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11 Dec

This month will be 12 months of me staying committed to CrossFit. 12 months is a long time, but wow did it fly by. I remember at the end of December of 2012 I told Steve, the owner of CrossFit Denver that I was going to be one of ‘those’ people and my New Years Resolution was to give CrossFit a try. I gave myself three months… And now look at me. I not only gave it my all in those three months, I have given it my all for the past 12 months and have come leaps and bounds since I first stepped foot into the gym.

When I started CrossFit I could not do 1 pull up, I got about 23 double unders unbroken, and my goal that I set for myself was to able to do 10 pushups in a row without dropping to my knees. I can now do 15 pull ups in a row, my all time record for unbroken double unders is 119, and I have far surpassed my goal of doing more than 10 regular push ups in a workout.

I am not sure why I started doing it – but on January 1, 2013 I took a photo of myself from the front, back, and side with just a bra and underwear on. I didn’t think it was unflattering at all, but every month since- I have taken the same photo, in the same under garments, and wow – I am glad I did that.  Other people have told me that they can tell my body has changed, but I know for myself that yeah- by legs are more defined, my hips aren’t as wide, and my shoulders look awesome. It has shocked me how much my body has truly changed over 12 months.  Not only has my body changed. So has my hair. Thanks to my confidence. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would ever let my hair stylist take an electric shaver to my head. In June I decided it was time to donate 9.5 inches of hair to Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths, and today I am rockin the ‘Miley Cirus’ hair cut. Short on the sides, with a longer ‘mohawk-thingy’ on top. This would have never happened if my confidence didn’t spike during the year.

CrossFit has brought me confidence and that is the best thing I could have asked for. Yes, it is great that I am now in the best shape I have ever been. Yes, it is great that I can lift heavy weights, and do some gymnastics movements as well. But I am now more confident than I have ever been, and this is all thanks to CrossFit and the community that surrounds it. On to another 12 months. 🙂


3 Apr

There is much anticipation of what the final workout will be for the 2013 CrossFit Games Open. I cannot believe that five weeks ago, the first workout was announced and I watched the live feed from class not believing what I was seeing. Scared. Nervous. A sense of, “what the hell am I doing.” All of these emotions ran through my body while I watched Julie Foucher show the world how 13.1 would go. And here I am today, excited, anticipation running high, and a weird sad feeling knowing the open is coming to an end.

The Open has really shown me what I am capable of, and has pushed me to limits I never thought I would. The Open has made me a better athlete, has got my butt into better shape, and has made me wanting more. It has also brought some amazing people into my life, and brought me closer to others. I want to mention a few people who have made an impact on me during The Open.

First and foremost- Dan, I never would have joined CrossFit if it wasn’t for you. I love that now when we come home at night; we get excited talking about the WOD, what paleo meals we can cook for the following week, and  I want to thank you for how much you have pushed me during the Open WOD- screaming at me to get one more rep. You are the first person I look for after I finish my Open WOD, the only person I want to watch if you are competing, but the last person I can take advice from. 🙂 Thank you and I love you.

Next I want to thank Katie for posting the blog about 7 reasons to sign up for the open and for judging me during 13.2. This blog is what made me sign up for the open, and 13.2 was the hardest one for me. When I would no-rep because I would not bring my feet together, I wanted to scream, but you kept me calm and told me to keep going, and that I’ll get it the next time. Thanks again.

I would also like to thank my other judges: Steve, Bill, Lindsey, Eamon, and Brian. You all pushed me to do better and never let me stop believing in myself. You all have your own individual ways of getting into my head, and it all helps. I am truly privileged to have had you as judges, and also trainers outside of the Open.

One last individual I would like to thank is Kelli. This was our first-ever CrossFit Open, and we wanted to go head-to-head in 13.1 to push each other and although I had to re-do the workout you still came to the gym the very next day to cheer me on, and have cheered me on in every other open workout. I am thankful to have you not only as a gym buddy, but now a shopping buddy, and most importantly- a friend. You’re a really cool chick, and I’ve enjoyed talking to you, hanging out with you, and getting to know you outside of the gym.  Now- lets prepare for the 4/20 CF6 competition!!!

Now, lets pop some popcorn and see what they have in stores for our last workout!! Hooray to 13.5!!