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I wasn’t always out of shape. Through high school and college I worked out, ate right, and felt good. My weight gain really started in culinary school, too much good food and not enough exercise. For the next eight years or so I really let myself go. Things got real when I went to the doctor for my annual checkup. My cholesterol and triglycerides were out of control. My liver was building fat deposits. I felt tired and unmotivated. It was hard, being in my early 30’s, hearing that it was not if I was going to have a stroke or heart attack but when. I changed my diet, quit eating as much, cut out all processed foods, and generally cleaned up my eating habits. I lost a lot of weight, but went back to old habits and promptly gained it back. Every day was filled with me feeling guilty and being so hard on myself for letting my weight and health slip again. Sometime, about a year ago, I decided to give it another try; I cleaned up my diet again and the weight started coming back off. My sister in law, Christy Woods, started at CrossFit Burleson about the same time and wouldn’t stop trying to get me to go with her. I really didn’t want to. I had worked out before and didn’t feel I was in any kind of shape to be able to do the things she was talking about doing. After about six months of eating better and losing weight I had stalled, lots of weight had come off but I wasn’t losing any more. I was still tired, still out of breath chasing my kids around the house, still huffed and puffed after one flight of stairs. So, I decided to give CrossFit a try. I couldn’t finish the first workout, or the second. The third came a little closer. But, everyone was so supportive. It’s a small community of people committed to not only their own fitness goals but to yours as well. Any parts of the workout I couldn’t do they helped me with. The coaches would “scale” movements I couldn’t do and give me alternatives that I could. Five months later I have not only continued to lose fat, but I’ve gained muscle. I don’t recognize my body anymore, but this time in a good way. All of my old clothes have come out of storage and I’m wearing stuff I haven’t worn in 10 years. Last week I took all of my giant, body hiding, t-shirts and threw them away. Words cannot tell how good it is to not feel like I have to hide my body anymore. Without CrossFit I don’t know that I would have maintained my clean eating and self-control. Every time I finish a workout I am proud of what I have done and the hard work accomplished. This motivated me to continue the changes I have made in other parts of my life. Fried pies don’t taste quite as good when you know it’s taking away from the work you have put in earlier that day. Five months in and I would have only changed one thing, I wish I would have started CrossFit Burleson a long time ago. Every day I can see myself getting stronger, leaner, and healthier.
I came to CFB in August 2016 while I was still a member at a traditional gym. I went to try it out, see what it was about, and if I thought I would like it. I committed to being there twice a week while I still did the classes at my other gym. I did just that for the next three weeks, then I came in 3 days, then 4, and eventually I started showing up 5 days a week. I couldn’t stay away because I was seeing and feeling results that I hadn’t in the 3 years of the other membership. All I did was show up and do my best. In February, I decided to meet with Coach Jon for a nutrition consult and started on The Zone diet. My results have been better than I imagined they would be. I have lost 9 pounds, several inches, and dropped 2 sizes, all while getting stronger. CFB has helped me reach goals I have been struggling with for a few years, but also with my long-term health goals. If I could go back, I would only start sooner.
I started at CrossFit Burleson 1 1/2 years ago, within 4 weeks I noticed some significant changes. I love that CrossFit is a challenging sport with great reward!
What I love most about CrossFit Burleson is the support I receive every time I walk through the doors. I love that CrossFit forces me to push myself outside of my comfort zone and beyond the limits I had set for myself.
I began my CrossFit journey February 1, 2015. The first year I didn’t change anything except adding 1 hour of CrossFit everyday to my schedule. I noticed more strength when I would do stuff, I noticed my legs began to take a more muscular shape. During my 2nd year of CrossFit I began focusing on training myself how to eat better along with doing CrossFit. Since I have combined CrossFit and a good diet I have dropped 5 pant sizes, gain lean muscle mass and more confidence then I have ever had, I no longer worry about what the scale says because I see the results in my clothes. I would recommend CrossFit to anyone who is looking to better their health, their weight, or someone looking for a different way to workout. CrossFit has taught me to love myself and not to compare myself to anyone else. I am unique and what is best for me may not be best for the next person. CrossFit Burleson has continued to help me grow stronger, the programming is amazing and each day they give me a new challenge or workout that I haven’t done before. Its always interesting and the coaches are there to help you succeed and when in doubt how to modify to get the best workout
I have come to CrossFit late in my life and not because I was compelled
to try it. I have always been active, enjoying exercise through sports
like snowboarding, biking, and wakeboarding, you know, more for fun than
daily discipline. I’m not a gym person, I’ve always felt one spends
too much time without real results and it’s not fun, I’d rather be
outside and active than inside trying to work a haphazard plan for
little results. A few years back though I had moved back to Texas, where
my normal sport interests were not as simple to access, so, naturally, I
grew lazy, not doing much of anything to keep me in shape. My wife
mentioned doing triathlon training, “those people look fit and we have
everything we need to accomplish that training.” At first I told her
she was crazy, but then as I thought more, it’s just swimming, biking, &
running. I can do all that, so, let’s do it.
Well, that was 2 years ago. I have done over a dozen Sprint tri’s and
enjoy them, purposefully training for each event. Problem was, I was
swimming, biking and running all the time, I even altered my diet to eat
clean and decreased my portions in an effort to “loose weight,” but
saw no changes. Further, my wife was not really into tri-training, so it
wasn’t much fun doing it on my own. Then this past summer my amazing
wife came to me again and said she was going to try CrossFit,
“There’s a class this Saturday that introduces you to it AND you
earn a week free!” “Whatever,” I told her “I’m not joining that stuff,
it’s like a cult. And besides, I already exercise.” She went and came
back from class, “it wasn’t bad, everyone was nice, I’m going to
go this week and see what a real class is like, please come try it, I
think you’ll like it.” I really didn’t want to but what the wife wants
the wife gets. I attended that first class and thought, “this is
tough, I have bad knees and a bad back, I don’t know that this is for
me.” But I came back, because my wife and kids wanted to. At the end
of that week we attended a Saturday class, with “Karen” as the WOD.
I recall very vividly thinking, “this was horrible, but I did it.”
After that class I was hooked; the ability to lift weights without
having to go to a gym or having to make up a workout plan, I could
attend almost any time of day, any day of the week, all I had to do is
show up and do the work! I haven’t even mentioned the community of
people and encouragement we received at every class. So Amanda and I
made the commitment to each other to participate a minimum of 3-4 days a
week and to ensure we kept to our commitment, we signed up for a year…
no turning back!
Initially it was insanely hard, not only physically, but mentally.
Fortunately I quickly started to see changes both in my strength and
appearance, but I was having a hard time getting through my day due to
fatigue. Jon noticed one day that my wife was not her usual self, she
explained that she was exhausted and weak, struggling to recover and
perform to the same level as she had the day prior, he asked about her
diet and ultimately told her she needed to eat more. He explained that
even though we eat clean we are not eating properly to sustain our
activity. Once again, my wife came to me with a plan, “this book has
an overall plan that might work. Will you help me and do it with me?”
By now you get the idea, she suggests it, I do it. So, we started a
modified version of The Zone Diet. We learned almost immediately that we
ate food in the wrong portions. Within the first few days we felt the
difference, we could make it through the day without bonking. Added
benefit: I was able to drop 40lbs in 3 months… and have kept it off;
all while getting stronger. Now I am able to workout every day I can,
often 6 days a week. At 49, I feel stronger and in better shape than I
ever have, even compared to my time in the military. I credit all of it
to my wife, who thinks I can do anything, and my desire to prove her
right everyday. CrossFit has been invaluable to my family, it has
changed everything for us. My daughters know the difference in good and
bad food, long energy & short energy foods and they use this knowledge
to make their own healthy food choices. Our girls do kid version WOD’s
at home 3 days per week and their confidence has grown. They love to
show the muscles they are developing by doing what their parents do.
The best part is, we have just begun, I can’t wait to see how far we
can take this. I have already accomplished more than I thought I was
capable of which just makes me want more. I now have the confidence that
I can achieve anything with the tools I have learned and strength I have
obtained so far in my CrossFit journey. When I look back on the short
time I have participated in CrossFit, I wonder why it took me so long to
try it and how I ever lived without it. I can’t thank the community of
people in my box enough for giving me the tools of success to achieve my
new goal of being the most fit I’ve been in my life by age 50.