Around this time last year my children began going to CrossFit after a friend of my sons had introduced us to it. After watching them for a few months I worked up enough nerve and begin to ask around to see if it would be something I could do also, but I never acted on it. At the end of May last year I went to the dr for numbness in my legs and arms and found out that not only was my cholesterol out of control I but I was in serious danger of becoming a full-blown type 2 diabetic. I decided it was time to take charge of my life and sighed up for the women’s Boot Camp on MWF my first day it took everything I had to get out of my car but I loved it. The Women in that Boot Camp had become family to me. That summer lost around 20-30 pounds but September 16 my life changed forever. We started a 60 day paleo Challenge. I had been working out but I never gave my diet much thought until then. At the end of the Challenge I was down 60 pounds from the date of starting CrossFit and my blood work showed that I was no longer in danger of becoming diabetic but I was hooked and I kept pushing on. I talked myself into signing up for a beginners competition which was totally out of character for me and now I can’t wait to do another one. I have not only lost a total is 74 pounds I feel like a completely different person. I no longer look at myself with disgust and I hold my head up high. I will be forever grateful for the amazing coaches that continue to push me and for finding such nonjudgmental, relaxing place where I have never felt not good enough or out of place.