Kay started the fundamentals program in October 2013. Like any good boyfriend, Andrew was the one who dragged Kay out on the first day for the intro and assessment session. You all know how it works. A couple that works out together, stays together! They both were dying, but came back for more. After completing the fundamentals program, they both then did additional personal training with me to get themselves ready for the group classes. Kay and Andrew joined the group classes mid January 2014 and are doing well. Andrew, you are rocking it in the mornings and having fun in Weightlifting 101, but I am going to shine the light on Kay today. Check out her before and after pictures. Kay dropped several clothes size going from size 16 to size 10/12. Her weight went from 182lbs to 159lbs. Besides the numbers, her story is pretty kick ass. When she first started CrossFit, she didn’t care for PRs and nutrition, until April 2014, when she had blood work done. It was a wake up call for her. Her triglyceride was high at 458 and cholesterol at 254, and Kay was also diagnosed as being pre-diabetic. Kay got scared because her family has a history of heart diseases and diabetes. Her father and brother both started taking heart medication at the age of 34. In addition, her father’s family also has a history of early deaths; from the ages of 37 to the 60′s. She did not want to end up down the same route and made changes with the help of her nutritionist and personal trainer. Kay started to monitor her food and used a food diary app which was checked weekly by her nutritionist. She learned to cut out grains and processed foods, and followed a semi paleo diet, with the exception of cutting out legumes and a little bit of dairy. Kay started losing weight in April of this year and learned that nutrition, exercising, and weight training go hand in hand. She thanks Andrew for convincing her to do CrossFit as she feels like she’s gained her life back. Kay’s goal is to lose more weight, lift heavier weights, and just to be stronger overall. She believes this is her year… as they say life begins at 40, she turns 40 this September. Keep up your hard work and dedication, Kay! She is a great example of changing her lifestyle and becoming healthier. We are all proud of you and support you!
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