Coach Cheri

First I want to thank you for showing your interest in starting your fitness journey with us at CrossFit OTS3.  We all have busy lives, and having four boys of my own makes it a real challenge to eat healthy, exercise 3-4 times a week, and still fit in 8 hours of sleep a night.  In order to take this challenge head on we need to make choices where we have to choose to make positive changes in our lives to become better than we were yesterday.

I began my fitness journey back in 2008 when I found CrossFit which changed my life forever.  After my first workout I knew CrossFit was for me, and I switched to a Paleo Lifestyle, and began to workout 3-4 times per week.  My husband and I saw amazing results, and we lost a ton of weight.  In 2011 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and had some personal issues going on all at the same time.  Because of the pain I was not working out, and had a major set back both physically and mentally.  I began to gain all of my weight back.  This went on for about a year, and through a new doctor that I met, I found out about the ALCAT test.  The ALCAT test is a food sensitivity test (I won’t go into any details visit the website for more info).  A food sensitivity test is not a food allergy test but a food sensitivity test.  I found out that some of the things that I was eating with our paleo lifestyle was causing harm to my body, and it was giving me the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.  Some of the food I am sensitive to are: buffalo, venison, romaine lettuce, and bell peppers.  Once I eliminated those things in my diet, the pain went away, and I started to gain my mobility back.  At about this same time I was introduced to Advocare, and I did the 24-day challenge. The 24-day challenge helped kick start my weight loss and I dropped almost 20 lbs. in 24 days. That is when I was able to start working out again.

Since 2012 I have lost about 80 lbs. and I am still work in process. I continue to train hard every week, day in and day out and I still scale some of my workouts for my ability.  I am living proof that you don’t need to start training for CrossFit.  CrossFit is for everyone, and it has changed my life.  So what are you waiting for?

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer