Athlete of The Month

 

Lindy

Name: Lindy Self

Favorite Wod:

Chipper WODs or anything with running

Least Favorite Wod?

Anything with snatches

Favorite Lift?

Cleans

Least Favorite Lift?

Snatches

When did you start CrossFit?

May of 2014 until I was a couple of months pregnant then started back June of 2015 a couple of times a week. I really started getting serious after the Open in 2016.

what were you doing before CrossFit?

Running and Cycling

What have been your biggest achievements since starting CrossFit?

Getting a Bar Muscle Up! I worked on it for months and months!

How has CrossFit affected your life outside of the gym?

I have definitely become a more confident person. I have always struggled with body image issues as I am sure many have. Slowly but surely, I have learned to quit focusing so much on how my body looks and really appreciate and be grateful for what my body is physically capable of doing because of CrossFit.

What advice would you give a newbie joining CrossFit Texarkana?

Have fun! Set personal goals. I have an ongoing list of goals for myself and I love when I get to check one off. Don’t be scared to try new things and fail. Failing is when you will learn and get better. Also, leave your ego at the door and let the awesome, knowledgeable coaches help you succeed.

Something you might not know about me is…

I have run 8 full marathons and completed 2 100 mile bike races.

.  What do you like best about CrossFit?

The people. I have made some of the best friends! The community is absolutely amazing. I have never been around a more supportive and encouraging group of people. I just love that we have people of all ages, shapes, sizes, fitness levels and walks of life but we are all there with the same primary goal to better ourselves.