At 38, mentally and physically depressed, uncomfortable in my own skin, weak, and timid, I hesitantly started my journey with CrossFit 253. Under constant guidance and encouragement from Danny and DeAnna, I started WODs twice a week. Two days a week quickly turned to three. My participation in the 2015 CrossFit Open, bolstered my commitment to my fitness and health. Now, my CrossFit time is a daily commitment to myself. Holistically, CrossFit has meant so much more to me than just being a “Gym”. Not only has my physical appearance and capability transformed, but my diet and lifestyle have changed for the better. My inner strength and confidence are beyond what I ever thought they could be. I am resilient!! This inner strength has been tested with life changing events. My CrossFit 253 family has supported me along that stony path. Words can’t express, the blessings and friendships that have poured from my CrossFit 253 family. I am so fortunate to have them in my life.