After my first WOD, I instantly fell in love with it. I was completely terrified but everybody cheered me on and welcomed me like I had been a member at Flower City for years. Even after just one month I could feel my body getting stronger and my confidence level was going up. I was excited when new things came up in the WODs and I couldn't wait to get to the gym.
I have tried countless diets and a number of different ways to exercise. Never have I felt more confident than I do now. CrossFit hasn't just changed my body physically, it has also changed me mentally. I am a better person because of it. I have so much more energy and I feel so much happier in my everyday life.
In January this year, I decided to take part in the FCCF Food & Fitness Challenge. In eight weeks, I lost 15 pounds and 5 inches off my waist. I have continued to lose more weight since it ended. I learned so much about health and eating right from that challenge and know that this has become a lifestyle for me rather than a diet.
I want to say thank you to every one of the trainers for all their hard work. Also, I want to thank my best friend, Nicole, for starting CrossFit with me, and who has come just as far as I have. I also want to say thank you to my sister, Katie Clark and friend Michelle Stewart, for being my biggest cheerleaders. Finally, thanks to everyone at FCCF for being so awesome :)
Now, five months in, I am so thankful that I decided to give CrossFit a shot. I am very excited to continue my journey and see how much more I am capable of doing. There are a number of goals I want to accomplish in the gym and I know that if I continue working hard, I can achieve them.