CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > Community > Testimonials
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Testimonials CrossFit's successes / your achievements

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-15-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
Andre Morales
Member Andre Morales is offline
 
Andre Morales's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Vallejo  CA
Posts: 279
7 month Progress Pic

I was actually not going to post anything until I got closer to all my goals but some friends and fellow CFer's have convinced me to share my progress thus far to possibly inspire others. I am still a long way off from where I want to be, but I'm extremely pleased with my results up to this point.

I have increased my overall fitness immensely, increased strength in all major lifts and then of course, there's the physical appearance. I was dabbling with CF back in November of last year and at the time I was just under 250lbs at 5'11", had an ungodly BF% and although I had run several races the year leading up, at that actual time I was lucky if I could run a full mile straight through without stopping.

Today, I am just under 210lbs with a much less BF% (won't know exactly until I do the official BF test later this month) and I look and feel better than I have in years. I'm about to be 33 years old in August and have no intention of being less fit than I am now for the rest of my life! All my lift PR's are in my signature as well as a link to my workout log which I started in February of this year.

I should also note, the most drastic changes to my physique occurred just within the last 6 weeks since I started following a Paleo diet! It's a loose following (about 80/20) but I stay very sensible about what I put in my body. One thing that really helped was tracking all my calories and fat/protein/carb ratios per day for 2 weeks. It helped me really get an understanding for how MY body reacts to different ratios and foods. Now I can pretty much predict how I'm going to look or feel based on what I eat day to day without having to break it down or look into it. To be honest, I'm not very creative in the kitchen, so most of what I eat is very plain and simple....lot's of chicken breasts and salads!

Hopefully these pics and info will provide some encouragement for other noob CFer's. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to chime in. Thanks!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	progress pic.JPG
Views:	5492
Size:	108.0 KB
ID:	9414  
__________________
Log | 5'11" 190lbs | SP 165x1 | PP 220x1 | FS 255x1 | OHS 120x2 | SJ 205x1 | PC 205x1 | Snatch 135x1 | BS 285x1 | DL 375x1 | Grace 3:56 | 500m row 1:31 | 1 mi run 6:38
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 02:48 PM   #2
Bryan Rowland
Member Bryan Rowland is offline
 
Bryan Rowland's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Raeford  NC
Posts: 280
Re: 7 month Progress Pic

Good job!!
__________________
Cars are better kept outside of the garage!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 11:53 PM   #3
Andre Morales
Member Andre Morales is offline
 
Andre Morales's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Vallejo  CA
Posts: 279
Re: 7 month Progress Pic

Thanks bro!
__________________
Log | 5'11" 190lbs | SP 165x1 | PP 220x1 | FS 255x1 | OHS 120x2 | SJ 205x1 | PC 205x1 | Snatch 135x1 | BS 285x1 | DL 375x1 | Grace 3:56 | 500m row 1:31 | 1 mi run 6:38
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 01:27 AM   #4
Pearse Shields
Member Pearse Shields is offline
 
Pearse Shields's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Palmerston  New Zealand
Posts: 1,798
Re: 7 month Progress Pic

Rockin' job man.
__________________
If it had parents, eat it till you're full My YouTube
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
Andre Morales
Member Andre Morales is offline
 
Andre Morales's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Vallejo  CA
Posts: 279
Re: 7 month Progress Pic

Appreciate that!
__________________
Log | 5'11" 190lbs | SP 165x1 | PP 220x1 | FS 255x1 | OHS 120x2 | SJ 205x1 | PC 205x1 | Snatch 135x1 | BS 285x1 | DL 375x1 | Grace 3:56 | 500m row 1:31 | 1 mi run 6:38
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 10:51 PM   #6
Sam Sang Won Lee
Affiliate Sam Sang Won Lee is offline
 
Sam Sang Won Lee's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Seoul  South Korea
Posts: 64
Re: 7 month Progress Pic

Holy smokes!! Keep on tearing it up!!
__________________
"Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 04:55 PM   #7
Andre Morales
Member Andre Morales is offline
 
Andre Morales's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Vallejo  CA
Posts: 279
Re: 7 month Progress Pic

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam Sang Won Lee View Post
Holy smokes!! Keep on tearing it up!!
Thanks bro! Here's a more up to date pic....this was taken yesterday at our competition team tryouts:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...t/IMG_0526.jpg
__________________
Log | 5'11" 190lbs | SP 165x1 | PP 220x1 | FS 255x1 | OHS 120x2 | SJ 205x1 | PC 205x1 | Snatch 135x1 | BS 285x1 | DL 375x1 | Grace 3:56 | 500m row 1:31 | 1 mi run 6:38
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #8
Andre Morales
Member Andre Morales is offline
 
Andre Morales's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Vallejo  CA
Posts: 279
Re: 7 month Progress Pic

Just realized my latest update pic was reduced....here it is full sized
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	crossfit.JPG
Views:	761
Size:	78.5 KB
ID:	9627  
__________________
Log | 5'11" 190lbs | SP 165x1 | PP 220x1 | FS 255x1 | OHS 120x2 | SJ 205x1 | PC 205x1 | Snatch 135x1 | BS 285x1 | DL 375x1 | Grace 3:56 | 500m row 1:31 | 1 mi run 6:38
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Update - 15 month progress pictures Jennie Yundt Testimonials 21 05-05-2009 04:00 PM
Progress check - month three John Schroeder Testimonials 2 03-31-2009 04:07 AM
Progress check - month two. John Schroeder Testimonials 0 03-01-2009 06:26 PM
pic on profile Stephen Macioci Starting 1 04-21-2008 07:55 AM
3 month progress report Chris Jodlowski Testimonials 1 05-09-2006 12:29 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.