Athlete: Susan Smith
|Fight Gone Bad||--|
|Clean & Jerk||135 lb|
I think i'm one of "those" people who found crossfit accidentally, on purpose. I heard of it, dabbled in a mild version of CF, but had no idea of the power and potential that a full-immersion crossfit experience would bring. I was looking for a way to stay fit and improve my running. What I found was an outlet that strengthens me inside and out, and a family connection that I have never found at a traditional gym. Thus, I walked into my CF Box one day with a lot of hope and no idea what I was in for. Walking in that day was the best decision I have ever made. I recently turned 44 and feel better than I did when I was in my 20's. I have a long way to go still, but the sky is the limit.
How I Eat
I eat strict Paleo
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I began eating with Paleo almost a year ago. It has been a learning experience. The biggest lesson was that when I eat clean, I feel great and perform awesome. It's a nice feeling to know that I know exactly what ingredients/foods are going into my body (and knowing how they'll help my health and performance). I still have days where I enjoy "other" foods, but I definitely see and feel how eating Paleo enhances my life.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I was a recreational runner when I began crossfit. Initially, I joined crossfit to become a better runner (and to lesson the aches/injuries I would experience with longer runs). That slowly transitioned into staying primarily with crossfit for the obvious benefits, with a few runs here and there.