REV member since 2015
My CrossFit journey began June 2014 I knew it was time to make changes in my life. I had been a stay at home wife and mother to my children at that time for almost 18 years. During that time like most mothers you but you family first and forget about the importance of taking time for yourself. I started gaining weight and completely let myself go. Before I knew it I was a 189 lbs, size 14, feeling horrible, no energy, and trying to avoid all social gatherings because I was so insecure about the way I felt and looked. I always had the typical gym membership that I would never stick with. I was always planning to start Monday… or beginning of the month… it was always a New Year’s Resolution. It was same old routine year after year. In May 2014 my daughter and I went to Hawaii and we got back I was looking at pictures from our trip and could hardly recognize myself and could not believe that I had let my weight get that out of control. On that very day I decided it was time to stop talking about losing weight and just do it. I researched a few eating plans and found one that I knew would work for my lifestyle. Only thing missing was a workout routine that I would stick with and then a couple days later my sister called and suggested we give CrossFit a try. I had a long list of reasons why CrossFit wasn’t for me: it was expensive, you had to do pull-ups, it makes you big and bulky, I didn’t want to be that person who had to modify all the movements, and the weights looked very intimidating. But, since nothing wasn’t working, I decided to give CrossFit a try!
That decision was life changing for me, I was addicted after my first class and couldn’t wait to come back the next day…even though I could barely walk. I love that CrossFit allows me to work out without getting bored of the routine because it’s something different every day and my coaches and peers push my limits daily. Even when I think I can’t, when I’m tired, sore, and want to stop I see everyone else still going and it motivates me to push myself and finish, as opposed to going to a “regular” gym I would have quit. CrossFit is a place to be proud and also humbled. I am challenged to do my absolute best every day! It’s the CrossFit community that I love most, I have made so many amazing friends along this journey and we help keep each other accountable and there is nothing better than seeing someone else achieve a goal. I look back at myself over four years ago and I can’t believe I’m the same person. I am so proud of all my accomplishments that I have achieved. I am proud of how I look and how I feel…there is no better feeling than being healthy and fit. At the age of 41, I am by far, in the best shape of my life! It just goes to show you it’s never too late to reach your weight, fitness and health goals.
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