I’m Fiona. I’m an ex-USS swimmer and water-polo player turned runner and CrossFitter. The past year has been a year of transformation for me, from a lady who loves the late night dance parties and was always looking to lose those last 5 lbs, to one who cares more about busting her ass in the gym than busting a move on the dance floor. It took a bad ankle surgery that threatened to leave me paralyzed in one leg to really make me realize what was important in life, and that wasn’t partying my life away.
I started throwing around heavy things in the gym and fell in love. I realized that if I wanted to get better I had to put on some muscle. After doing some research,I decided to take my health more seriously, quit the Lean Cuisines and Snackwells I thought were making me skinny, and took up the Paleo Diet. I was amazed at how much better my body functioned and how good I felt from eating real food (shocking concept, I know). I try to stick to it 80% of the time to allow some flexibility in my diet without obsessing over my food.
I love to run and have the goal of getting a 1:45 1/2 marathon and I’m constantly trying to break my own personal lifting records in CrossFit.
When I’m not in the gym or pounding the pavement I love hiking (lots of that in Colorado), snowboarding, climbing, swimming and pretty much anything you can think of that will keep me moving. I love this new lifestyle I have and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Previously, I’d spent a lot of time thinking about all the cool things I wanted to try, without ever actually doing them. So, instead of constantly of TALKING about it, let’s all BE ABOUT IT.