Corey's story: “I finally feel I've earned my “Lion” shirt.”

Wanted to share my recent experience, I used to be something of a gym rat until my daughter was born 9 years ago. I let myself go and did nothing physically for the past 9 years. My weight got over 400 and at 40 I finally had the realization I needed to step up or step into a coffin.

I started with diet and dropped 100 pounds in about 8 months. At that point I decided to get back to lifting. Started 3x a week with CrossFit which turned into 3x CrossFit and 3x lifting heavy stuff. Dropped another 20 of fat while putting on strength and size in a good way for a change.

Fast forward to New Year's Eve and the owner announced we were doing the CrossFit total which is CrossFit' version of a powerlifting total swapping bench for overhead strict press.

I finally feel I've earned my lion shirt. 2nd overall total and tied the biggest deadlift. Beware the old Lion indeed. Thank you for the inspiration. 

Corey Vaughan

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” – Archilochus


We just wanted to thank Corey for sharing his story with us. If you want to follow Corey's instagram, you can find him at @andanavocado, or just click this link.