Fit After 40

By Candy Rice

In The CrossFit Life

June 07, 2012

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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.

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8 Comments on “Fit After 40”


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Perseverance. Awesome.


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I am going to be 46 in August. I have always been athletic and strong, BUT....over the last 5 or 6 years I have yo-yo'd between steady excercise and steady cheese burger and french fry overload! has caught up to me and I have had it! I have always been a fan of weightlifting, so I finally took the plunge!
I will complete my 3rd of 9 "On Ramp" sessions tonight! I am hooked. The support I have witnessed at my "BOX" in this short period of time is amazing!
Everyone is awesome, everyone genuinely wants to see you succeed!
I love this place.
I know that I am on my way to healthiest me that I can attain!


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It is obvious from your pictures that Crossfit has ruined your life!


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Congrats Julie and good luck on your journey! Congrats on your accomplishments Candy and way to fight through your own self doubt.


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Thank you so much for all of your support. It really means a lot to me. Congratulations to all of you one your own accomplishments!


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Candy - Good for you, you look great! I'm 43 this September and started Crossfitting about four months ago. It totally has changed my life. Unlike you, I have always been some sort of athlete, but CrossFit is the challenge that won't quit. Keep up the good work!


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I call myself an "Adult Onset Athlete" since I have no background in athletics at all either. I have a simliar story. I started in 2008 at 41. Still going strong.

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