How were you referred to MO2DT/what motivated you to join?
Amy: I had a membership with MaxT3, which shared a location with MO2DT. Eventually, MaxT3 members merged into MO2DT and that’s how it all started! I had done MaxT3 for a full year before CrossFit, which included a lot of the same movements, but with kettlebells, so it was an easy transition. I’ve been doing Crossfit for about 6 years total.
Jordyn: At the time one of my co-workers was a crossfitter at another gym. I was running a lot to train for my first half and working out at a Snap fitness on my own. I was getting very bored doing things on my own and running out of ideas to keep my workouts varied. At the time I was considering trying it my friend was in the middle of wedding planning. She wanted to get in shape for her wedding so we joined together – accountability! I got hooked right away and the rest is history! (my future hubby might have been a huge motivator to keep me going in the beginning too)
What accomplishment are you most proud of and why?
Amy: Consistently coming. Before, when I had a membership at Anytime Fitness, I either never went or didn’t know what to do when I got there. I had no accountability. I love coming at 5 a.m because 1: it is the only time that works for me and my family and 2: it’s my only “me” time, I come for my own sanity!
When I was at Max T3, I did my first CrossFit competition and I was NOT a crossfitter. I’m also proud of getting in my first kipping pull-ups and toes-to-bar, but mostly, I’m proud of my consistency in attendance. (Not only has Amy gotten her first toes-to-bar in, she did 18.1 RX, which included 8 toes-to-bar each round!)
Jordyn: At the moment going at least 4-5 days a week is a success for me.
Doing pull ups was a huge accomplishment for me. It took me almost a year to get my first pull up. To me there’s something about pull ups it just feels awesome to be able to do them. Double unders was pretty cool too – that took me much longer to get!
What do you spend the majority of your time doing when you aren’t at Crossfit?
Amy: Kids! Family. Work. I work at ITA group in West Des Moines, where I am a Project Manager. I manage enterprise projects internally for the company and I’ve been there 12 years. But yeah, being a mom keeps me busy-my husband Shawn (a noon “regular”) and I have three kids-a boy and two girls.
Jordyn: Thinking about crossfit……
I have two pups and a pretty cool fiancé that I love spending time with, however, I work full-time and go to school full-time as well as planning a wedding and in the midst of purchasing a home. So when I’m not doing any of that – I’m doing crossfit. It’s my stress relief and personal time to make myself better so I cherish it!
If you had to choose between doing 18.1 again and 18.2, which one would it be and why?
Amy: Oh-18.1. 18. 2 was brutal! I can’t believe I thought about re-doing it! It was terrible! I almost cried in round 8. So mad that I missed my clean at the end. I was so close to getting it within the time cap.
Jordyn: 18.2 without a doubt. I like being able to use my hands and 18.1 destroyed them – so I’m totally fine never ever doing that again!