An amazing testimonial from a great girl! Katie, you have made just as much of an impact on all of our lives as CrossFit has yours!
“Why did I join CrossFit? Well, because I’m on a 12 week vacation. Vacation, from what? IVF. What is IVF- well look it up, essentially means that when my kids ask where babies come from, my husband and I can simply say a petri dish in Waltham. It’s cool, I’m not too proud to say it- we’ve been trying for a family for over 2 years now. The medication, occasional bed rest, bloating, cravings, and pitty parties caught up to me. I was unhappy with most every aspect of my life because I wasn’t happy with myself. I even felt uncomfortable with the person who loves me no matter what; I was actually embarrassed to be naked in front of my husband. Yikes, at that point we really would need IVF to make a baby.
Ok, this is it: 12 weeks, no meds, no emotional eating, no bloating, no reasons, and no excuses. CrossFit in my mind was the (insert harp music and athletic angel images) “be all and end all??? of fitness. I wanted the best results in the least amount of time. I wanted to instill healthy habits, lose weight, and gain my confidence back.
I have never been more supported in anything ever. The community here is more than who can lift what, and how fast you can run. My first day, I was nervous but excited. I grew up dancing and even taught dance, I played high school field hockey and had a 6 pack that didn’t need to be refrigerated , but I had been sedentary for at least 2 years. I mean, we live in a ranch, I didn’t even do stairs. I had tried every video, every anything. I needed the big guns.
“Everyone has a first day.???, “Come on Kate-Kate!???, “You got this girl??? and, “Are you gonna puke, let’s go outside.??? These words mean more to me than you know. Thank you to the CrossFit community for helping me on this journey, it’s a short one (‘til I come back to lose the baby weight), but it’s what I’m learning about healthy living, community, and myself along the way.
It’s only been 5 weeks, but my clothes fit better, I’m happier, eating better, and ready for another 5 weeks. I look at my diet in terms of work outs. I think about the way I kick my own ass every day, and tell myself ‘that vending machine snack takes 2 laps off what you ran’, or ‘that soda takes off all the box jumps or ring dips’. Eff that, I worked too hard to throw it out for some Cheetos and a Dr. Pepper. I want to put food in my body that will help it get the results I’m looking for. I’m excited to see what else I can accomplish in the time I have left.
Thank you to Nick, Patrick, Ryan and the 8:00 class. Special thanks to Lydia and Steve- seriously, I hate you when you push me, but I can’t thank you enough. If I could breathe while you’re running next to me, you know I’d ask for more, but for now you’ll have to settle for a wheeze and know it means “thanks???. ” -Katie S
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WORKOUT Of the DAY:
Skill/Strength: Front Squat 1RM
WOD: [ Tolly ]
5 min Max Front Squats (155/105lbs, off floor)
4 min Max HSPU’s (games standard)
3 min Max Burpees
12min WOD, score total reps.
Buy-out: 3 x 25 GHDSU
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