Athlete: Stephanie Needham
How I Eat
I weigh and measure my food
Working with the Crossfitters Eat to Perform model with quality foods.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I record my workouts
I have a coach who is guiding this new phase in my programming. I lift 3 days a week, wod 2-5 times a week depending on the week and incorporate interval training, hill training and over distance training each week. My schedule is periodized (is that a word?) with a typical week, harder week, hardest week and an easy week.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played college sports
I regularly play recreational sports
I played everything at school. Always made the teams but was never a standout player. Out of school I played soccer and field hockey and volleyball, ran, completed some triathalons. When my kids were little I started them in karate. They trained for a few years. I stuck around and hold a 2nd degree black belt in Shotokan Karate.
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 had a life changing experience due to CrossFit
I train other people
I guess it really is a life changing experience. Starting Crossfit June 2009 and working with my Naturopath on my diet weighing in at 260 lbs was the beginning of a journey that has brought me here.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 1x a week
I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week
I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week
I strictly schedule my rest days
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
My workload depends on the week.