SwoleMateSaturday: Megan & Chris Waite

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#SwoleMateSaturday! Read about how Megan and Chris Waite met, who started CrossFit first and how their feeling about being soon-to-be parents!

Q: (Megan): How did you and Chris meet? How long have you been married?

A: I’ve known Chris since I was in 6th or 7th grade (he’s my brother’s best friend -OOPS). He was always “that guy who sings and plays guitar”. It wasn’t until after I turned 21 that we got together (that alcohol-induced spark I guess). We’ve been married now for almost 2 & ½ years! 

Q: (Chris): how did you convince Megan to marry you? Who started CrossFit first?

A: I used to be much more cuddly, so my antics were cuter back then. WORKED LIKE A CHARM. I think it was when I did backflips, hungover, in dress shoes, in the rain, off of her deck. She saw lots of potential there. I was the first to dive into CF. I wanted to get into better shape before our wedding, and it didn’t take long for me to get hooked. 

Q: (Megan): Did Chris try to convince you to do CrossFit? Tell us how you ended up at CFDV? 

A: Many times! Honestly I was against it for a while, mostly due to a lack of knowledge, as well as fear of heavy lifting. All I had ever been interested in prior to CrossFit was running! I did a WOD with him once, wasn’t prepared for the intensity of it, and had to leave work early the next day! Then I tried again at CFDV (almost 2 years ago) and was much more prepared to ease into it. I’ve loved it ever since. 

Q: (Chris): Do you and Megan WOD together a lot? Who’s more competitive? 

A: Not as much as we would like, but that’s mostly due to time constraints… (AKA I take too long). I try to jump in on a class with her every so often though. I wouldn’t say either of us are very competitive, moreso supportive. I try to make sure she’s moving well, and check how certain excercises are making her feel, but really it’s Meg making sure I’m not doing something stupid. (i.e. Ring Handstands)

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Q: (Megan): Is there any future partner competitions you would do with Chris? Do you think you two will ever compete together if not? 

A: Maybe you should ask him that! I would love to, as long as there’s some kind of hybrid version.. he’s really fun to partner with (when he agrees to partner with me). So I think we all know he’s the more competitive one in the gym.

Q: (Chris): We recently received news that you and Megan are pregnant! How is that going to impact your time at the gym? Do you plan to let your child try CrossFit? 

A: THEY’RE LETTING ME BE A PARENT. It goes without saying, that we’re both over the moon! Of course, the time I dedicate is going to have to be shortened. At least until I can wear the little girl/guy as a weighted vest. (Don’t tell Meg) And I want to try to explain the benefits of fitness when they hit a certain age… not too too early, and let them decide. I’m sure a lot of people say this, but my only CF regret is not starting sooner! So I’d like to give them that opportunity

Q: (Megan): How has being pregnant impacted your time in the gym? Do you plan to continue to workout through the entire time? 

A: It’s definitely forced me to take everything slower and listen to my body. I’ve been trying really hard to make it there ~4x week, but scaling almost everything, which isn’t too much of a change from what I was doing before (lol). I’m definitely planning on working out the entire time. I hear CrossFit helps with labor! So fingers crossed..

Q: (Chris): Do you and Megan meal prep? Do you guys focus on your nutrition together? 

A: NOT AT ALL. I talk about meal prepping a lot, but it ends up as Qdoba more often than I’d like to admit. But especially now, with Meggles being preggles, I’m trying to be more conscious about what we take in… although we have had Ritas and Dairy Queen a lot in the past few months 

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Q: (Megan): If you got a call in the middle of the night for Chris being arrested, what would he be arrested for? 

A: Haha. Probably something stupid involving beer, muscles and his friends. We once had to leave a bar in OCMD because Chris broke a chair while showing everyone how strong he is (eye roll). Either that or being protective over me, his family, or his friends. 

Q: (Chris): Tell us a funny story about Megan! 

A: I dare not tell an embarrassing story about a pregnant woman……… But, I will say that she low-key has the quickest and wittiest sense of humor I’ve ever heard. It’s not a rarity that my “LOL”s are literally out-loud.