Burrito Challenge (Lincoln Park) under 1 hour
7 pounds of chicken wings eaten
Beth's Cafe 12 egg omelet eaten
315# Split Jerk
305# Front Squat
30 Ring Muscle Ups in 3:23
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Sactionals and Quarterfinals Athlete
I have always been athletic, but I was never a stand-out in any of the sports I did. The actual games/matches/bouts that I would participate in were all fine and fun, but I have always remembered loving the actual training part of them. I would always excel in practice, always excel in the fitness aspects of all the training, and it wasn't until I found CrossFit that I knew this was the sport for me. It gave me the opportunity to train in training, and to train in competition as well!
A massive turning point for me was the second time I was hit by a car while riding my bike. At the time, the adrenaline was pumping so hard that I didn't actually know how badly injured I was (physically/mentally/emotionally), until a couple of hours after leaving the hospital. While sitting in the car with a friend that picked me up, and tears slowly appearing and running down my face, it dawned on me that I could have died.... again. It was at that moment that I decided that life can really be that short and that I need to make some massive changes in my life. At that time, I decided to take my CrossFit L-1, I decided that I would teach one more year of high school, and then I will take a much-needed break and focus on training and coaching. And the largest and probably most powerful change that I did was deciding that I needed to stop drinking alcohol, 4 months later, I was clean and dry. Since August 9, 2016, I haven't had any alcohol in my body, and every day I am so proud that this is the life that I choose to live.
My passion and motivation for coaching are for people to know that it is never too early or late to get started on your fitness journey! Too many times I hear people saying that they need be in shape to start working out, but to give yourself that opportunity to get started on something so wonderful is not worth waiting for! Being physically/mentally/emotionally healthy is such a gift, but we must work hard for that gift, and effort and enthusiasm to see small and large changes can be so powerful!