Congratulations to our January 2020 Athlete-of-the-Month, Priscilla Birt! We sat down with her and talked about her CrossFit experience.
CFFC: How long have you been with CrossFit First Creek?
Priscilla: About 15 months.
CFFC: What made you start CrossFit? What has kept you doing it? Has your motivation changed since you first started?
Priscilla: I started because I wanted to have some structure in my workouts. I had been inconsistent for at least a year beforehand and I wasn’t accomplishing much. The constant challenge to push myself to do new things and compete again has kept me doing it.
I would say I’m more motivated now, yes. At first I would constantly think “I’ll never be able to do that”, now it’s “how long until I can do that.”
CFFC: What have you learned since joining CFFC?
Priscilla: I’ve learned a lot. Primarily that I’m not as strong as I want to be, but also that my body is capable of a lot more than I thought.
CFFC: What is your proudest CrossFit moment?
Priscilla: Proudest moment is probably a tie between doing kipping pull-ups and kipping handstand push-ups! (two things I never expected to do – at least for a long time!) Oh and climbing the rope 15 times in a workout, even if it took me 40 minutes haha.
CFFC: What are your favorite lifts or movements? Least favorite?
Priscilla: Favorites – deadlifts or cleans and rowing❤ Least favorite – snatches, burpees, high volume pressing movements 😑
CFFC: What would your perfect WOD look like?
Priscilla: It would have some form of rowing and running. Add in some box jump overs (because I don’t like standing all the way up haha), and maybe some light cleans (higher reps).
CFFC: What do you most enjoy about CFFC or CrossFit in general?
Priscilla: I enjoy the people at CFFC. All my stwong fwends 😊 I enjoy the challenge CrossFit provides, along with the competition.
CFFC: What impact has CrossFit had on you in and out of the gym?
Priscilla: It’s had a positive impact on my life. It’s got me working hard again, pushing myself, feeling more confident outside the gym, as well.
CFFC: What are your CrossFit goals?
Priscilla: Strict pull-ups and getting stronger. Probably not close to either of them right now haha ask me again in another year.
CFFC: When you are not CrossFitting, what is your favorite thing to do?
Priscilla: Hiking and traveling (to hike some more ❤)
CFFC: What is one fun thing about you that many don’t know?
Priscilla: I really like to dance. Especially a good ole Texas 2 step.
CFFC: What is one tip you’d give to someone new to CrossFit or considering CrossFit?
Priscilla: Not to feel intimidated. It can be hard when you see a lot of people doing these crazy things, but you’re capable of more than you think. Pretty soon you’ll be doing these crazy things too.
CFFC: What is your diet like? Has it changed since starting CrossFit? What is your favorite workout fuel?
Priscilla: Uhm it’s changed some! I definitely was not eating enough protein. Once I did, I saw some changes I’d been hoping to see. So I’m more aware of what my body needs, whether it gets that everyday is a different story 😂
CFFC: If there was one thing you could improve upon at CFFC, what would it be?
Priscilla: I would let all the puppies come back.🙈But I am super duper thankful for CFFC and all the people that come with it. Everyone is welcoming and encouraging and that alone goes a long way.