Read about new member Lexi and how she’s enjoying her new CrossFit journey, her road to losing 100+lbs and what class you can catch her at!
Q: What brought you to CrossFit Delaware Valley? Have you tried CrossFit before joining the gym? What class times can people find you at?
A: What brought me to CrossFit was my drive challenge myself an push myself to new physical levels. I wanted a challenge and knew CrossFit would be a perfect way for myself to do that. I never tried CrossFit before but I always heard about it or have seen videos of CrossFit athletes working out and that lead me to wanting to try it myself. I’m usually at the 9:30 am classes but with my work schedule I will most likely be attending the 6:30 am!
Q: You recently loss a great deal of weight before starting CrossFit, tell us a little bit about that? What sparked your weight loss?
A: I think what sparked my weight loss was finally being able to accept the fact that the only way I can change my body is by putting in the work. You can’t be lazy, you can’t give up, if you want something bad enough you will do whatever it takes to get there. I was tired of feeling the way I felt about myself, tired of making excuses and so I decided to do something about it.
Q: How much weight have you lost to date? What are some things you do to keep yourself accountable and on track?
A: I never actually weighed myself. The first time during my weight loss process that I did weigh myself, was at my On-Ramp with Rob. If I had to guess, I would say I lost about 100 pounds over the last year. To keep myself accountable I meal prep and use MyFitnessPal (most days). I also started an Instagram account to help myself and others stay motivated!
Q: What do you think of CrossFit so far after completing your first full month here at DelVal? What are some tips you would give to people on the fence about starting?
A: I am absolutely in love. I love the challenge and I love the atmosphere. I love that everyday is something knew, whether it’s a different skill or working on different movements, having that mix always keeps it fun. Most importantly I love the people and the trainers. Everyone is super encouraging, supportive and always willing to help. My tip would be to just go for it. Workouts can always be scaled or adjusted in a way for things to work for you but also so you can get a good workout in. If you want to challenge yourself and better yourself, this is one of the most amazing things you can do. Put yourself out there and don’t let anything stop you.
Q: What do you think is the most challenging part of your weight loss journey? What are some things you would want other to know who are also trying to lose weight?
A: I think the most challenging part is just your mindset. If your mind is in the way it can be a huge mental block. I want others to know that it takes time, no one can change over night but every day you put in the effort is a step forward!
Q: What is your favorite CrossFit movement so far if you have one? Do you have a favorite workout so far? What’s the hardest WOD you’ve done since joining?
A: My favorite movement I would say are front squats-I just really enjoy doing them. My least favorite is definitely when toes-to-bar show up on the whiteboard. My favorite was definitely the Hustle event we had, I got super included even though I was still very new. The hardest WOD I’ve done so far has to be Murph, the whole next day I felt like I lost a year off my life, Ha!
Q: Tell us a little a bit about yourself outside of CrossFit and weight loss? What is one thing people would not know or expect to know just by looking at you?
A: Outside of CrossFit and my weightloss journey I work at Brick & Brew in Media as well as the YMCA. I love spending all my free time with my friends, my family and my dog. I am also a pescatarian!