We love to shine a light on the success of our athletes and today we celebrate Princess C! She’s new to the Cove as a member, but was one of our brave New You Challenge athletes prior to that. What’s amazing about her story is the impact that CrossFit (and the Cove, specifically) had on her in such a short period of time. Here’s what she had to say:
I used to be really “small” or “skinny” but I gained a ton of weight in nursing school and after I graduated I struggled a lot with my body image and getting back the body I used to have. Since I got engaged last October 2015, I’ve been trying to “lose weight” to look good for the wedding.
Nothing really worked for me and I never really enjoyed cardio or even going to a regular gym. When I saw the ad for the New You Challenge, I responded right away. I was apprehensive at first, I used to research so much about CrossFit and how it could be dangerous but I’m glad that I still joined! It’s great to know and be affirmed that the coaches always tries to makes sure that we do every move safely and efficiently.
What truly motivated me to join is that they talked group classes and that I get to do it with women who would most likely be in the same situation as I am, women who are trying to be a better version of themselves. Before this challenge, all I wanted to see is for that “number” to decrease in the scale and to look “good” for the wedding. What I achieved was better and greater than that. In 8 weeks, I was able to lose 14-15 lbs, my body fat percentage went from 29.6% down to 21.5% and from overweight for my height to normal and healthy weight.
But those are just numbers, there’s so much better outcome to this journey. In 8 weeks CrossFit taught me to be more disciplined with my food choices, to persevere and give your all in every workout, and to work hard for your goals. The people in this box helped me to accept and love myself and to see the beauty in every body type or figure.
Of course, I still have so much more to learn and achieve such as those double unders I’ve been trying to work on since the beginning of this crazy journey and perfecting my form in each exercise or move. It’s not just about looking good anymore for one of the biggest turning point of my life but feeling good and loving myself for what I can do strength wise as well.
It’s also pretty cool that my maid of honor also does CrossFit and its been a way for us to bond and we push each other to be better! Cheers to Girl Power! But really, this has been a life changing experience for me, and I’m so thankful to Marina and Brian for keeping this journey safe for our bodies but still push us to do the best we can in order to achieve our goals.
I hope to get stronger and healthier as a person also hopefully look amazing in my wedding dress in November!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
In case you didn’t see the video we posted on FaceBook, here is a short film that sums up perfectly what we have going here at the Cove. It tells the story of this amazing community and how we go FAR beyond athlete to athlete relationships — rather, we are one big FAMILY.
A huge thank you for making this place what it is. We are forever grateful.
From 0-8:00 minutes
1,000/800 M Row
50 Wall Balls
From 8:00 to 16:00 minutes
1,000/800 M Row
50 Wall Balls
Score = Slowest time. If you finish in under 8 minutes use that time to rest.
Coach’s Tip:While pacing is important here, don’t under-estimate your ability on the first round. Do NOT burn yourself out on the erg, however… you might save yourself a few seconds on the row, but you will pay for it on the wall balls and burpees.
Coach Lyndsey doing some mental prep for a big lift…