What was your fitness background before you started at CFCL, and what made you decide to try CrossFit?
I started swimming ever since I was in pre-K, my parents enrolled me into a YMCA pre-K and part of our "fun time" was learning how to swim. I have a naturally competitive personality and my older sister was also in the program so I always wanted to make sure I can keep up with the older kids. I quickly got to qualify for "Lifeguard" but I was about 8 years too young to actually be one so I just stopped. I picked up tennis and played for a few years but all of my friends played volleyball so I picked that up, joined my HS team and played pretty seriously up until freshman year of college. After that, Engineering took over my life so "fitness" wasn't really a priority for me. That carried on into my first job and I just slumped into some seriously poor lifestyle habits. I gained 30 pounds (I worked long hours and was constantly stressed so I would just eat junk food - aka DONUTSSS).
At some point, I just couldn't fit into my pants and I was too poor to buy a whole new wardrobe (lol) so I decided to go back to working out. My coworker told me he did CrossFit (of course he would tell me he does CrossFit...) so I eventually went for a free class. First workout - hated it. I felt so out of shape and so annoyed at myself for how slow and incapable I was... I almost blacked out on that workout and was ready to give up. Somehow, on the drive home, the endorphins kicked in and I started to feel amazing and like myself again. I decided to show up the next day... and the rest is history - I'm going on about 3.5 years now?
What's your favorite CrossFit girl workout?
I dread all the girl workouts. Mostly because they make you really push your limits and they are so. painful (the good kind of painful). But if I had to pick... Karen (150 Wall Balls FT). Wall balls always came relatively easy for me so it's fun to see how far I can go unbroken on Karen :) My last record is somewhere in the 80s. I want to be able to go 150 unbroken someday!
What goals are you working on right now?
In no particular order - Butterfly Chest to Bar Pull Ups; Muscle Up Form, Snatch Form (I want to hit 225#), Hand Stand Walking, CARDIO (improving cardiac capacity when I "feel tired").
If you could have any song play when you entered a room, what would it be?
Careless Whisper by George Michael ;)
What is your favorite sandwich and why?
A thicc grilled cheese sandwich with BACON and thicc texas toast. omg.
If you could instantly become an expert at anything, what would you choose and why?
I would want to be an expert drummer. I play guitar but I always wished I could be a drummer...