Everyone remembers their first CrossFit workout. For me, I remember it was a mixture of burpees and running. By the end, I had my hands on my knees doubled over for what felt like an eternity trying to catch my breath.
Gina remembers her first CrossFit workout well and the impression it left on her.
My first impression was, “Wow I am really in bad shape!” I honestly wasn’t sure if it was for me because I thought I was going to pass out after 12 minutes during Fundamentals.
The first workout signaled to Gina that she had work to do.
Afterwards, she chatted with Zach about the goals she had—losing weight and improving her overall health.
The first coach I met was Zach, and he was very honest with me. I appreciated that. He told me it was not going to be easy and not to get discouraged. He told me I might not lose any weight for a while. As much as I hated to hear that, I knew it was true.
Losing weight can be really tough and frustrating! Even if you add in a new workout program and flip your diet, it can take some time before you start seeing the pounds falling off. Your body also gets busy building muscle, which can influence your appearance without a big chance in the number on the scale.
Our coaches are there to encourage members and educate them on how to get to their goals while also setting realistic expectations. You can do it, but no, it won’t be easy. It takes hard work!
Hard work is exactly what Gina is putting in.
My biggest accomplishment was going from the 3 Days/Week Membership to Unlimited. Zach told me to start with 3 days a week to see how I felt and go from there.
I went 3 days including Saturday for a few months, and then I was ready to upgrade and make CrossFit Undeniable part of my everyday routine rather than just seeing it as working out 3-4 days a week. I gradually increased to 4-5 days a week then 5-6 days a week and I really see a change in myself overall.
That’s what we love to see. Start with something manageable. Experience some success. Build some habits. Then, increase to 5-6 days per week—start following “the process.”
Gina has seen some remarkable results already! She has been incredibly consistent with her workouts, and she committed to learning more about nutrition last year during our nutrition challenge.
I have more energy, and I am happy when I look in the mirror!
That’s what we like to hear!
Way to go, Gina. It’s been amazing to see you progress from Fundamentals to where you are now. Kudos to you for staying so consistent. The hard work is paying off!