Boone, iowa - Age 30
My journey with fitness is relatively new. I would historically join a gym, go for a few months and then quit because I was not seeing the immediate results that everyone on TV was talking about. I wanted the quick fix to my issues. The tipping point came in 2015 after Easter. I viewed a picture of myself holding my toddler twins and was horrified with what I saw. After seeing what my future would look like, I decided THAT DAY, June 1, 2015, to start living for my family.
I found Crush through Tumblr, where I was documenting my journey with weight loss. I saw how positive the community was, supporting each other’s journeys, and I felt like this was exactly what I needed to be successful.
I purchased Crush60 in July 2015. I started out at 336 pounds and over 40% body fat. I finished Crush60 In November 2015, down 56 pounds and down 6.5% body fat!!! CrushFit has got me on the right path to live a better life.Read More
WHY DO YOU WORKOUT?
I work out because I am trying to reverse decade’s worth of poor decisions, and I want to be able to be there for my children when they grow up. It makes my feel like my life is worth something.
WHAT CRUSH PROGRAMS DO YOU USE?
Crush60 and Mass Effect.
WHAT CHALLENGES OR STRUGGLES DID YOU FACE?
Consistency. Once I dedicated myself to going to the gym regularly for a month, I set a new habit. For me to break into the next phase of my fitness journey, I need to focus on better nutrition habits.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
My greatest motivation is my children. If it weren’t for them, I would have continued on my old path of a sedentary lifestyle.
WHAT SUPPLEMENTS DO YOU TAKE?
I use BCAA’s every day, and pre-workout on days that I know I have a heavy load, such as deadlifting, benching or squatting combined with accessory lifts.
WHAT IS YOUR WARRIOR ADVICE FOR OTHERS?
Find a support group and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Don’t compare your journey with anyone else’s. Trust the process. And NEVER MISS MONDAY.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE NON-FITNESS HOBBIES?
College (yes I enjoy learning), attending NASCAR races, baking, taking trips with my family on motorcycles, and drinking copious amounts of coffee!Read Less