Athlete: Lisa Switzer
- Southern California
- 124 lb
|Fight Gone Bad||317|
|Clean & Jerk||105 lb|
|Back Squat||185 lb|
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I eat Paleo several days a week, avoid bread and grain except for oatmeal 1 x a week or so. eat clean, and am open to enjoying a treat when I want it.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
I record my workouts
Found Crossfit in June of 2009 after a 2008 surgery, serious MSSA staph infection, 2 repair surgeries and recovery over the course of a year. A friend told me about CrossFit and I drove straight to CrossFit 714, walked in and said "I don't know what this CrossFit thing is...but I need to sign up today" and I did!...I couldn't even do one sit up or anything else That choice changed my life!
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played sports in High School but not college. Worked through college and taught aerobics at several clubs (remember when aerobics was really hot?! ) :) Also did a year or so of competitive body building..in 1982-83. it was just a natural part of being in the gym, but I wasn't interested in going where that sport was headed. Opened my own business and over the next 20+ years focused on work and working out enought to stay in shape and run a 5K here and there. At 48 after a successful career and after what happened in the hospital I decided I wanted to focus on something I was passionate about, health and fitness and finding how I could share that with other people to make a difference in thier lives
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course
I have attended one or more specialty courses
I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit
My CrossFit affiliate is part of my family. I have been there almost since they first opened and we have all grown together in knowlege, skill and community... I have also made so many friends at other affilates! The CrossFit community is awesome...full of energetic, supportive, positive, people getting more fit and healthy and helping others do the same...Love it!
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
since January 2012 I WOD 5 days an week and usually work skills 2 additional sessions a week. After the 2011 Games I spent 4 1/2 months at my boyfriends ranch near Jackson Hole, WY..... and did not train... yikes! Never do that! you are busy on the ranch ...but NOTHING is like crossfit! Started back training in January....not easy! This year I will train at an affiliate in WY when there.