I never dreamed that in two years, I would become so passionate about health & fitness. When I started my journey, I was 45 years old, 200+ pounds & had never really participated in sports or exercise activities in my life. I took that first step on May 6, 2013 when I walked through the door at CrossFit Tidewater for my fundamentals class. I was terrified & made my college aged daughter join me for moral support through the fundamentals (thank god I did as I’m not sure I would have been able to drive myself home those first few nights)! The first few weeks were rough but I was determined not to give up. About 12 weeks in I started noticing the changes in my body & I was just generally feeling better. I was actually enjoying working out -say what!?!?!? The past two years have been nothing less than extraordinary. I’ve done things in the gym that I never in my wildest dreams I ever thought I could do (pull ups for one)! Yes, I still get disappointed when I don’t hit a PR but I know there will be another day & another opportunity to hit it! I am so thankful that I have found the welcoming atmosphere that is CrossFit.
We are truly a community that celebrates everyone’s victories big or small! I could not imagine where I would be without my box, CrossFit Tidewater, and the best coaches around (Shari, Sarah, Mike, Chrystal & Joey). You all will never know how much of an impact you have had on my life. I am no longer the shy woman content to sit in the corner & be invisible. I now have so much more confidence that I want everyone to hear me roar! This has been the most amazing journey. I cannot wait to see what the next two years have in store!
– Cindy S