I had hit an all time high on the scale and knew I had to do something. I had researched crossfit and knew that in order to succeed I needed to step out of my comfort zone and take the plunge. So after a few days of surfing the net and looking at all of the crossfit websites within a 20 mile radius, I decided Crossfit317 was going to be the place for me. I walked in on January 6th 2014 and have been attending 4 times weekly since that day.
I don’t remember the first WOD. I think the first few weeks I was overwhelmed with the thought of how I had let myself get so far out of shape. I had a one track mind and that was to finish every workout no matter how long it took me.
I do remember how friendly and welcoming the members were. I will never forget the 3 girls that I worked out with the first week at 317. They made me feel welcome and encouraged during the toughest week. Becca, Hope and Colleen you ROCK!
January 6th 2014.
In 2011 I did an on-ramp course at a Crossfit in Brownsburg. On the first day of actual class my shoulder slipped out of socket (which was due to an old injury). I was discouraged and never returned.
I knew it before I started. I have always been in competitive sports and I always love a challenge. I knew it was for me, I just had to step out of my comfort zone.
My short-term goals are to finally get an unassisted pull-up, and to climb that dang rope!
My long-term goal is to to be able to RX my workouts. All of them!
My biggest accomplishment in Crossfit is the 60 pounds of fat that I have lost since January. Not to mention the unknown amount of muscle I have gained.
My biggest accomplishment in life would be my family. I have been blessed with the best husband a girl could ask for. And 2 amazing step-kids.
Favorite WOD: I don’t have a favorite. I love that they are different every day.
Least Favorite WOD: 150 wallballs!
Favorite Movement: Push Jerk, Push Press, Deadlift
Least Favorite Movement: Overhead Squat, Front Squat, Snatch
I am a workflow lead in the Specimen Mgmt department at Covance.
Softball, Watersports, Spending my husband’s money.
I followed Paleo for the first 5 months and now have switched over to a no sugar diet/low carb diet.
Stef’s sweet potato awesomeness!
Not for the most part. I do keep some Advocare Spark on hand in case of emergency.
1. I LOVE Michigan. Michigan sports, Michigan lakes, Michigan grass, Michigan dirt… Anything Michigan. GO LIONS!
2. My dog prefers to poop in the neightbor’s yard. She used to jump the fence, use the bathroom, and then come back.
3. My husband told me he was secretly competing with me to see who would get “Athlete of the month” first. I WON! Yahoo!