CFNF has changed my life and literally every aspect of it. Prior to joining, thought I was in decent shape. However, I had no idea what that really meant. I have always been pretty active and a part of athletics all through school, including: competitive cheerleading, lacrosse, and track. I tried to maintain exercise throughout college, but I gained the “freshmen 20.” Then moving to a sit down desk job, where the break room was filled with cakes, cookies, and more delicious treats, did not help my situation. I was so unhappy with myself and knew it was time for a change, but wasn’t quite sure of what to do.
Major credit goes to my dearest friend, Jenny Schroeder, for joining. Jenny started working for my company in 2013 and needless to say, that girl has a body! I had to know what she was doing, so I could hopefully look like that too. She invited me to join CFNF’s bootcamp in February of 2013, and I have been a member ever since.
I have learned so much about being “healthy” since starting my crossfit journey. Losing 20 pounds has never felt so good! All of my clothes fit better and I feel better. I will say, I did not have immediate results. It took a few months for me to realize that my diet had to change as well. As soon as I left the fast food, beer, and other junk alone, the weight practically fell off. Another thing I have learned, is how to keep pushing through. In the beginning, I would start slowing down in the WOD’s when I felt my heart rate go up, I was afraid of weight, and really insecure about working out and struggling in front of all the great athletes in the gym. It was their determination and strength that has instilled that same determination and healthy competition in me.
Losing weight and gaining knowledge on overall wellness is great, but not what keeps me coming back. It is the people! Everyone is willing to help, encourage, and be your biggest fan. I have met some of the best people that I am lucky enough to call my best friends, and am now engaged to one of the “Big Dawgs” in the gym. Lucky me. 🙂
A special thanks to Kim and Brad for sharing all of their knowledge and providing helpful tips to increase performance!Share on Facebook