Dawn's Blog

The holidays are over and it’s really time to get down to business. I have been working out as often as I can and have indeed achieved some pretty awesome goals/results, but now it’s really time to focus. With the holiday’s out of the way I will find more time to focus on my health goals, my well-being, and athletic drive. For the New Year I have set some specific goals for myself and I want to share them with you all so that you can help hold me accountable.

First up: I want to lose 50 pounds in a healthy way. I know that this is no small number but I also know that it is attainable when I have the support and tools available to me that I do. I want to lose the 50 pounds not just for vanity’s sake but also for my health. I have sleep apnea, anxiety, and depression. There is no doubt in my mind that losing this kind of weight will help me not only feel better when looking in the mirror but I will also feel better mentally and physically.

Secondly: I want to start attending regular CrossFit classes as well as boot camp. I LOVE MY BOOTCAMP crew; I mean really, I do. They are the ones who have been with me since the very beginning and have pushed me, high fived me, and struggled alongside me. It’s scary moving on from something and someone’s that you’re comfortable with and this is why I’m going to keep my boot camp schedule but add in regular classes on the fill in days. It’s really nice to be able to make this change and have the support from everyone around me while I do it. It’s also nice to know that I don’t have to “give up” seeing those I love seeing to advance myself. CrossFit schedules are the best!

Lastly: I WANT TO ENTER A COMPETITION! There, I said it. The athlete in me has been Facebook stalking those competing, it has been jealous (in a good way) over medals and trophies won, and is itching to get out there and win its own. I know that I’m nowhere near that level as of right now, but with the first two goals going into effect I know that this goal isn’t out of reach. I plan on taking my training seriously (Don’t worry; I’ll still be having fun.) and making large strides in this New Year.

So there you have it, my 3 main goals for this year. I don’t think any of these are farfetched and I know that I can count on all of you for your continued love and support as I continue on in this amazing journey. So here’s to 2016, filled with PR’s, weight loss, and competitions!
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Dawn O'Brien

Dawn is a participant in CrossFit Nashua's 2015/2016 "Fit-For-Life" program. Participants track their progress in the CrossFit training program during the coming 1-year period and log their progress in this blog. Best of luck Dawn, in meeting your training goals!

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