Several months ago, Coach Brianna approached me about having her grandmother, “Pitty Pat” come in and train during off-peak times. This is her story, in her own words.
I am a 74 year old mother of 2, grandmother of 7 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
I have type 2 diabetes, and my legs have hurt so badly from neuropathy, that I can hardly walk to the mailbox.
I have had 2 heart attacks which have left me very weak.
I also broke my right upper arm and busted my shoulder all to pieces from a fall. They glued it back together and put a rod and screws into the bone to hold everything together.
So needless to say, my mobility has been pretty restricted. Some days, I just didn’t feel like getting out of bed. Hard as I tried I could not get my diabetes under control, even with medication.
My granddaughter, Brianna, is a coach at CrossFit Memorial Hill, and asked me if she could work with me, to try to help me get some strength back. I said, “Oh honey, I can not do CrossFit. That would be too much for me.” Finally she talked me into it and my daughter, Lisa, drives me to The Hill every week on Wednesday.
I made up my mind, that if this was going to work, that I was going to do everything that Brianna told me to do. Which I have done.
I am here to tell you, that my diabetes has dropped 100 points, It is closer to normal than it has been in years. My energy levels have improved 95% or more. I am no longer in bed all day everyday, in fact, I no longer take naps. I am able to actually go and help others who are in greater need. My mobility in my arms and legs have increased so much, that I can reach behind my back, and walk without pain being so excruciating. I love my new lease on life, and it is all due to CrossFit, and the support I have had from the coaches and staff there.
So don’t ever say, “I can’t do that.”
With a little determination and the love and support of the most wonderful people supporting you, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING.
I really love all of you at The Hill, who have been so supportive, and have helped me get my life back.
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