Today, her physical strength is thanks to the resistance workouts she started at CrossFit York. Instead of working out four hours a day and suffering through lengthy recoveries, she works out for an hour and feels “pleasantly sore.”
“I finally got to the point where I felt, ‘I can do this,’” she says. “And it applies to so many things in my life.”
It motivated her to finish her dissertation within a year of starting CrossFit – and finally hang onto that Ph.D. from Syracuse University with pride. It inspires her in the classroom when she teaches students at York College of Pennsylvania who want to achieve their own full potential.
“I measure my success with different metrics now,” she says. “It isn’t the number on the scale. It’s how I feel. It’s what I can accomplish. It’s how empowered I feel to take on the next thing.”