CrossFit Bluegrass Athlete Liz recaps her 1st year at Bluegrass! We are so thankful that Liz is part of the Bluegrass Family!
It is my 1 year anniversary with Crossfit Bluegrass and I wanted to share my story with this wonderful family and how I came to be a part of it.
My first experience with crossfit was at our annual Christmas party where we completed (half of) the Filthy Fifty. At the time, I was lucky for the modified version of the WOD which left myself and my coworker only mildly fatigued. After we finished the workout and left for the after-party, I said to myself, “I think I could have done that alone.”
After telling my sister of this experience, we signed up! With the traditional change in diet and exercise, I had lost 40 pounds and 4 dress sizes in a matter of 2-3 month. My weight goal was achieved in such a short amount of time, I was concerned and impressed all at the same time. It all happened so quickly, I was forced to start setting other fitness goals.
Within the first 6 months, I could do 113lb power clean, 138lb back squat, and 93lb bench press. All of which were huge accomplishments. Not to mention, I participated in the Seasons Beatings competition back in October with the Badges and Bunnies team!
When I went for a hang clean PR back in October and didn’t catch it, I sat aside during the WOD that night and bit my lip through the pain (there is no crying in crossfit). Even stopped by Target, had my sister make me some guacamole (delicious), and called my mom before heading to the ER to find out that I had broken my wrist. I was truly upset, but it gave me time to reflect. Did I want to go back? Was I crazy? Why the hell would I go back?!
The answer was a resounding YES.
I started going to crossfit for myself. I continue to go for myself. However, I cannot express the gratitude I have for the other athletes and coaches at CFBG. You have continued to amaze me, challenge me, and support me while making the entire experience fun. I don’t remember the last time I went to a class and haven’t cracked a smile. It is a blessing to be a part of this wonderful community.
Thank you Bluegrass!