Two babies in less than 2 years and a lot of excessive “baby weight”; I was in the worst shape of my life. I knew that I needed to do something, but I didn’t know what to do. I had gone to a few different gyms in the past, but it just wasn’t for me. A few friends of mine had been doing CrossFit, so I figured I would give it a try. My husband and I signed up for a free intro class in January of 2011. We went early and caught the end of Team Saturday, and I thought that I would never be able to do that. Written on the board were the basics of the Paleo diet and again I was skeptical.
After completing the intro class, I felt so inspired. My husband and I signed up right away. Jennie encouraged us to take pictures of ourselves so we can “see” the results. I was so embarrassed that I took the pictures myself using a timer and hid the camera so no one could see them. I told myself that my goal would be to lose 20 pounds by my birthday, which was 5 months away. Much to my surprise, at the end of ramp-up (2 weeks) I had already lost 10 pounds.
Now 5 months later, my birthday is less than a week away and I am down 32 pounds. I have so much more energy than I ever thought I would have chasing two children around. After 2 months at CrossFit Fire, I was able to do an unassisted push-up and I recently completed my first unassisted pull-up.
Without the support from everyone at CrossFit Fire, I would not have realized my goal. Getting up to workout at 5:30am everyday was a challenge at first, but the GYG makes working out so much fun. Thank you Zach for all of your guidance and encouragement. Thank you Jennie and Bill for making me feel so welcome and giving me the tools to live my life to the fullest.