This is Becky AKA “Bexican”
Joined DSC: May 2015
Becky is always one of the hardest workers in the room. She can do a 20 min workout in 10 min, she can finish a Tabata in 2 min, her organ donation card also lists her biceps, the gym doors open for her automatically even when they are locked, she also fly's to the gym on a dragon (cars are so pedestrian), she is Becky.
She sets the bar for a lot of workouts that we do, because we all say, “what did Becky get” or “Becky did it in two minutes (or some crazy ass impressive time).”
She has come such a long way since first joining the gym and I am very proud and impressed to say the least. There is no giving up with her, she pushes herself to the limits until she can’t go any more and when the timer goes off she is still working, she is a machine.
Over the past couple of years, she has been THE MOST consistent attendee in the gym ( ~700 visits since May 20, 2015!), and it shows in how thoroughly she’s achieved her fitness goals and continues to build on them. She’s improved her body composition, gotten really freaking strong, and has developed great conditioning. She is a great person that has a lot of athletic ability and brings a lot of positive energy to the gym, and is also a great motivator. She is just getting started.
A couple of facts about Becky.
Best Squat: 195
Best Bench: 145
Best Deadlift: 240
Heaviest Tire Flip: 480lb
500M Row: 1:46
200kb Swings (unbroken) with 24k in 4:46
So here is some good information coming from Becky that explains her journey since starting here at Dallas Strength and Conditioning.
I had been through a major weight loss in my 30s that revolved around drastic caloric deficit via Weight Watchers mixed with distance running as my primary fitness activity. Despite a nearly 75 lb loss, I was still not “at goal” (based on BMI) according to WW standards, I was constantly limping and injured from running on bad feet and knees and I was really frustrated having to “count” my foods. This all led to lots of bad nutrition habits including: artificial sugar intake, diet sodas, and gross fat free substitutes. I gained every bit of my weight back once I backed off running to rest and heal my body. More than that, I was slightly traumatized from the agony and defeat of the weight loss “business.” I knew I had to switch it up and was trying to figure out how to work more strength training into my life.
Joining DSC: When I joined Dallas Strength and Conditioning I only had a few “goals” in mind: stay consistent by getting to the gym, stay injury free, be happier with myself and my physical abilities. I began to see strength improvements early on and decided to stay focused on fundamentals attending on only strength and conditioning classes. After about 10 months I started to mix in some fitness class programming and began to track my weight each week to see how my body dealt with increased cardiovascular training. I was worried about pain and injury, but worked with Coach to modify when my body told me I needed to. I started to see my body adjust and lose weight.
Goals when I joined: Maintain a healthy lifestyle, stay injury-free, learn the fundamentals of strength training, build strength, be happy with myself!
Weekly health goals:
· Track weight the same day once a week (Tuesday morning after my workout)
· Prepare 75-90% of my meals at home
· Conscious moderation: 1-3 alcoholic drinks only 1-2 days per week
· Adjust nutrition/carb and high-fat intake as needed based on weigh-in (make some better-than-average choices)
Weekly fitness goals:
· 4-5 workouts/week
o 2 or 3 fitness classes
o 2 or 3 strength and conditioning classes
Monthly goals: stay within +/- 3-5 lbs; Adjust workout frequency and nutrition as needed.
Least favorite: Overhead press
1) being able to jump rope with the rope (I couldn’t for almost a year)
2) Flipping the “boy tire” (480lb)