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Ellen Shaw, CrossFit TTG April 2018 Athlete of the Month!


Ellen Shaw, CrossFit TTG April 2018 Athlete of the Month!

Ellen Shaw, CrossFit TTG April 2018 Athlete of the Month! 

  1. What made you start CrossFit? 

I started CrossFit because I wanted to lose weight and get in shape. I was tired of feeling like crap about myself. I had a membership at Planet Fitness and was super unmotivated to go and workout by myself.

  1. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?­

Some of my closest friends already know this, but I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes back in 2013. Type 1 diabetes is a FULL TIME JOB with no days off. Since starting CrossFit I have become more aware of what’s going on with my body and what it’s telling me. I am always happy to educate people on this disease, so if you have any questions feel free to ask!

Something else most people don’t know is that I grew up competitively riding horses up until about 3 years ago. Before having to put riding on the back burner for a little while I earned my USDF bronze medal which was an amazing life achievement.

  1. What is your one favorite and least favorite movement in CrossFit?­

Favorite movement: 

Double unders, power cleans, pull ups, and running(more than 400 meters)

Least Favorite:

Inch worms, wall walks, and thrusters!!!

  1. What is your ultimate cheat meal?­

Before being diagnosed with T1D my ultimate cheat meal was a plate of spaghetti and meatballs and some kind of delicious ice cream.

Now I splurge with extra cheese and double meat at Chipotle for a cheat meal!

  1. Since starting CrossFit, What is your biggest/proudest accomplishment?­

My biggest accomplishment since starting at TTG would have to be getting pull ups. And then stringing together sets of 5-6 pull ups. I tried for so long and thought I would never be able to graduate from a purple band. 2 years later here I am.