Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dena's Transformation!

Quote from Dena:
I am really feeling great… I get to go shopping this weekend. I can’t thank you and Cross Fit enough, the program really changed the way my body is starting to shape. I have been working hard for the past two years but the last sixty days I have seen more change than ever.
Since Joining Relentless Boot Camps:
5k time: improved mile time by 5 min and 16 sec!!!!
July 2009, 45 minutes : 14min 30 sec mile
Sept 2009, 30:42 : 9min 50 sec mile
Nov 2009 28:43 PR!! 9min 14sec mile
Body Assessment after 60 days with Relentless bootcamp:
· lost 5lbs, 4.5 inches,
· 4% body fat –
· 7lbs of FAT gone and added 2 lbs of calorie burning muscle.

What have you enjoyed most about CrossFit?

The challenge of the class. When I first joined i thought "oh my gosh, what have I gotten myself into" but now I love the fact that I can do heavier weights or more reps and not be out of breathe. It is great to know that by 7:00 i just worked out while most people are just getting out of bed. Also, my daughters saying "wow your skinny"

What has the biggest change been?
My attitude and my body appearance. Its great to have your clothes hang off of you and finally getting arm definition. I have the attitude of no going back to where I was and that I can do whatever I set my mind to. When I wake up at 5:00am to go to class i sometimes think "why do I want to go exercise in this cold" but i think because look at you you look great.

How has this changed your life outside of the class ?

Its has made me more confident in my everyday life, I like the way I look and enjoy shopping for clothes. Unfortunately, i am more interested in exercise clothes than work clothes. I am currently training for the 1/2 marathon and look to the goal of doing tri's next year. I enjoy being outside and feel horrible if I don't work out. I am learning to balance my life, work and exercise. I also have started to cook more at home. I plan our menus every week so we aren't wondering what to eat and end up eating bad food. My husband has started running more and hopefully will embrace exercise more in his routine.

Did you change your eating habits since starting boot camp?
I don't keep junk food at home and eat more fresh vegetables. I haven't opened a can of veggies in over 3 months

This is the best thing that I could do at 43 year of age. I wish I could have find this when I was younger. It's funny, i never heard of Cross Fit until I saw a class under the Mopac Bridge and now I hear people talk about it all the time. Where have I been. I really want to thank you for all your encouragement and helping me become the person (inside and out) that I was meant to be.
I feel great and powerful...

1 comment:

  1. SO AWESOME DENA!! Congratulations!!! You look amazing and have a great attitude in class. Keep it up and see where you go in 2010! :)