Another #transformationtuesday throwback.
Kim in the past couple of months has won a MadLab Banner, smashed a 3 rep BackSquat and has come out of her shell.
Kim, we are so lucky to have you and this picture is just inspiring!
I have a long and complicated history with fitness, poor body image, weight fluctuation, and an ongoing battle with healthy eating and lifestyle. Its too long to share here.
I moved to Vancouver February 2014, but didn't join MadLab until a year later in February 2015. I was struggling with moving to the big city - I had to establish a community and a fitness routine. From 2014 to 2015, my search for started with recreation Ultimate Frisbee, a sport I have a long time passion for, along with attending the community gyms, which I was doing very inconsistently without any goals other than to 'burn calories'.
I knew I needed more in my fitness routine, I needed some structure. I had great success with group fitness classes before moving to Vancouver, so I tried several through the city. I was VERY hesitant to join any "CrossFit" type gym as I have had friends who have suffered injuries at other CrossFit gyms and the commercialized aspect was also a bit of a deterrent. However, I after reading the website about MadLab (then CrossFit Vancouver), I decided it would be okay to at least try out. What was supposed to be just a trial period turned into a long-term and pretty all encompassing commitment. Coach Audrey, you are the catalyst that started this chain reaction - thank you!
Since joining MadLab, from the PT sessions with Audrey, the early morning classes, Project Cardia with Andy, to Whole Life Challenge, I have found all that I was looking for and more when I first moved in 2014. First, I am able to do things I have never done before in my life - many firsts include rope climb, handstand, pull up, and all the Olympic lifts I have learned. One very exciting first I had was competing in Nutts Cup this past year! I had a blast, and just signed up for my second competition. The second thing I have found and was not expecting at MadLab is an amazing community. I have an amazing network of people in my life that I can say I have met all thanks to the great community that is MadLab.
I don't think I have really 'transformed' as the blog name suggests, but I am finding my way.
I have a healthier perspective on life, fitness, and health - and I have MadLab to thank for getting me in the right direction.
Kims First Strict Pullup - Now she is banging them off easily!