Athlete: Liz Dell
|Fight Gone Bad||320|
|Clean & Jerk||83 kg|
|Back Squat||106 kg|
Living and loving life to the fullest; I work full time as a Psychologist in private practice in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. Working with children, adolescents and adults with mental health struggles, helps put my Crossfit struggles into perspective! My husband is in the military and I have three gorgeous, young adult children, all still at home. Life is a juggle; up at 4.45am to train before work and home at 7.30pm after training after work - but it means I treasure the time I get to train & put in 100% when I do. I have believed this year to be the year for me to make the Games, since beginning CrossFit 6 years ago. Starting with the strength that I had and through discipline & consistency, Challenges of injury, competing work demands and husband being recently posted overseas are all just obstacles that ultimately have been opportunities to become stronger. And I am! My goals for the 2016 games are to cherish each moment - to celebrate the effort of these last 6 years. To enjoy every moment of the experience, for it is not one that many people have.
How I Eat
I weigh and measure my food
I've been 'mainly' paleo for about 5 years. (Have some dairy); and this year introduced zone. Only drink alcohol in off season (2nd half of the year) Fairly strict in comp season, not so strict off season.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
I record my workouts
My Athletic Background
I have no athletic background besides CrossFit
Went to a mainstream gym for about 15 years before Crossfit - Les Mills style aerobics.
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
Went on a boot camp with Commando Steve in May 2010, where I was introduced to Crossfit. Loved it! Joined an affiliate in June 2010. Goal was to make Regionals as an individual in 2011, the year I turned 40! Did that. Since then I I have competed twice at regionals in a team. LOVE COMPETING! Compete in as many local comps as I can justify.