This will be my first opportunity and privilege to share the successes of a CrossFit Central athlete...and I am pumped about it!
Allison and her best friend and fellow CrossFitter, Naomi were my first Elements clients. I remember being a little nervous about taking on the elements sessions with the two of them rather than the typical 1-on-1. And because this was my first, I had Carey Kepler supervising me during the process. To say the least, it was a stressful situation made worse by to some ridiculous MOPAC traffic (I had not yet become accustom to), ultimately making me late to my first session(big NO-NO!). Long story short...I quickly realized that these ladies were rockstars, and that I had little to stress over.
That is how our trainer-athlete-relationship started, and every since then I have watched Allison make amazing jumps in performance in class, proper nutrition, and most importantly, self-confidence! She is truly what makes my job as a CF Trainer so rewarding, and she is a great example of what is possible if you take responsibility of your lifestyle and become FIT! Watch for more BIG THINGS from Allison!
Here is her story:
Here are two pictures(see above). The first one is from last year when we went to Las Vegas. How fitting... I'm outside of FatBurger! I actually thought I was in pretty good shape. Little did I know "being in shape" would take on a whole new meaning a year later!!! By the way...thanks for helping me change my life!!!
1. How did you find CrossFit?
I live right down the street from CrossFit Central.
2. What was your motivation for joining?
I kept driving by and seeing so many hardworking and VERY fit people. After awhile it got very hard to ignore and I found myself wondering what it was all about. I looked it up on line and read all the success stories. They were so motivating and inspiring! I was pregnant with baby #2 at the time and thought it would be a good way to lose the baby weight after my son was born. Since after my first pregnancy it took me 9 months to lose the weight I was really excited to start at CrossFit Central as soon as I could!
3. Before joining, how would you describe your health/fitness?
I have been an athlete my whole life. I played basketball and soccer in college. I have tried almost every kind of exercise and every diet known to man trying and get the body I want. I have trained for 3 marathons. Started training for a sprint triathlon, but I hate to swim! Done A LOT of Bikrum Yoga. Spend hours at 24hr fitness on the elliptical. I even joined Nutrisystem before my wedding. The same scenario happened every time...some success followed by rapid return to my original state!!! So, I may have been an athlete my whole life, but what I'm learning from CrossFit...I've never ever really been FIT!
4. List any pre-CrossFit measurements(weight, inches, body fat%) that you feel comfortable sharing.
Since joining CrossFit Central at the end of September I've lost 17lbs, 4.5 inches off my waist, and my body fat has gone from 29% to 24.5%!!!
Check out this link to a "Transformation" slideshow Allison put together!
5.What impact has CF made on your fitness, your daily life, etc.?
CrossFit has truly changed my life. I have such confidence and strength physically and mentally!!! Even my posture is better. I feel in total control of my diet, which I have never felt. I push myself harder physically than I ever thought I could. I think the zone/paleo diet has had a huge impact too.
6. What goals do you have as you continue with CrossFit?
My original goal was to fit into pre-pregnancy jeans...that has been well surpassed! Now I want to do an unassisted pull-up! And I want to reduce my body fat to 20%. I also want to set some measurable fitness goals!