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Athlete of the Month – January 2016 – Molly Williams

Over 11 yrs ago I decided to make a lifestyle change and cut out soda and fast food.  Within a short period of time I lost 50lbs, felt amazing, and never wanted to look back. I knew it would take a lot of hard work but I was determined to stick with it and keep the weight off. I started working with a dear friend of mine on changing the way I ate and began personal training sessions with her at the gym to help maintain what I had achieved. With her help, I was able to keep the weight off and stay healthy, but over the years the gym became less and less appealing and I needed something new.

When I joined BCF a little over a year and a half ago, my goals were to stay in shape and again maintain what I had achieved. At that time, I hadn’t set any goals and wasn’t thinking about PR’s, Rx’ing WODs, or getting a pull-up, I was just looking for something different. I still gave each WOD my all and hit multiple PR’s during strength cycles. It wasn’t until I did my first completion this past Oct. that I had my “ah-ha” moment and I realize I had been holding back and had more in me than I knew. Since then I have pushed myself harder in many ways and set goals, achieving several of them in last few months (Rx’ing WODS, PR’d my OHS, and getting a pull up). Now to try and get those DU’s!!! I started Isagenix in November, love the results and feel this has played a major role in my performance the past few months.

What has kept me coming back to BCF, and one of my favorite parts of being a BCF member, is the environment in which everyone is willing to help one another out and treat everyone as family. You always walk in the box to a smile, a “hey how are you” or you may walk in at the wrong time to a Dirty 6:30 conversation!!  Also, the endless amount of help and time the coaches will spend with you on a movement or skill, without any hesitation, to help you master it. Though many people at the box inspire me, I would have to say the ones that inspire me the most are the 6:30 gang and the coaches. I love that we can have fun, add in our dirty comments, and have the rap music blaring, but still give it our all when the clock starts, encouraging each other before during and after each WOD.

I am beyond grateful to be the Athlete of the Month knowing how many other great athletes there are at the box. Without the encouraging support of my BCF family I would not be where I am today in the CrossFit sport!

-Molly 

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