June 07, 2012
Candy Rice had never been an athlete. Then she discovered CrossFit, and everything changed.
A few years ago I was a typical mom, running kids here and there. Taking care of myself was last on the long list of things to do. I had always been thin and never really worried about my weight or what I ate. I would grab food on the go and never really read labels. I never had to.
Then I turned 35. Friends warned me that my body would change, but I never took them seriously. But then it happened. I started noticing that I wasn't looking as fit as I had in the past. I felt like I was going backward instead of forward, and I went up a size or two in clothes. Again, I was not overweight, but I was looking in the mirror at someone I didn’t recognize. It hit me that there was a difference between thin and fit.
And I was thin. Not fit.