I have been a member of Westlake Crossfit for almost three years. During that time, I have increased my strength, my stamina and my confidence in my abilities to complete workouts that once seemed rather daunting. For me, the one important aspect of Crossfit that differentiates it from other types of exercise I have participated in is learning new skills. For three years I have been working on Olympic lifting moves, and I still have not perfected any of them. That challenge keeps me interested, while my body just benefits from the continued practice! I have also particularly enjoyed the gymnastics skill work, such as kipping pull ups, handstands, handstand push ups, and movements on the rings. Working on these skills has not just been a challenge, it has been fun! Even though my husband keeps reminding me I am not a 15-year-old gymnast anymore, Crossfit gives me the chance to forget that fact for a few minutes each week while I am swinging from a bar or upside down in a handstand.
Last fall I participated in an eight-week nutritional challenge. Because of that experience, I have changed the way I eat and have found a way to combat that middle-aged weight distribution problem that many women my age face. I feel good and strong on my diet of ‘real’ food, and I plan to keep eating this way, just as I plan to keep showing up for my noon classes at Westlake Crossfit.
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