2 Rounds for time:
1 mile run
100 sit ups
From Jenn B
I was 33 years old the day my dad died from a series of massive strokes. He had been a chain smoker for 30 years, ate horribly, and barely exercised. My dad was not overweight nor did he look liked the stereotypical unhealthy person. When my 3-year-old started running around at the funeral and I physically could not chase him down it dawned on me that I was in a collision course with a similar fate. Sure, I had put on a little extra weight from having 3 kids but eating fast foods 3 meals a day, 7 days a week, sitting at my desk job 40 hours a week, and spending every weekend on the couch wasn’t doing me any favors, regardless of my dress size. I was unhealthy and I didn’t even realize it.
So, I started running. My first mile “run” took 14 minutes and I stopped to throw up twice. Slowly I got better but with no coach and no direction I was still fueling my body with garbage. Eventually, I started to look for other fitness options, landing at a big box gym and then a coworker recommended Crossfit. I started at another box and it was a good start but I still wasn’t in a great place.
Looking for something more I found Crossfit SAC on yelp, exchanged some emails with Dave and came in for my first class. Things were different. I came to class consistently and in 90 days things were changing. I was getting stronger and faster. I was fitting in with a community that was keeping me honest and accountable and my coaches were coaching the whole me, not just the athlete. They listened and encouraged on days that I doubted myself. They worried openly when I wasn’t eating right. They shared struggles they had.
After more than a year at Crossfit SAC, I’m in the best shape of my life. My diet is in check and refining all the time. I no longer eat food that doesn’t look like actual food or meals that I can get in a bag through a window. I can even still pick up my son and carry him if I need too and he’s 8! I can honestly say I have never felt better. I know that I’m healthy enough now that I will be around for my kids for a long time.