Monday, July 12, 2010

Athlete Profile: Stacy Craig

Stacy is one of our newest Paleo Challenge Winners! She is a hardworking, 48 year old mother of three and committed 6 am CrossFitter for the past 2 1/2 years. She dedicated herself to this Paleo challenge for 3 months with some very definitive goals in mind. She wanted to lose her belly fat, feel better about the way she looks, improve her performance, get at least ONE kipping pull up, and improve her overall nutritional habits.

Stacy certainly excelled in every way during the challenge. She lost 11.5 pounds, and her waist-line became slim and muscular! She said she feels great, gained energy and has adopted the paleo diet as a lifestyle! She says it has been a liberating experience eating this way. She loved not weighing, measuring, or counting calories! She never felt deprived and she no longer has cravings!

Her performance gains have been huge! For anyone wondering just what the Paleo diet can do for you in the gym, check out Stacy's accomplishments!!!

Benchmark workouts:
Start: Thick band pull ups, 22 lb. bar thrusters (time: 10:34)
End: 12 kipping pulls (the remainder with Thin band), 33 lb. bar thrusters (time: 11:08)

1RM Deadlift:
Start: 155#
End: 180#

500m Row:
Start: 2:15
End: 1:58

How's that for impressive? I love that when I asked Stacy if I could take a picture of her doing a kipping pull-up, (seconds after she just finished a grueling WOD), she just went right over to the bar, jumped up and did as least 3 (easily). "At least ONE kipping pull-up"..... no problem!!!

Congratulations on your accomplishments, Stacy! You are truly an inspiration! It has been so enjoyable watching & witnessing your success! You are such an amazing lady and I'm SO pleased that you have discovered and embraced the Paleo lifestyle. :-)


Anonymous said...

Great work Stacy! It's always a treat to work out with you. I am so happy you are a part of the 6 am craziness. SO SO proud of you for all of your hard work. Keep it up girl!

Miriam said...

Congratulations Stacy! Very impressive results. It's always motivating to see someone's hard work pay dividends.

Debby said...

Stacy - you are amazing! Watching you slim down and show those muscles has been very inspirational. You also kick butt on the workouts- so strong! Thanks for being a 6 am buddie and a great partner.

Stephanie said...

Stacy! I'm so proud of my buddie! You just keep get stronger all the time. Good for you. You look terrific and your new confidence really shows! Keep up the great work!

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