"Our understanding is that the needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind. One needs functional competence to stay out of the nursing home. The other one wants functional dominance to win medals."
“I don’t know if CrossFit’s for me. … I don’t know if I’m ready yet,” she remembers saying.
But she was ready. Through CrossFit, Downey recognized that she used
food as an emotional crutch. Today, she’s lost about 150 lb. and found a
new outlet for her emotions.
“Now, if I’m fed up, I’ll go and throw a barbell around.”
"1.8 million Americans died last year from sitting around watching tv." - Greg Glassman Get off the couch and live!