I compete every day against the person I was last year, last week, even yesterday. I compete because I love proving to myself day in and day out that I am so much stronger than I think I am – mentally and physically. I’m addicted to constantly progressing and being the best me. 1. Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Samantha Stevens, I am 25 and I am from Rhode Island. I work in higher education, but am also an avid CrossFitter. I’ve been doing it for four years and coaching for two. Prior to CrossFit, I was on a competitive jump rope team since I was 8 years old, and mixed in a little dance in my college years. I’ve always been a competitor at heart in everything I do.
2. What’s a typical day look like for you?
I wake up 4am or 5am (depending on the day) and hit the gym. At work by 8:30 and spend the work day planning events and advising students. After work I either go back to the gym to coach, go for a run, cook up a healthy dinner – you know, the usual. Eat, sleep, workout, repeat.
3. What’s one goal you’re currently pursuing outside of fitness?
Stepping way outside my comfort zone to find my true purpose and passion and to live it – Every. Single. Day.
4. What’s one goal you’re competing to achieve by the end of this year?
A dang bar muscle up! It will be the death of me!
5. What does it mean to you to Compete Every Day?
To always challenge yourself. To prove to yourself you CAN. To dedicate yourself fully and persevere through the tough times. To live everyday being mindful and purposeful.
6. What is one obstacle you’re proud you’ve overcome?
I’ve always struggled with confidence and being truly content with myself and where I am in my life. Over the past few years, and even more so this year, I have truly become confident in myself and who I am. Starting CrossFit was a huge proponent in this, as it changed my focus to caring about how my body performs, rather than always being concerned about how my body looks.
6. What/who do you compete for?
I compete every day against the person I was last year, last week, even yesterday. I compete because I love proving to myself day in and day out that I am so much stronger than I think I am – mentally and physically. I’m addicted to constantly progressing and being the best me.
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