Name: Christy Thomas
Tell us a little about yourself:
Numbers. I'm a tad OCD, so a lot of my life is defined by numbers. 14- the number of years I've been married. 11- the number of years I've been a mom. 0- the number of pictures I've been in since Catey was 1 (until recently). 3- the number of orthopedic surgeries I've had.What made you start CrossFit Gardendale?
276- the ominous number that glared at me from the Dr's office scale. 10- the number of years that I had been depressed, felt unworthy of "me" time, and basically tried to eat my way to happiness. Little did I know, it was the start to a vicious cycle. Feel bad, eat, feel guilty, eat, gain weight, eat. Take it from me, food is a lousy friend! I suddenly found myself 34 years old, obese, on 2 blood pressure meds, and on the verge of diabetes. It was definitely a wake up call. I am going to die. I don't want to die. I want to see my little girl grow up. I want to run and throw a softball with her. She deserves that. I want to enjoy the life that God designed for me, not eat and sleep my life away.Describe your first workout?
All I remember is that I was laying there, in a puddle of sweat, and thinking "oh the irony...I'm here to get healthy, and I think they've killed me."What goals have you accomplished so far?
I can now say that I am no longer defined by a number. Sure, there are some numbers that I keep track of, such as 46- the number of pounds I've lost. 41- the number of inches I've lost. 1- the number of blood pressure pills that I got to stop taking.What advice would you give to any new members?
I am worth so much more than that! I am worth the money that I pay every month. I am worth the time and energy spent working on me. I now run and play with my daughter. I am now able to enjoy life. I am writing all of this because I want you to know that you are worth it to! You are more than just a number on a scale.