Sunday, July 20, 2008

A LOT can happen in a year!

This coming Wed, July 23rd will mark my one-year anniversary of joining Jerry's Crossfit Challenge.

I'm not sure if I can adequately put into words how my life has changed since starting Crossfit. I've become a part of an amazingly unique and warm family. I've grown stronger both mentally and physically. My self-image has changed and my confidence has gone up. My life is simply better: both more healthy and more happy. I don't know if I have any more words left, so I will leave you with some before and after pictures. (They go back and forth between before and after).

**Before and after losing approx 40lbs of fat + gaining mucho muscle, 26lb KB "before", 70lb KB "after"; 35lb clean "before", 55lb clean "after"


Katie said...

The before and after pictures are great Cara.

Jerry Hill said...


What an amazing year...congrat's

Thank you so much for your dedication, determination, and commitment!

This stuff can be so much fun can't it?


Cara said...

Thanks Katie.

And thank YOU Jerry! Couldn't have done it without you!

Yes - this stuff is a LOT of fun :-)

Adam said...

Congrats Kara, it has to feel good to see all that hard work pay off, that's an amazing change!

Cara said...

Thanks Adam! But, damnit - it's Cara with a "C"! ;-)

Harold Doran said...

Holy cow, Cara! Those are amazing before and after pics. Way to go!

Cara said...

Thanks Harold!!

Cara said...

My Mom wanted me to post this:

Cara dear,
I just read through all recent posts and all comments on your blog and all I can say is you ARE strong, beautiful and I hope happy. The before and after pictures are totally impressive!
You never like exercise (except horseback riding) and as your mom it is just wonderful for me to see all you are doing to take care of your health ( actually not only crossfit, but mental attitude as well). Way to go crossfit!!!! I love you with all of my heart. MOM

Anonymous said...

I don't even know you, but I am so proud and inspired by you! I have been looking into Crossfit and will be starting September 1st. You are a ROCKSTAR!


Cara said...

Thank you Jenny!! What affiliate will you be joining? I changed my diet too - but Crossfit can do amazing things for you!

Anonymous said...

Hey Cara! I will be joining Crossfit Coastal in Wilmington NC. I am very nervous but very excited! Especially after reading your blog! :)

Cara said...

Have fun Jenny - it's hard work, but it's all addictive and a lot of fun!