Tell me about your fitness journey:
My husband was previously a personal trainer and I never worked out until I met him. So naturally to impress him, I bought some BeBe Sport and let him train me at the local gym. However, the first session we had, he asked me to run a mile. I cried right there on the treadmill, I hadn’t ran a mile since high school. While tears ran down my face, I asked him if we could go out to eat instead.
I’ve come a long way since then.
His personal training, college group fitness classes, and new love for running had changed my mind since that day on the tredmill.
Eventually I started Crossfit in 2010, I felt like I was a regular pioneer of the crossfit days.
I’ve done it off and on again depending on where I lived (IL and CO). After giving birth to my daughter Bella, I dove into the world of yoga, but my heart has always belonged to a barbell.
My mom is still in disbelief of how much weight I can lift. She constantly reminds me of when I was 10 years old and told her how heavy a loaf of bread was. Somethings we can never live down.
Since starting with KADA, what changes have you seen:
For the first time, I started to do crossfit 5 days a week (more than my usual 2 or 3 days a week). My arms are jacked.
I’ve consistently been eating well (well until now, since baby #2 is on the way, it loves carbs).
I also worked back up to my pre-baby PR lifts!
What workouts/movements are your favorite and what are your least favorite:
FAV – Cleans, Snatches, Hand Stand Push Ups
Least – rowing, strict anything, and wall balls (eye roll emoji)
What are your current goals:
Being pregnant, I want to consistently be at the gym.
When I had my first kiddo, I worked out 5 times during my entire pregnancy. I want to make sure I keep showing up this time around!
What keeps you motivated:
I love that we all get up early, work out at 5:30 am, eat breakfast, shower, all while everyone else is still asleep.
It feels very accomplishing to get all that done before 8 am.
What is your stress reliever and how do you like to relax:
I love blaring music in the car or Brittney & Tay-Tay at 5:30 am so everyone can walk in hearing inspiration for the day.
Lifting heavy weights if I’ve got stressful things on my mind.
WOOO HOOOOing during a WOD – especially as stuff gets heavy.
Reading a good book before bed.
What is your favorite go-to healthy meal:
Breakfast chicken minis from Chick-Fil-A.
Bell peppers are good too….
I wouldn’t mix the 2 though.