Member Reviews

Missy Afentoulis


Published January 9, 2015


My story is this.....My story begins in 2003 when I weighed in at 275lbs.
From that very moment I stepped off the scale, I knew I had to take
control of my life. I joined a weight loss program and started to hit the
gym. Over the course of a few years, I was successful and lost a good
amount of weight. My body reached a plateau in 2007, so I decided change
things up and start personal training with Ronny Varghese (Paradigm owner,
along with his wife Melody). That was the best decision I ever made.

Once I started to train with Ronny, my body transform in ways I never
thought were possible. I started at a body fat percentage of 26% and with
time, patience and dedication, it dropped to my lowest ever of 17%.. I was
literally in the best shape of my life and felt so incredibly healthy &
strong.

I was pretty much able to maintain my weight and activity level, until I
became pregnant in July, 2011. At that time, I was participating in Ronny
& Melody's bootcamp, which I continued for the first two months pregnancy.
I eventually stopped attending once I moved to the other side of town &
found myself with no energy to do anything other than go to work and sit on
the couch. Pregnancy was a lot harder than I thought.

I gained 44lbs during my pregnancy, which I was not happy about, but
according to my doctors, I had actually done very well. I ended up having
to get a c-section on March 6th and on April 19th when I got approval from
my doctor to work out again, I started my CrossFit Foundations on April
20th. I wasn't waiting any longer than needed. I was ready to get back in
shape and determined to shed this baby weight.

So, as of today, only 2+ months into CrossFit, I'm about 8- 9lbs away from
my pre-pregnancy weight & feel extremely positive about the direction I'm
headed.

I can't wait to see where my body is in a few months time.


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