Me, yes I know, scary but true. For months now I’ve been telling people that I was a former fat kid, and no one believes me, so I found some ‘before pics’ to prove it.
What sparked the reform? I went into my favorite store, The Express, and I didn’t fit into their size 12 pant. HOLY CRAP! I had gotten fat and no one told me. I was going to have to shop at a big girl store!?!?!?! NO way! I had always been an athlete through college, what happened?
I graduated and stopped working out as hard, oh, and the diet was laughable. Pizza a couple times per week, pastas, potatoes and of course let’s not leave out the booze. Any who, keeping that diet, lowering my exercise routine had led me to gain 85lbs. I knew things needed to change.
I joined a gym, started making smarter decisions and lost about 25lbs. I knew I couldn’t do the rest on my own. I had always been a part of a team, so I googled “fitness groups, Cleveland.” Thanks to Meetup.com I came across CrossFit Cleveland. I didn’t know squat about CrossFit, but they offered free workouts every Saturday in the park around the corner. I waffled for a few weeks before pulling the trigger and heading to the park.
Little did I know that an hour later my life would be changed FOREVER! It wasn’t easy. It didn’t happen overnight. It happened one day at a time. Everyday my feet hit the ground I was going to be the best Kate I could be and look what happened 3 years later; I’m down 85lbs, heading to The Games, Coaching at a CrossFit gym and loving every second of it.
Make a long term goal, but focus on the every day. 6months to a year from now don’t mean squat if you don’t make any progress today. Be the best you you can be EVERYDAY, yes EVERYDAY.
9 snatch balance (65lb)
18 chest to bar pull-ups