About the CrossFit fattie
I’m a 51-year-old woman trying to achieve something I’ve never managed in my life, despite lots of failed attempts: a consistent fitness regime. CrossFit is a scalable cross-training program with documented overall success, and applies to the morbidly obese (I began the program at 242 lbs) and chronically unathletic.
My husband is a certified CrossFit instructor who has always been in good shape and is determined to help me meet this goal, even to the point of agreeing to giving me incentives, like (mmmm) foot rubs.
This blog recounts my reflections on my journey, and is also an attempt to keep myself motivated despite my fears. I’m too self-conscious to attempt CrossFit in public; this is a way to make the attempt public without requiring me to show up in front of people with only my workout shorts and a shirt for protection.
I applaud any of you who willing to go out to a facility if you share my issues, and would love to hear about your experiences, good, bad or ugly, either as a comment or a private email.
For more on my choice of the word “fattie,” please see “The F-word.” If you have questions or comments you’d like to ask in private, please email me at crossfitfattie at earthlink.net.
For those of you who may be interested, I’ve been an attorney, educator and writer. I volunteer in various capacities for the DailySource and occasionally work as a contract attorney.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a health care professional; please consult yours before starting any new fitness program. This blog reflects my own opinions, experiences and observations, and any statements attributed to others are possibly inaccurate due to my errors, not theirs.
This is not an official website of CrossFit or a CrossFit affiliate.