Kerri Schommer

There is a very long list of reasons that I came to CutThroat.  However I think the driving force has been my health. I will be the big 5-0 in July.  When you have that staring you in the face you realize you better get your act together while you still have a chance!  I don’t want to work all of these years so I can retire to my couch.  I want to travel and be active and if I don’t take care of myself that won’t happen.  I work as a home health RN and let me tell you your lifestyle choices will catch up with you!  Here is a quote from one of my patients “Kerri use your legs while you still have them.”  He has a horrible disease. Often I remember him saying that on the days I feel lazy.  My patients have kept me motivated.  

My first impression before I came to CrossFit was… “how am I going to fit in here?”  Well surprise, surprise….  I fit in!  There are so many shapes, sizes and ages here it’s not what you think of when you think of CrossFit.  I think Brian described it well the other night at Friday Night Lights “guys the CrossFit games is the NFL- we are a backyard football game.”   Their coaching is excellent and I have NEVER hurt myself.   I have made huge progress in my humble opinion. 

I have had so many bright spots since I have started it’s hard to count just one!  The best part about CrossFit  is you have several bright spots a week.  I am constantly being able to do something I couldn’t do the week before.  This week it was lifting 135# deadlifts not once but 11 times after I completed the “Diane” workout! I have had inches lost bright spots, endurance bright spots, balance bright spots the list just goes on and on.  

I am currently working on figuring out my diet.  I have completely transformed my diet, but I find it to be a challenge to make sure you are losing fat and not muscle.  So I will be working on that.  I am also hoping to work in the barbell club more to improve my technique.  

I have so many great memories already.   My favorite so far though is the Friday Night Lights series and all of the people I have met.  It’s great to meet other people who are interested in working out hard.   I am looking forward to spending many years at CutThroat.