“Just show up” was the advice given to Sue Pepe by her son-in-law. After two weeks of CrossFit, she was at a crossroads of whether to continue or give up. Pepe decided to challenge herself.
“No matter what the workout was, I came and I just kept repeating that same message to myself: ‘Just show up,’” Pepe says.
“I had been sedentary for over 20 years and wanted to get physically fit and lose weight,” she says. “When I first started, I couldn’t even run. I was walking.”
Now she says she is able to run around the yard with her grandchildren and do things she never thought possible.
“I’m actually more fit than I ever was,” Pepe says. “That’s been the biggest thing for me: getting my life back.”
Additional reading: Seniors and Kids by Greg Glassman, published Feb. 1, 2003.