All my life I knew how important personal fitness was and I tried my best to live an active lifestyle. I would get gym memberships, run or bike and start out strong. After a few months I would find the solo repetitive workouts boring and struggled to find motivation. I found myself just residing to being OK with my current health, weight and how I looked.
That was until I caught a side profile of myself in a mirror and didn’t like what I saw and took a self inventory. I want to grow old with my wife and watch my children grow up. The path I was on was one where that would be cut short. I needed to make a change. I had a good friend who went to CrossFit Fate and I saw what it did for him. So I decided to give it a try.
Unbeknownst to me, walking in that day was the first snowflake that fell to trigger the personal avalanche of changes for me. I came in totally expecting to be a 3 day a week guy that shows up and not really getting too into the whole CrossFit thing. But I looked at the workouts. They all were different and seemed to rarely repeat so it wouldn’t be boring. This was also a classroom environment where I can find the motivation to keep moving. That is when I found that this was something different.
The owner, Tyler and the other coaches made sure to get to know and was personally invested in my success. They made sure to work with me to appropriately scale each workout with the appropriate amount of challenge and also made sure I was doing the movements correctly. Was this because I was the new guy? No. I look around and the coaches work with every athlete no matter the experience. It doesn’t stop there. I found that the community there is strong. Everyone is invested in everyone else success. This is a community I wanted to be a part of.
I saw gains the first month. I went from scaled workouts to Level 2 to Rx. Three days a week became four then became five days. I worked so hard that I didn’t want to waste it eating what ever I wanted so I turned to proper nutrition. Because of CrossFit Fate, Tyler and his coaches, and the Fate Community, over the past 15 months I am now down 43 lbs, dropped 8 inches from my waist and shirts went from XXL to L. I have also avoided blood pressure medication, controlled my blood sugar and eliminated bi weekly migraines. The most important thing to me though is now I have added years to my life to spend with my wife and kids.