But… and here is the big one…I was in terrible shape physically. Fifty pounds overweight, I had obstructive sleep apnea for years and hypertension. My job kept me on the road (or in the air) so pre-prepared meal planning was not in the cards. I didn’t have much time to commit to improving my health (I know how dumb that sounds) and I certainly wasn’t in shape enough to take on something as challenging as CrossFit.
But that is what I did…I committed to just 3 hours per week and found gyms where I traveled or used CrossFit style programming in hotel gyms to get my 3 per week done.
Long story short, I lost the fat, added some muscle, was deemed (in a sleep study) to no longer have apnea (after 6 years on the CPAP) and fell in love with CrossFit. I became a CrossFit Level 1 (CFL1) certified coach and added certifications in CrossFit Endurance (CFE), NESTA certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT), CrossFit Strongman Certification with Rob Orlando and CrossFit Olympic lifting. Ran my first half marathon (Sydney) and my first full marathon (Dallas). I have given up the corporate thing to pursue my passion of helping others to improve their performance and their lives. Now at the age of 48 I have devoted myself to being the Best Trainer in Mansfield, Texas. I am constantly learning new skills because you can’t give what you don’t have! I love watching the people I coach accomplish their goals, live more fulfilling lives as they develop new capacity and healthier self images.
I hope you will consider taking control of your life and visit us here at CrossFit Fervor!