Real Life: I’m a CrossFitter – Victoria Carver

A year ago, I was probably at my unhealthiest state. You get to a point when it’s time to change your life for the better, or slowly kill yourself. I made the better choice, to change my life. I didn’t know it at the time but the change came from CrossFit. CrossFit has changed my life in more ways than I can count, but for some examples, I will list a few. Everyday you wake up and most days it feels like your life is on repeat, but with CrossFit you get that unknowingness, something new to be excited about.  Sometimes you go into class with uncertainty, but you always come out with something to be proud of. Whether you are going in to learn something new, work on form of something you do know, or just going in to better your score and get a new PR (personal record).  Whatever it may be, CrossFit always gives you a feeling of accomplishment.  It’s a feeling everyone should be able to experience. I started this journey with CrossFit to lose weight; to be honest it was my main goal. But with CrossFit, I eventually learned it’s about so much more then what you lose; it’s all about what you gain. On top of the strength, endurance, satisfaction, knowledge, etc., you gain unbelievable friendships; the support is never ending; the love is overflowing.  The people I surround myself with through CrossFit have made my life that much better.  I thank Crossfit and my wonderful coach for never letting me give up on my health. It’s a great feeling to have a healthy addiction that I truly enjoy. Without any of this I would have never received the best thing that’s ever happened to me; my pregnancy! Bettering my health has made possibilities endless.

1.19.16

3 min AMRAP:
25 double unders
10 wall balls (20#, 14#)
25 double unders
10 alt. db snatch (55#, 35#)
25 double unders
20 wall balls
25 double unders
20 alt. db snatch
25 double unders
30 wall balls
25 double unders
30 alt. db snatch

Continue sequence until time expires

rest 3 min

repeat for 5 min AMRAP

rest 5 min

repeat for 7 min AMRAP

1.15.16

CrossFit Games Open 14.3
8-Minute AMRAP:
10 Deadlifts, 135# / 95#
15 Box Jumps, 24″ / 20″
15 Deadlifts, 185# / 135#
15 Box Jumps, 24″ / 20″
20 Deadlifts, 225# / 155#
15 Box Jumps, 24″ / 20″
25 Deadlifts, 275# / 185#
15 Box Jumps, 24″ / 20″
30 Deadlifts, 315# / 205#
15 Box Jumps, 24″ / 20″
35 Deadlifts, 365# / 225#
15 Box Jumps, 24″ / 20″

1.5.16

21 min AMRAP:
1 min front rack hold (155#, 85#)
200m farmer’s carry, with plates (25#, 15#)
1 min front rack hold (175#, 105#)
200m farmer’s carry
1 min front rack hold (195#, 115#)
200m farmer’s carry
1 min front rack hold (215#, 135#)
200m farmer’s carry
1 min front rack hold (235#, 155#)
200m farmer’s carry

Continue adding 20# to the bar until time expires.