What brought you to Mountain Strength CrossFit?
Fitness has always been part of my life. I grew up an athlete, playing 3 sports in both high school and college, and stayed fit after college and throughout and during my first pregnancy. But then I got pregnant with triplets, and carrying them to 37 weeks took a huge toll on my body. It also took a toll on my life – and I spent the first year of their lives trying to figure out how to take care of them and my daughter, work, and have some time for me. I met the first two objectives (barely), but was failing miserably on the third, so just after their first birthday I got serious about getting back in shape. I was looking for something more than just a gym membership, however, and had some friends that had recently gotten into CrossFit. The description sounded right up my alley, and fortunately MSCF was in Winchester so it was a convenient option for me. I was hooked after the intro class, and became a full member 10/1/12!
It’s so hard to choose – I really love the variety of it all! If I had to choose I’d pick running/rowing, plus KB swings and deadlifts (I feel most powerful when hitting a heavy deadlift!)
I’d also like to get better at unassisted pull-ups – I have stalled out at 2 or 3 since I got my first one in August.
Mentally – I’m tougher and take on more challenges than I would have in the past because I’m confident I can do it. Working through a tough WOD or lift has done as much for my mind and confidence as it has for my body, and that’s something I greatly underestimated when I started!