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Hello, my name is Jesi and I joined The Sweat Factory CrossFit on the last week of August 2017. I am not gonna lie, I was so excited but scared half to death about not being able to do much or making a fool out of myself. However, IMMEDIATELY on that first day I felt so welcomed!! It felt like a big family where everyone cheer on everyone else, no matter your fitness level. I have always been one to like fitness and try to keep myself “in shape”, but man oh man it gets harder as the years go by.
Within the first two weeks I started noticing changes. I felt stronger, had more energy, and even some clothes started feeling better. I had a talk with Maci (the owner) at the end of my second week and we talked about the “f” word. Yes, you guessed it FOOD!!! That has always been my weakest link. I decided that if I was going to do this, I was going to do it right. So, I started really paying attention to my food intake along with coming to the box religiously 3 times a week, plus exercising at home some of the routines learned the other 2 days. I took pictures of myself because I know pictures really tell the true story. I did not want to get discouraged by the number on the scale or even my measurements.
As the weeks went by the changes in my body started being more noticeable so at the six week mark I weighed, measured, and took new pictures and WOW!!!! In those first six weeks, I lost 6 pounds, 9.5 inches (between chest, waist, thighs, and hips), and I was already fitting into clothes I had not been able to fit into in over a year!!!
Needless to say I cried, A LOT, lol. Not only because I could see my physical transformation, but because I have found a place where I feel supported by the Coaches, Owners, and fellow Members. I know that in this journey of health and fitness I am in, THEY WILL have my back. Nothing like the feeling of love and support. SFC is a place for EVERYONE and ANYONE that wants to start, or continue, their journey to a better and healthier self. Can’t wait to see what the weeks, months, or years will bring, but I do know this is the beginning of the best version of myself and I owe it in big part to SFC. (and my sister that got me to join, thanks Yary!)