I have never been athletic or active. I tried several times to “get in shape” or lose weight and I thought that just required eating salad, lots of fruit, and no bread/sugar, running and situps. I tried doing workout videos, running in the neighborhood, taking the bun off my burger, eating smaller portions, and cutting sugar. None of this kept me interested and none of it gave me real results. I struggled more because I have a thyroid disease and that creates a bit of a road block in my metabolism and energy. I had zero confidence and hated my body.
I was running about a mile a day and eating fairly well and starting to notice small weight loss but nothing significant. My husband was deployed and suggested after I did the Insanity workout he sent me that I try CrossFit. There was no way I could do this. I knew nothing about it but always saw a family member posting heavy weighted barbells and crazy strong stuff. Nope, not for me. He insisted I try. I had just moved into a really nice neighborhood and there just so happened to be a new gym open up. Went for my free trial/assessment and WAS HOOKED. Results started showing in three weeks. I was gaining strength, energy, confidence, and I stopped worrying about how “skinny” I thought I should be.
Here I am 11 months postpartum having done CrossFit my entire pregnancy and now a CF-L1 trainer. I love my body. I eat on the Zone Diet and understand nutrition a whole lot more than I thought I did. I feel great and I am showing both of my daughters strong is beautiful and to make time to take care of themselves. Your health is not guaranteed so do not take it for granted. I would recommend everyone TRY CrossFit once. You might like to make fun of it or think we are crazy and obsessed but it is only because it truly empowers you and gives you the ultimate confidence. You are challenged everyday! — Tanya, 34
I started CrossFit in October 2015. I had hit rock bottom and was depressed and overweight. I had tried this gym and that gym and diet after diet. Nothing seemed to work. I came across an ad for a CrossFit gym on Facebook and was surprised to see people like me working out and cheering each other on. I decided I would give it a try.
I was so scared and had absolutely no confidence. I wasn’t even sure I would have the time to commit myself to the gym. My attitude quickly changed once I started. A variety of things had an impact, but I think two of the biggest factors were the community and the coaches. Every time I wanted to quit they were there to encourage me to keep going. When I didn’t believe in myself they did. The coaches pushed me to do things I never thought possible. The community was amazing had my back every step of the way.
Once my attitude changed I started to believe in myself and with that came results. I am more confident and no longer intimidated by others. The scale is no longer my ball and chain!! I no longer use food as a stress reliever. Most importantly I have found something that I love to do, and guess what?! It’s ok to make time for yourself.–Veronica, 33
“I call it my place of solitude. I love every moment I’m there and always look forward to that part of my day.”- Fredrick, 23
“I look forward to being at CrossFit 910 every day. It’s been the best decision I’ve made for myself!”~ Erin, 26
“Starting my training at 49 years of age and 6 years away from any physical conditioning program was challenging…..no, it was demoralizing and humbling to be honest. Having said that, I can say with absolute conviction, that it has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I could relay all of the amazing gains I have made in this program physically, but they would be outweighed by the growth I have achieved as a human being through it. CrossFit is a great program, but the coaches that mold and develop you, the fellow athletes that encourage and cheer for you are what makes it a phenomenal experience, and the closest thing to family you will have outside your bloodline. CF 910.” ~Allen, 51
“Training at CrossFit 910 has change my life in a positive way and I am so blessed. The coaches are incredibly helpful! Without them I would not have been able to accomplish my personal fitness goals! I love it!” ~Damarys, 45
I have always been active. Always tried different workouts and diets, different ways to get the “quick fix”, in which most of those ways were super unhealthy. Less food + more work=less fat. When your body image is as low as the pits of hell you’ll do anything to be like the image that is acceptable in society. I always was the “bigger but your pretty” friend. Who wants to hear that crap? I went through the depression, the anger of why my mother has blessed me with some junk in the trunk, the crying with the “poor me” attitude.
After high school, a bad marriage and a divorce, I finally figured out the best thing I could do was not give a care in the world to anyone and do what makes myself happy. I was 165 pounds and ready for change. I found CrossFit through a friend in Alaska back in 2011 and was completely in love. Never did it though. Way too expensive, but I was the creeper that researched anything and everything about it. I loved the fact you can work with what your momma gave you while getting healthy.
Finally after a lot of soul searching within myself, around November 2013 I got the balls to sign up at 910! I loved it! I loved the fact that it was small, and that nobody was perfect there. I loved the fact that we can workout while having a blast at the same time. Everybody cheers you on, has faith in you and pushes you to that point you want to say very bad things but you know they only mean well. The coaches are great and not stuck up in any way. I am now 145 pounds and can do pullups! While my CrossFit and my fitness journey have along way to go, working out and just being healthy will never be the same for me! I love my junk in the trunk now, and just want to kick some ass in my next workout!! 🙂 –Larissa, 23