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Alvin CrossFit

1110 E Highway 6

Alvin, TX 77511-2570

281.940.9859

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Deana

  1. Hometown?
    Friendswood, TX

  2. Occupation?
    Stay at home mom

  3. Family (spouse/ children)?
    Husband Lee and two boys Taylor (2 ½) and Trevor (1)

  4. What is your athletic background?
    I have never been athletic. Was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma as a young kid and have always had the mindset that I would never be able to exercise.

  5. How long have you been doing CrossFit and where did you start?
    I started CrossFit March 25, 2013, the Monday after my 30th birthday at Alvin CrossFit.

  6. What did you know about CrossFit before you came in?
    I knew very little about CrossFit when I started.  Just the little bit my husband told me when he came home after his 101 class back in August 2012.

  7. Which class time(s) do you attend and how many times a week did you come when you started AND about how many times a week now?
    I have been attending the Ladies class at 6:30 pm three days a week. Hoping to add more days soon.

  8. What did you think after your first WOD and/or after your first week?
    I was excited and scared when I walked in the first day. After the first WOD I was sore. When I walked in for my second class I thought “There is no way I’m going to be able to do anything tonight.” But after the warm up I felt great.  By the end of my first week I was hooked!

  9. How does CrossFit compare to any other training you’ve done?
    I’ve never had any other training before. It’s all new to me.

  10. Why did you start?
    I started CrossFit because I had tried the home videos and working out alone, but there was no accountability. I needed something more. Needed the extra push. The “See you next time” to keep me motivated to keep coming.

  11. Why do you keep coming back?
    I keep coming back because I’ve seen results and I like it! It’s a very positive atmosphere and I feel like I belong. When I miss, my body feels it. It’s my new addiction!

  12. What are your biggest accomplishment(s) or what are you most proud of? Go ahead, brag a little!
    My biggest accomplishment so far is the dedication to keep coming back.  I’ve never stuck with an exercise routine this long before. I always got discouraged and gave up. I have lost about 20lbs and about 10 inches over all. I’ve gone from a size 16 to a size 10 dress. I finally feel comfortable in my own skin. I have confidence in myself that I didn’t have before.

  13. What is your favorite CrossFit movement?
    Right now my favorite is the pull ups. I still haven’t mastered them but I have definitely proven to myself that I can do them.

  14. What is your least favorite CrossFit movement?
    My least favorite is the snatch. I’m just not comfortable doing the movement yet.

  15. What are your strengths and weaknesses in CrossFit?
    One of my strengths is pushing myself to keep going when I want to quit. One of my weaknesses is running. I have come a long way but still battling the asthma and thoughts in my head that I “can’t run”.

  16. Have you changed your diet since starting CrossFit?
    I have changed my diet some. I don’t eat out as much and try to stay away from fast food as much as possible. Trying to eat cleaner. More fresh foods and less processed.

  17. What is your guilty pleasure/ favorite cheat meal?
    Lupe Tortilla’s quesadillas

  18. What is your favorite healthy meal?
    Grilled chicken with steamed veggies.

  19. What do you enjoy doing away from the box or tell us something else about yourself?
    Spending time with my family. Being a mom!

  20. Any advice for new members?
    All I can say is just keep going. You are only in competition with yourself. Even if you finish last, at least you finished.