When I first started, I decided to stick to CrossFit for one month before I made up my mind about continuing. I remember waking up and being sore in places that I didn’t know even existed but I kept going. By the end of the first month, my husband and I were hooked. We were at the gym 4-5 times a week. We’re now there 5 or 6 times a week which is crazy because I work full time and have a 6, 4 and 2 year old but we figure it out and make sure that we’re there.
In less than a year, I’m down 23 pounds - or about 20% of my original bodyweight - and feel better than ever. What was first a means to lose weight has now become something that I love and a stress reliever. I even get excited about mastering new skills and getting new PRs.
Jake and the other coaches at CrossFit Dwala are always pushing me which I appreciate. The gym also has a great community - we’re always pulling for each other and pushing each other to do better. The biggest reward, though, is how quickly our kids’ mindset changed about exercise and eating healthy. They have always been active but after seeing their mom and dad get healthy, it’s even more important to them that they are active and eat healthy most of the time