My name is Melissa, I'm 29 years old, and I'm a born and raised Texas girl.  I am currently Active Duty in the United States Air Force, stationed at Ft Bragg, NC. I am a patriot, first and foremost, and I love my country more than anything else in life.

I spent my first 7 years in the military participating in unit PT sessions, and going to a regular gym.  I decided to try Crossfit a little over a year ago, after making a bet with a friend who did Crossfit.  I just knew I wouldn't like it! But I'm sure you know what happened next - I fell in love with it. Over the course of the next year, I got more and more involved with it, and I have been having a blast learning tons of new things and pushing myself to do more and more.  I'm not sure yet exactly where I want to go on this journey, but I know the only way to get anywhere is to keep showing up and to never stop having fun.

I currently work out at Anderson Creek Crossfit with the Barefoot Barbell Club, in Spring Lake, NC.  You can follow me on Instagram @melissatx_ "