what were your goals when you joined coyote?
Hunter told our On Ramp class that he was going to ask us our reason for joining at the end of the 2 weeks. My reason was simply not to die young. I wanted to lose weight and feel strong again.
have you achieved any of these goals?
Yes! I lost 45 pounds in about 9 months and felt so much better physically and mentally! However, I have had some set backs. I had to have emergency surgery for a strangulated umbilical hernia that I had for many years and had to have half my abdomen covered with mesh. I was out of Crossfit for almost 4 months and got depressed again, slipped back into some old bad habits and gained some of the weight back during recovery. Chris helped me start again very slowly and little by little with much scaling to the WODS, I was back on the right path. Then in late 2017, I started having severe pain going down the back of my left leg into to the back of my knee. Chris told me to see a physical therapist, Dr. Bill Thomas, who found that my lower spine is compressed some because of a broken tail bone I got in 2009. Between that and the piriformis muscle irritating my sciatic nerve, I could not bend my leg and it would give out. I had to be out again for 3 months for treatment. Dr. Thomas helped me so much and gave me stretches and special ab exercises to do. Once he released me to come back to class, I started over again and with Chris and Hunter's help, patience and excellent training I am able to do most things without pain! I'm feeling strong and am starting to lose weight again! I COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT THEM AND AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THEIR HELP IN MY LIFE!
what were your thoughts after your first workout?
I could hardly breathe, had to take my inhaler for asthma and was disgusted with myself. I couldn't believe that I had let myself get that way. I cried because I felt so terrible about myself.