In her words: "I was never really the athletic type growing up. Group sports weren’t for me and I always viewed exercise as a chore, which never made it enjoyable. I tried a lot of different gyms and workouts over the years. Aside from yoga, nothing excited me enough to keep at it consistently.
In July 2013, I was a member at a gym but wasn’t getting the results that I wanted and was getting bored with it again. A friend finally convinced me to try a bootcamp class at CrossFit Webster. It was one of the most challenging workouts I had ever done. I was exhausted by the end of it and sore for days after. But I knew I had finally found what I needed to get back into shape.
I took bootcamp classes for a little over three months before finally making the switch to CrossFit classes. I was unsure about it to say the least. Things such as lifting barbells, doing pull-ups and attempting double-unders were all very intimidating to me, but I knew that I needed to make the switch and keep challenging myself. It was time to step out of my comfort zone that was clearly getting me nowhere.
I started with just two classes per week but soon found myself wanting to go more often, so I switched to an unlimited membership. I was seeing amazing results in how my clothes fit and my energy levels. I started eating cleaner and then started to follow a Paleo lifestyle. I was also weaving my way into a tight knit community of men and women who welcomed me with open arms.
CrossFit has brought great things to my life. In almost two years I have lost 40 pounds, I am in the best shape ever, I have a better relationship with food and exercise, the trainers are fantastic, and I have made some really incredible friends along the way.
I can’t imagine going anywhere else for a 5am workout and enjoying it as much as I do!"