Name: Abriana Moreno aka Abri
Where are you from? I was born and raised here in good ol' Greeley, CO 😄
Tell us about your school life/family/work life: I graduated from University High school (Go Bulldogs!) in 2012. I received my Associate of Arts degree from Aims Community College and am currently pursuing a degree in Economics from Colorado State University. I grew up as a member of a very large family with many siblings and dogs. I am in love with all three of the Boxers I have in my household and enjoy spending time with my 2 year old Boxer puppy, Amorettie. I began my career at State Farm in 2014 and am currently an Underwriting Assistant for the Health Insurance company.
When did you first start CrossFit? I began CrossFit October of 2017 and have been a member of Double Diamond CrossFit since January 2018.
What is your fitness background? Growing up, I played lots of volleyball. During high school, I participated in Track and Field where I primarily ran short sprints and focused on Pole Vaulting. After high school, I started working and didn't participate in sports / working out too much. CrossFit has been beneficial to get me back into a consistent routine of working out.
What is your favorite thing about Double Diamond CrossFit? Before CrossFit, I had ZERO experience with weight lifting and high intensity training (aside from running in High school) and I was still very new with becoming familiar with terms and names of movements when I joined Double Diamond. Being a very quiet and reserved individual, I was intimidated to say the least. The coaches and other members here at DD have been so amiable and helpful from making sure my form is correct to believing in me when I didn't believe in myself.
What is your favorite WOD or movement? I've become very fond of the girls Annie and Helen :P
What is your least favorite WOD or movement? Thrusters. Ugh!
What are your goals? Long Term: Get my bachelor's degree!!! And possibly a Master's! Short Term: I'm working hard on being able to complete the next Open doing all Rx workouts and becoming the most competitive version of me that I can be.
How has CrossFit changed your life? CrossFit has definitely made me love myself a whole lot more both physically and mentally. It's motivated me to make small adjustments like drinking more water on a daily basis, choosing foods that give me more energy, and making sure I remain active on a consistent basis. CrossFit has definitely given me confidence I've never had before. I've accomplished things I never thought I would have.
Do you have any advice for people thinking about starting CrossFit or that you want to share with our members? Consistency is key! Record your progress! Celebrate your achievements!! And most importantly, have fun!!