Tell us about yourself: I have 5 busy children, which means I am a crazy lady. I am originally from Cache Valley, I married the boy next door… Craig Anhder. It was the best decision I ever made. Because I have worked in a hospital for 15+ years, I have seen the effects of how people treat their bodies. Boy, the stories I could tell! Health is very important to me.
What’s your day job? I am a registered Dietitian. I have many jobs- I do private consultations for companies, I work at both hospitals as a clinical dietitian and teach for the University of Vermont and do research on weight loss. I also own a company called “The Divvy UP”- a semi-annual Children’s’ consignment sale.
How where you introduced to CrossFit? I have been a runner for years, and that was good to keep my weight down and keep me in shape. The older I have gotten, the harder it was getting to stay in shape, running by itself was not working anymore. My husband is a big fan of Paul and Crossfit and had been trying to get me to go to IOTA for a long time. Finally I caved and tried it.
What’s your favorite WOD or Lift? “Cindy” or “The Chief.” I love snatches too.
What is your favorite skill/movement that you have learned at CrossFit IoTA? Snatches and pull-ups, although my pull-ups are very, very ugly. It looks like an awkward seizure-like jerk on the bar. But I’m working on it.
How has CrossFit changed your life? I am not sure CrossFit has changed my life, but I do love the fact that I am stronger and have done things that are new and hard.
What keeps you motivated and coming back for more? This is a tricky question. When I am in the middle of a WOD, I am cursing Paul the entire time. I swear I’m never coming back. I finish and then we’re friends again. Interesting thing that people keep coming back to hurt and nearly die.
What’s something you know now that you wish someone would have said to you when you started CrossFit? Wish I could have started Crossfit 20 years ago :).
One word to describe me would be… busy-body
I have always wanted… to travel more and be a host on the TV show “What not to Wear”
Outside of the gym, I like to… run, shop :), be with my family and travel
Three things you would always find in my fridge… yogurt, lettuce and milk
Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me… My husband and I were both voted class clown in HS. I’m still funny, he is not.
Favorite physical activity outside of CFI… running
Favorite place to eat in Cache Valley … Twizzleberry
Song(s) that gets me pumped up for a workout… I like the “girly” music- not a fan of angry man music
The last thing I ate was… Big spinach salad
My proudest accomplishment is… 5 kids (wow!) and an awesome husband
My six month goal is... RX every WOD, beat Christina Palmer in something and be Daryl’s partner for a competition (in a non-creepy kind of way) 🙂
My favorite workout attire is… I prefer a unitard. I’ve got my beach volleyball attire waiting for when I have a rockin’ hot body.
My favorite workout partner(s)… LOVE LOVE LOVE the 5:15 a.m. class. There is something unique about that class, something about waking up in the middle of the night to sweat together.
If you created a WOD and named it after yourself what would the workout be?
Run 5 miles