It's awesome to be Chrissy.
Left to right- Bones (Honky), Bastion, and Digit... my boys!
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My name is Chrissy. I'm 27 years old. When I was in high school, I weighed 270 pounds. When I graduated high school, I weighed 150 pounds.
I've kept most of it off, but I tend to yo-yo with 15-20 extra pounds because I love food so much. I'm also a stress-eater. So basically I eat when I'm happy AND when I'm sad.
I go to CrossFit Bel Air- the BEST box ever!!!!- and joining CrossFit was the best decision I ever made. Not just for my body, but for my mind as well, and the depression I frequently suffer from. CFBA is my happy place!!!
Finally started CrossFit after 2 years of wanting to- and I LOVE IT!
I also did home workouts for 2 years with Zuzana Light. She's amazing, highly recommend!!!!!
I lost 35 pounds using Weight Watchers points and that is the best way of tracking food for me.
YES, I have an enormous collection of Giant Microbes :)
I have 3 cats and they're my babies
I'm from western PA, currently living in Baltimore
Likes include: All manner of nerdy things, animals, cooking and baking, crafting, nail polish, and working out
Dislikes include: rain, cycling, drinking, doing dishes, and onions.
"It's not about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward."
"A woman who wants something will find a way. A woman who doesn't will find an excuse."
"There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs."
"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." -Bruce Lee
"Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure."
"Bathed in sweat, bent over and gasping for breath, Lungs burning, the athlete might have wondered aloud if this is what death must feel like. In time, this same athlete will surely realize the opposite. Indeed, this is what life feels like."
"It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."
-Robert H. Goddard
"If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right."
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 146.8
14.1 was awesome! To be honest, I didn't sign up until I found out what the WOD was. It would have crushed my spirit if the first WOD was one that I got a big fat ZERO on, lol. I ended up with a whopping 160! I have never done so well with doubleunders in my life. I can't wait for 14.2. The couple of things I am worried about are heavy weights in the overhead lifts and chest to bars... well, even pullups since I can only do a few strict. Can't seem to get my kip down. It is so much fun! I am super glad I signed up, even though I am now obsessing over it, LOL!
1148 days ago
hey--i know this is a rough time for you--hope things get better soon. glad you at least have the crossfit outlet to keep you sane :) hope you find a job you love
1153 days ago
Thanks for the comment!! I f'ing love honey badgers. In this show they were also chasing lions! They are scrappy little things!
Also, I love your new hair! Super cute! I'm so glad you found Cross Fit and are enjoying it. I hope to try it someday if I ever get the time and courage!
1156 days ago
Thank you so much for your reply! :D
It takes me a long time to be able to do stuff too hehe, I will try not to take 2 years to try out Crossfit... hehe. I will try and do something super soon and let you know! I might email them first.
Yeah the price is a little more than other places but I think for how different it is and if I enjoy the environment want to stick with it, then it's not all that expensive for it's worth. :)
1160 days ago
I was just wondering if it would be okay to pick your brain a little bit?
I've noticed my city has a Crossfit gym and I was just wondering... how did you start Crossfit? I get a little bit anxious going to places alone... did you go it alone? Were people friendly? I'm thinking of trying to build the courage to attend a beginners or women's only class... but I'm really scared and although I often do Crossfit style workouts, I'm still.. well, just scared, of everything, everyone, lol.
Any tips you could give me?
1161 days ago