“Doing something that makes you uncomfortable is the time you grow the most and that’s how I felt the first time I walked into Solid Ground.” – Aisan Fazeli
With one week left of the Open, we decided to seek some motivational words from one of our own members. Aisan Fazeli is a pivotal member at CrossFit Solid Ground. Most of you who know Aisan know that she radiates kindness. She works incredibly hard and helps other members to acknowledge and recognize their strengths. You can see Aisan right there, cheering on members until the very last movement. We wanted some insight on how she grew to love the sport of CrossFit and how she became such an inspiring athlete at Solid Ground.
“Doing something that makes you uncomfortable is the time you grow the most and that’s how I felt the first time I walked into Solid Ground.” Coming from a past in competitive rugby, when injuries surpassed my love for the sport, I decided to try Crossfit. In my first year at the gym, I couldn’t do majority of the movements, like pull-ups, or TTBs or HSPUs, and did push-ups off my knees… to think of it there were very few workouts I ‘RXed’ at all. Although I hate to admit it, I used to think these movements were impossible for me to ever do. Yet, the longer I am a part of this community the more I see anything is possible.
Recently, some of you have asked how I find the energy or how it seems like I am always at the gym. To be honest, I work full-time in Marketing, have a long commute, prioritize time with my family and friends and up until recently was a part-time student. Is it easy? NOPE. Is it worth it? DEFINITELY! With that said, I am only human, and honestly most days it is not easy to make it into the gym, but my goals have changed since I started this journey. From wanting my first pull up to currently wanting my first muscle up, I hope to one day help Solid Ground qualify a team for Regionals.
I have come to learn we need to manage our expectations and see what we are willing to prioritize and in turn sacrifice. Life is a juggling act, so go after the goals you set, be proud of what you are doing, acknowledge how far you’ve come and remember to never compare your journey to anybody else. The one thing I tell myself every day is if I want something I’ve never had, I have to be willing to do things I’ve never done.