AMRAP 15 min
5 Deadlifts (275/185)
9 Box jumps (30/24)
By Amy Way
Okay, here we go. The dreaded before/after photos. Flashback to 2-3 years ago, when I was back up to my heaviest after baby no. 3, still breastfeeding, probably with some degree of postpartum depression, failing my Air Force pt test, and feeling like I was just all around sucking at life. I was not making my health and happiness a priority (as probably most mamas of little ones fail to do) and I needed to make some drastic changes.
Let’s be honest, I knew exactly what I NEEDED to do because I’ve done it before, but sometimes change is hard and when you’re sitting there thinking, “I need to lose 40-50 pounds” — well that’s more than a little daunting.
I actually cried once or twice during those first few workouts because I felt so defeated and weak, but I didn’t give up
So what did I do? I finally got back into the gym mainly spin class at first and I LOVED it. Dark room, loud music, man, those 45 mins would FLY by. This was in January 2017, when I was around 192 pounds. Then I started doing some HIIT circuits to help out with that pt test (which I failed again, but by far less this time.) I would usually go back to the CrossFit room when no one was back there so I didn’t feel like everyone was watching or judging me. (News flash, no one cares).
Then one day while I was back there working out, someone mentioned that I should try out one of the classes and that I’d probably be good at it. They were offering a free month and I figured, “what the heck…I’ll give it a shot.”
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