Athlete of the MonthSeptember

Lucretia Danie Smith

Career: State Police Fugitive Task Force

Years at CrossFit Pell City: 1

Always showing up ready to work!

Before finding us, what was your struggle? What were your biggest frustrations?
I struggled with what every normal person struggles with, CONSISTENCY and ACCOUNTABILITY! I’ve worked all day, I’m tired….everyone can always make a million excuses not to go to the gym every single day. I struggled with making myself get up and go. I would get frustrated with myself in the lack of motivation I had to work out. I had everything at my disposal at my “home gym”, everything! Nothing could motivate me to go workout by myself. I could watch all the workout videos I wanted, but at the end of the day, it wasn’t happening on a consistent basis. I also struggled with nutrition and learning to fuel my body correctly.
✅ How did your struggle and frustrations affect your life? What did you feel like before you made your transformation?
I would get frustrated with myself because I could tell I was gaining weight in all the wrong places (women feel me on this, amiright) and didnt feel like myself. Clothes fit differently, mood was terrible, no energy, just felt like blah!
✅ How did our program help you?
I’m going to be honest, I have tried a lot of different boxes, but none felt like home to me. The coaches and the people at CFPC instantly made me feel at home, like these people genuinely cared about me and my goals and wanted me to succeed as much as I did. There was never the feeling that I was there to give them my money, workout and leave. There was never an awkward day where you show up to workout and no one spoke or introduced themselves. It was like I met someone new every day and everyone was always so friendly. If I was doing something wrong, the coaches weren’t the only ones that would help me correct the problem. It felt like EVERYONE wanted to help me succeed. Now that I found CFPC, I am home. Everyone always makes me want to come back! If you create the best environment and give someone the encouragement to flourish…then they will. That’s how it happened for me. I now have more motivation and accountability to be at the gym every day. And once you start to see the fruits of your labor, I promise you will never go back!
✅ How is life different for you now?
I feel so much better physically than I ever have. I have gotten stronger, faster and noticed more changes in my physical appearance and that in turn has boosted confidence. My nutrition is better than it has ever been and I feel so much better all the way around. I honestly have no idea how I made it so long before coming to crossfit, specifically CFPC. It has changed my life.

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