Coach's Note: I've been bugging this athlete, (let's call them) Cris, lately to share their story. I've been inspired by their progress in such a short period of time and I think a lot of you will relate to their story. Cris hates being the center of attention and couldn't imagine putting themselves out there on video. They finally relented and let me share their story on the blog. Here is the story of their fitness journey, in their words:
I just turned 30 years old and I'm instituting a new rule. Bedtime at 9:30pm.
9:30pm gives me about 90 minutes of "free time" after my daughter goes to sleep. The routine is something like this: shower, dinner (I'm not a meal prepper yet but Territory is cool!), recap the day with my spouse, fall asleep watching Netflix or reading a book.
This hasn't always been me. We've always been night owls. My spouse still stays up a couple hours past me.
But the workouts at Power Grid knock me OUT! I couldn't believe that the first workout of Foundations was so simple -- a mix of air squats, sit ups, and burpees -- yet left me so tired. I practically fell sleep while reading to my child before their bedtime.
Since that day a few months back, I've gotten better at fueling myself to have better energy throughout the day. But when my head finally hits the pillow, I don't waste any time and I'm out within a moment.
Now I've just gotta figure out a way to get rid of this belly before summer and I'll be a new person (ha!)