At one point in my life, I wanted to climb Everest. I set goals including (but not limited to) walking the Inca Trail and backpacking in Yellowstone.
I never noticed the drift in my life until it hit me: I wasn’t in any shape to survive those trips, let alone enjoy them. I had let “FORMER” athlete become my official title and I accepted that for what it was.
I grew up in a house where we weren’t allowed to be “bored” or say we “can’t” do something. At some point in my life, I embraced both of those things and ended up with a knee injury that further proved I needed to change my ways.
As I struggled to breathe through many of the WOD’s, I didn’t think I’d be able to make it.
Suddenly, my breathing and my injury weren’t the limiting factor in my workouts–the only thing keeping me from pushing farther and faster was my mind.
Click Click Click. Nutrition Nutrition Nutrition!
“The hips being down is the biggest position we aim for” – Coach Mike
“As far as nutrition goes for weightlifting, it doesn’t have to be different than the one we would prescribe for any CrossFitter: meats, veggies, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar. ” – Coach Mike
CrossFit had always peaked my interest, but I kept thinking that I wasn’t strong enough.
Because my parents were always overweight, I just assumed that was the way I should accept I would turn out because I had poor genes.
“Ideally, with this equipment we are using it once we get close to a competition or scheduled max out in order for us to get used to that gear and what it does to our body. We are trying to peak at the right time with our strength and have all aspects dialed in. ” -Coach Mike
I have tried many fun fitness activities over the years (after I finally got the motivation to get off the couch and cigarettes!)
“Better mobility in the squat and overhead position leads to safer and improved technique; and improved technique leads to heavier lifts.” -Coach Mike
I’ve trained for couple of half marathons, run, and I’d hit my goal. Post-race, I’d lose the spunk and go back to living my life.
I like to play— I could play almost any competitive group activity for hours. I think that’s one of the reasons I have enjoyed CrossFit so much.
My brain fog and sluggishness are now a thing of the past and I’m more fit than ever.