December Athlete of the Month



City: Apex
Age: 33
Occupation: Program Manager

Proudest accomplishment at Black Bolt?
There are quite a few, but making it to class at 5:45 pretty much every day for a almost a year is a big one! Juggling work and kids can sometimes push working out to the back burner but somehow we make it work so we can both workout everyday and I'm happy that we have made it work.

When did you first start doing CrossFit?
I started almost a year ago here at BlackBolt!!

How did you find Black Bolt? Why do you train?
I somehow let my sister, Sarah, convince me to join her at a few 'Bring a Friend' sessions. She then convinced me it would be a good idea to join. She also convinced me to run half marathons. She's obviously a bad influence on me! :-) I started doing Crossfit because I was only doing cardio and knew I was missing a key aspect of staying fit.

What is your Favorite and least favorite movement?
Favorite Movement: Back Squats and Deadlifts
Least Favorite Movement: Snatch or OHS

Do you follow a specific diet plan? Favorite Cheat meal:)?
I wish! I try my hardest to make smart choices and eat more protein since I don't eat a lot of protein.
Favorite cheat meal: I will eat pizza and ice cream any day (every day)!

What is your daily motivation to workout?
My daily motivation would have to be my boys and teaching them the importance of being healthy and staying in shape! You don't realize they're watching what you're doing until you see them make up their own WOD. I hope they always like exercising!

One thing you have done at Black Bolt that you NEVER that you would do?
Picking up a barbell or doing a handstand. :-) Prior to joining BlackBolt, the most I've ever lifted was a 12lb Dumbbell.

One song that gets you amped up during a WOD?
I love Throwback Thursdays! Nothing like a good 80's/90's playlist to get me going! Really, pretty much anything but heavy metal and I'm motivated:)

Tell us something about yourself that we don’t already know.
This is a hard one! We have so many random conversations at 5:45am! Maybe that I have a weakness for ice cream. I am pretty sure I've never turned down an offer for ice cream. EVER!