Brandy Cole

Member since: October 2014

Weight lost: 30 + pounds and counting

Gained: Confidence, Strength, & Determination

Brandy has had an amazing transformation since joining CrossFit Holly Springs. In the past she has tried many fad diets such as juice diets, low-carb, cutting calories extremely low, and even struggled with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. She has since changed her outlook on food after joining a nutrition challenge earlier this year at the gym. 

In Brandy's words:

"I’m now at the age of 32 and I’ve tried many diets along with many types of fitness programs. If this was a competition of how many I’ve done then I would be on top of the leader board. I’m calling all of it “The Diet Carousel”, because you can pick many diets, but the ride ultimately takes you to the same place… skinnier. They all have their ups and downs, but balanced nutrition, regular exercise and an amazing support system such as CrossFit Holly Springs, was the key to my success."

Brandy has always entered the box with determination and never makes excuses! 

Brandy when she first joined CFHS at a rowing competition

Brandy when she first joined CFHS at a rowing competition

 

"The heaviest I’ve ever seen the scale was at 265 pounds. I’ve lost more than several pounds since I started CrossFit, but since mid-January I’ve lost 30 pounds and it’s still decreasing! I know that I’m destined for more and will not stop working for it. I know this is something that can’t be accomplished overnight and I know this isn’t a temporary fix. It’s now a lifestyle and something I accept, but I now know I’m not alone. I have found what I need to succeed and I hope that maybe me sharing might possibly inspire someone else.

Everyone at CrossFit Holly Springs never held back because I was a “big girl”. You all pushed me to better myself and find my competitive edge. You prepared me mentally and physically for rowing competitions, CrossFit competitions, and online competitions. You pushed me to find myself and what I love to do. I cannot put into words how to express my gratitude. Thanks to CrossFit Holly Springs, the Coaches, the owners and the members who have supported me through just the start of my journey…"  Brandy Cole

Brandy conquering box jumps.. One of many accomplishments she's made

Brandy conquering box jumps.. One of many accomplishments she's made

Brandy being cheered on by her husband Matt at a CrossFit competition

Brandy being cheered on by her husband Matt at a CrossFit competition

May 2016- Looking and feeling healthy!

May 2016- Looking and feeling healthy!