Kris, Why do You do CrossFit?
What was your fitness life like before you started training with True Spirit CrossFit?
I have been over weight, lost weight, over weight, slightly smaller and then overweight again. I have worked out, but really, it’s been since high school, which seems like a life time ago. I am strong for what I do, but I could be stronger. Mentally, I’m mush. Even when I wasn’t overweight, I wasn’t healthy, mentally or physically. I ride horses, garden, work hard at work, but I was short on breath, stamina and happiness. I love CrossFit, and I’m so happy I’m back.
What brought you to True Spirit CrossFit in the first place?
My friend Noah!!! She has talked about what a great place True Spirit has been (and she’s a badass) and I kinda wanted to be part of that. Then I started Facebook stocking True Spirit and decided that they seem like my kind of people.
What was your first impression? Has that changed?
My first impression was that everybody is so nice here, and the coaches are so welcoming. Over time, it’s only gotten better. I have friends their, and I look forward to seeing everyone. It’s the highlight of my day!
What was the first thing fun or positive thing you experienced while training with us?
I love how the coaches and other teammates offer so much assistance in scaling the workouts and help in general. Being able to scale the workout, yet watch others Rx it, gives me hope and inspiration that I can do that one day. I look forward to each class I can make it to.
Are you working on any special CrossFit related skill now?
My goal is to make it to the gym, after that, it’s to survive the workout. I’m still trying to learn how to count rounds/reps all while gasping for air.
How has you life changed since training with TSCF?
I am already stronger, happier, and healthier. I aim to eat healthier and I make a point to take time for myself. I am so glad Leslie didn’t let me quit, I am already becoming a better human because of her “take time for yourself” pep talks. Meeting with Audy has been great too. I’ve really been taking a look at what I eat, when and why and it has really opened my eyes to how I can do better nutritionally. Little changes have made a big difference.
UPDATE: Since working with Coach Audy Kris has lost 20 pounds!
What's your favorite True Spirit CrossFit memory?
So far, my favorite memory is the day we were going to run the mile. I had already had a terrible day and then to top it off I had to run a mile. I haven’t done that in years. I was so stressed about it and after the warm up I was already tired, then even more stressed! After one lap I was ready to quit and leave, I knew I just couldn’t go on.
I asked Dover if I could do something else and she says, “yes, just walk.” A simple, perfect no non-sense answer that stopped my anxiety instantly. I had told myself that I couldn’t so many times that I forgot how I could.
So I, walked/jogged the rest. At then end, after their mile, Jessie and Kerri ran my last lap with me, it was then I knew I was in the perfect place. That day meant more to me than those gals know.
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