WLCF Member Spotlight Interview
What brought you to crossfit and to WLCF? Did you have specific goals or something you were seeking to change?
What keeps you coming back?
The good times! Even if a workout is grueling the other athletes are cheering you on and everyone is in it together. The mood is always easy going and fun.
What changes have you seen in yourself (physically, mentally, as a person, etc)?
I’ve most enjoyed the courage I’ve gained to just go for it. Before Crossfit I really feared failure. I would avoid signing up for things that I wasn’t sure I could succeed at. I feel so much more confident in my abilities now. Not because I am stronger but because I have put my pride in check. People that are open to the possibility of failure and try for it anyways, have the opportunity to grow. It is affects me in all areas of my life and is extremely freeing.
How do you stay active outside of the gym? How has your training here connected to that?
I play a lot with my boys. I’m able to keep going long after I care not to play because of the stamina I’ve gained here.
What goals (big or small) are you working towards now? Have the types of goals you set for yourself changed since you started crossfit?
I want to maintain a fitness level that allows me to play competitively with my 3 very athletic and active sons. It’s too soon to let them dominate me yet.
My goals have definitely changed. Now, I want to get a muscle up and before I just wanted to not be soft and squishy.
What’s your favorite time of day to be in the gym and why?
8:30am I’ve got the kids out, had my coffee but my tummy is not growling yet.
What physical activity, sport or adventure have you always wanted to try? Why?
I want to bike across Myanmar. I like traveling and being in new cultures. I would love to see the beautiful landscape with nothing, not even a window separating me. Total immersion.
If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice before you started crossfit, what would it be?
The only way to ease that soreness is to do what made you sore ( like the hair of the dog that bit you), get back in there!
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