What made me start or join CrossFit?
I was unhappy.
I was doing the same thing every day: waking up (always exhausted), going to work (moody), coming home, taking the dog out, over eating and having multiple drinks, going to bed (my sleep was always poor quality), and then waking up and repeating the same day all over again…
One morning I was driving to work, and I just thought, ‘there has to be more than this. This CAN’T be all I’m doing.’
I knew something had to change. So in October 2018, a week before I went on vacation, I called Chris and spoke with him about plans and expectations I had for myself, and the day after I got back, I started CrossFit. I’ve been here for 5 months now ☺”
How do I correlate nutrition and CrossFit?
“Ok, so here are my thoughts on nutrition and CrossFit…I FEEL I work WAY too hard in the gym to not treat my body properly outside of it.
You can work out all you want, but you CANNOT out run a bad diet.
I make sure to eat plenty of lean meats, fruits, veggies, and whole grains (about 6 meals) throughout the day to fuel my body properly.
THAT BEING SAID…You still have to live!
Get out! Be social. Go to happy hour. Eat that pizza, BUT do that (and enjoy it), and then get right back on track ☺”
And the last thing I am going to talk about, and probably my most favorite part of CrossFit, is the community it provides.
“After I got out of the military, I lost something:
I lost part of my family, and I think it was something I was kind of searching for without really knowing it.
Then I started CrossFit, and I’ve NEVER met so many positive, happy people who WANT to see you succeed, who CELEBRATE with you when you reach your goals. Those are the people you want to surround yourself with, and I’m so happy I did.”
“And lastly, my one bit of advice would be…
1. Walk through the door (It can be intimidating. We get it. We’ve been there too!)
2. When you do…get EXCITED! Be present. If you need help, ask (That’s why you have smaller classes, and awesome coaches). Don’t be so hard on yourself. It takes patience and consistency, and commitment to get good at this sport.
TRUST ME. YOU WILL BE HAPPY HERE.”
We love having you around, Brooke.
You’re a joy to train; it’s fun to see you succeed and encourage others to succeed. We could not be happier with your consistency, the changes you’ve made, and most of all the confidence and joy we see in your face every day!