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Athlete Profile: Celina

By admin | In Athlete Profiles | on October 26, 2012

Today’s Guest Post comes from Celina’s hubby Patrick:

“God, I’m sick of being fat!” – Me, three years ago

“When’s the last time you went to the gym?” – Celina

“I dunno, too long to count.” (as I stuff my face with Oreos)

“Well maybe you should do something about it.”

This was us back in 2009 before we learned about Crossfit.  Celina has always led a lifestyle of fitness and is intrinsically motivated.  I on the other hand needed, uh, “outside motivation” to go to the gym, and even when I did go I had no idea what I was doing.  Celina was a Division I swimmer at the Air Force Academy, and was able to stay in pretty good shape after graduation.  However, she felt that something was lacking, and she missed the team dynamic she had when participating in competitive sports.  Crossfit has provided her answer.  Back in Wyoming we completed the WODs in the Air Force gym as part of the base club.  This was a great introduction and taught us the potential of this type of training.  Unfortunately, that club was shut down, and we lost our motivation to continue doing Crossfit.  But then we moved to Los Angeles, learned about CF Intrepid, and were given the opportunity to pick up where we left off!  Since that time, Celina has progressed so much.  When she began last fall, she could not even complete a pull up, do double-unders, or climb a rope.  Now she can complete pull-up WODs with no bands, she kills dubs, and she even bought special socks so she can protect her legs when racing up and down the rope.  Speaking of gear, I’m pretty sure she could be confused for a Lululemon sales rep any day of the week, but that’s another discussion!  Since Celina would never brag about her accomplishments, I will go ahead and do it for her.  Back in February, she placed first in the Whole30 challenge and recently placed second in the scaled division in the CFI Games.  She even inspired a dozen of our friends and family to start a Whole30 challenge from her Facebook posts!  While she is carefree and relaxed most days in the gym, most people do not know that Celina is fiercely competitive with herself, and will accomplish any goal she sets her mind to.  This fire inspires me to do better every day.

You are my role model babe.  Thanks for introducing me to the awesome Crossfit family!  I love you so much, and Happy Birthday!


WOD 10.26.12

Back Squat 3×5 or Wendler

Buy In With 4 Rope Climbs
Then 4 Rounds:
12 Pistols
8 Ring Dips
Sprint 170m

26 Comments to "Athlete Profile: Celina"

  • Jason says:

    October 26, 2012 at 6:09 AM -

    Happy B Day, Celina! Hope you have a great day.

  • Amanda says:

    October 26, 2012 at 6:26 AM -

    Happy birthday, Celina. You are a true friend.

    You have been a critical part of how well I have healed. You’re an encouragement, a friend, and an inspiration.

    I am blessed to have a friend as wonderful as you.

  • Cristina says:

    October 26, 2012 at 6:37 AM -

    Happy Birthday Celina!! Hope you have a great birthday Weekend.

  • Sean says:

    October 26, 2012 at 6:42 AM -

    Have a great birthday you legal whiz kid!

  • Pablo says:

    October 26, 2012 at 6:54 AM -

    Happy Birthday!

  • Scott says:

    October 26, 2012 at 7:00 AM -

    Happy Birthday Celina!!

  • Amy says:

    October 26, 2012 at 7:17 AM -

    Happy birthday Celina!!

  • Dan says:

    October 26, 2012 at 7:37 AM -

    Happy birthday Celina! Have a great day

  • Holley says:

    October 26, 2012 at 8:09 AM -

    Happy Birthday Celina! Keep up the hard work, I see the open division in your future! :)

  • Ning says:

    October 26, 2012 at 8:14 AM -

    Woke up 7:30 in the morning and read it as “Now she can complete pull-up WODs with no hands…” It was only a moment of confusion, not disbelief.

  • Ning says:

    October 26, 2012 at 8:15 AM -

    Apparently 8:14 is still too early for me. Forgot to say, have a great birthday, Celina!

  • Tina says:

    October 26, 2012 at 8:27 AM -

    Happy Birthday Celina!!! Have a great day!

  • Datenight says:

    October 26, 2012 at 8:30 AM -

    Happy birthday Celina! Always great to see you pushing yourself! Have a great day!

  • Anna says:

    October 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM -

    Happy Birthday Celina! Your hard work and dedication does not got unnoticed. Every time I see you I do a double take- wow was she that ripped last week? Plus, you made a pretty adorable kid. Have a great day!

  • Tom R says:

    October 26, 2012 at 8:34 AM -

    Happy Birthday Celina. You did awesome last saturday at the Randy Simmons Memorial event. Enjoy your day. Are you going to bring cupcakes for everybody at the gym??

  • James says:

    October 26, 2012 at 9:57 AM -

    Happy birthday Celina!
    Also, you have perfect burpees.

    great post Patrick!

  • Bryant says:

    October 26, 2012 at 10:06 AM -

    Happy birthday Celina!!!

  • Michelle says:

    October 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM -

    Happy birthday lifting buddy! I hope you’re having a great day!

  • Celina says:

    October 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM -

    Thank you all so much! You are my second family and I am so blessed to have all of you in my life!!

  • Troy says:

    October 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM -

    Happy birthday!!!

  • pablo says:

    October 26, 2012 at 2:38 PM -

    Wait, i thought Celina was a partial owner in lululemon. she isn’t? does lululemon make military uniforms, too?

  • Celina says:

    October 26, 2012 at 5:15 PM -

    Thank you all so much for the bday wishes! You are my second family and I am so blessed to have you all in my life! Thank for being awesome! And yes Pablo, I have spent enough money at lululemon that I am a partial owner

  • Ray says:

    October 26, 2012 at 5:26 PM -

    Happy birthday Celina!

  • Jake says:

    October 26, 2012 at 9:32 PM -

    Happy Birthday Celina!

  • avelyne says:

    October 26, 2012 at 11:34 PM -

    Happy Birthday Celina! Your endurance and speed amaze me every time I watch you WOD!

  • Mike K says:

    October 27, 2012 at 12:11 AM -

    Happy Birthday Celina!

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