The Incredible Shrinking Krista

Saturday, July 21, 2012

CrossFit Day 1

In the interest of full disclosure, it is only fair to let everyone who is just starting to follow my blog know where I am starting, where I have come from, and where I am heading.  I am so blessed to get the opportunity to begin working with Andrea Logan and Pete Koch of CrossFit Apex.  The short-term goal is to see a number that begins with 1 on that scale before I run the Princess Half Marathon on February 24, 2013 at Walt Disney World.  My plan to get there includes 3 days a week of CrossFit, 3 days a week of Half Marathon training and switching my eating lifestyle to primarily Paleo or Primal.  

So, a little bit about where I'm coming from.  I have always been a more curvy girl than most.  In high school I didn't have enough self confidence to recognize that while I weighed more than my girlfriends, that didn't make me fat, my body is just made differently.  Here's what I looked like as a freshman in HS and a Senior in high school, as both pictures were being taken I can easily remember my feeling that it would be awful, because I was so fat, who would ever want to see them. 

I have been overweight since College, and distinctly remember the doctor's visit in college when I was over 200 pounds for the first time.  I sat there and cried for I don't even know how long.  I swore I was going to lose the weight then, and haven't been below 200 for more than a couple of weeks since then.  It was fine for me to SAY I was going to lose the weight, but I really had no idea how to make that happen.  

I met Andrea a little over a year ago while I was working at the gym.  I remember her coming in the first day and being in awe of her body.  I know that sounds bad, but I have never met a woman in my life that is this fit and amazing.  I would sit in my office and watch her workout, often with my mouth hanging open at what she was able to do.  Not long after I left the gym, so did Andrea, and opened CrossFit APX with Pete Koch.  Andrea has been telling me to come check out their boot camps/Cross Fit since she left the gym, and I haven't done it for 2 reasons, 1st--it's a huge financial commitment, and I couldn't afford it, but if I'm being 100% honest, my bigger issue was fear.  I was scared to death that I would be embarrassed and look stupid.  I couldn't have been any more wrong. 

So, today is day 1 of training, both CrossFit and Half Marathon.  I need to get this weight off, get my health and fitness back, and be the mom and woman I always wanted to be.



  1. I am so excited to follow your journey!

  2. You did awesome on Saturday!!! So impressed :)

    1. Thanks, Karen! It was nice meeting you tonight!