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Sue grinding through CrossFit Open Workout 17.1

Sue grinding through CrossFit Open Workout 17.1

Sue before starting at Iron Regime CrossFit

Sue before starting at Iron Regime CrossFit

I’m not sure why I waited until I was 50 to finally decide it was time to do something about the 40 pounds I had gained 14 years ago, when I quit smoking, but I did and I chose to consider Iron Regime CrossFit.  I am forever grateful that I sent them an email.  I showed up to that first class on my own and was impressed with the coaches and their knowledge of fitness.   
I will admit, for the first 3 or 4 classes I had to kick my own butt to get myself out the door and down to the gym and now 6 months later I get home from work, put on my gear and I’m out the door at least 3 days a week.  When I first started 6 months ago, the list of things I couldn’t do were rather long: skipping, jogging, lunges, lifting any weights, squatting and my biggest one sit ups.  I hadn’t done any of these since high school.  Now 6 months later I am so glad to say that not only can I skip, I have done my first double under, I can do lunges carrying 40 pound weights and get my knee to floor each time, I can do front squats with 75 pounds and get all the way down. I can complete the 400 meter run now without stopping and finally I surprised myself and can do sit ups again. 
The most important change for me has been my heart health.  Before I started this journey at least once a week my heart would race, sometimes up to 190 beats per minute for no reason at all. It wouldn’t matter if I was sitting on the couch or lying in bed, it didn’t matter.  Since working out I am pleased to say that it hasn’t happened again, so I know I am getting heart healthy!