Friday, September 9, 2016

Athlete Highlight - Ellie

Good Job Ellie. I am so super proud of you. Coach Anna Marie chose you and I could not agree more. You have been working so hard. Keep up the work.

I love everything she says! This is why I chose her:) ~ Coach Anna Marie

Occupation:athlete Owner/President eM. Services, Inc. HVAC and Refrigeration business. My husband and I started our business 5 years ago in November. We're a small family owned and operated business. Wife, mother and soon to be grandmother (any day now)! Ring master of my own 3 ring circus; 2 son's, a husband, 3 dogs, 3 cats and a bird.

Word's to live by: Don't give up!

How long have I been CrossFitting? 
6 months as of today. 8/8/16

Favorite WOD? 
Not sure yet. 

Favorite part of a WOD? 
What ever doesn't kill me!

Least favorite WOD? Kenny's birthday WOD! 

Least favorite part of WOD? 
Burpees, can't wait until I can do these, I hate crawling off of the floor!

Favorite lift? 
Dead lift

Least favorite lift. Over head squat or anything over head.

My training goals are: be able to do burpees, any kind of pull up, do 50 single jump ropes in a row, (I've actually done 25 in a row once) do a handstand, box jumps, jog/run 400 meters, remember what all of the lifts are called and improve my lifting over all.

Something that no one knows about me. 
My husband is 9 years younger than me. We've been together for 18 years.

My CrossFit success story? 
I'm working on my success story. I still have a long way to go, but I'm making progress. I've lost 32 pounds and gone down close to 6 sizes. I have more energy and mobility. I drive 30 miles one way to come to a WOD. I have 30 reasons not to come, but I come as many times as my schedule allows.

My advice for newbies? 
Don't give up! Keep coming, even when you don't want to come. But, understand what your body is telling you. If you are honestly not feeling well, have an injury, feeling run down or exhausted, then you need a break. If you have family or work related needs, take care of those. If you don't want to come because the WOD looks like it sucks, get in the car and get here! The WOD's always look like they suck, most times they do, but you feel so much accomplishment when you get done. Most days people ask me how the WOD was and I usually reply it sucked, but I'll be back tomorrow. Remember everyone is on different levels, don't compare yourself to anyone one else. Embrace your successes and over come your failures, because failures are just opportunities to be better than you were before. Life is a journey and you get to navigate it, where are you going to go on your journey? Don't give up!

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