Member Monday: Tiffany Dailey

31
Jul

Member Monday: Tiffany Dailey

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This week we check in with one of our early morning risers, Tiffany Dailey! — Crossfitting since: August 2012 — A little about yourself: 37 years old, twin, dog mom, accountant/manager.  I never played sports or was very active.  In college and after I was overweight, carrying 50 pounds more then I do now (that's a lot on a 5'2" frame!) When I was 25 I lost 40 of those 50 pounds via Weight Watchers because I was going to be maid of honor in a wedding.  I managed to keep most of it off without a consistent exercise routine, just by focusing on how it felt to live that way and not wanting to go back to that. — How did you get into CrossFit? I had started thinking about getting into an exercise routine, age was catching up with me, and I had a personal trainer for a few weeks that summer from a Groupon.  When that was over I knew I needed something with structure if I were to keep up with it.  A couple girls at work were talking about CrossFit a lot.  I bought a punch card and was very inconsistent in attendance.  I did not really enjoy it.  I felt stupid a lot which gave me anxiety about showing up.  I couldn't jump on a box, I couldn't even mentally jump and grab the rig to hang!  I had to get on a box to reach it.  I remember thinking, I'm just going to jump and touch it every day when no one is watching and eventually maybe I can jump and grab it.  I remember Tyler sometimes standing with his hand right behind me so if I couldn't connect my hands to the bar I wouldn't hurt myself.  Talk about mental challenges.  After about a year of inconsistency, I needed to make a commitment or find something else.  I finally found my groove in the noon class because I realized I always found excuses when trying evening classes.  I met a few girls that I was excited to see everyday and was all-in.  Eventually noon was not realistic with work so I became a 6AMer for a while and now I couldn't live without the 5AM group who have become like family to me. — How has CrossFit changed you outside the gym? Prior to CrossFit my career was my main focus in life.  I worked hard and played hard but I never prioritized my health.

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