7-year FitWitter, Meredith, shares her story!

Hometown: Conyers, GA
Age: It’s just a number, right? 44
Occupation: Event Coordinator
First FitWit class (date): March 2010

Tell us about any sports and fitness background:

I played Soccer, Tennis, Basketball growing up and Soccer through College at Anderson University in Anderson, SC.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting FitWit?

When I started, I had just had my 1 st child and really just wanted to lose weight. That has evolved after continuing through my 2nd pregnancy and after into being the best version of myself, right now. The strength I have now, not just physical but mental and emotional, it gets me through the day. I’ve trimmed pounds, inches, fat and gained muscle. Improved workout times and working on the mental capacity in workouts. I’ve successfully run 3 – ½ Marathons, several 5k’s, hundreds of miles with lady friends, become a proficient rower and have the confidence to take on any challenges life throws my way. I’m a work in progress!

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like FitWit that were totally unexpected?

I’ve gained a tribe of supporters who I know will be friends for life. The support from the FitWit community is rival to none. The mental benefits enable me to a better Mom, Wife Friend and Person.

Why do you FitWit?

So many reasons, but I love the escape from whatever is going on in life that day.  Strength, Cardio, Friend time and Community.

Favorite workouts?

Dare I say, “Sandwich”, “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary”, Anything with KBs or Tabata.

Least favorite workouts?

Any Running Assessments or 100 Burpees for Time. OY!

Three words to describe you:

Thoughtful, Kind and Loyal

Any favorite FitWit moments?

FitWit games, FW Field Day, Banquets, Socials. I see a trend here.

Fitness Goals?

Double Unders, Consistent Toe Push ups, a completing Sprint Triathlon and more Red r/x workouts. Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable and better at pushing past the mental obstacles in workouts.

Words to live by (Favorite Quote)?

“Well behaved Women Seldom Make History” and “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”

Something cool we don’t know about you?

I’ve lived at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon for a summer and in a ski town in Colorado for several years.

Also, I love hugs and high fives.