Athlete of the Month

Congrats Linda on being our next Athlete of the Month

How did you get involved in CrossFit?

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.

What was your first WOD/experience?

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!

When did you start coming to CrossFit 317?

January 6th 2014.

Is this the first CrossFit you’ve worked out at / how long have you been CrossFitting for?

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.

When did you realize that CrossFit was right for you?

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.

What are you short-term and long-term CrossFit goals?

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!

What is your biggest accomplishment?

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.

What is your favorite / least favorite WOD/movement?

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

What do you do for a profession outside of CrossFit?

I am a workflow lead in the Specimen Mgmt department at Covance.

What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit?

Softball, Watersports, Spending my husband’s money.

Do you eat Paleo or Zone?

I followed Paleo for the first 5 months and now have switched over to a no sugar diet/low carb diet.

What is your favorite paleo/non-paleo meal?

Stef’s sweet potato awesomeness!

Do you use any supplements?

Not for the most part. I do keep some Advocare Spark on hand in case of emergency.

Give me 3 fun facts about you!

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!

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