May 03, 2012
For the last eight years, Julie Olson put everyone else’s needs first. Then she found CrossFit—and herself.
I’m not a CrossFit trainer, a competitive runner, or even an accomplished athlete. I am a suburban mom of three little kids who has spent the last eight years putting everyone else first, who wolfed down Lean Cuisines at the kitchen counter at 8:30 at night, who guzzled Diet Cokes and who thought, “I know I should work out, but I’m tired, it’s too expensive and I just don’t have time.”
I’m a 39-year-old woman who is slowly but surely making some pretty life-changing discoveries about myself, my views about fitness and nutrition, and the future I want for myself and my family.
CrossFit has profoundly and irreversibly altered my life, and I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Marcela Perea of CrossFit 100 by MPower Total Fitness in Glendale, Wis.