"Maria Lomeli"

Hometown:  Truckee, CA

Occupation:  Store Manager

When did you first start CrossFit?  May 2017

What is your favorite exercise?  Rope climbs

What is your least favorite exercise?  Lunges….but only because they make my knees hurt.

What is your sports / fitness background?  Weight lifting when I was in high school, volley ball, soccer, hiking, mountain biking.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?  Back in October 2015 I got a groupon but never used it. I was too shy to come in. I didn’t have enough confidence in myself and I thought people were going to judge me if I didn’t know how to do the WOD’s. I’m glad I was wrong about that :)

Describe your first WOD. Were you scared? Excited? How did you feel after you were done?  I was very nervous and excited and 2 days after i was very sore (lol), but very proud of myself.  :)

When did you know something had to change before you joined Desert CrossFit?  When I started gaining weight and feeling tired all the time.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF?  I have lost a few pounds.  :) I have more energy, my lower back doesn’t hurt and I have less stress.  :) 

Tell us about an area of your life most impacted by your decision to join Desert CrossFit.  I have more confidence in myself.  :)

Can you describe your most memorable Desert CrossFit experience for us?  The first time I was able to climb the rope all the way to the top and tap the bell. It was an amazing feeling because I though it was gonna take me more time to do it. I’m never going to forget that moment.  :)

When have you used CrossFit outside the box?  Every day. Especially when I am at work lifting boxes.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?  I like to go hiking, mountain biking, skydiving, watch movies, go for long drives with no destination so I can discover new places and listening to music.  :)

What are some of your CrossFit goals for the next year?  Get more upper body strength so I can go up and down the peg board.  :)  I Also want to be able to do pull ups with out any assistance.

What are some of your favorite cheat meals and why?  In-N-Out #2 with animal fries.  :) It’s delicious! lol 

Any advice for people just getting started?  Be patient. At first you might not see results, but little by little you’re going to see how much of a difference CrossFit has made on your life and body.  :)  Don’t be shy or scared. Everyone is very friendly and encouraging and will make you feel like you are home.