Tell me about your fitness journey: My fitness journey was always rocky at first. I use to go to a regular gym a long time ago before I moved to Colorado and I was on my own to do the different workouts and the nutrition piece was even HARDER. I hit 250 lbs. at one point just around the time I moved to Colorado in 2015 and I was feeling the pain emotionally and physically. It was about a year and half later when I spoke with Rebecca Estelle and decided to try CrossFit KADA out. I knew I wanted to do this with other people and not alone or I would fail. I didn’t want to spend the money but when I did the free class and realized how important my future was to me I made the commitment. I almost quit shortly after but I continued with the encouragement from Darin and I’m very glad I did. I’m so proud of myself for doing it and seeing the great results emotionally and physically with myself.
Since starting with KADA, what changes have you seen: Physically I’ve become stronger, I sleep better, and I don’t easily see it but look better. Emotionally with getting better sleep it’s reduced my stress and I think I’ve gained confidence in myself.
What workouts/movements are your favorite and what are your least favorite: I like the various push presses, box jumps, and deadlift. I’m not a fan of snatches, toe to bar, or burpees.
What are your current goals: To continue to build strength, improve technique in the different workouts/movements, and ultimately look and feel fitter.
What keeps you motivated: I’m driven to not live a unhealthy lifestyle currently and into my future and also the encouragement and camaraderie from other athletes.
What is your stress reliever and how do you like to relax: I enjoy watching TV and gaming (board games, pool, etc) with friends.
What is your favorite go-to healthy meal: Steak and Asparagus for the win!