I’ve been involved in sports since I was in elementary school and after I graduated high school I tried to stay active by going to the gym and working out by myself. I would be consistent in the gym for a couple of months and then would fall off and lose any results I made. After a couple of years of that routine I knew something had to change and I knew I was wanting to feed my competitive edge again. I’d been wanting to try CrossFit for about a year already when I started seeing posts on Facebook about Balcones through a friend. I took it as a sign and decided to give it a try.
I remember the night of my first “let’s see what this is about” workout it was cold and there was only one other person in the class, I was nervous. I hadn’t worked out for a month or two and I thought the WOD would never end. I was sore for two weeks and then was ready for more! I was happy I found a place to work on my strength and be competitive at the same time.
I have now been going to the gym consistently for a whole year at Balcones CrossFit. That is definitely a PR for me! After a year, yes my body has changed, but my mentality has changed even more. My goals in the gym were to get skinny, and now I’m just concerned about getting stronger and when my biceps and abs will show. I’ve learned to trust myself during lifts and to stop second guessing myself. My greatest breakthrough is learning to believe in myself.
Because of CrossFit, my interest for Olympic lifts and gymnastic moves has grown tremendously. I’ve been working on pull ups, handstands, and kipping. Going in to the new year, I plan on making snatches and cleans priority lifts to practice.
All of my favorite memories at Balcones involves the support we all show for one another. From cheering each other on during a WOD at the box to showing up at a competition someone has decided to participate in. Our CrossFit family is awesome and so supportive!
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