So you all probably already know that I'm a little bit obsessed with Crossfit.

I first heard about it through Deb back in 2010. After reading about her journey I did some research of my own. It didn't take long for me to decide I wanted to give it a try. I joined our only local Crossfit box in February 2011. I was SO excited. This was it! I was FINALLY going to get in some sort of shape!

And promptly enough... I found out I was pregnant. So it was put on hold. But not without huge disappointment. I knew I'd go back and a year later I returned to finish out my three month contract. I haven't turned back since. :)

I could talk all day long about CF and why I love it... but a quick blurb from this article really puts my thoughts into a much more elegant and faster read:

"As bad as it feels when you're halfway through a WOD [workout of the day], you know it'll be over soon. And you know you'll make it to the end because no one is allowed to quit. That's one reason it's so exhilarating. Another is the camaraderie. You're not really competing with your fellow CrossFitters as much as competing against yourself, and everyone in the room wants you to win." Read more at Men's Health

I am a Crossfitter for life.

And for any of my hometown folks who missed my PSA on Facebook, there is a new Crossfit Affiliate box opening in KG in September! I am so excited for you guys! Check out the website.

One day... when I am in even better shape than I am today... I will share some progress photos. But... they are not pretty so it'll be a while before I'm ready to be that bold. :)

Liz Cook

Liz Cook is a wedding, birth, and motherhood photographer based in Central Virginia. Her intuition and creative perspective allow her to connect both professionally and personally with her subjects, and thus, her portfolio is saturated with authentic emotion. Whether she's sharing her story with fellow entrepreneurs or enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters, Liz is both present and passionate about capturing and celebrating life. Her work has been featured by O "Oprah" Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino, Rue Magazine, among others.