Apparently we have a thing for twins! ;) Carin and her older sister Lindsay are members in Cd’A, while her twin Caitlin is a member in Spokane. “[We] all joined Farmgirlfit together looking for a new way to challenge ourselves.”
I grew up playing volleyball and basketball but never had much of an affinity for working out. I didn’t truly develop a love for fitness until my early twenties when I began working out with my sisters. My older sister Lindsay has always been a proponent of health/fitness and she inspires and motivates me to push myself every single day in the gym. She also happens to be insanely strong and absurdly competitive!
Lindsay and I, along with my twin sister Caitlin, all joined Farmgirlfit together (Lindsay and I in Cd’A & Caitlin in Spokane) looking for a new way to challenge ourselves physically and mentally. I was both excited and anxious, knowing it was going to be extremely challenging. On my first day, I became so nervous by the number of girls waiting to begin the next Grind that I turned to Lindsay and said, “Lets bail.” If anyone knows my sister, they know that was NOT an option. Since that first day, my anxiety has been replaced with enthusiasm and determination. FGF has enabled me to replace self-doubt with confidence, and shown me that I am capable of far more than I ever expected. FGF has also provided my sister and me with the perfect arena for some intense sisterly competition!
I am most proud of the overall strength that I’ve gained since starting at Farmgirlfit. In the past I have had difficulty getting a lot of weight overhead, but my most recent one rep max for Push Press was 115# and that was a really rewarding accomplishment.
I would like to become proficient at both Double Unders and Kipping Pull-Ups. And also to kick some butt at the Negative Split Competition!
I really enjoy Power Cleans and Push Jerks. Least favorite, THRUSTERS...without question!
Just keep moving…you can do anything for (12…9….6) minutes!
The friendly competition and camaraderie amongst all of my fellow farmgirls. I look forward to The Grind everyday knowing that I will be surrounded by a group of badass women who both challenge and encourage one another.
Two words….buddy carry.
Oatmeal with almond butter and blueberries.
Farmgirlfit has become a part of my daily routine and pushes me to keep striving to obtain new fitness goals. My sister Lindsay and I just recently decided to compete in the Negative Split Finish Strong Fitness Games, and I can honestly say that is something I would have never considered prior to starting FGF.
My free time is spent with my family and boyfriend. My happy place is on my parent’s front porch drinking a beer (surprise!) and playing cards with my family. My sisters happen to also be my best friends, so you will usually find us together. We love hiking, bike riding and enjoying the beauty of our hometown!
That I have made FGF a part of my routine and very rarely miss a day unless I absolutely have to!
My twin sister Caitlin. She is the most dedicated and driven person I know. Any goal that Caitlin has set for herself she has accomplished…and then some!
Is it too obvious to say beer?
Bomb.com acai bowl from the Wellness Bar
It is without doubt that FGF will push you to your limits in more ways than one, but the reward of completing your first workout will far outweigh any sort of self-doubt or anxiety you may feel before getting started. Also know that at FGF you will never have to do it alone; you will be surrounded by a community of women all striving to better themselves and one another.