What A Difference A Year Makes...
"A year ago I couldn't............................................... now I can."
The answers varied greatly.
Some were short, some were (paragraphs!) long, some were tear jerkers, and some were straight to the point.
Each and every response is a testament to the great Coaching we receive, and the way it is our changing lives.
A year ago I couldn't deadlift more than my body weight, and now I can! - Julie Keen
A year ago I couldn't imagine being able to interpret the very sophisticated CrossFit dialogue that incorporates terms like, "wonky shit"...but now I can. - Val Lauzon
A year ago I couldn't and wouldn't do a box jump. Now I can and will! – Sue Hocevar
A year ago I couldn't box jump, now I can (but Jen still cringes at my form, it is not pretty and it is a work in progress, evident by my banged up shins)! – Kristen Stewart
A year ago I couldn't look in the mirror or run 800m, now I can. - Diana Benne-Gompper.
A year ago I couldn't do a box jump, now I can. - Mary Ellen Burstein
A year ago I couldn't imagine MY body being able to jump, lift, stretch and move in the ways it does… now I can. – Peg Morin Bruno
A year ago I couldn't run 1 mile, now I can. – Peggy Milanese
A year ago I couldn't do 10 sit-ups, and now I can do more than 100! - Jen Lownik
A year ago I couldn’t imagine lifting a barbell, and didn't know what a deadlift, push press or kettle bell was. I had most definitely never touched a sledgehammer. I love you all for showing me how strong I am. – Jana Wu
A year ago I couldn't use proper form on any of the lifts that we do; now I can. – Scott Frey
A year ago I couldn't dead lift 255 lbs, now I can." – Bob Smith
A year ago I couldn’t call myself one of the lucky members of the CFL family, now I can. - Amanda Beaudreau
A year ago, I couldn't produce steam out of my head, now I can! (but still can't count!). - Greg Lawless
A year ago, I couldn't imagine belonging to one community that could provide me all sources of deep happiness and gratitude, now I can! – Ai Lawless
A year ago I could not do more than one pull-up at a time; now I can string a few together and I am learning to kip. – Mark Indelicato
A year ago I couldn't do real pushups, now I can. And I can do lots! – Michaela Meyer
A year ago I couldn't do a push up, get in a full squat, or even imagine jumping on a 20 inch box, now I can. – Mo Wondoloski
A year ago I had a 44 inch waste and struggled to button my pants. Now I wear a size 36 and feel strong enough to rip my pants in half with my bare hands. Thank you CFL! – Kevin O’Connell
A year ago I was sitting on my couch with stitches in both knee's from Surgery dreaming of being able to get fit enough to Ski, Mountaineer, Climb and Cycle again. I called Jen and begged her to see me one on one. Now I am Skiing, Climbing, Cycling and have signed up to Climb Mt Baker in July. Thanks CrossFit Legitimus and its Community for all that you have done for my Body and Spirit!! – Jen Laing
A year ago I couldn't say, "I can"... now I can. - Adam Gompper
Before Legitimus, we couldn’t say that we worked out with some of our best friends. – Erin McKenna & Matt Eucalitto
A year ago I could only do "porn star pushups" and now there will never be another, "porn star pushup," at CFL because I can finally do real push ups! – Ben Napierski
A year ago I couldn’t lift 15 pounds over head and I couldn't jump rope and now I can. – Carson Napierski
A year ago I couldn't do 10 sit ups, box jumps, Olympic weight lift or run any sort of distance. I also didn’t have very good self esteem; CFL gave me my life back. – Christine Napierski
Before Legitimus, going to the gym was a chore; now it is a relief. – Adam Nankervis
A year ago I had no appreciation for all the things my body is capable of … now I do. – Arell Nankervis
A year ago, I couldn’t say that I could find fitness and fun in the same place. – Dave Fichera
A year ago I couldn't jump rope - now I can! – Wendy Wemple
A year ago I couldn't do push-ups, pull-ups or box jumps - and now I can! CrossFit Legitimus has given me strength and confidence I never knew I had. I am so grateful to have found CFL!! – Lynzie Fecteau
A year ago I couldn’t see my toes, run more than 200 meters, or do more then 10 situps. Now I'm ten times faster, ten times stronger and a better husband and father thanks to CrossFit and Crossfit Legitimus." – Dave Moskowitz
One year ago....I had no idea CrossFit existed. I was 30 lbs heavier, unhappy and unfit. Carbs were a staple to all meals. As much as I ran and ran, my weight went no where. I was not strong, I was not empowered. One year ago I was a shell of who I am today. I cannot wait to see where I am one year from now. – Kat Moskowitz
A year ago I couldn't imagine learning Olympic lifting. Coach Jen's amazing ability to teach and break down the complex movements has made them my favorite part of CrossFit. She is hands down, without a doubt, the best coach I've ever worked with. Ever. - Charlie Delaney
A year ago I had no idea how to dead lift, back squat, or push press. Now thanks to CFL, I have changed the way I eat, and the way I view fitness. I feel better than ever! - Kim Delaney
A year ago I couldn't do Burpees, box jump, snatch, clean, clean & jerk..... Oh and coach! I can hardly believe the difference in myself in a year’s time. - Liz Getz
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