Congratulations to Athlete of the Month for July – Kylie Cerda!
Who are you – age/nicknames/background?
I am Kylie, Kyles, Hunny, Mummy – 39 – stay-at-home wife and mum to 3 beautiful and frustrating boys. I played competitive sports in high school (Volleyball, Softball, Swimming, Discus) and then moved to the U.S. where I attempted to eat everything there for 6 years. I moved back to Australia 10 years ago and here is where our 3 boys were born. We’ve been settled on the Sunny Coast for about 3 years.
What did you do Fitness-wise before CrossFit?
I stayed active in high school with training for various sports but then didn’t really do anything for a while. Played a little recreational volleyball, I tried a couple of group classes when the boys were tiny and swam a few laps here and there.
One of my oldest friends was an avid crossfitter and she talked me into trying it. I haven’t looked back since. I enjoy the group dynamic in CrossFit. There’s people here that suffer with you. You get to celebrate with people when they hit PRs and commiserate with them when they are sore. And then of course, you get to have a good old chat!
What results have you seen while at CFC?
I am about 20kg lighter than when I started at CFC around 2.5 years ago. Definitely much stronger and I’d say the fittest I’ve been in my adult life.
Favourite WOD/exercise, and least favourite?
I enjoy the Olympic lifts the most and the technicality of these lifts. Lifting anything heavy really. I hate burpees and rig work with a passion. And don’t get me started on running! (but I still mostly turn up those days too ☺)
I love Thai, Japanese and Indian food – just food in general! My favourite is probably either Butter chicken or Sushi or burgers… Mmmm, burgers! Can’t pick just one!
What’s the wallpaper on your phone right now?
Lots of Crossfit words!
Name one obsessive/compulsive trait?
I have so many obsessive-compulsive traits (weight plates need to match, clips need to match etc). Probably the most ironic one is my hate of all things sandy. I hate sand and I live at the beach.
Who or what inspires you?
My family inspire me to be my best for them so I’m around for a long time. My boys are my inspiration.
Advice to new comers?
Just have a go at everything! Keep it up and you’ll see improvement. We are all just regular people too ☺