Shedding My ‘Ugly’ Truth Through CrossFit

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By Toan Lam

For most of my life, I hated my body. Ashamed. Embarrassed. Ugh. Imagine not liking the only body you’ve got — for 35 years. It wasn’t until one year ago, after I enrolled at the San Francisco CrossFit box (that’s lingo for gym) and faced my mental and physical fears, that I can really say I LOVE my whole body. Walking past windows, I would catch a glimpse of my reflection. I saw an awkward, chubby boy with bad posture. I was the kid who would always keep his shirt on at the beach and wear oversized T-shirts to disguise ..more    

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