Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Born and raised in Temple, TX (my only claim to fame). GO WILDCATS! I am the mother to two amazing daughters and grandmother to only the coolest kid on the planet! Current record holder for what seems like the worlds longest engagement - 8 yrs and counting. I've got mad skills in the kitchen and with a paintbrush... Ohhhh and I throw a pretty killer Halloween party.
How did you get interested in Crossfit?
I was so over having multiple fitness memberships around town... boxing, boot camp, swimming. I couldn't stay consistent so I couldn't see results. Do you have any idea what that does to the psyche?!
I had done crossfit style workouts at boot camp and I loved and hated it all at the same time so I decided to check out a few local crossfit boxes and potentially cancel all my other memberships.
Let me just say, "20 minute no sweat intro" MY ASS! An hour and a half long panel interview with Josh, Dan and Kat, PLUS burpees, the assault bike, and a run. I walked away from that thoroughly impressed and saying, "please, take my money and let me be a part of this... PLEASE"
When your motivation is down, how do you find the drive to get up and come in?
MY BIGGEST MOTIVATION IS Ashley Heil's text every morning telling me to get my ass up and at the gym.
Friendships like that are a common thing here and I adore that about this place. They want better for me and how can you not be motivated by that?!
What is your least favorite movement?
Overhead squats are the damn death of me. Those bastards humble me with a quickness.
What is the next goal you hope to reach with Crossfit Cataclysm?
My goals as far as movement goes are double unders, pull ups, burpess without crying, and if I can fit in a handstand or two I'd be cool with that.
What would you say to someone that has never tried CrossFit and looking to get started? Any tips or Advice?
It's not uncommon to hear people say things like "Oh, I need to lose weight or get into better shape before I do crossfit." What they don't realize is that crossfit is not for the elite. It truly is for everyone! If my chunky monkey ass could do crossfit weighing over 250 lbs (down over 40lbs because of crossfit, by the way) then you can do crossfit.
Yes, it's hard, and sometimes you can't differentiate between tears and sweat, but it's AMAZING! It's the best feeling in the world. It's a high like no other. Your only competition is yourself and you will constantly amaze yourself.