No More Excuses
Hello Friction friends. My name is Heather Pace. I was born and raised in El Paso, TX. I am the wanderer in the family so most of my family and friends are still living in Texas. I left El Paso when I took a full ride soccer scholarship at a D2 school in South Texas. I was in amazing shape thanks to those awesome 3 a day practices in 115 degree weather
My battle with weight started when college ended. They forget to tell you that once you quit practicing and playing everyday that you shouldn’t keep eating like you are still working out like that.
Getting back in shape has been hard.
I have started so many programs and stopped once I didn’t see immediate results. I used every excuse in the book and every week I said I’d start again Monday. It wasn’t until recently that I realized how my weight had effected how I viewed myself. I decided to change! I started working out about a month before the New You challenge started.
I didn’t feel like I was pushing myself enough on my own. I have always been a team player.
When I saw the challenge on facebook I knew it was exactly what I needed. A strong group of women from all back grounds pushing each other to be better. It has been awesome! Everyone at the gym has been encouraging and very friendly which makes it easy to want to be there everyday.
Author: Heather Pace
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“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.