Jacky Barba: Busy Mom of 4 with NO excuses!
Jacky is coming up on her 2 Year Anniversary with us here at Celebration CrossFit, and she is DEFINITELY high up on the “CCF BEST Transformations” list! She comes in at least 5 to 6 times a week, listens to her coaches, and ALWAYS has a fantastic attitude with a willingness to learn. It has been a joy to coach Jacky, and see her transform over the past 2 years! With her 40+ pounds lost in the first 12 months and current desire to add lean muscle mass, we don’t see her dropping a barbell anytime soon. Keep up the great work, Jacky. We look forward to your continued success!
Check out what Jacky had to say during her recent interview with Coach Kaycie.
What brought you to Celebration CrossFit in the 1st place?
“After our 4th child was born, we wanted to take our health to the next level. My husband had been following CrossFit, and we thought it would be a great way for us to work out together. We met with Erik and I said I was in if he was. My husband turned to Erik and said, ‘Sign us up!'”
What was your first impression? And, how has that changed?
“My first impression was, honestly, fear. I saw everyone doing so many things I hadn’t done before, and I thought, ‘How am I supposed to keep up?’ After the first day those feelings completely went away. Everyone is like family and motivating you to push yourself when you don’t even think you can. I don’t think I would’ve become as strong as I am without everyone.”
What was your first Bright Spot or Win?
“My first bright spot was doing the 2016 CrossFit Open. I had just started CrossFit, and signed up for this event that I had no idea if I could do. Everyone cheered me on which made me want to finish even more. As I got through every event week after week, I knew I didn’t want to stop. I would continue to push to get more fit and compete again in the future.”
What are you working on now?
“Right now, I’m working on gaining lean muscle and hopefully by my birthday having some nice cut abs. It’s tough, but between great nutrition, amazing guidance at the Box, and everyone motivating me… I don’t doubt I can do it.”
What is your favorite memory at Celebration CrossFit?
“I can’t really say I have ‘A Favorite Memory’ because there are so many. The first Thanksgiving Throwdown in 2016 when I was partnered with Laura, and we were rocking our socks competing against the guys was one. The Christmas party where we all had laughs, JC kept getting his gifts stolen, and Jason doing the perfect push ups. Every day staying after to do extra workouts with Anna, Nanette, and Joanne. These are just a few because there are too many to write!”