|That was me at 136 lbs, and with a rat?! on my lapel|
On my freshman year of high school, I was 5 feet tall and weighed 136 pounds. I used to eat plates full of rice at every meal, and snarled when told to eat less. How I eventually lost all the weight is a different story for another time, but I wanted to give a short background on why I’m so incredulous to be the “Featured Athlete” on my CrossFit gym‘s website this month. I never thought I’d ever be considered an athlete in this lifetime; but by definition, I guess I could credit myself with this title by the way I’ve been living the past year. I’ve been working out by lifting and doing some gymnastics at least 3 times a week, and I have a more conscious effort to eat better every day (but I have to admit, this continues to be the struggle!) I even joined a competition to experience CrossFit as a sport, which I mentioned briefly here. So while it may seem shallow to some, I’m more than tickled by this recognition. I’m proud of how actively I’ve reversed my health and fitness by the choices I’ve been making, and plan on continuing to make the right choices as I get older.
|Definition from Google: proficient in (…) physical exercise|
|“Kaye, our morning crew resident, CrossFit choreo pioneer, and a CFGH athlete in the recent Manila Throwdown Team Qualifier scaled edition has come a long way here at CrossFit Greenhills. She’s a Speech-Language Pathologist, a performer with the Ryan Cayabyab Singers, a freelance writer, and an event host by profession. Talking about #NoExcuses with her hectic career and busy life, she’s managed to put in consistent work here at the box for over a year now! She’s definitely much stronger and fitter now than the day she first started.”
Read more of my feature here.
To anyone who is still fighting fat, I encourage you to keep on going. Start with small changes, like eating less carbs and brisk walking for 30 minutes, and you will feel the benefits of a healthier body. I’m positive you will surprise yourself, just as my own capabilities continue to surprise me!