October Athlete of the Month: Christina Fullwood
Each month at Crofton CrossFit, we like to recognize one of our members as “Athlete of the Month” to show them how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication. The CrossFit community is composed of people from all different walks of life, each with their own unique story. Congratulations to Christina Fullwood for being chosen by our coaches as our October Athlete of the Month! Christina is an incredibly hard worker with an impressive attendance record!
Learn more about her fitness journey and what led her to CrossFit below, in her own words. Happy October, everyone! Keep up the hard work!
Crofton CrossFit Member Christina Fullwood’s Fitness Journey
I started my fitness journey at a young age and have continued to be athletic throughout my entire life. Growing up, I participated in a wide range of sports including basketball, baseball, soccer and flag football. In middle school, I decided to make a major change in my dietary habits and become a pescatarian. There were many people who doubted that I could stay a pescatarian, but I did not give them the satisfaction of being right. I have always had strong will power. To this day I continue to be a pescatarian, however I do it for myself now. In my high school and college years I spent a lot of time playing basketball and skateboarding.
Staying active was, and still is, extremely important to me. In 2009, I joined the military and became really involved in distance running. This surprised me because I never thought that I was the type of person that would enjoy running, especially distance running. After my years in the military I continued running for a while, but then the motivation ended. I started being less active, making unhealthy choices and gaining weight. Thankfully I was able to motivate myself again, so I started running again. This helped me get back to a healthy weight and gain a healthy mindset. In 2015 I started pushing myself more and seeing how far I could run. I reached a point where I would run about 11 miles every single day. I lost a lot of weight but not in the healthiest manner. I ended up injuring both of my knees due to the excessive running. After that, I was a little scared to do anything that involved running and started gaining my weight back.
In 2016, my girlfriend mentioned CrossFit and said that it seemed like something I would be interested in. After hearing about it, I wanted to try it immediately. As an early birthday present, she paid for my personal training sessions with Coach Chris. After the first session, I was hooked! Coach Chris, the other CCF employees, and the CCF athletes were all so welcoming! Crossfit has become a passion of mine. I absolutely love and look forward to my workouts! I love that it is challenging, fun, and keeps me energized and healthy. Crossfit keeps me super motivated to be as healthy and strong as I can be. I am at box at least 5-6 days per week and I am loving every minute of it. CCF has made a huge difference in my life and the way I see health and fitness.
My fitness goal is to increase my strength while maintaining my healthy active lifestyle. Thank you Crofton Crossfit!!!
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