Every year, CrossFit Central and Relentless Athletic Training recognize a select few of our amazing clients that have truly lived the code and seen amazing results for it. This year, we chose 5 outstanding Relentless Athletes to highlight for their incredible success in 2011.
Lori’s story is my personal favorite this year because she has truly shown how large of an impact proper nutrition can have on your health. She not only has a handle on a 20+ year battle with diabetes - but set a huge 1/2 marathon PR (20 minutes!) this past Saturday. Way to go, Lori!
I have been battling diabetes for 23 years and could not find the balance between diet, exercise, and insulin. Growing up I was never athletic and diabetes kept me away from physical activity. Four years ago I started running and loved the way I felt, but I could never run without a big drop in my blood sugar. I have run 3 marathons but never felt physically fit to take it to the next level.
My Relentless journey began 6 months ago with a visit to my doctor for diabetes. As I am sitting in my doctor’s office with tears of frustration and the scale tipping the heaviest I’ve ever been at 172lbs, I was open to anything. My doctor asks if I heard of the Paleo Diet…
My good friend, Coach Kat Grosshaupt, introduced me to FUEL 21. In 21 days, I saw great success but knew there was a missing piece to the puzzle. That is when I found Relentless Athletic Training. By combining the Paleo lifestyle and Relentless Athletic Training, I have experienced success beyond my wildest dreams! Since joining Relentless I am a completely different person on the inside and out. I have lost 22lbs, 2 dress sizes, dropped over 10% body fat, and 13 inches!
I am setting goals, breaking barriers and accomplishing things I never thought I could. I am stronger, leaner and more confident. I now work out 4 times a week without any problems. My blood sugars are the best they have ever been. In a period of 3 months, I have shaved 4 minutes off my mile time, 3 minutes off my 5K time, and in January I plan to set a PR on my marathon time.
My class, “Wilke Warriors,”and Coach Kat Grosshaupt, are an amazing group of people. Due to their constant support and encouragement, I have accomplished huge physical and mental feats.
I am a CHAMPION because of each and every one of you!