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I have struggled with my weight, appearance and my self esteem most of my adult life.  I have tried numerous diets and joined multiple gyms to find myself making excuses and eventually failing.  I was very unhappy and unhealthy and truly hated who and what I was becoming. I knew I needed to make a change.  I needed to do something I enjoyed, would keep me motivated and show me results.

I have a cousin who also struggled with her weight, who started Crossfit a few months earlier. She told me how her perspective on exercise and fitness had changed to the point of addiction. I decided to look into it to see if this is what I was looking for. Was CrossFit the answer to my fitness prayer? After a few weeks of watching videos and reading articles I said to myself that enough was enough ... It's time to make a change.  The next morning I joined Crossfit Massapequa.

My experience with CrossFit has been terrifying, exciting, painful and challenging all at the same time. I struggle, ache and sometimes think I want to quit, but I push through and finish every workout I start. The next day I find myself going back for more. I can honestly say "I love CrossFit."  I love how it has not only changed me physically but mentally as well.  When I complete my WOD (Workout of the Day) I leave feeling accomplished, even if I am the last person to finish.  I feel healthier and happier than I ever have in my life.  It is not about being skinny; I want to be strong, fit and healthy. I now have goals I want to accomplish in both the gym and life, and I know I have the tools to do so.  CrossFit has become a way of life, but sometimes work and family get in the way. No matter what I know the WoD is there for me when I'm ready.

CrossFit will change you as a person and I am so thankful for my coaches Brian, Rich, Steve and Phil and my now CrossFit Family at Crossfit Massapequa.  They have become my support system and push me daily and for that I am truly thankful. 

I cannot wait to see what the next year will bring. Being a strong woman is beautiful!


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