March 2011 member of the month has been with us since the beginning and is well versed in the trials and tribulations of our program. Andrea Williams stood out, above and beyond as March’s Member of the Month! It’s safe to say that Andrea and CrossFit Tri-Cities have a lot of “history” together. We’ve been through many ups and downs but learned from each other in the process. Back in December, we encouraged Andrea to attend the Whole9 Foundations of Nutrition seminar, to gain more of a grasp of nutrition, and it’s vital role in our health and performance. What happened next shocked all of us … mostly her! She immediately took the Whole9 program on board, cleared out all the things hindering her progress, and committed to 30 days of complete immersion and compliance to the program. Andrea became a more focused and driven athlete, her body composition has noticably changed, she smiles all the time, she has “abs” now, and she has become a HUGE pillar of our community representing how commitment leads to achievement. Coaches, friends, and training partners alike, we are ALL very proud of her, and are anxious to see where her progress takes her next! Not only do we tell her to keep up the great work, but we’ve even been asking her questions on things regarding nutrition! Awesome, AWESOME job Andrea!
Favorite skill: Sit ups.
Most improved skill: Running. This is a girl that couldn’t run 400m without stopping. Last year I ran two 5k’s and committed to running 1 mile before every workout if the weather permits….However, I’m still chasing a senior citizen (Linda), so I’m not there yet.
Favorite WOD: Angie. I like this WOD because it really tracks progress in the basic skills.
Least favorite WOD: Karen. I’m too short to be doing 150 wallballs.
Favorite lift: I love the clean and jerk & snatch. It’s always a work in progress.
Least favorite lift: Deadlift. I’ve got nothing else to say about it….
Primary motivation in doing CF: CFTC is my sanity. This is where I come to unwind with my friends 4-5 times a week. No matter how bad of a day I have had, I know when I walk out that door at the end of the night I’m going to feel better no matter what. CFTC heals the mind and body, it has transformed me into a person who didn’t know who she really was into what she knows she wants to be. In my life I am more confident, strong, determined and I don’t take sh*t from anyone anymore.
Definition of success: “Those who want to succeed will find a way, those who don’t will find an excuse.”
Long term goal for CrossFit, or outside of CrossFit: To have Mark tell me at least once in each O’Lifting class “Good job, now that was sexy.” I wouldn’t mind possibly participating in a O’Lifting competition once or twice either….
Three words that describe how you feel during/after a WOD: During – Nervous, excited, motivated. After – That really depends on how I feel I performed that day…
Favorite outcome of participating in CF (gaining friendships, strength, muscle, etc.?): I have gained many friendships from participating, some have stayed, some have gone. However, as you all know I am extremely close with Linda and Gena. If it were not for them encouraging me, brow beating me and loving me like they do I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am truly grateful for their friendships. Their friendship is a life long and is to be cherished.
For the coaches, I just want you guys to think what you do for me everyday – what an accomplishment! Thanks to you all too!