I was not a fitness lover, I don’t even like the gym, and I hated running. I have never had a gym membership, when my friends asked me to go running I joked that my boobs were too big for running and that the only running I wanted to do was on horseback.
Despite all that I was lucky to have stayed in “OK” shape throughout high school, I played whatever sport was in season, but I was still always the chunky girl. Fast forward 10 plus years and now chunky had become uncomfortably fat, having slowly gained 60 lbs. How does that happen? I still had a fairly active life having horses and riding regularly… apparently not enough. Still the fact that my clothes were uncomfortable didn’t really bother me, the fact that shopping for clothes had become a nightmare, and nothing seemed to fit right…ehh, whatever. I decided it was time to change when I acquired a difficult horse, and my weight made me feel completely insecure on the saddle. There was just so much of me and I felt jiggly, and out of breath constantly. I knew if I didn’t do something I would end up falling and getting badly injured (again). Didn’t help that I wasn’t getting any younger.
Then I got a groupon to try Crossfit and fell in love. Crossfit wasn’t anything like a normal gym. I was instantly challenged with things that seemed impossible (and at that time even squatting seemed impossible) yet everybody was doing them.
Crossfit and paleo changed my life, I feel better than ever, its not about the weight (although that helps) its about achieving goals. Its about feeling good every day of your life.
Thank you Nicole, and Q