I am a 37-year-old military veteran and CrossFit® athlete who learned to love it. I have lost over 163 lbs on my fitness journey and CrossFit® has helped me lose the last 20 lbs of that with 10 lbs gained of muscle. My CrossFit® family is Ten Arrows Crossfit in which my wife and my nephew attend as well. During my time spent during workouts, I have convinced a few other people to give it a try and loved it as well. In my spare time, I like to relax in front of the TV with my wife and dog catching up on all the movies and TVs we missed during the week. All my family including the CrossFit® ones have been the biggest compass on my journey and have pushed me to become an athlete. I plan to get a job teaching someday because I want to educate and have an impact on someone’s life like some teachers have had on me.
I first heard about CrossFit® by watching the CrossFit® games on TV. My first workout was Grace and fell in love at first clean and jerk.
I have grown mentally stronger knowing that slow change is a good change. My lifestyle and physical changes have changed due to the education I received at my box on how the important it is in what food you put in your body.
What helps me get the most out of the CrossFit® workouts is surrounding myself with like-minded CrossFiters who help push you to become a better athlete. What motivates me the most is I never want to be the person I was before and I want to inspire others like me to make that change too.
I would say to trust the process and your coaches. They will guide you and help you to become a better person in fitness and in life. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions about how to improve your skill set. Lastly, don’t worry about chasing PR’s but focus on becoming a better athlete.
Something you may not know about me is sometimes I struggle to stay on track being with diet or working out but I always get back on that saddle.
Thanks for reading my untold story,