I grew up playing tennis, soccer and softball, but I have always been on the verge of being heavy. In high school and college, I ballooned, hitting my highest weight at nearly 200 lbs. It took years of slowly changing my habits to claw my way back down. But I was never thin, or strong for that matter.
In 2005, I decided to shake things up by joining a Kung Fu program. I added Tai Chi and swimming to my activity during my first pregnancy, but still, I gained 40 lbs.
With the help of a nutritionist and some intense Kung Fu workouts, I managed to shake off the weight and then some.
For many years I dove into Kung Fu. I even reached the 2nd degree black belt level.
Then there was Crossfit. I actually started this blog under the name CindyFit in March 2009, shortly after I made a radical decision to join a Crossfit gym. I wanted to track my workouts and see what, if any, changes would happen. I Crossfitted through my second pregnancy and my daughter was born healthy and strong.
I spent nearly 5 years Crossfitting before life events happened and I decided it was time to move on.
As a full-time working mom and wife, I could easily throw in the towel and say I’m too busy to be active for myself. But I love being active too much to do that.
Now, as a business owner working full time for myself, I have decided to focus on my family and professional life. My “gym” is in my office. I have weights, a treadmill, med ball and the Internet to help me plan workouts. Motivation can be tough when client work is pressing, but I’m working on it.
I hope you enjoy.