I have thought a lot about why CrossFit training has been key to stopping my OCD. I think it boils down to being constantly challenged. In the beginning I was replacing my feelings of anxiety and self-doubt with a sense of achievement.
I learned some fundamental human psychology to better understand the triggers for my Non Epileptic Anxiety Disorder and have managed to get myself to good health again. I owe so much of that to exercise.
After a long-term struggle with mental illness and substance abuse issues, my brother sadly took his own life. Four years later and I have just completed a swim across the English Channel in his memory