In July of 2012 some friends found a Groupon for an Crossfit ARMED “Boot Camp”. I agreed to give it a shot. Although it was intimidating at first, I quickly realized how much more intense my workouts were compared to other forms of exercise I had tried. Another benefit was that I started to meet people and get to know other crossfit members. I completed my on-ramp certification in September of 2012 and since then have regularly surprised myself at what I can now do – rope climbing, kipping pull-ups, and numerous personal record 1 rep max weights. Through Crossfit Armed I also discovered the Paleo lifestyle and completed the 30-day Paleo challenge. Between crossfit and paleo eating I have lost about 10 pounds of body fat and am having no trouble keeping the weight off. I think the results speak for themselves.