Lisa Holzer: Having something that challenges you pushes you harder!
Two years ago, I decided I wanted a change from going to the YMCA and basically walking around for an hour. I have never considered myself athletic and have no athletic background, but I decided I wanted to work toward changing that image of myself. I did a drop-in to a Saturday class to try it out. After a near death experience while running in the humidity, to getting my butt kicked by a member who was twice my age, to all the welcoming competition yelling at me…I was hooked!
What was your first impression? How has that changed?
My first impression of CFPO is what captivated me. Everyone was extremely supportive and encouraging. When I decided I was going to commit to working hard and staying motivated, I realized this goal would be even easier with all the positive athletes that surrounded me.
What’s your biggest accomplishment so far?
I have hit so many mile stones throughout my two years doing CrossFit. I have improved my skills immensely, proving to myself over and over again that if you work hard you can accomplish your goals.
Least favorite Workout and/or movement?
Well, snatches are still my arch nemesis, but having something that challenges you only pushes you that much harder!
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on my ultimate goal of getting a muscle up! From the first time I saw some of our members doing them in a WOD I have been motivated to get to that point in my ability. I am constantly working on all of the gymnastics movements, I am not the most graceful person in the world.
What’s your favorite CF Port Orange story?
After two amazing years with the CFPO community it is impossible to choose just one memorable moment. Crossfit has not only helped my get in my best physical shape, but it has taught me qualities that transfer to other aspects of life. Crossfit has changed how I think to myself, it has taught be confident within myself and my ability. It’s inspiring to prove that negative voice in your head wrong over and over again until that negative voice turns into “you got this!”
I also have CFPO to thank for accepting me to their community of great people. I come to the 6:00 class every night and get to spend that hour with, now, some of my best friends. I am part of an amazing group of people, who I would have never met if it wasn’t for CFPO. From our Saturday post-WOD Starbucks chats, to Wednesday Chipolte night, to awesome vacations, they have been a part of creating the new me.
I am especially thankful for the Kyle, Sam, and the amazing coaches who continue to encourage me each and every day as I continue this journey!