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Christmas was introduced to CrossFit while working as a contractor in Iraq for a military company. “A friend showed me a CrossFit video called Nasty Girls, and at the end of it, the girl—Nicole Carroll, who is now my boss—started crying,” Christmas says. “It was so intense and it was like an epiphany for me. I wanted to do something so amazing that it just made me cry.” Because she didn’t have internet access, Christmas began creating her own variations of the program and watching CrossFit videos whenever she had the chance. She’s now a certified instructor and expands her goals and adjusts her lifestyle a little bit every day.
One of her toughest lifestyle changes? Eating right. “Nutrition is your baseline, and your workout program is going to work off that. I used to work out so I could eat cake,” she laughs. “But now my food is my fuel. You eat well, you work out well and you’re going to have a richer life. We are doing this so we can live to be 85, 95, or even 105. ...But don’t get me wrong, I love me some bacon. Don’t take away my bacon.”