Becky Andrle is a military wife, mother of 4 and Fury’s Spotlight Athlete of the month. If you have ever worked out with her, you know she is strong and determined as well as the nicest woman you have ever met. She is always smiling, laughing and encouraging. She encourages her friends, fellow members and even her instructors. She comes to class 5 days a week and stays for run club on Tuesday mornings. She is a true CrossFit mom in every sense of the word and we hope a possible 2013 Bomb Squad team member. Check out her journey so far with CrossFit Fury.
When Did you start CrossFit: I began CrossFit Fury in November of 2011. Before that I dabbled in CrossFit in our garage gym or the base gym. When I heard that there was child care available at Fury, I was sold.
Why Did you start CrossFit: I started CrossFit because I wanted become stronger and more fit but my main goal was to lose the baby weight I put on. I also needed a workout that wasn’t boring. Treadmills and weight machines make me want to poke my eyes out.
What kept you coming back/motivated: Results. I am definitely more fit and I have dropped over 20 pounds and can fit into sizes that haven’t fit me in years. Fury is also a gym that I want to go to. I have belonged to other gyms where I dread going and just thinking about what I was going to do when I got there put me in a bad mood. Then I would workout and go home mad because I didn’t feel like I got in a good work out. Now, everyday I look forward to my workout and I get grouchy if I don’t think I will be able to make it to CrossFit Fury on a given day. I love that everyday is different and I just have to show up and work hard. I also really enjoy seeing my 8 am buddies.
How long did it take you to go from Basics to CrossFit Prep: I began in CrossFit Prep because I did have some prior experience.
What is the best thing you have gotten out of doing CrossFit: I feel better about myself.
What is the one thing you have done here that you never thought you could do? A pistol.
What is one goal you have reached? And one goal you still hope to reach? I would like to someday be able to do a muscle up and a strict handstand pushup.
How has your diet changed since starting CrossFit? CrossFit introduced me to the zone and paleo. I like to incorporate elements of both diets. I try to eat more greens and limit sugar, breads and pasta. I do think it’s a good idea if you are going to begin one of these diets to eat “strict” for at least 30 days because if you start out “cheating” you won’t know the true effects it will have on you.
How has the paleo diet affected your workouts/life? I have not yet done a pale challenge because I didn’t want to cut out milk products while nursing, but by making a conscious effort to limit sugar, breads, and pastas (bad carbs) I have definitely slimmed down and I continue to get stronger and faster in the gym.
Additional Comments: If you are looking to change your life, come to Fury. I want to be active and play with my kids and beat them in sports for as long as I can. If you are looking for fluff then fury is not the place for you. But if you want to improve your life (physical and mental) then put your excuses aside and give CrossFit a try.