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October 30, 2012

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Christine Pereira was unhappy. At 270 lb., she felt trapped. Literally.

“Before CrossFit, I was miserable by being in a body that I felt didn’t match my inside,” Pereira explains. “Everything was impossible. Everything was difficult … just every day, going up the stairs. I was truly unhappy.”

Pereira also felt helpless. She would browse magazines, thinking there was no way she could ever be as slim as the models pictured.

“I didn’t think it was possible. Not at all,” she says. “I was gonna be that big, fat person for the rest of my life—that’s what I thought.”

That all changed when she found Brethren CrossFit in Morgan Hill, Calif.

Today, the 34-year-old is 177 lb.

“It’s made me so much more secure in myself,” Pereira says. “I feel like I just started my life.”

Video by Jay Vera.

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Additional reading: Coaching Fitness From Scratch by Stephanie Vincent, published Oct. 7, 2011.

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7 Comments on ““I Feel Like I Just Started My Life””

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Great job Christine! Keep it up and I'm sure you'll reach your goal.

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Good for her! That is really awesome :).

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Outstanding Christine, Just want to say that your story insprires me to be my best each and everyday. Excellent video to show my clients and fellow wounded warriors.

Stay Hard, Drive Hard, and succeed,

Master Sergeant Kipp Lawson - SNCOIC
Wounded Warrior Detachment - NMCSD Balboa
Wounded Warrior Battalion - West
34425 Farenholt Ave. Bldg. 26
Work: 619-532-6324
Cell: 619-944-3476
Email: Kipp.Lawson@med.navy.mil

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I second what Top says.

You're story is the stuff of motivation and certainly inspiring, perhaps enough to bring my wife into the community she feels daunted by.

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I second what Top says.

You're story is the stuff of motivation and certainly inspiring, perhaps enough to bring my wife into the community she feels daunted by.

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replied to comment from David Hanson

Your*

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Solid work Christine. You are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your story.

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