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I love reading stories like this one — and the truth is, there are so many stories like Shelly’s and helping people find their CrossFit is the most inspiring and fulfilling thing I have done besides becoming a Mom! <true story>

Shelley Polings Journey

ready to make a life change and I knew that CrossFit and the community within CrossFit was my beacon of hope.

Poling says she often heard a little voice in her head telling her, at 313 pounds, “I don’t belong here. All you can think is that all eyes are on you because you are the big girl in class,” she says. “You don’t think, ‘I am an athlete.’ But then something happened, my switch went on. I knew I was ready to make a life change and I knew that CrossFit and the community within CrossFit was my beacon of hope. I finally got that no one was watching me because I was the big girl. They were watching me because I was becoming an athlete, just like them.

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