f Why You Are Never Too Old For Crossfit!!!!!: Rebuilding Your Life Through CrossFit

Friday, August 12, 2011

Rebuilding Your Life Through CrossFit

Nancy Raineri is 64 years old and has struggled with alcoholism for more than 20 years. She remains sober now thanks in part to CrossFit Sonora Sports and Fitness Center in Sonora, Calif.
Her full story follows below**
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While my story does not have as many lows as Nancy I have experienced some of the same challenges that she has. I am an alcoholic sober for 22 years but every day can have its highs and lows. I too am not good at sitting around with not a lot to do or comfortable with a lot of "free" time.
Luckily and thankfully I am blessed with a partner and two boys who help me fill up my free time with lots of love and fun activities. I know that I am blessed to have the life I have.
Also, thankfully, I have found Crossfit which helps me fill up the rest of my free time. It makes me calm and makes me proud of myself. Being proud of yourself is not a feeling an alcoholic experiences a lot of the time and Crossfit gives me this. Also Crossfit has given me the opportunity to meet some genuine people who treat each other with respect and with admiration no matter what your skill. In today's world people like this are rare and hard to come by. Many times we are judged only by what we can do, not by how hard you try. Crossfit celebrates the effort as well as the result.
So watch Nancy's story and how Crossfit has changed her life and realize that there are a lot of people like Nancy, maybe even some you work out with.
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**From the Crossfit Journal:
Nancy Raineri is 64 years old and has struggled with alcoholism for more than 20 years. She remains sober now thanks in part to CrossFit Sonora Sports and Fitness Center in Sonora, Calif.
“I feel like I am somewhere I haven’t been in many, many years,” Raineri says. “And I like the feeling.”
Raineri says CrossFit gives her strength.
“When you don’t exercise or do something with your body, you find yourself sitting at home more, eating more, you know, and you get depressed, and, anyway, I do. I get depressed,” she says.
While her fellow CrossFitters are inspiring, they can also be intimidating.
“You can feel like, ‘I’m not as good as them,’” she says. “But actually … I’m just as good as them because I’m here.”


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