May Athlete of the Month: Alexandra “Sissy” Walton!

 In an effort to get to know the fine folks of CrossFit Austin, we embark on our Athlete of the Month series.  Each month we will spotlight a different CFA athlete.  This month we have our beloved Sissy!

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State your Name and/or Nickname please:
Alexandra, Alex, but mostly known as Sissy!

Words to live by?
“Be a master of the mind, not mastered by the mind” -Zen Proverb-
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment” – Buddha –

What is your fitness background?
I don’t really have one. I played volleyball a few years in high school and have always worked out in some fashion since middle school. I really didn’t start focusing on my fitness until I joined CFA, and I am so thankful I did. 

How long have you been CrossFitting?
It will be 2 years in June and one of the best decisions I have made.

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?

Everything! I love the workouts, the coaches, and the people. The coaches are amazing and always bring such positivity and encouragement. They always push me and make me realize my own potential. The 5:30am class is freaking amazing. They are just such great people, athletes, and supporters. They are always there to cheer me on and push me through the workouts.  I couldn’t choose better people to work out with. 

What are your training goals?
I just want to be healthy most of all. However, I love that I keep getting stronger and faster during the process. I also would love to improve my upper body strength and my overall endurance.  

Favorite sport or activity?
CrossFit, Reading, and Meditation!

Recent adventure you’re planning?
I got married in October and we plan on taking our honeymoon later this year. We are still deciding on our location.

Tell us something we don’t know about you…

I tried to be a boxer when I was younger, but it didn’t work out so well.  My dad was a boxer and I wanted to be cool like him. However, I quickly discovered I really didn’t like hitting people. I felt too guilty hurting them, so needless to say I didn’t make a very good boxer. =)


Longhorns or Aggies?
Longhorns, of course. Given that my husband works for LHN, I might be in trouble if I choose Aggies. 

Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…
Thank you CFA for everything. You not only have had an impact in my fitness journey but have had an everlasting impact in my life. You constantly push me to realize my own potential. You push me past my comfort levels and no matter how much I want to quit, you have given me the confidence I need to constantly keep moving. Everything I have learned and continue to learn at CFA are invaluable lessons that I am forever grateful for.