I love to work out. Some people dread going to the gym, but I absolutely love it. It doesn't matter what kind of activity it is, I just love to be active with my family and friends.
It's extremely important to me to be a proactive parent and set a good example for my son. CrossFit is an excellent form of a healthy lifestyle because you can't half a$$ it. It's all or nothing.
I've been "working out" since I was 15, but been a serious Crossfitter for 3 years. I may be one of the smallest people in our community but I never deliver less than my best, no matter what the workout is. Even if my rounds are less, my time is more and my bar is lighter, I'll finish with a sweaty face and a smile.
I'd like to be an athlete, but unfortunately, that ship has sailed! My goal now is to feel good...great even! It is to beat my OWN times, beat my OWN numbers. To be able to do things for myself by engaging in functional movement at the box and using it in real life. Doing things correctly and safely so that by the time I'm 45 I'm not in pain from crappy form and disregard for proper mobility. To encourage women to push themselves, to look at yourself and see a beautiful, strong, butt-kicking momma. And to be an example of hard work and dedication to my son so he will see he has to fight hard for what he wants...even if it is adding 5 more pounds to his power clean.
CrossFit means hard work. Accomplishing something you thought you weren't capable of. Or failing miserably but trying again, even if you're bleeding or bruised or embarrassed. It means pulling yourself up, lifting it up, or pushing yourself up just one more time. Cheering for the underdog, because sometimes it's you. Smiling through defeat, accepting challenges, enjoying a moment of triumph, literally just a moment because tomorrow is a whole new challenge. It's ripped hands, sweaty clothes, sore muscles, bruised shins....and it's all YOU. No one can make you do it. So, yeah. CrossFitters, we are crazy. But sometimes a little crazy is all you need to push you through the impossible. no matter what that may be. Life throws some pretty nasty curve balls, but if you are mentally tough enough for Murph or Fran, you can smack those curves out of the park.
Some strange facts about me: When I talk to myself in my mind, I have a Brittish accent! My left armpit farts when I run. I have the funniest, coolest kid! I hum really loud when I vacuum to drown out the sound. And I've never been in a fight, but I'm pretty sure I'd win!"