Name: Natasha Castanedo
Profession: Aspiring actress! But for now a student at St. Lucy’s
How long have you been a member at WCF? 2 years in November.
How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness? CrossFit has really taken a root in the Castanedo family. Much of our life IS CrossFit, because there is such a sense of community and friendship every time you walk through those doors about to get your butt kicked! CrossFit has taught me that I can do things that have even surprised me, and I’ve learned to have a can-do type of attitude. My endurance and health has improved so much and I’ve pushed myself to both my physical and mental boundaries, and it’s been an awesome journey! I must also add that CrossFit has helped in my athletic endeavors. I recently took up water polo, and I feel like the endurance aspect of CrossFit has really helped me to push myself in the pool. CrossFit never fails to have me gasping for air at the end of a workout, but in the end I’m blessed to be with an amazing group of people who encourage and push me.
What is your athletic background? Soccer, softball, and dance.
Favorite WOD: team WOD with my dad. (We did the same 24 inch box on box jumps!)
Favorite Lift: Deadlift. (I feel so strong!!)
Least Favorite WOD: Anything with burpees!! LOL
Least Favorite Lift: Overhead squat.
What are your proudest CrossFit achievements? My first pull-up, seeing RX next to my name for the first time, and my deadlift PR.
Name one goal and/or personal record you would like to accomplish through CrossFit? I would loooovvvee to get a muscle up!! Lots of hard work ahead.
Any advice for someone thinking about trying CrossFit or someone who has just started? At first it may seem like you are so far behind everyone else during a WOD and you may want to give up…. but don’t! Sticking with CrossFit will be one of the best decisions you will make to improve your life. It’s the small accomplishments that feel the best, and soon enough you’ll be overcoming physical and mental obstacles you never thought possible.
Favorite place to eat? Cheesecake Factory.
Favorite cheat meal? #3 at In-n-Out. (Regular burger, fries, and a chocolate shake. Yuummmm!