My fitness journey started way back in Iowa about 15 years ago. I am 5’10” and was 210 lbs of fluff. Busy raising two kids, building a career, and eating frozen pizza three times a week led me to a physical state I was not happy with. I started eating better, tried the Atkin’s diet for a year with decent results, and mixed in some jogging. That kept me at around 190 lbs of fluff, better than my worst but not where I wanted to be either.
In 2013 I moved to Corvallis and I joined a Globo-gym. That was fine for a bit but I quickly got bored trying to think up different exercises to do and defaulted to the elliptical and a random assortment of machines. Nobody really talked in the gym and there was no community feel to it. I work from home so not feeling connected to the area was a drag. At the beginning of 2015 I was introduced to CrossFit. I was super intimidated by the movements, the weights, and the intensity.
– Dave Husby