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March Spotlight – Madison
How long have you been a member at CFD and what made you want to start?
I became a member at CFD in 2014. My dad actually got me started. I had been talking to him about wanting to start lifting (mostly to improve in high school sports) and he thought I would enjoy it. He was right!!
What changes have you seen in yourself since you started?
I have seen a lot of changes in myself since I started at CFD. One of the biggest being, I am a hell of a lot stronger both mentally and physically. At the beginning, I can remember lifting the trainer bar with maybe 10s on each side and barely being able to do that. There were even a few times I shed some tears during workouts. I know Mike remembers those days! I go in to workouts now and I am able to push myself and be confident in my ability.
What do you like most about CrossFit?
My favorite part about CrossFit are the people and coaches at CFD. Everyone is so supportive! There is always someone there pushing me to do more weight or to finish the last few reps. Coming to the gym is honestly my favorite part of the day. Not only because of the workouts, but the people at CFD. I also love the variety in the workouts. Every day it is something new, so it keeps things fresh and interesting.
What type(s) of workouts are your favorite?
My favorite workouts would be anything with squats, cleans, double-unders, or wallballs. I really like AMRAPs or chipper workouts. I like to feel like I am dying at the end so that I know I got a good workout in.
What type(s) of workouts do you least like to see come up?
My least favorite workouts would include running and deadlifts. If there is running in the workout I really have to force myself to get to the gym that day. I have never enjoyed running and I’m not sure what it is about deadlifts, but I am not a fan. If you really want to make me feel bad about myself, add in some strict presses.
What are your goals going forward?
My goals going forward are to keep enjoying working out and staying dedicated. I want to continue to get better every day and work on my weaknesses. I think one of the biggest things I want to work on is dieting. I definitely don’t get enough protein on a daily basis. That is one of my biggest focuses going forward.
What advice do you have for someone just starting out at CFD?
My advice to someone just starting at CFD would be to not compare themselves to other people. Everyone started somewhere, and everyone is at a different point in their journey. Just remember where you started and keep trying to do your best.