Name's Autumn, I'm a Registered Veterinary Technician & I live in good ol' Indiana. I'm 23 years old & have always been "the fat girl". I am slowly but surely becoming the FIT girl instead. I started my journey in December of 2011. I ran my first 1/2 marathon in December of 2012. I obtained my Personal Trainer Certification in April of 2013, and as of June 2013 I am a Certified Nutrition Advisor. I am a certified Yoga instructor & teach Yoga in a studio. As of June 2014 I am a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.
Height: 5'6" Highest Weight: Right around 250# Starting Weight: 244# Current Weight: 183# (6.19.14)
There are literally thousands of you who follow my progress. You share in my triumphs, encourage me when I’m not feelin so hot, and just genuinely care. And I cannot begin to thank y’all enough for that. ❤️
@fatandfab-to-fitandfab They’re pulled as tight as they can be comfortably but they’re SOOO baggy in the butt and legs. It’s pretty gross-feeling. Lol
As y’all know I had my first CrossFit Competition this weekend. I started doing CrossFit on May 22nd this year, so (almost) two months. In that amount of time I’ve come so far it’s unreal. I’m now a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and have competed.
So here are the WOD’s from my competition:
I placed 19th out of 31 for the first WOD, 21st out of 31 for the second WOD, and 15th out of 31 in the third WOD. Overall I placed 21st! Not too shabby for a CrossFit newb who’s not even two months in yet.
I also set a PR for my power clean & my front squat! A week before the competition I had the intentions of maxing with 65# for WOD number 2. After training with my coach just a few days before the competition, I had decided upon trying to max 85#. Well as badassery would have it, I maxed 95# for the WOD complex which was a clean (I power cleaned), 2 front squats, and 3 jerks (I split jerk). I tried for 105# and I could clean & squat it but couldn’t bust out the jerk. But yessss! New PR!
I was extraordinarily blessed by all of the support I received this weekend. My mom was able to come to watch my first WOD, and she had thought she wasn’t going to be able to come at all. My brother Boone and his fiancé Chelsea came, and one of my best friends Nick came. I also was super lucky to have Shawn come & watch my first 2 WOD’s. I haven’t really told y’all much about him. Just know he’s a magnificently wonderful dude who makes me insanely happy. I wouldn’t have gotten as far as I have with all of my CrossFit if it wasn’t for him and all of his support and encouragement. <3
One of my best friends from college, Hayley, also competed for her first time this weekend. So that was really cool to have one another there for support. And I finally got to meet her coach who is just as equally awesome.
(Bottom row, orange tank top)
So like I just mentioned, I have my first CrossFit competition coming up on July 19! That means training gets reaaal. My SwoleMate is also gonna compete, so we spent almost 2 hours at the gym yesterday evening.
Our little WOD we threw together was a good’n:
I used a 35# kettle bell for swings, and the sit-ups were GHD sit-ups.
After our WOD we worked on deadlifts & sled pushes.
I maxed my deadlift at 183# and ended the sled pushes with a 203# load.
My SwoleMate melts my heart. I do push her, and I do make sure she stays motivated; but that’s just something that training with me encompasses. I love that she appreciates it.
I get caught up in life, and I neglect y’all. So here are a few tidbits from within the past week:
- I made the decision to no longer teach Yoga where I had been teaching. Things changed to where I was only going to be profiting $10/class, regardless of attendance. That does not compensate me enough for my time, and gas money spent to get there and back. So that is no longer a thing.
- I signed up for my first CrossFit competition! It’s a beginner/intermediate level competition and will be on July 19 at CrossFit Unbreakable in Plainfield, Indiana.
- I’m starting to learn how awesome it is to have someone in your life with so many common interests, who genuinely cares about you, and so simply can just make you happy. And it’s amazing. I swore off men for a hot minute, but I’m being proven wrong on the daily.
- Family has always been a big part of my life, but I get closer with most of my immediate family daily. My mom and I develop a closer relationship the older I get, it seems like. My brother and I are both adults now and have a friendship on that level versus beating the crap out of each other like typical siblings. And his fiance has become one of my best friends, never thought I would say that. But it’s pretty rad to have such awesome people in my life who do nothing but love me.
So, there’s that. Haha.
Let me first start off by saying the progress you have made is absolutely beautiful & inspiring! Im starting a journey to a healthier life style myself.... Im curious. when you first started what kind of things really helped you have a positive start? Thanks!
Thank you so much! And congratulations on making the decision to better your health. <3
I made sure that I associated myself with positive people. People concerned with their health, fitness, and well-being. You become most like the 5 people you spend the most time around.
Remember that you will have bad days; don’t let that discourage you & hinder your progress or positive attitude.
ALLOW yourself to have bad days. You’re human.
Progress doesn’t happen overnight, enjoy the little victories.
Find healthy foods that you enjoy. Eating clean is miserable unless you make it fit your taste buds.
I hope this helps!
Tuesday. You know what it is. 😎
I don’t know what’s weirder; seeing who I used to be, or seeing who I’ve become. Both of these girls are me, but both have so many unfamiliar traits, whether it be because I’m not that person anymore, or because I’m still getting used to living how I enjoy and what’s best for ME.
I was happy as both, but now I have the opportunity and the realizations it took to get me to discover who I truly am as a person. And that’s probably the most exciting thing. I can be true to myself, to who I am, to the things I love and enjoy. I’ve weeded through the people who do & do not need to be in my life, and I will say that’s contributed largely to how far I’ve come. ❤️
Hi! I'm a new fitness blog and I just came across your page and can I just say that you are amazing! Seeing your progress is so inspiring because I've been struggling for so long and I've never seen someone with so much success! Keep up the great work and I will definitely keep coming back to you when I feel like I'm making no progress!
Oh my gosh. This makes me feel so beyond blessed, God love ya.❤️❤️❤️
ALWAYS remember that slow progress is still progress.
Where/how did you get your personal trainer and nutrition certifications?
My personal trainer, nutrition, and Yoga certifications all came through Fitour. All online.
My CrossFit L1 Trainer qualification came from signing up and paying a pretty penny of $1,000 & traveling to Rogue Fitness in Ohio for a weekend to take a two day course & a big scary test.