November Member Spotlight – Barbara Engen
Do you remember your first WOD? What did you think on that first day?
My first WOD, boot camp, summer of 2015. What in the world did I get myself into? Could barely catch my breath after just some warm-up. Really didn’t know what to expect.
What kind of results have you experienced since starting CrossFit?
I’ve really experienced I think exceptional results- on so many levels; strength, mobility, flexibility, and endurance. Step-ups to box jumps; increased weight for kettle bells, increased wall ball weight, DUs, no longer unattainable, and the list goes on.
What has been your biggest accomplishment since starting at CrossFit Confidence?
I think my biggest accomplishment is the confidence I have to not be afraid to challenge and push myself, to me transfers to life outside the box.
What has CrossFit changed about your life?
Crossfit has changed my life. I have a whole new family that is awesome!! They continue to motivate and support me.
What is one goal that you are currently working on?
Currently working on putting 2 DUs in a row.
What motivates you/keeps you coming back?
I am a firm believer in the connection between making healthy choices and quality of life and what can I do to stay healthy and strong for as long as possible.
What is your favorite benchmark WOD?
I don’t really have a favorite or least favorite benchmark WOD. Really do look forward to the challenges of all of them.
Do you have a favorite song to work out to?
No favorite song, just anything upbeat!!
What would you say to someone who is new or considering starting CrossFit?
I would tell anyone considering starting CF, that it’s one of the best decisions I have ever made. That it’s tough and challenging, but so rewarding!!
What are some of your interests outside of CrossFit?
I really enjoy baking and trying new recipes. Also really enjoy reading, especially mysteries. landscaping, design and planting.
What do you do for a living?
I am a food service aka “lunch lady” at Big Lake High School.
What cereal cartoon character do you identify with the most? Why?
Cereal cartoon character? Tony the Tiger. “Grrrreat!!”
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