October 2019 Athlete of the Month
How old are you and when did you join Alamo 180? I am 54. I joined A180 in September 2016.
How much weight have you lost? 70 pounds
Why do you CrossFit? I CrossFit to stay mentally and physically healthy. I also enjoy working out with like-minded people who also want to have fun getting healthy.
What is your favorite workout? Least favorite? My favorite is Murph; it such a huge challenge. My least favorite workout is anything with running.
Favorite lift? My favorite lifts are Hang and Power cleans.
What are you training for right now? Ironically, I am training for the Rock-n-Roll half marathon, in December!
What has been the most important thing for you in terms of keeping the weight off? The most important thing has been consistency. Consistency in the gym, the kitchen, sleep, hydration, and all the extras that help me stay lean like my Sunday morning 6-mile walks.
Favorite cheat meal? Cheeseburgers. Cheeseburgers. Cheeseburgers.
What advice would you give to someone just starting out with CrossFit or strength training? Be patient, be consistent. Show up on frequently and be ready to put in some work. Concentrate on form first then weight. I think it’s better to build your engine slowly than to go out too heavy, too hard, or too fast.