Athlete Spotlight: Mariflor J.

Athlete Spotlight: Mariflor J.

Hometown: I’m from Mexico!

Age: 30 but I feel like I’m 20

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? Before CrossFit I used to go to the gym, but now I feel like I used to go with my eyes closed because I wasn’t going anywhere or seeing any results.  Growing up I played basketball before I was 15 years old.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? I was first exposed to CrossFit when a friend started coming to CrossFit Naples, he was very exited and he told me to try it! He saw me working out at the gym and he said I was going to love it and I did.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? I honestly don’t remember what my first workout was but I know it went well and I fell in love with CrossFit since the first day! I felt really good after, I wasn’t sore and I think I did pretty good being my first time doing CF.

Favorite CF Movements: I would say the Back Squat!

Least Favorite Movements: I don’t think I have one but maybe the Rower because that thing slows me down.

Favorite Cheat Meal: Too many to choose from! Lol . I really love “flautas”  which is basically a flour tortilla that is rolled up around a filling and deep fried. 

Favorite Paleo Meal: I love all kinds of salad. I like to mix & match. I add everything I can find in my fridge.

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you? That I’m really smart. 🙂

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)?  I look more toned and stronger. I am much fitter since starting CF.  I’ve always been concerned about what I eat, think and do with my body but now I have more awareness of everything I do. I even sleep more than I did before.

What sort of unexpected changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit? I have experienced lots of unexpected changes in my life since starting. I think very different now, I want different things in my life. Things that now I want to achieve and I know I can do it if I work hard for it. Both for my fitness and career.

Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit? Just keep doing it even though you think it’s hard. It will eventually get easier and easier.


Saturday November 15th, 2014

15 min EMOM : 

  • 1 Press
  • 2 Push Press
  • 1 Push Jerk
  • Max Rep Situps

Notes:

  • Done from rack
  • Add load each round when possible

coming Monday…

A) Strength: Deadlift 3rep

B) 10 min AMRAP:

  • Max Rep Russian Swing
  • Every Minute Perform 5 Burpees