"Home away from home"

Having bad experiences with gyms and never being an athletic person made me extremely nervous about signing up for crossfit but I can say it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Crossfit has pushed me out of my comfort zone in so many levels. Not only physically but mentally as well. I came to CFI as a shy, scared, little Mexican girl, who was struggling to make friends in a new country and now I walk through those doors with amazing confidence and feeling this gym like my home away from home. Growing up I was always self conscious about my body and thanks to this amazing community I’ve learned to love myself more than ever. I’ve learned that my short legs can do AMAZING things. Who would have thought that they would be squatting more than 250lbs?? I did not, that’s for sure! And that’s exactly why I love crossfit. It shows you what you are made of! It has taught me that being strong and look strong is OK! I no longer strive to be a skinny woman. Now what I want it’s to improve myself everyday and do things I thought were impossible for me. I still struggle with many movements at the gym but that’s fine! That is exactly the reason why I come back day after day. I want to prove myself that I can do more. This mentality has helped me to overcome many obstacles in my personal life. A lot of times I think that if it hadn’t been for crossfit and the true friends I met here at CFI, I would’ve thrown the towel long time ago!

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