Meet Kevin and Nikkie Darnall
3 months into #MeadeCF
🤗👊🏼🙌🏼 “Kevin and I both realized,a long time ago, that we needed to do something about our health. We had developed a habit of working, coming home, fixing unhealthy dinners, cleaning up, then watching TV. My weight kept going up and up. Kevin’s weight started going up, which was a surprise because he had always ate what he wanted without appearing to do so.
Our good friend, Donna Logsdon, had asked us to try CrossFit several times. She always told us how much she loved it, we could certainly tell that it was working for her! We were intimidated by it all. We knew we would not be able to keep up and thought that we would hold others back.
One night while out to eat with Donna and Chris, and a few margaritas later, she convinced us to give it a try! We said we would, so there was no getting out of it!
While driving to CrossFit the first night, we talked seriously about turning around and going back home! I’m so glad we didn’t. As soon as we walked in, we felt welcomed, everyone was so friendly and encouraging. Jackie James told us that we had just completed the hardest first step, which was walking through the door.
Jeremy and Peejay were great at modifying our workout so that we could get the most out of it as beginners. I looked around at everyone doing their workout and thought there is no way I will be able to do any of that! A few short months later and we are both doing it and getting better and stronger at it every time! We never would have been able to do this on our own. Not only do the instructors encourage us, the whole group does!
We went from be scared to go, to being upset on the nights we can’t! In 3 and a half months I am down 15lbs, Kevin is down 12lbs and we can see and feel the change. We also eat healthier! At Kevin’s last doctor visit, he was told that they are going to look at cutting his blood pressure, triglyceride and cholesterol medicine in half!!! Kevin said his goal is to no longer have to take any of it. I am happy to see results but also extremely happy about getting my strength and energy back. I am also happy that I have made new friends and reconnected with old friends”