I wanted muscles!
Name: Elizabeth Brock
AOTM: September 2019
Member of Ideal since: March 2018
Tell us about yourself!
I was born in Austin, Texas and lived there until I was 9 years old. I have lived in 9 states. I moved to Oklahoma in 2011 and have lived in the Broken Arrow area for 3 years and love it! I’m a wife to Joe Brock of 7 years and we have a daughter, Aubrey, 4 years old.
What do you do for a job?
I’m a stay at home mom.
Tell us what you like to do.
I like to hangout with family and friends, attending and volunteering at church, watching cooking and baking shows (but I’m no “pro”), trying out new recipes (I hate cleaning up the mess lol), checking out new restaurants with different types of cuisine, watching Netflix, going to the movies, evening walks/runs/bike rides with my family, bargain hunting, playing board or card games, and I have a DEEP appreciation for the art of dance (having no experience myself).
What did you do for working out before CrossFit and what brought you to Ideal CrossFit?
I grew up in a family where fitness was important and as a family we would workout together. I also played sports in school. With this background, my routine was working out at a local gym and running, but I realized I always looked like a “runner” and I wanted to look like a lifted weights- I wanted muscles! My brother-in -law and sister-in-law started CrossFit and I noticed the amazing transformation to their body and said to myself, “that’s what I’ve been wanting!” So I looked up local CrossFit’s, tried Ideal, and have been there ever since.
What was your first impression? How has it changed?
I was like, “this is HARD!”, but the goal of having muscles was something that motivated me. As each month went by and the progress of a band assisted pull up went to kipping pull ups, my goal changed. It was no longer about muscles. It was about seeing those small progressions. The results of your hard -SWEATY- work like being able to do my first strict handstand push-up and being a part of a community that pushes you to work harder and cheers you on even in your failures that has motivated me ever since.
What are some accomplishments you are proud of?
Kipping pull-ups, handstand push-ups, rope climbs, toes to bar, double unders, and being able to do -some- workouts Rx.
What are your goals at this time?
My current goals are learning how to handstand walk, do a bar muscle up, and multiple strict pull-ups.