in a regular "globo" gym and everyone staring at me and wondering what I was doing. I even remember all of my friends that told me I would never get strong, build muscle, be able to run a marathon etc... But I sort of proved them all wrong. It was at that point that I realized that for so long I had been led down a fruitless path by the fitness magazines, online ads, tv personalities etc... From 2009 until today I have done CrossFit and have never been healthier, stronger, and more fulfilled.
Sometimes change is tough and sometimes it is necessary. Can you think of a time in your life that you were on the side of the majority and then made a change for the better? If so, we'd love to read your comments below!