Athlete of the Month-Lauren Sharpless
Hello Crossfit Solafide!
I am Lauren Sharpless and Iâ€™m so excited and honored to be chosen as the Athlete of the Month!
Now just a little bit about meâ€”I am a military brat originally from Maryland, but claim Fayetteville, NC as home.Â Cody and I have been married for almost 6 years and we have two childrenâ€”Boss (3 yrs) and Pyper (20 months).Â Iâ€™ve been in the Army for 10 years and weâ€™ve been here in Clarksville since July 2011.Â I ran competitively in High School and at West Point, and working out has always been a normal part of my daily routine.
At the beginning of 2013, I was deployed to Afghanistan.Â Having had my daughter just seven months prior, I still had some weight to lose and figured I would get in to shape while deployed.Â But I just kept with the same routineâ€”running and weight liftingâ€”and wasnâ€™t seeing the results that I wanted.Â While I was gone, my husband Cody started going to the Endurance Classes here at Solafide.Â He started eating Paleo and was seeing great results.Â So, I decided I would try it as well.Â I researched the Paleo way of eating and Nutrition and watched just about every Crossfit video on You Tube because Iâ€™d never done any type of Crossfit before.Â I worked out every morning before work and often times in the afternoon when I could.Â I followed the Paleo rules the best I could with the food provided in the military dining facility.Â It was amazing how quickly I began to see results.Â Once I started seeing progress, I was hooked.Â I saw improvements not only in appearance, but I also had more energy and my overall fitness level was improving significantly as well.
I started working out a Crossfit Solafide immediately after getting home earlier this year.Â Everyone at Solafide is so amazing and welcoming and it is such a great atmosphere to work out in.Â The Coaches are awesome and I canâ€™t say enough good things about them.Â My husband and my kids are my biggest supporters and they motivate me every day to get better and better.Â I am so proud and fortunate to be part of the Crossfit Solafide family and look forward to getting to know everyone!