Tell us a bit about yourself!
I grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana the middle of 3 kids. I’ve got an older brother and younger sister. I spent most of my early childhood at the Wallbanger (a local raquet ball club) where my mom played racquetball and my brother, sister and I spent the day swimming. In high school I played volleyball, basketball, and softball. In my 20s I was really into spin class, and after being heavy most of my life I got into running in my 30s. I did a few half marathons but continued to struggle with weight loss until I had gastric sleeve surgery in 2016.
Tell us about your fitness journey and discovering CrossFit
After losing 110 pounds post surgery, and battling running injuries, my husband suggested I consider CrossFit as a way to stay active. My first go round was not a positive experience because they gym I tried was not as welcoming and friendly as Blue Crab. I continued to take different exercise classes at the Y but was still looking for something different to do. After having our fourth daughter in 2019 and being cooped up for so long from the pandemic my husband again encouraged me to consider CrossFit and this time I found Blue Crab. From the time I walked through the door a little over a year and a half ago I felt like I was at home. Since then, Crossfit has become a staple in my life. I look forward to class every day and can’t wait to see what challenge awaits. Because I take the time for myself daily, I am a calmer, more patient involved parent and partner.
What goals do you have within the next year – CrossFit and non-CrossFit?
I am really looking forward to my first competition this September. From there I would like to get double unders and pull ups and possibly compete more. Non-CrossFit goals are to survive our daughter, Camille’s, senior year of high school. She and I plan to go to Italy for her senior trip!
Tell us more about your life outside of the gym – favorite thing to do when you’re bored, favorite meal, music, job etc.
My life outside of the gym definitely revolves around my family and is very busy. My girls and husband are all very active with their own sports and I try to be their biggest cheerleader. If I’m not at one of their practices or competitions, you can most likely find my in the kitchen. I love to cook! I also really love puzzles of all kinds and always have a puzzle book of some kind in my purse in case I have a few minutes of down time.