July's AOTM: Jasmine & Sean
Published July 5, 2015
I didn't exercise at all before doing crossfit
What was your exercise regime before CrossFit?
i would go five days a week and focus on a specific body part on each day.
How many WODs per week do you attend?
Now up to 5-6 WODs a week, during graduate school I was attending half of that.
Favorite CrossFit exercise?
Handstand push ups
Least favorite exercise?
I actually have grown to like them all, I know what you are thinking come on, really? But it is true, at one point in time I would have said it was burpees, but improving on the exercise has caused me to actually look forward to doing them when written into a program. I like least the ones where I need Improvement, only because well I don't like to lose pace in a WOD because I struggle stringing my kip or thrusters and so forth. However, nothing beats the feeling when you learn to master a particular movement.
What would you tell a newbie getting started that helped you?
Don't doubt yourself for a moment, keep moving and take it day by day
What would you like to accomplish in the next 3 months?
Improving my Kip and rope climb
What is a fun fact about you?
I am very involved in politics and social policy. This year I had the opportunity to work with the state and was able to work on policy that improves NJ mental health and addiction services for disadvantaged populations. I also am obsessed with the movie JAWS.