My Story: Kelly

Hello! My name is Kelly Jones. Born and raised here in South Texas, left to travel, and then decided to come back to settle here. I’m married to Zach, mostly because he can make me laugh until I can’t breathe… and also because he has the best calves I’ve ever seen. But, I digress. We have a beautiful dog named Rezz Marie (though you’ll probably hear her called Rezzie-Poo more often than not, thanks to my sister).

I actually started CrossFit in 2015, but I only dabbled in it. I suppose they call it a journey because of all the starts and stops, the twists and turns, the backtracking, and the fact that your never quite the same person at the end as you were before. I’ve had a few “ah-ha” moments over the past few years. The first one was in about 2018 when I realized I didn’t really like who I was. I said to myself, “I know you can’t tell, but I’m actually… a Christian. A good person. A good wife. A good friend, sister, daughter. Happy. Content. Fearless. Brave. Bold. Compassionate. {fill in the blank}” So, I started taking CrossFit a little more seriously. I started reading different books, talking to different people, changing my circle, following different social media accounts, meditating, journaling, etc. Changing my environment began to change my mindset. It was the beginning of my journey.

It’s 2019 in New Zealand, and for the second time, I said to a random lady in the hot pools, “I know you can’t tell, but I actually… CrossFit too.” I realized in that moment that I cannot control anything in this life except my choices. It’s all about choosing a way of life that I get to actively participate in every moment. My goal in life is to never again have the chance to say, in regards to anything in my life, “I know you can’t tell, but…”

Changing my mindset changed everything.

I fell in love with that phrase “in the process of building the best version of myself” because I’ve learned to love every phase that I’ve gone through, and will go through. There is always room to grow, to improve, to evolve. You just have to trust the process.

Current Favorite Quotes

We are practicing not weightlifting, but commitment.

~Greg Glassman

Being uncomfortable isn’t a choice, but where and when you experience it is.

Ben Bergeron

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

Viktor Frankl

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