Ruth's Story

I am not much of a picture person so I don't have any photos but: 

Before: 150 pounds. 26.56% Body Fat.  39.84 Fat pounds.  110.16 Lean Body Mass Pounds

After: 138 pounds. 17.49% Body Fat. 24.14 Fat pounds. 113.86 Lean Body Mass Pounds

One year ago I was in the best shape of my life. Then, just as it does, life swooped in and knocked me down. I went through one of the toughest seasons of my life and I had to make some very difficult decisions in many areas of my life. One of which was, to take a break from my rigid exercise routine and relearn what was important to me. As a result of this rest period, in which I ate and drank anything and everything I wanted, I gained 20 pounds! After 7 months off, I decided it was time to add some healthy routines back into my life again, being careful to evaluate how each new addition made me feel physically and spiritually. I wanted balance in my life. What I didn’t expect to discover was just how difficult the climb back into shape would be! I started and stopped all of my old tried and true healthy eating patterns several times only to fall right back into eating and drinking junk! For the first time, I just couldn’t seem to stick to it! I was weak and needed to ask for help – which was not something I was good at.

I had recently joined a new box, CrossFit Station, and Trina spoke with me about the Whole Life Challenge. I never had been one for these types of challenges but after hitting the wall for a couple of months, I knew I needed the accountability. My husband agreed to join the challenge with me and what a blessing that was! Having a partner to do this challenge with (and the whole family) was critical to my success. I know I would not have had the results I did without my partner!

The first two weeks were the toughest. I appreciated the team posts, shared recipes and group communication during this period. It definitely helped my resolve knowing everyone was going through the same daily struggles. I craved sugar So Bad! I also had headaches, became irritable and was very tired. Then, around week three the fog lifted! I was feeling motivated, happier, cravings disappeared (except for chocolate!), and I slept like a baby.

The challenge was good to me! It did exactly what I needed it to. It catapulted me back on track to good health and balance. For me, the keys to sticking with the challenge were having a partner to do it with and advanced meal planning, which I did every Sunday. I also believe that 20 minutes of cardio on the days I did not CrossFit was a major contributor to the inches lost.

Though I am not quite to where I was a year ago, I still feel great about my results! I am now working on increasing my lean body mass pounds and the Whole Life Challenge was just the fiery push I needed to believe in myself again. I am thankful for the Whole Life Challenge and to Trina for her care and focus on nutrition at CrossFit Station. I love the balance CrossFit Station has between fitness and nutrition.

 

-Ruth Gray

Kathy's Transformation

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When I started at the Station I was 156 lbs. I took Trina's Whole Life Challenge and I worked myself down to 129 lbs. I went from 47.67% Body Fat to 25.8% Body Fat with 33.28 lbs of fat and 95.72 lbs of lean muscle. I am starting another Challenge again with Trina and I look forward to seeing my results...stay tuned!

Kimberlee is Back!

Before: 121.5 lbs. 28.24% Body Fat. 34.31 lbs of Fat. 87.18 lbs of Lean Body Mass.                          After:   120.9 lbs. 22.98% Body Fat. 27.78 lbs of Fat. 93.12 lbs of Lean Body Mass.          

Update 3 months later: 116.5 lbs. 22.45% Body Fat. 26.15 lbs of Fat. 90.35 Lean Body Mass

Trina and Tony,

I have definitely fallen in love with CrossFit. I can tell that this is something I want to continue doing. I couldn't have said that on my first week and I will tell you the first week was hell for me. Cutting bread, cheese, soda, etc was not an easy task for me! But, I have stuck to my diet and made sure I was making healthier food choices. I have cut out soda and other sugary drinks. I can't lie but I have had a few hiccups along the way. 

I'm getting stronger and before I started I could barely to a push up on my toes. I did a couple the other day and can now do them on my toes easier. I know for a fact I have put on more muscle mass. I also have a mental toughness that I didn't think I would ever be able to have. I can push myself harder in workouts and make sure I am getting the most out of each time I go.

Most importantly, thank you for your training and showing me how to do things and making sure I am in the loop at all times. I've felt welcome since the moment I walked in three weeks ago and the people I work out with are the best! I'm excited for the future!

Trisha's Transformation

Before 150lbs 38.4% BF and 92.078 lbs of LBM.

Now 137lbs 24.91% BF and 101 lbs of LBM.

I just received the best phone call, with the best news!!!! I am NO LONGER PRE-DIABETIC!! I have been CrossFitting for a little over a year and it is tremendous, but what you put in your body will make you or break you. I have been eating mostly Paleo, limited grains, tons of veggies, fruits and protein and NO ADDED SUGAR! I am so excited. I'm in the best shape and health of my life. I am so thankful to God right now. Thank you Trina and Tony for helping me through this journey.

Bryan's Transformation

Bryan Ruhl, I am a father, a husband, a teacher, and a baseball enthusiast. I CrossFit 3 - 5x a week and continue to live on a moderate Paleo Nutrition plan. When I did Trina and Tony's challenge the hardest thing to change overall was getting rid of the "grab anything diet." Now I eat a sensible breakfast before heading off to work, I pack a lunch everyday to take with me and I am better at making sensible dinner choices when I am stuck out at the baseball fields. If you follow the plan that they give and come to CrossFit at least 3x a week you will see results. I highly recommend it!