Capricorn, army brat, early bird, nerd.
How did you get interested in Crossfit?
When I graduated from university, I knew everything was going to be different. I used to walk all the time, everywhere. That’s just not possible where we live. And the food! America food is SO AMAZING. So I knew I was on a slippery slope and had to figure something out. Mom (hi mom!) found the Groupon for our beautiful gym, and I thought it would be perfect because I don’t have the mental fortitude to walk into a gym and figure out what to do for myself. I need a boss. And it turns out it was perfect. Or, well, once I was able to do squats and then not feel the burn for 3 days, it started to feel reasonably close to manageable.
When your motivation is down, how do you find the drive to get up and come in?
Going in the morning is definitely the best solution for low motivation. Personally, once I wake up, I’m up. So when that alarm goes off at 430, my options are 1) get my butt to the gym or 2) lay in bed for 2 hours and sulk. Also mom and I go together so since she’s already up too like… I gotta go. The morning is also a great time to go if, like me, you are a useless lump after working all day. If you go in the morning you don’t have to fight your desire to melt into the couch after work. You can just give in!
What is your least favorite movement?
What would you say to someone that has never tried Crossfit and is looking to get started?
Have a plan. Apparently you have to eat totally differently when you become an athlete, and that stuff is hard to get together on the fly. About a million things in your life have to be structured to make sure you feel ok before the gym and at the gym and after the gym. You also want to find an accountability buddy. Go with your pal. Go with your mom. Go with my mom! The sweet spot is finding someone who’s gonna make you feel horrible if you don’t go, but not make you feel horrible for sucking when you do go.