January 12, 2012
After spending her 30s overweight and unhappy, Lisa Erickson discovers CrossFit and her inner superhero at age 40.
To say that CrossFit changed my life is an understatement. It might even sound a little overdramatic to some people. But for those of us who love CrossFit, it’s completely understandable.
I was a moderately fit and athletic young person, but because of health problems and life in general, I spent the better part of my 30s more than 100 lb. overweight. I was married, had two children and was just getting by on a daily basis. I finally hit rock bottom one hot summer day at SeaWorld. I was so heavy my knees hurt and I was a sweaty mess. I went to the rental counter to rent an electric scooter. All of a sudden, I realized I was so fat and miserable I was actually going to rent a scooter. I was beyond disgusted with myself.
The next day, embarrassed and unsure, I and my friend Jena Pickard (aka G.I. Jena) walked into a Globo Gym and signed up for a membership and personal training.
I didn’t know it then, but my life was about to change.