Yes, I know it’s almost the end of March, but February went by so quickly! Better late than never right?? February’s athletes of the month are Seth, Norma, and Stacy! Just wanted to point out that these guys were at the box 20+ days in February and have really worked hard setting a great example on being Better Than Yesterday! Keep up the great work! 🙂 Congrats you three!
Norma Dearixon, 42
Children: Bryan (wife Keely) – 26, Amanda- 25 & Cassie- 16
Granddaughters: Sydnee- 7 (Amanda’s) & Brynlee – 2 (Bryan & Keely)
Employment: Manger with Missouri Department of Revenue, 21 years
Began CrossFit Unstoppable: November/December 2012 (HA – nothing is ever simple with me :))
Favorite Movements: WallBall Sit-ups, WallBalls, Burpees, Cleans, Thrusters, & Bear Complex
How has CrossFit Unstoppable(CFU)/CF helped me? Since I joined CFU, I have come out of my quiet little shell/comfort zone I once lived in, being my mom’s caregiver it helped me deal with the her passing away by filling a void, I learned how to take care of myself by exercising and my food choices along with losing some major weight and inches, it has been a great stress reliever and what I call my mental therapy, I have gained so many new friendships and a community of people that share the love of CF.
One of my most favorite things I love about CFU is that it offers a place for preschool age up to 70+ year old individuals a place to come to for fitness. It’s you vs you and what matters the most is that YOU came and YOU did it. CFU also offers options for the more competitive and elite athletes. It’s real simple, CFU is a place for ANYONE, and that’s what I love about the place that it’s not limited it’s limitless!
Being my mother’s caregiver, CFU gave me the opportunity to continue to help people in ways that if you had asked me 3 years ago if I could do what I’m doing I would have answered no. It’s amazing where life takes you.
I appreciate the encouragement from the trainers and athletes because when I don’t think I have anymore to give & I hear my name or “you got this”, it gives me that extra boost. I also love to give that encouragement right back because I know what it does for me.
As I said in a FB post recently, I am at CFU most days of the week. Some people have hobbies of fishing, hunting, sewing, reading, shopping, & cooking, mine has become CF. I really enjoy the atmosphere at CFU and the opportunity to be “Better than Yesterday”. Thank you all for being you and welcoming me in the CFU family because I really love and enjoy what I “get to” do & your friendships.
I will end with saying that I’m very thankful for my sister’s CFU 101 invitation in November 2012. I believe it’s improved my health tremendously and taken me places I would have never experienced otherwise. It’s a blessing to be able to CF with her and share the passion of something we both love to do.