Bridgewater, MA

Growing up, I always had a passion for playing sports. Being out on the field or court gave me a sense of purpose and drive. I was always hard on myself because I wanted to be the best version of myself that I could be. However, as I got older, I lost myself to substance abuse and mental health issues. After a long and arduous journey, I found sobriety. Fast forward a few years, and I found myself bogged down in the everyday routine of work, marriage, and motherhood. I was in a “slump.” I decided I wanted to find something where I could just shut my mind off. I knew I was in a place in my life where I wanted to be active again.

This is where my CrossFit journey began almost two years ago. I googled gyms near me and CrossFit Bridgewater popped up. CrossFit caught my attention because it wasn’t only a gym but a community of people. The community aspect piqued my interest because it reminded me of “playing on a team.” For me, it is important to be surrounded by like-minded people. I signed up for a class and haven’t looked back since. I rediscovered my passion for working out and the drive to work towards goals. I am constantly pushing myself to be stronger, fitter, and healthier. Just when you think you can’t push any harder in a workout or hit a certain lift, but you dig deep and do it—that feeling is indescribable. I am constantly chasing it.

I was 34 years old when I took control of my health and fitness again, and this is the best I have ever felt mentally and physically. I have learned a lot about myself on this journey. CrossFit has taught me that I am strong and I can do hard things. It has also taught me accountability, integrity, and consistency. I enjoy watching the people in my gym work hard and succeed; it continues to fuel my own drive and goals. It is so easy, in the gym or in life, to pinpoint all your faults or focus on the negative. I have learned (and some days I am still learning) that this is a marathon, not a sprint, and as long as I show up and do my best each day, I am better than I was the day before. For me, this journey is about constant growth inside and outside of the gym. I am a role model for my two young daughters. I want them to grow up knowing that strong women are invincible.

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