April 26, 2012
Angie Fontes’ husband discovered CrossFit and inspired their family of six to lose a combined total of more than 185 lb.
On Oct. 6, 2011, we began our second Paleo challenge. I was determined to win this time. I spoke to my husband, and he was on board to bring the kids in 100 percent as well. We would be preparing 100 percent Paleo food for six people and even constructing CrossFit Kids WODs at home. We were focused and ready to make it a success.
Before the challenge, our oldest son was about 15 lb. overweight. Our 4-year-old daughter was at risk of being overweight. During the course of this Paleo challenge, our 4-year-old learned that McDonald’s is not good food. Our 13-year-old dropped 12 lb. and two pants sizes. Our 10-year-old took his lunch every day, knowing he was eating healthy even though classmates made fun of him. He lost 7 lb., and our 4-year-old lost 2 lb. She dropped from the 95th percentile for BMI to the 75th percentile. Our baby girl has had healthy checkups at each milestone for BMI.
The most heartwarming event from this Paleo challenge was a conversation I had with our oldest. He said, “Mommy, I’m so glad daddy found CrossFit. It really has changed all of us. Daddy isn’t angry anymore and you seem happier. I’m just really glad he found it.”