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Westbank Warrior of the Month – August 2018

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Name:  Sara Moore

Age:  43

 

Occupation: Insurance Broker

 

Which class do you usually attend? 5:15 am

 

Favorite WOD: Weightlifting

 

Favorite Lift: Deadlift

 

How long have you been CrossFitting? 1.5 years

 

What keeps you coming back? The Rush of doing better each time. During work outs not only are your coaches cheering & pushing you, but so are the other athletes.

 

 

How did you find CrossFit?   My bonus mom signed me up for boot camp and when they asked if I was interested in joining (after only 6 sessions) “No” was not in my vocabulary.

 

What is your athletic background?  Danced & played tennis in high school, that sums it up.

 

How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle and level of fitness?  I feel more confident, I feel more comfortable in my skin. I am not so worried about how others see me physically because I feel so strong and the only thing that aches now is my muscles from my work outs, not my bones because I was getting older & bigger!

 

Is there something you have done here that you never thought you could do?  Um, pretty much everything.

 

What motivates/inspires you?  The accountability. Since I attend the same class each day, I show up not just because I want to see my fellow athletes in the early morning, but because I believe they would wonder where I am. I don’t want to let them down either. I constantly remind myself every morning when the alarm goes off that I have to get up if I want to have a great productive day.

 

What goals have you achieved so far, and what else do you want to accomplish? I have lost 55 lbs. I ran a 5k last September after training on my own over the summer.  I want to lose more, but I am not as focused on the scale as I use to be. I know that I am building a stronger body that will last me much longer then a “skinny” weaker body.

Hobbies/interests outside of CrossFit? I love to play tennis but still have not found time to fit that back into my schedule. So if you are reading this & want to play tennis, call me! That will motivate me to get back into it! I am trying to run loving!

Any advice for new members?  Take it day by day. I never thought CrossFit would be my workout of choice. Each day you learn a new movement, you scale it and then the next time you push harder. CrossFit has a great tool to track your progress. I have come to love the community of people I now call friends. The support this group has provided others in their time of need and challenge is something I have really not seen before. We all start out as strangers but have become family. I have lived in Algiers for 17 years. I have only made a few friends through my kids’ school, but they are not the same kind of friends as CrossFit Algiers. I feel so comfortable to reach out to my CrossFit Algiers friends today, tomorrow or in the future if I need advice, help or guidance in anything (not even gym related)!