My name is Starr and this is how I finally got into the best shape of my life.
4 years ago I was 195lbs. How did I get that way?
Some of it was laziness but it was mostly because I had some serious issues with my hip that made it almost impossible to just walk down the street.
I had surgery, and after 6 months of rehab I was finally 75% pain free. I started walking and going to the gym, using the machines and I changed my diet drastically. All this helped me go down to 145 lbs. I couldn’t seem to get any lower than that and on top of that the gym routine was getting boring. I felt unmotivated by my lack of progress so I stopped going.
For almost a year I never lost any more weight but I didn’t gain it back either. I was just stuck. My friend Ron started telling me I should do CrossFit, which I immediately said no to. The thought of it was very intimidating to me.
He was super persistent so I finally gave in and went. I was hooked after just one class. My first week I went 4 times and stayed going consistently for 2 months then I started going 5 days. I didn’t see results right away but I was feeling great after each workout.
It was hard not to be bummed that getting some of the movements down was difficult for me because of my hip. All the coaches were so great and encouraging, same with all the members. They all made me feel welcome and pushed me to keep going.
After a few months I started getting the hang of things and I also started seeing some changes in my body. I was getting stronger, my endurance was better and my body started to lean out. Now I’ve been going to CrossFit Silicon Valley for 8 months and my body is drastically different. I am now down to 128 lbs.
Which is not a weight I ever thought I’d be at again. I don’t even recognize myself sometimes. Joining CrossFit SV was definitely the best thing I’ve done for myself. I’ve never felt or looked better. I am so thankful to Ron for making me go in the first place and the coaches, Judd, Michaela, Ryan, Tye, and Jason for helping and encouraging me to keep going.
Thanks to all the awesome members as well for pushing me and giving me tips along the way. This place is like family to me and I’m forever thankful. My journey is still going, I have new fitness goals to meet and I can’t wait to reach them with my CrossFit SV family!