Kristi Simmons

Posted by Mandee on October 19, 2010   |   No Comments

CrossFit has changed my life.  I’m sure that’s how lots of testimonies start out, but there’s a good reason for it.  Unless you’re “in it” you can’t understand it.

My husband found CrossFit about a year ago after researching other avenues for fitness because we were burned out on the globo lifestyle.  My argument was that I wasn’t in shape enough to start Cross Fit, so I did my own thing through a women’s only fitness program.  While I was perfectly content to go do my 30 minutes a day 3 times a week and gab with the gals, I was always a little jealous of this thing that my husband had.  He was always talking about a PR that he got or how much his snatch had improved compared to the last time.  He always had such enthusiasm about his work outs and was so proud of his accomplishments.  My workouts were…mundane and I didn’t have any accomplishments.

About 6 months into my husband’s CF journey he started competing in local CF events.  It only took one competition for me to see what I was missing.  I had never seen anything like it, the people were amazing and I’d never seen such camaraderie before.  The more competitions I went to, the more I started to think “I could do this”.

So, after I had our second son I started my CF journey.  I’m not even 3 months into it and I can’t imagine ever being without it.  I obviously still have quite a way to go in my training, but I’m doing more now than I’ve ever done and that’s something I’m proud of.   The sense of family is the thing that has caught me the most off guard, I knew the WODs would be tough but I had no idea just how much I’d come to love the people yelling and screaming at me to finish that last round.  I know that I COULD NOT do this without all the help and encouragement from my fellow CFers.  I’m honored to be part of this family. People just don’t know what they’re missing by not doing this!

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