September: Jamie Burton
Hometown: Lake Forest, CA
First start at CF Anaerobic? I signed up Feburary 2011 but not going consistent until April 2011
Favorite WOD: I know it sounds crazy but I love when they incorporate runs into the workouts… And I love dead lifts
Least Favorite WOD:I can’t stand snatches!
Tell us about you sports & fitness background: I was very active when I was in High school but after my two kids I gained a lot of weight and stopped working out.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? I saw the sign on Santa Margarita and had heard people talking about crossfit before so I thought I would try it.
Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel? I cant remember what it was but I thought I was going to die and I remember telling Cole “I feel like I am on the biggest loser”
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)? I have had so many changes it has been amazing. Along with Cross-fit I started a diet plan as well and have lost 46lbs. I have gone from a size 16 to a size 8. I feel amazing and just the other day I pushed my two year old for a 6.5 mile run. I could hardly make the 800m run when I began CrossFit. I feel so much stronger and healthier. Thank you CrossFit!!!
What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected? I have had so many positive things come from Cross-fit beyond results. I have accomplished so many fitness goals that prior to beginning I couldn’t have even dreamed of. I am so much happier and feel so much more confident. I feel beautiful again and feel like I am showing my children a good example of eating healthy and working out.
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit Anaerobic moments: My favorite moments are those when I have finished a workout I didn’t think I could and I just have to sit down because I am exhausted!
Any advice for people just getting started? Stick with it and come consistently and even if you think you can’t do it and want to give up…DON’T!
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? I love to hang out with my two children, 6 & 2, and my husband. We are very involved in our church and love to hang out with the amazing friends that we have!