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Transformation Success Story
Posted Member Bianca Lara’s story:
For the last two years, Bianca has been a consistent member of our gym; attending classes on a daily basis and going above and beyond to better herself in the gym and outside the gym as well. At 32 years old, Bianca works in a Catholic Church located in Melrose Park, serving as the secretary office. Bianca first walked through our doors in March 2021, looking for a routine that would finally allow her to push towards her goals she had been trying to accomplish.
I’ve always struggled with being overweight. I always tried methods to lose weight but no success. 6 years ago, I was able to lose about 20lbs by working on my nutrition and attending a local gym, but unfortunately that only lasted like about 4 months. I’m the type of person that gets motivated and try my best to stick to it but getting in the habit of going to the gym consistently was starting to get boring for me, so I lost motivation to continue. When the pandemic came about, I got to a point where I drastically gained a lot of weight.
In December of 2020 my heaviest was 245lbs. At that moment I said to myself ¿Do you really want to surpass 250lbs.? That’s when I decided that I had to do something about it. I gave it another go and tried exercising again and changing my eating habits. CrossFit came across when I had gone to do my nails with Joanna who was attending CrossFit Posted at that time. At the appointment she was providing me with information about how she was attending this class called CrossFit and that it was a good workout. She invited me to give it a go. I went ahead and registered for their tryout class that they offer. The conversation I had with her came at the right time.
Words cannot express how grateful I am for finding out about CrossFit Posted. My thoughts on CrossFit before attending the class were that it was going to be just like a regular gym workout, but I was wrong. It was a much different experience. There are a lot of different movements involved that make you want to learn more. The feeling of getting stronger and better is what made me want to stick to the program. The first six months were tough because my body was not used to lifting weights and all those movements; but the satisfaction of knowing that I was losing weight made the tough days feel worth it.
That first year of attending CrossFit, I was able to lose a total of 75lbs. My biggest accomplishments since starting CrossFit was being able to stay consistent for a long period of time. Never in my life have I been this consistent, but it is all because of CrossFit, for me it is like a second home.
The community and the coaches are amazing!! At this point of my life, I can’t see myself without CrossFit. My focus now is not looking at the scale anymore. I now want to work on gaining muscle, tone up my body so that I’m not left with much loose skin. If someone is looking for a way to lose weight, gain muscle and improve their quality of life, this is it. Not only will you see results, but you will enjoy the process, and stay consistent, because you will never get bored at it instead it will be the opposite you will get addicted to it like me.