I joined CFTC in February of 2013. I joined hoping to lose the 17 lbs I had gained through my husband’s illness. I had struggled with my weight my entire life and needed to get things back on track. I was disappointed to find that I had actually gained weight during Onramp. I kept going to class and the next month I started eating Paleo and stayed the same. I was still frustrated but decided to see this through and by the end of my 3rd week on Paleo I started to lose weight. I also noticed that my clothes were fitting differently and my body was changing. As time went on it became less about losing weight and more about Crossfit. I love coming to the gym and feeling like a part of a community. When you walk in the door you are greeted by the smiles of the Coaches and other athletes that are happy to see you. They inspire you and cheer you on every night. The workouts are tough but rewarding. I started seeing progress and it made me want to work harder. In the past Nine months at CFTC I have lost 25lbs and many many inches. I was wearing a tight size 14 when I started and I now wear a size 6 or 8. What I have gained has been the most important – Confidence, Positive Attitude, and Self Esteem to name a few. My family has seen the positive changes and they have supported me every step of the way. I honestly don’t know where I would be if I had not joined in February. This has been life changing for me.