Meet Debbie Surface

Debbie S.

I had been a member of a CrossFit Box in the spring of 2010.  Because of school and my career it was not logical for me to attend this box any longer.  I joined Muddy Water CrossFit in September 2012.  I am 52 years old and much like the other female stories I struggle with weight issues.  I have had the rollercoaster effect of weight loss and gain.   I have had doctors telling me I am too thin to doctors referring to be as obese.  I have lost a total of 50lbs.  The last 3 ½ years of being dedicated to Muddy Water CrossFit I have lost 15lbs and managed to stay within 5lbs of that loss.  Even more importantly my A1c has consistently been down from 6.7 to 5.7, no more blood pressure meds, and my blood sugar meds have been cut in half.  I attribute that to the CrossFit Fitness Model.  Part of that model consist of relationships.  Those positive relationships are key to supporting a healthy lifestyle. They are very influential and informative to living a healthy life style.  Now let’s talk about the WOD’s.  Yes they can be very intimidating for everyone.  The young elite athletes fear them and the mature master class (that’s me) fear them. The thing is, it is not about the how hard it is.  It is about becoming aware of your own fitness and working hard towards mastering your fitness potential. That is where the results come in.  I myself prefer the “chipper” WODs or the “descending” ladder WODs.  I tend to get bored and those types of WODs keep me working hard.   My favorite skill that I recently improved on is the rope climb. What I mean by improve is, I could not get my feet off the ground 3 years ago.  Now I am doing the rope climbs successfully during the WODs.  –Debbie Surface

I recently read this and feel it sums it up…

“When Teddy Roosevelt was twelve his father told him.  You have the mind, but you have not the body, and without the help of the body the mind cannot go as far as it should. You must make the body.  Make it he did. He began spending time every day building his body as well as his mind, and he did that for the rest of his life.  He worked out with weights, hiked, ice-skated, hunted, rowed, rode horseback, and boxed.”  –John C. Maxwell