Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Brandy- 5am athlete
Started CrossFit: I started cf at the beginning of November, joining was a birthday present to myself. 
Favorite class time: I enjoy the 5 am class it makes me get up and get it done. 
Greatest accomplishment since starting CF: I feel stronger, that is my biggest accomplishment. At first I thought I would never be able to do the things I am doing a month later. CF makes me feel like I can do anything. 
Favorite cheat meal: I had to change my diet back in August for medical reasons so my cheat meals seem silly. But if I cheat it's with dark chocolate and gluten free pizza. 
Outside of CrossFit: I am an elementary art teacher so art is a big part of my life. I enjoy outdoor activities kayaking, mountain biking and hiking. I'm a huge sci-fi nerd and I am always looking for a show to binge. 
Family: I am married with 3 fur babies. Two pit bulls one with special needs he has three legs, seizures and is half blind, Laddy. His big brother Eddie and a cat, Rusty. 
Motivation to keep coming to CF: Everyone has something. Mine is very personal but my health was keeping me from the things I want in life. I worked on my diet first and now I am adding crossfit and I see the changes in my body. That is now what motivates me. 
Favorite exercise or workout: Well I wouldn't say I have a favorite but I enjoy the results I get from ring pull ups and squats. 
What did you want to be when you grew up?  I really just wanted to be happy and have a family of my own. As far as career I wanted to be a teacher and I am!

Grace (10 min cap)

30 C&J for time 135/95 (L2 95/65) (L1 65/35)


Gymnastics Cashout
3 sets for quality
3 sets for quality
1 Rope Climb (1 Half-Climb) (2 Floor Pulls)
5 Ring Dips (box dips)
10 Strict Pull Ups (bands or ring rows)



  1. Welcome Brandy....I knew I liked you..I have 3 fur babies too! :-) You look great..keep up the great work!

  2. Grace! 2:30 65# and 600 SU for time (4:54) πŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ˜‰

  3. Great Workout!


    Make it a great day!

    1. Oops...I did "Grace" not "Helen"!!

      One of those days!

  4. Super psyched to PR Grace in 3:06. Had some real ugly reps, but got thru it intact. Thanks to Asa & Connor for pushing me, counting and watching the clock. Gymnastic cash out - check.

  5. Grace.. 4:02 RX PR... Last time I did #5

  6. 3:09
    Travis got me today! Great job.

    1. Walking into the box this morn, I had a 4 min plan in mind - Watch the clock and do one every 8 seconds. Watching you, that went out the window and it was just one at a time as fast as I could. Thanks for showing me the way!

    2. You guys did awesome!! It's PR December!

  7. Awesome pics Brandy! Looks like you already had amazing success with diet alone before CrossFit. Excited that we can be a part of your continued health journey! Looking forward to watching you progress as an athlete and reach all your health and fitness goals!!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Welcome Brandy. I enjoy you at the 5am class. You look wonderful!!!