July Athlete of the Month || Josiah Smith!!

Each month we spotlight a different CFA athlete who stands out and shows just how awesome they are. What is it that makes up an Athlete of the Month? It may not be the person that finishes the fastest, Rx’s every WOD, or gets a PR every time they walk in the gym. Although we love and celebrate when those things happen, the Athlete of the Month is made up of much more than physical ability. This person shows up, gives their best every time, and then gives a little more. They are hungry to learn and always ready to do the work. They support their fellow classmates and encourage them to reach their goals. This athlete embodies what we believe the CrossFit Austin Community should be about.

Our July Athlete of the Month is Josiah Smith! Josiah joined the CFA family in 2019, but he was no stranger to movement prior to that. He came in with a good base and has just progressed from there! Josiah is a pleasure to chat with and works his tail off in (and outside of) class! He has made some really impressive progress in his time here and is always open to growth and feedback from the coaches. We’ve loved being part of the journey with him and celebrating the wins along the way! Josiah, we are honored to have you as our July Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this team. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!

State your Name and/or Nickname please:Josiah. Jo

Words to live by?

Event + Response = Outcome. You can’t control the events in life and you don’t have direct control over the outcomes but you do have total control of how you choose to respond.

What is your fitness background?

I’ve always played sports and been active/exercised for as long as I can remember. I did traditional gym workouts and ran for years and then I needed a change/challenge so I started CF.

How long have you been CrossFitting?

Almost 5 years. Ever since I moved to Austin

Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today?

I was excited, probably overzealous to prove I was “fit” because that’s what I thought CF was all about then. Now, my fitness goals are different and I’m more intentional in how I approach workouts. It’s all about fitness longevity now.

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?

Obvious Answer: The community. It’s supportive. It’s the best. IYKYK

Personal answer: the coaches. I’ve been at 3 different CF gyms and I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed the level of personal dedication and investment to each member, as well as the attention to lifting safely/teaching the basics that every coach shows. Just great people all around.

Current Training Goals/PRs?

Run at least 40 miles/month. Come join the run club after class.

Stretch/Yoga 9x/month aka improve my mobility

What advice do you have for folks just starting out in CrossFit?

Try not to compare yourself to others. Everyone’s journey at the gym has started differently and most people have been doing it for a long time. How fast you move and how heavy you lift are all relative. We’re all getting better and everyone wants you to get better.

How do you balance staying focused in your training and in your life?

Fitness/training has been a part of my life for so long now that it’s just ingrained into my schedule and routine.  It’s vital to my mental health which then benefits outside life. It would be more difficult not to train at this point and I hope the habit stays.

What is your cheat meal go-to?

I don’t really have cheat meals because I’m not a big diet watcher (shame, shame, i know) but I love pizza and probably eat it 2x a week.

How do you use your fitness outside of the gym?

I use it to keep up with my hobbies (see below).  My goal is to never be too tired or out of shape to enjoy activities.

Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.

We did Jackie back in April and I have times recorded from 2018, 2019, and now 2021. It’s gone from 10:03 to 8:21 to 7:05. I was pretty surprised. Keeping track of your times really can show you how far you’ve come when you may not even realize it.

What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your fitness journey?

I could be better about taking rest days. Sometimes I bite off more than I can chew.

If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?

“UnBearable” 9 Bear Complex – 400 m run – 6 Bear complex, – 800m run – 3 Bear Complex – 1600 m run. (95/65)

Bear complex (power clean, front squat, push press, back squat, push press)

What keeps you going on the days you don’t feel like it?

Making small goals and finding small victories when the larger ones feel unaccomplishable for the day.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?

Golf, Yoga, Running, Wake Surfing. A lot of live music/concerts/events. Greenbelt. All the Austin things. As far as talents, I make a pretty mean fart noise and can almost rotate my feet around completely backwards.

Tell us something we don’t know about you…

Some may know this but I recently got the opportunity to donate stem cells to some anonymous gentleman and it was one of the cooler/rewarding experiences I’ve gone through. Sign up for BeTheMatch if that’s your thing.

Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…

“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.” -Alfred Adler.  Get to know your weird, fellow gym goers.

June Athlete of the Month || Lauren Rein

Each month we spotlight a different CFA athlete who stands out and shows just how awesome they are. What is it that makes up an Athlete of the Month? It may not be the person that finishes the fastest, Rx’s every WOD, or gets a PR every time they walk in the gym. Although we love and celebrate when those things happen, the Athlete of the Month is made up of much more than physical ability. This person shows up, gives their best every time, and then gives a little more. They are hungry to learn and always ready to do the work. They support their fellow classmates and encourage them to reach their goals. This athlete embodies what we believe the CrossFit Austin Community should be about.

Our June Athlete of the Month is Lauren Rein! Lauren joined the CFA family about 10 months ago and quickly made the 5:30 am class her home. Lauren is such a joy to have in class! She has an awesomely influential personality and really knows how to rally the troops. In fact, she has been crowned “Cash Out Queen” of the morning because she encourages her fellow athletes to give it just a little bit more and complete the cash outs with her! She has made some really impressive progress in her time here and is always open to growth. We’ve loved being part of the journey with her and celebrating the wins along the way! Lauren, we are honored to have you as our June Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this team. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!

State your Name and/or Nickname please:

Lauren

 

Words to live by?

“Eventually all things fall into place, until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason”

 

What is your fitness background?

I competed in synchronized swimming for 13 years, from 8 years old through college. Once my time as a synchro swimmer came to an end I wanted to find something I enjoyed to stay in shape, and found cCossFit!

 

How long have you been CrossFitting?

Almost 10 months now

 

Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today?

I was so excited to get back into a gym and a routine again after 6 months of gyms being closed from Covid. But I was also super nervous to be somewhere new and not know anyone. I remember struggling with the workout, as I still do more often than not, but there are a lot of movements I can do now that I couldn’t before.

 

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?

100% the people! I love the culture at CFA. All of the coaches and members are amazing!

 

Current Training Goals/PRs?

Consistent pull ups and double unders. Improve my handstand push ups. And as always, lift heavy!!


What advice do you have for folks just starting out in CrossFit?

Don’t be afraid to go at your own pace, scale as needed, and listen to your body. Just show up with a positive attitude and get it done one way or another!

 

How do you balance staying focused in your training and in your life?

By making Crossfit a priority in my everyday schedule. It’s easy to do when I love coming to the gym as much as I do.


What is your cheat meal go-to?

Pizookies

 

How do you use your fitness outside of the gym?

I love going on hikes, runs and biking on the weekends. Also, the occasional push up competition with my coworkers & the soccer league I’m a part of with work.

 

Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.

Most recently there was a workout where I was going to do it RX, but then the pull ups seemed impossible at the end of the workout so I was ready to grab a band and scale it. But everyone cheered me on and coached me through it and I was able to finish it RX which I didn’t think I could do. It showed me I’m capable of more than I think sometimes, especially with the awesome support from others 🙂

 

What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your fitness journey?

Working out used to feel like it was a chore and something I had to do to stay in shape and look good which was always a battle. Luckily since I’ve started crossfit that has changed SO much. I workout now because I love the way I feel after and the people and energy I’m surrounded by.

 

If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?

It would definitely be a short AMRAP with lots of lifting, especially overhead.

What keeps you going on the days you don’t feel like it?

What keeps me getting up at 5am to workout is knowing I get to see all my gym friends! Also knowing that everyday I get into the gym is another opportunity to improve and work towards my goals.

 

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?

Swimming, photography, anything outdoors, yoga, watching live music, and traveling.

 

Tell us something we don’t know about you…

I grew up celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah with parents of different religious backgrounds which was super cool.

 

Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…

I’m super grateful to be a part of this community and for all the kindness and support from the coaches and members!! Y’all are the best 🙂

Murph Day 2021 || June 26

CrossFit Austin will be hosting Murph Day Saturday (6/26/2021) honoring the memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy and all fallen veterans. Lieutenant Murphy was killed in Afghanistan on June 28th, 2005. This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he named it “Body Armor”. We will honor a focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.

REGISTER HERE

“Murph”

For time:
1 mile run
1
00 pull ups
200 push ups
300 squats
1 mile run

*Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed.
**Teams of 2, 3, or 4 (max 4 people) are welcome.
***All movements can be scaled.
****Be sure to wear your twenty pound vest or body armor if you have it.

 

EVENT SPECIFICS:

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Event Registration + Shirt – Deadline – June 13th

  • $40 for participating athletes
  • Athlete entry fee includes registration & t-shirt costs and donations

Event Registration without Shirt

  • $25 for participating athletes
  • Athlete entry fee includes registration costs and donations

***Shirt ONLY (non-participant) – Deadline – June 13th

  • $25 for shirt only
  • All proceeds from t-shirt sales will be donated

SHIRTS – The image is the concept image and may have some slight changes to the final product.

Bella Canvas Unisex Tee

Bella Canvas Unisex Tank

Bella Canvas Women’s Racerback

EVENT DETAILS

  • This event is open to all – members and non-members 
  • Athletes must arrive at 30 minutes prior to their heat to warm-up, sign-in, and pick up shirts 
  • Heat times start at 8:00 am, 9:15 am, and 10:30 am 
  • Spectators are welcome – dogs are not allowed at the facility
  • Donations are welcome and can be made through eventbrite, Navy SEAL Foundation, GingerCare, or onsite the day of the event.

Donations and proceeds will go to benefit the charity of your choice. As always, you may donate to The Navy Seal Foundation. In addition, we are including a local foundation run by our own, Linzi Newth, GingerCare. You can read more about what they do HERE.

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.” – Vince Lombardi

May Athlete of the Month || Vince Bustillos

Each month we spotlight a different CFA athlete who stands out and shows just how awesome they are. What is it that makes up an Athlete of the Month? It may not be the person that finishes the fastest, Rx’s every WOD, or gets a PR every time they walk in the gym. Although we love and celebrate when those things happen, the Athlete of the Month is made up of much more than physical ability. This person shows up, gives their best every time, and then gives a little more. They are hungry to learn and always ready to do the work. They support their fellow classmates and encourage them to reach their goals. This athlete embodies what we believe the CrossFit Austin Community should be about.

Our May Athlete of the Month is Vince Bustillos! Vince joined the CFA family about 8 months ago and has been a pleasure to work with since day one! Vince’s mindset and approach to training is what we as coaches LOVE to see. He has a sense of purpose and intent in each session and that has led him to an awesome improvements! Vince is such a kind, hard working guy and we’ve really enjoyed getting to know him in his time here. We’ve loved being part of the journey with him and celebrating the wins along the way! Vince, we are honored to have you as our May Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this team. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!

State your Name and/or Nickname please:
Vince Bustillos
 
Words to live by?
“Patience is bitter, but it’s fruit is sweet” – Aristotle
 
What is your fitness background?
I’ve played sports as long as I can remember with little league football, baseball, and basketball. I started lifting weights in high school and played Texas football (All district linebacker). I went from football to cheerleading in college lifting cheerleaders in partner stunts and tumbling around the field, court, or competition floor. Before covid I played recreational sports like Softball and Flag Football. I went to Gay Bowl for Austin Gay and Lesbian Flag Football League in 2018 and 2019. I’m looking forward to the season starting again. awwww
 
How long have you been CrossFitting?
8 months
 
Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today? First day of cross fit I wanted to rush through the wod only to find out I needed to pace myself. Today I pace myself and breathe. Before I thought CrossFit was kind of culty but I have a new found respect for CrossFit and everyone at CFA.
What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?
The coaches, they are knowledgeable, and down to earth. I love knowing their techniques and I try and retain and apply it all on the floor.
 
Current Training Goals/PRs?
Double unders consecutively and Muscle ups.

What advice do you have for folks just starting out in CrossFit?
Take your time, do it right, and go at your own pace.
 
How do you balance staying focused in your training and in your life?
I know that when I am a better version of myself physically it will translate to my home and work life.

What is your cheat meal go-to?
Anything from Plow Buger.
 
How do you use your fitness outside of the gym? I use it while keeping up with and playing with my 130lb Newfoundland pup. I am looking forward to applying it to the rec sports I play.
 
Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.
Every moment I realize I am on cruise control and I have control of my pace and breathing. There’s something that clicks and I know when I can pick up the pace or recover.

 
What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your fitness journey?
Realizing it’s not always a competition and my journey is unique to me.
 
If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?
“Elle Woods” we would spend the entire class perfecting the Bend and Snap.
What keeps you going on the days you don’t feel like it? My pup, no matter how I feel or how tired I am he wants to play and gets me out of bed. I want to be the dog dad he thinks I am.
 
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
Training my pup, Flag Football, RuPauls Drag Race
 
Tell us something we don’t know about you…
When I was 6 years old I was the National Duck Racing Champion. I was in a parade in Deming, New Mexico and have a big trophy to prove it.
 
Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…
Thank you so much… this is an honor! I look up to every coach and member for different reasons and CFA is home!

April Athlete of the Month || Nova Lowden!!

Each month we spotlight a different CFA athlete who stands out and shows just how awesome they are. What is it that makes up an Athlete of the Month? It may not be the person that finishes the fastest, Rx’s every WOD, or gets a PR every time they walk in the gym. Although we love and celebrate when those things happen, the Athlete of the Month is made up of much more than physical ability. This person shows up, gives their best every time, and then gives a little more. They are hungry to learn and always ready to do the work. They support their fellow classmates and encourage them to reach their goals. This athlete embodies what we believe the CrossFit Austin Community should be about.

Our April Athlete of the Month is Nova Lowden! Nova joined the CFA family in June of 2020 and has been killing it since day one! Nova is such a hard worker! When she gets a goal in mind, you better believe she’s willing to put the work in to get there. It’s that kind of focus and drive that makes her such a dream to coach. Don’t let her hard working attitude fool you though. She also knows how to have fun! She has such a fun loving and welcoming personality that would make any newcomer feel like part of the family. We’ve loved being part of the journey with her and celebrating the wins along the way! Nova, we are honored to have you as our April Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this team. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!

State your Name and/or Nickname please:
Nova
Words to live by?
‘Do Epic Stuff, Just Send It, Don’t Freaking Die’, edited to be G versions of the sayings 🙂
 
What is your fitness background?
I’ve been an athlete my entire life. My mom put me in softball at age 4, and then I played every sport I could through high school. Then as an adult I have played roller derby for the last 8 years.
 
How long have you been CrossFitting?
Since May 2018
 
Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today?
I was in roller derby shape, so leg workouts were awesome, but I had less than zero upper body strength. Learning all of the lifts properly was extremely difficult for me. I like that CFA has different scaling options written out. It helps me push myself without feeling like I’m not going hard enough.
What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?
The people. Hands down. This is my second family, and is very much a similar feeling to the community I had with roller derby.
 
Current Training Goals/PRs?
Actually achieve a strict pull-up, find my running endurance again, be consistent doing crossfit 3x a week and running 3x a week.

What advice do you have for folks just starting out in CrossFit?
If you’re nervous, bring a friend. If you don’t have a friend willing to show up with you, don’t be afraid to ask someone in your class to be your buddy for the day. It helps when you get confused or overwhelmed by all the acronyms.
 
How do you balance staying focused in your training and in your life?
I block my work calendar for training time…then it’s a meeting I have to attend and can only be moved for extreme work emergencies.

What is your cheat meal go-to?
Biscuits and Gravy
 
How do you use your fitness outside of the gym?
Primarily used to be roller derby, but these days it’s just anytime I’m trying to be active outside.
 
Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.
Deadlifting 325#, it was a 45# gain over my previous PR…I still can’t believe it.
 
What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your fitness journey?
My own self doubt.
 
If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?
I’ve always been a fan of “Death by…Anything”. Pick your movement and do an EMOM for as long as possible. 1 rep in min 1, 2 rep in min 2, 3 rep in min 3…etc.
What keeps you going on the days you don’t feel like it?
Alien.
 

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
Roller derby, learning to ride my motorcycle, and I’m a massive geek.
 
Tell us something we don’t know about you…
P.O.D. shot footage with my former roller derby team for a music video that was never used. I’m somewhere in that footage.
 
Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…
I’m thankful and grateful y’all are in my life!

March Athlete of the Month || Diamond Horton!!

Each month we spotlight a different CFA athlete who stands out and shows just how awesome they are. What is it that makes up an Athlete of the Month? It may not be the person that finishes the fastest, Rx’s every WOD, or gets a PR every time they walk in the gym. Although we love and celebrate when those things happen, the Athlete of the Month is made up of much more than physical ability. This person shows up, gives their best every time, and then gives a little more. They are hungry to learn and always ready to do the work. They support their fellow classmates and encourage them to reach their goals. This athlete embodies what we believe the CrossFit Austin Community should be about.

Our March Athlete of the Month is Diamond Horton! Diamond joined the CFA family a little over a year ago and has been on that steady growth track from day 1! Diamond is such a focused and driven person, there is no way he won’t succeed if he puts his mind to something! To top it all off, if you ever need a smile or a friendly face, he’s your guy!  Diamond has always been a hard worker, but he’s been kicking that into high gear the last few months and it shows! He’s a great example of working through the hard stuff and coming out better on the other side. Diamond has been such an incredible addition to our CFA family and it’s been a joy to watch his growth in his time here. Diamond, we are honored to have you as our March Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this team. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!

 

State your name or nickname please:
Diamond (Thanks Mom). I also go by Dee.

 

Words to live by?
“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength”. I’ve basically adopted this quote from Oprah.

 

 

What is your fitness background?
Fitness has pretty much been a part of my life in varying degrees. In high school, I played for the football team as a corner back and kick returner. I ran for the track team, running the 200m and 4×4 relay. After high school, I joined the Army National Guard, and of course, you have to keep up with your fitness in order to stay fit for duty.

 

 

How long have you been CrossFitting?
I have been crossfitting since I joined CFA, so that would be just over a year.

 

 

Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today?
I was pretty nervous on my first day of CrossFit. I felt like a freshmen with no skills who somehow made the Varsity team. I did not want to embarrass myself. In comparison from then to today, I believe I have progressed greatly. This is the most productive and consistent I have ever been when it comes to my fitness. Definitely don’t feel nervous about getting after it with everyone now.

 

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?
The group sessions. It’s one of the main reasons why I joined. I am terrible at working out by myself so being with others, motivating each other through action and words gets me hyped. Gotta love all the coaches too!

 

Current Training Goals/PRs?
 Become more proficient with cleans and snatches. And be able to do a muscle up by the end of the year. I’m dabbling more in performing WODs at the performance level as well after a year of mainly doing them at the athletic level.

 

What advice do you have for folks just starting out in CrossFit?
Give it time and patience. CrossFit is definitely not something you can just jump into and dominate as a newbie whose never done it before. Don’t give up and remain consistent.

 

 

Things look a little different right now, how are you staying focused in your training and in your life during this time?
 Without training, I don’t feel at my best and that alone usually motivates me to stay on top of my fitness. Also, family keeps me going. They are my backbone.

 

What is your cheat meal go-to?
Oh, I love me some pizza, especially Dominoes black box pizza.

 

 

 

How do you use your fitness outside of the gym?
I do it to keep up with the kids. I like to be active with them, play basketball, volleyball, throw the football around, etc. I also do it for work. I love what I do and I want to be able to do it for as long as I can. As a paramedic, there is a lot of lifting and moving involved. I feel as a healthcare provider, I have to “talk the talk and walk the walk”, and fitness puts me in that position. Fitness is also my therapy when it comes to dealing with traumatic events in my field. I’m not a big talker about my emotions, so sweating it out works better for me.

 

 

Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.
 I felt most proud of my deadlift Max, which is 315, because I’ve never lifted that heavy in my life. It felt rewarding. Now I can’t wait to see what else I can achieve.

 

 

What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your fitness journey?
Dieting. That is something I’m constantly working on, and I feel like I’m making some progress. Snatches and cleans are a pain for me, but I also feel like I’m making some headway with that. Overall, I’m just working on pushing myself past that comfortable limit where you want to just stop and rest. I want to continue working past that limit, safely of course.

 

 

If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?
“Dig Deep”
7min AMRAP:
10 Goblet Squat,
10 burpees
100m sprint

 

What keeps you going on the days you don’t feel like it?
I usually just find a way to motivate myself. I do quite a bit of positive self-talk when it comes to that. Remind myself of the goals I want to achieve.

 

 

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
Spending time with family, my dogs and friends. Huge fan of horror movies. Hiking. Camping. And I just started getting into woodworking so I’m currently getting my little shop set up in the garage.

 

Tell us something we don’t know about you…
I was trying to think of something less depressing, but I was homeless as a child, but eventually found a loving home as a teenager.

 

 

Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…
I am really glad to find such an awesome community. Lets all continue kicking ass and crushing goals.

February Athlete of the Month || Dariana Lua!!

Each month we spotlight a different CFA athlete who stands out and shows just how awesome they are. What is it that makes up an Athlete of the Month? It may not be the person that finishes the fastest, Rx’s every WOD, or gets a PR every time they walk in the gym. Although we love and celebrate when those things happen, the Athlete of the Month is made up of much more than physical ability. This person shows up, gives their best every time, and then gives a little more. They are hungry to learn and always ready to do the work. They support their fellow classmates and encourage them to reach their goals. This athlete embodies what we believe the CrossFit Austin Community should be about.

Our February Athlete of the Month is Dariana Lua! Dariana joined the CFA family a little over a year ago and has grown so much since she started! From day 1, she has been focused on her form and improving technique and it shows! This girl can move!! Dariana has been such an incredible addition to our CFA family and it’s been a joy to watch her growth in his time here. Dariana, we are honored to have you as our February Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this team. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!

State your Name and/or Nickname please:
Dariana or Dari for short =)
 
Words to live by?
“Hard work pays off”
 
What is your fitness background?
I used to try Gym Training without results for the goals I had in mind but 15 months ago i decided to join Austin Cross-fit and was one of the best decisions i ever made
How long have you been CrossFitting?
A little over a year
 
Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today? The first day of CrossFit… i was kinda nervous and it was pretty hard at first but once i got the hang of it, i loved it! i love the feeling of being able to meeting my goals
What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?
I would have to say my favorite part of CFA would be the community and the motivation
 
Current Training Goals/PRs?
A new goal i am working on is getting a handstand push-up and also working on squat snatch but taking it day by day, slowly but surely:)

What is your cheat meal go-to?
 One of my go to cheat meals would have to be pasta it’s my favorite lol !!! 
 
Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.
A moment i felt the proudest at myself was when i PR squat clean @115 i was so hyped and happy, that day was a good day
What keeps you going on the days you don’t feel like it?
Something that’s keeps me going when i don’t feel like it would be… i think about where i was when i started, to how i am now and motivates me to keep wanting to get better and better
 
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
Something i like to do outside of CF would be go on hikes or enjoying nature.