CrossFit Level 1
What is your CrossFit story?
I had just turned 40 and decided that I had to do something. I was 50 pounds overweight but could run a half marathon. Just running and eating whatever was not working. I decided to try CrossFit because I saw the gym on my way home from work every day. I immediately loved the challenge of the workouts and that they were different every day. It wasn't boring. I took the high protein, low carb nutrition plan to heart. I lost 50 pounds in the first 5 months but more importantly I felt way better and had more energy than I had experienced in years. I was hooked and still feel the same way today. I still love the challenge and appreciate that there are so many things for me to work on to be a better athlete.
What is your favorite part about coaching?
I love seeing athletes overcome obstacles and the beaming smiles on their faces when they do so. Melts my heart every time!
Running!!! Burpess over the barbell and handstand push-ups are pretty cool too.
What's your favorite quote?
"You can't out exercise bad nutrition" - I'm not sure who coined this phrase but it is so true. I think this has contributed the most to the gains that I have made. Getting to the gym and working out is easy compared to dialing in nutrition and changing bad eating habits.