I love to workout alongside the guys at my gym. I love it, because they push me without saying a word. I run faster…I go harder and longer…I do one more rep without stopping…all because I want to beat them. This is funny...because the few guys I am usually trying to beat...are pretty strong guys…all younger than me (except one)…all men…many are ex-military...or in law enforcement. I can’t beat them usually…but still…I try and I’ll NEVER stop trying.
Sometimes…almost EVERY time…I am in serious pain during a workout as I race against the boys and the stopwatch. Consequently, I have to fight my way through most workouts. The funny part…the annoying part…is how uncontrollably loud I am. I GRUNT…and I MOAN…and I YELL. I’ve often referred to myself as “the Monica Seles of Crossfit”. I even shout out profanities every now and then. I make all sorts of crazy noise! I always wonder if I'm alone in this...Lots of times, no one says anything. Sometimes they tease me and say the sounds I make sound like the "mating call of a wild moose". Consequently, that's my nickname on especially hard/loud days in the gym..."Moose". The weird part is that it all JUST happens. These profanities and noises just fly out of my mouth without any thought…like I can’t control it. Even today in the gym...working out...ALL alone...I STILL grunted and yelled. It’s almost like I have Tourettes Syndrome…except it’s ONLY when I workout and it’s ONLY verbal…no tics…yet. It’s like I have “Workout Tourettes” and I wonder if I’ll ever be “cured”. Maybe one day I will learn to control it…but until then…I guess my friends at the gym will have to put up with me and my ridiculous noises in the gym. Still, I wonder...are other people as noisy as me???
~I'm so glad that I workout at a Crossfit gym where I can drop weights, and yell, and do whatever it takes to push myself further! I found this video and thought it was hilarious! Good thing I don't go to Planet Fitness! I might be kicked out!