It’s been amazing to watch Cristina transform both physically and mentally before our eyes. When we say that these tough workouts develop tough individuals we aren’t exaggerating. Cristina is a textbook example of persistence, consistency, and overall dedication to her health and well being. She initially started at CFN in our Boot Camp program. After the 8 weeks of Boot Camp we transtioned her into our CrossFit program. All the while she was working and going to school full-time. She remained committed to her goals while trusting in the program that we laid out for her. She would also come into extra classes when she could. Her hard work has paid off. Not only has she lost over 20 lbs she was just accepted into multiple graduate programs at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Here’s what she how to say about her journey thus far…
Mario: How much weight and body fat have you lost since starting?
Cristina: Since starting Crossfit in November, I have lost “15 lbs.” and 2% body fat, but I know I have gained plenty of muscle. I do not weigh myself because I know the muscle gain will reflect on the scale, so I go by how my clothes fit, and since November, I have lost three pant sizes!!!
M: What was your initial weight and/or body fat?
C: Before starting ANY exercise/diet regimen, I was weighing close to (or probably more than) 300 lbs.! This was about two to three years ago. At the start of Crossfit in November, I was in the 230’s, as of March 14th, I weigh 215.
M: How did you get into CF in the first place?
C: I actually have two cousins who have CF gyms and have been bugging me to try them out. In October, I finally visited my cousin’s gym in Orlando, and after the MOST intense workout of my LIFE, I decided that CF is the BEST way for me to get into shape. My body adapts easily and plateaus very often, and so an exercise regimen that works for me is one that is always changing, and never routine, which is exactly what CF offers.
M: What keeps you coming back?
C: The almost immediate results! It is incredible how quickly I noticed a change in my fitness level, strength, and drop in body weight soon after starting at CFN. I felt a difference in less than 2 weeks! Not to mention, my coaches are pretty awesome!
M: What are your goals for 2014?
C: This will be a big year for me as I will be graduating with my Bachelor’s in May, and starting grad school in the Fall. My goals are to continue working on my fitness because I have never felt so happy and satisfied in my life before. I feel great physically, emotionally, and mentally, and I know that with all these improvements I have made in my lifestyle, my quality (AND quantity) of life are going to exceed my expectations!
Thursday (May 15, 2014)
A. Clean & Jerk- Heavy single
B. AMRAP 2:30-
- 8 Wallballs
- 8 Push Press (DB)
3 sets: Rest 1 min between
A. Front Squat 5 x 2
- 50m Prowler Push (270/180)
- Shuttle Run (25m-50m)
Rest as needed.