Paul has really dialed in his consistency and his nutrition over the last several months and the results have been outstanding. His personal bests just keep getting better!!
Day Job: During the day I am a Registered Nurse in charge of an operating room just outside of Boston.
Hobbies & Other Activities: In my spare time I like to Fix cars, as well as different types of carpentry and woodworking.
Proudest Life Achievement: This is a tough one. I am very excited about finishing my bachelors degree this past August from SNHU. I had started and stopped working toward this for a long time and finally got it done.
Previous Fitness: Before CFFP I was off and on with workout videos like P90x and Insanity but these were difficult without others to motivate me.
Why CFFP?: I always did better working out with others to motivate me and to see if I was performing the moves right. CFFP has all that and more!!
First Memorable WOD: I am not very good at keeping my journal up to date. I do remember when I first started at CFFP one of the WODs had a 1 mile run. I panicked a little because I hadn’t done much running but then went for it and made it through.
Favorite CrossFit Movement: I think my favorite move is the dead lift. I feel confident when doing it and am able to challenge myself with heavier weights.
What Motivates Him: I am motivated by my weight loss. I have struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. When I see the picture Clark took of me during my On ramp class, it helps push me to keep going.
Biggest Goal: The goal I set when I started with CFFP was to lose 30lbs. I have now lost 55lbs and feel great. The last time I was this weight was in middle school.
Biggest Challenge: Pullups have been my biggest challenge. I had never done one in my life until starting crossfit. I have been working at it for a while and last month I was finally able to do my first unassisted!! Yay
Biggest Improvement: My biggest improvement has been with squats. In the past I felt as if I was cutting corners because I could never get as low as instructed. Now I think I am much better at it and it keeps me going.
Advice for New Members: It is easy to become intimidated by others in the class who push through the workout and look like they could keep going while your rolling around on the floor gasping for air. Stick with it and day by day you will see improvement and makes you work harder.
Who is Your Superhero?: My sister is my superhero. Like so many others she struggled with addiction for a long time. After hitting bottom she was able to pull herself up and has been living clean for a long time now. She is the reason I moved up to this area and whenever possible I introduce her to some of the moves CFFP has taught me and we workout together.
Fun Fact: Not sure what to say…. I guess since CFFP is about getting stronger and building muscle, how about this….
The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. While you may not be able to bench press much with your tongue, it is in fact the strongest muscle in your body in proportion to its size. If you think about it, every time you eat, swallow or talk you use your tongue, ensuring it gets quite a workout throughout the day.