January's Better Than Yesterday Recipient
Each month the EHP coaching staff selects a member that is 'Better Than Yesterday!' The selected recipient is a great example of EHP's CREDO-- demonstrating compassion, resilience, perseverance and tenacity.
Lindsay Olson (LO) was selected as January's 'Better Than Yesterday' recipient. Lindsay's attitude is contagious and she can light up any room she walks into!
Why did you start Elevate/CrossFit?
I decided that 2019 was the year for me. In our family we talk about 'Filling your Well' meaning what do you do that fuels you or makes you happy. I realized that I was giving out LOTS of buckets of water, but wasn't replenishing the well as quickly as I was depleting it. So 2019 became the year 'for me'. I also knew that I wouldn't be able to change and grow "All the things" at once, so I started with the mental side, then eating better, then finally after Dawn Hanson encouraged me to join I took the plunge in October and never looked back!
Why do you continue CrossFit? No surprise here, I like the exercise, programming, etc. but the real reason is the community of the gym! I have never been part of a "Gym" that has the atmosphere, camaraderie, encouragement, competition, and the list goes on!
What has been your greatest achievement since joining EHP Performance? Oh boy, there have been MANY mile markers along the way. Certain moments just HIT me during a workout... like' "I just did a pile of box step overs, holding DBs that equaled my weight when I started EHP!" or "Holy crap I just squatted 265lbs! I couldn't squat with ANY weight when I started!" But honestly, I think my greatest achievement is committing to myself 4-5 days/week year round. Good days, bad days, achievements, failures... I am 200% committed to just show up and keep growing!
How has your life changed since joining EHP Performance? It has taken me a long time to learn that for me to give to others (which is what REALLY my JAM!!) I have to be kind to myself too! EHP helped me achieve that understanding, for that I will be forever grateful!
Lindsay is friendly, approachable, encouraging and sarcastic, which is exactly what most of us need at 530am! She is incredibly dedicated to becoming Better Than Yesterday; she regularly attends 5:30am, yoga and participates in monthly events/challenges. Since joining EHP late last year, she has had over 325 check ins!
Congrats LO! We are so happy that you have started to fill your bucket first. :)