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Jun

Megan Boyer

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Hometown:
Moved around too much to have a “Home town”

Age:
31

Occupation:
Professional Mom

When did you first start CrossFitting?
April 2012

When did you first start training at CFE?
March 2014

Favorite WOD:
“Annie” I LOVE sit ups and double unders!

Least Favorite WOD:
“Arnie” has been the toughest thus far.

Tell us about your sports & fitness background:
I played sports up through my freshman year of highschool before moving to a new school, then became involved in music and took a break from sports. I rediscovered my athletic passion after the birth of my second child and since have participated in various races from 5ks on up to a marathon, triathlons, duathlons, Half Ironmans, and sprinkled through all that was cross training and strength training.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel?
My friend, Kyle, actually said I should try it as it would be right up my alley (I liked tough workouts) and my first WOD was actually his 30th birthday WOD that consisted of 30 reps of: Burpees, Back Squats, Toes to Bar, Deadlift, Row, KB Push Press, Hand release Push ups, Pullups, Sit ups, and Double Unders. I didn’t know how to do half of them let alone Rx but I muddled through with more than a little frustration but after a month of learning I was hooked!

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF? (before / after)
Before crossfit I was pretty fit and was happy with my body but kept hitting a plateau. When I started CrossFit I was sore nearly every day and could see myself getting stronger and faster and tighter. CrossFit not only challenged my physical ability but challenged me in my dietary life too. Eating Paleo has been a game changer for me. I find I have more energy, perform better, and look better when I’m following a more primal diet.

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected?
With CrossFit, its not just about the workout and learning to push through those mental and physical barriers during a wod when all you want to do is quit although that is a huge character builder. CrossFit challenges you to be better, a better athlete, a better team mate, a better person. Look at the Hero Wods we do that celebrate and memorialize fallen servicemen. Its not about getting the fastest time or the highest score all the time. For most of us its just about being better than we were yesterday. And the sense of community we get is so encouraging and supportive, I have never found that anywhere else.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFE moments:
The high fives mid-wod, the laughs and joking around about a tough workout or a “warm-up”, and the encouragement I get (and give) when it gets really hard and you’re just struggling to keep going, but then you finish, you may be lying on the floor completely drenched and out of breath but the sense of accomplishment that you get is incredible!

Any advice for people just getting started?
It may seem like you aren’t at the level you want to be, but we all start there and the only way to get better is to keep trying. Don’t compare yourself to your team mates, compare yourself to who you were yesterday, are you better? Than take that gain as a win and keep working hard!

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
I’ve got 3 kids, 3 dogs, and an incredibly supportive husband who I love spending most of my time with. Going to movies and hanging out with friends. I love to read, write, sing, and watching my kids play sports and participate in their various activities.

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