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Laura Elizabeth, July 1 2020

Transformation Story: Laura

When did you start CF:  ‍‍‍I started CF in the 2nd half of July 2016. I was looking for a change. I had just finished competing in my first NPC Bikini competition in April and I wasn’t feeling motivated in the gym to really give it my all and was just g‍‍‍oing through the motions. I also wanted to get stronger and knew I needed to step outside of my comfort zone to do so. 

Before CF Vs. Now:  I think my strength gains are the obvious change for me, but it isn’t the greatest change I have made in the last 5 months. After dieting for 4 months and focusing solely on aesthetics, I struggled. A lot. Gaining weight was hard. I knew it was necessary but it was harder than I ever imagined. But, since joining CF, my mindset has completely changed. CF is about performance and bettering yourself! No one cares I am not the strongest, but everyone roots for me. No one cares I don’t have 6-pack abs anymore. We root for each other every day to be better athletes and leave nothing in our tanks. It isn’t about who has the best glute hamstring tie in or leanest body, it is about pushing myself to new limits and overcoming obstacles. I couldn’t be more grateful for what I’ve learned from the coaches and other 20mile athletes in past 5 months and I am so excited to see how I continue to grow here at 20mile! 

Favorite and Least Favorite CF Movement: Favorite: Power Cleans and Rope Climb! Box Jumps are fun too!Least Favorite: Snatch and Overhead Squat – Anything over the head is a fear movement for me! Oh, also double unders because whipping yourself with the rope while learning these is the worst sting at 5:30AM!

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