Hunter Rose

A year ago I was introduced to crossfit at a local box here in Henderson NV called crossfit 2 serve through Derek and my father in law. At that time in my life I was just coming into year one of sobriety and weighing in at 250 lbs. I was dealing a lot with physical pain, injuries from construction and still trying to recover from the damage that drugs and alcohol had done to me but praise Jesus that He delivered me from that lifestyle a year before that. So starting out fresh in crossfit, I didn’t know what it was and I thought to myself that im not a cardio kinda guy. I wanted heavy weights. Ha. I soon realized after a couple of wods that crossfit was gonna be an avenue that God was and is still using to feed my energy into. Shortly into it I was shown how to implement the zone diet. My prayer was more discipline in all aspects of my life. My walk with God, exercise and nutrition etc…

So now a year later I’m down 70 lbs and weigh 180 lbs. My very first wod was Cindy, which I’ll never forget. I did 10 rds not RX, ring rows for pull ups, bout died on push ups and didn’t know what below parallel ment on a squat. Now I am able to do Cindy RX. I always understood doing a heavy bench set or leg day but coming to a place of being ok with High reps was unheard of in my mind but through time and consistentcy my cardio went up and it did get easier even tho wods seemed to get harder. I was asked to come up with goals when I first started which looked something like; do a pull up, lose 20 lbs, run a mile, run a 5k race but a couple months into I drank the koolaid so to speak and found myself at the box alot putting in extra work after wods and even before wods to try and get better at crossfit as a whole. As the weight was coming off through the zone diet, my performance went up. Pull-ups came easier, even nailed a muscle up about 4 months into it. I could barely clean, snatch, squat and deadlift. Now my clean is up to 270, snatch is up to 200, squat is 345 and deadlift is 435. It was consistentcy of being there at the box, nutrition and health that God has given me to keep going. As well as the community at crossfit 2 serve. It is awesome and really encouraging to see strangers become family through grinding it out together and finding comanality through it. Jan 5th 2016 marks my 2 year anniversary of being freed from addictions and also a 1 year reminder of when I started doing crossfit. I am healthy and thriving again!

Hunter Rose