September Featured Athlete: Keisa Lindley
I had two friends that were doing crossfit in Smithfield and they both called me and said "you should try this you will love it!" I also worked with Kelsey Chlarson so I talked to her a lot about it and she encouraged me to try it.
2. What is your favorite Crossfit exercise or WOD?
I love Saturdays but the one thing I love about crossfit is that all the work outs are different and fun and I don't have to remember or decide what to do for the work out it's already planned for me!
3. How long have you been CrossFitting for?
I have been to coming to CVSC for 2 years. When I came for my newbie work out I felt like I had hit rock bottom with my health and fitness. I have always considered myself athletic and enjoyed exercising but I was in a bad viscous cycle of not feeling good, so not exercising, not eating healthy, so not feeling good, so not feeling good about myself etc. etc. etc. Since starting crossfit I have lost 40lbs, dropped 6 sizes and I feel AMAZING! I have ran my first half marathon, started hiking and over all feel happier and healthier than I have felt in years!
4. What do you do for a living?
I'm the secretary at Cedar Ridge Middle School.
5. What are your hobbies?
My hobbies have changed dramatically the last year. For 22 years I have enjoyed doing what ever my kids have been involved in and supporting them in their interests. But we became empty nesters in May. So my new hobbies are crossfit (of course), hiking, running, 4 wheeling. I have always enjoyed and still enjoy reading and watching most sporting events (although I have to say they are a lot more fun when your kids are playing)!
6. What are your goals?
My goals have changed too, it use to be all about losing weight and I got very discouraged when I didn't lose very much weight at first and Brad told me to throw away my scales (which was hard at the time since I lived in a house of wrestlers) but I really don't weigh very often any more, I know how much I've lost because I went to the dr. So my goals now are just to keeping coming to crossfit, live a healthier life style and eat better.
7. Why do you CrossFit?
I'm a better, happier person because of crossfit! The people! The workouts never get old, always different, challenging and most of the time fun! At least when your done.