Before CFCC, I couldn’t do a push up, a pull up, run a 6:09 mile, hadn’t ever heard of a deadlift, quivered in fear at the sight of a kettlebell and all I knew about burpees is that I got them after downing a large order of wings and waffle fries. Now, I’ve lost a medium-sized child’s worth of weight, gained a ton of strength, made some life-long friends and learned more about myself than I ever thought possible. I also no longer pose for pictures with giant leaves. Pull ups? Absolutely. Leaves? No.