I started at Crossfit Incite in March, 2013, after about 7 years of not working out much and having 2 children. I was tired all the time, had no energy or desire to do things. I suffered from depression, anxiety and moodiness at times. I knew I needed to change my lifestyle but I didn’t really know how too. I was the heaviest I had ever been at 212 pounds.
I had heard of Crossfit Incite and watched a coworker as she began to work out there and change her life so, I decided to try it out. I was very scared that first day I went. I was embarrassed of my size and working out among athletes, but I decided to leave my pride at the door and go for it. I am so happy I did! After that first workout I was hooked. It was like nothing I ever experienced. It was the hardest thing I had ever done but when it was over I was so proud of myself for accomplishing it and that was something I hadn’t felt for years.
As the weeks progressed, my confidence began to grow and I gained energy, happiness, and friends. Making so many new friends was the one thing I didn’t expect. At Crossfit Incite, we are a family. Everyone is so supportive, encouraging and they rally around each other during the workouts to keep going. Yes, we are all there to get a great work out and work on our goals and PR’s, but we are also there to support and encourage each other. The crossfit community is amazing. There have been many workouts I have wanted to stop or scale down because it can be difficult, but with the support of my peers and coaches, I push through and finish.
Crossfit is now not about losing weight for me, which I admit is a nice bonus, but it’s about overcoming fears I have and facing them head on and accomplishing things I never thought possible. That then translates into my life as a mother, wife, and friend. My confidence has grown and I feel my life has been better physically, emotionally and spiritually. So far, I have lost 55 pounds and have gained many dear friends. I love my Crossfit Incite Family and I could not have done this without the support of them and my loved ones.