I'm an average 25 year old woman. I am not an elite well known athlete. But I am an athlete, thanks to CrossFit. I was never very in to fitness and my lifestyle definitely reflected that. I was always overweight growing up and as hard as it was it was something I had come to accept. When I found CrossFit in March of 2014 my life was forever changed. My brother and sister-in-law had done it for a while and I thought they were crazy and that I would never be able to do what they could. I took a leap of faith and bought a Groupon for a membership. After my first class, I had never felt more empowered in my life. I knew I was in love even though I was pretty sure my arms and legs were going to fall off. I now workout twice a day and eat clean in order to live well.
Flash forward a few months: I decided I wanted to start training more specifically with Olympic lifting. I loved the style and the finesse it seemed to take to make the barbell work how you want it to. I was hooked. I began training for my first competition and have been striving to improve every day since.
Currently, my biggest goal is to lose enough weight so that I can go in the military to be a medic. My whole family is military and I feel that it is my turn to give back. I am down over 20lbs with a long journey still ahead of me but I know that the end result will be worth every second. In order to obtain this goal, I spend anywhere from 1-5 hours a day with my friend and coach Duke Perino at Crossfit Cervus in Hainesport NJ. I have never met a more supportive group of friends in my life as I have there and I look forward to continuing this journey.