1. How long have you been a member at CrossFit Warwick?
Since May 2011
2. How did you hear about the gym originally?
It was by chance that I came across Crossfit Warwick at the Warwick Expo. Perfect Timing!
3. What is your favorite lift/movement?
I don’t know if I have one. I like being able to do the lifts/movements correctly.
I HATE it when I can’t get it done!
4. What is your least favorite lift/movement?
Clean and Jerk! Ugg, I still can’t get that down.
5. What has been your biggest achievement since starting at CrossFit Warwick?
The biggest measurable achievement is that I’m running faster. I started running in
5k races as a way to stay committed to working out, but found that I like competing.
My 5k pace last August was 9:00 min/mi. My last 5k was a PR of 7:20 and I’m running less and Crossfitting more.
6. How many days per week do you work out at CrossFit Warwick?
I try for 3x a week at Crossfit, plus running 3x week.
7. What movement are you still struggling with and what are you doing to fix it?
Double unders; they are so annoying. I keep saying I’m going to practice at home more and get this trick! That’s the plan anyway.
8. What were your stats, physically, before coming to CrossFit Warwick? Weight?
I’m not sure of the weight since coming to Crossfit but since last August when I
started working out regularly I’ve lost 8 inches and 10lbs. I can definitely
notice more definition and my clothes are fitting better (or are too big!) since
I started Crossfit.
9. How has your nutrition changed?
My nutrition has changed quite a bit. I do not eat breads, pasta, rice, etc. I eat
a lot more protein than I used to. I can’t say I follow paleo strictly but I am
learning to embrace it. It is hard when you have to cook for a family – and one
of them is a picky 8-year-old!
10. What motivates you daily?
I have several things that motivate me. 1) I want to see my
sixpack. I know they are under there somewhere, but we have never been formally
introduced. I’d like to see them before I die…it’s a bucket list thing. 2) I
want to race faster. My goal is to be under 22 minutes in a 5k. 3) I want to be
a healthy role model for my children. I think they like the fact that their mom
is strong and works hard. 4) My daughter motivates me. She is a gymnast who
trains 22 hours a week. If she can do that, surely I can find 1 hour a day to
work out; that and the fact that she can kick my butt on any of the WOD’s.
11. What advice would you give to someone who might be intimidated by
Try it…you’ve got nothing to lose and lots to gain.