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Fighting Alcoholism With Athleticism

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ByCrossFitMarch 29, 2021

Jenn Green, 39, says long hours and high stress at her former job in mortgage finance led to drinking too much wine at the end of each day.

“I could drink almost a full bottle of wine a day,” Green says. “I would hide it … I would pour a glass and put it in the cabinet … and every time I walked by the cabinet, I would grab some out.”

“It was a routine,” she adds. “I just got in the habit of it and was almost in denial that it was an issue.”

Prior to leaving her job, Green says she had no time to prioritize her health and wellness.

“Making time for me working out was not even possible,” she says. “And that was my mindset: My health and myself weren’t a priority.”

Today, Green owns and runs CrossFit Greer in Greer, South Carolina. She also serves as CrossFit’s Affiliate Field Rep for the Carolinas. Green credits consistent CrossFit training and precise nutrition for helping her get fit and healthy while shift her mindset for the better.

“I am worthy to put myself first,” she says. “I am worthy to put my fitness first … . I am worthy to find reasons to love myself.”

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Colleen Frizzell
March 30th, 2021 at 1:48 pm
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This really resonates with me. Thank you for your honesty and transparency.

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Michelle Cowden
March 30th, 2021 at 1:37 pm
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Thank you for sharing your story. I’ve never admitted it, but I am where you used to be right now with alcohol. I too have a fitness background and have completely let myself go. You’re an inspiration! Wish I lived closer, I’d love to meet you in person.

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Keith Martin
March 30th, 2021 at 10:55 am
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That's fantastic. Thank you for being courageous enough to share.

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Lyn Collins
March 30th, 2021 at 3:06 am
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Thank you for your honesty and courage ! Clean & Sober for 13 years and lifelong athlete. I understand the struggle with alcohol, food and fitness. and know how amazing it feels when we get to put our lives put back together and thrive. Congratulations !

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Lindsey Moriarty
March 30th, 2021 at 3:02 am
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Great share on the importance of mental wellness. Stay strong!

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Amy Styrka
March 30th, 2021 at 1:36 am
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You are a success!!! Keep persevering!!

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Joe Fecker
March 30th, 2021 at 1:30 am
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Awesome to see this and inspirational

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Felipe Barreiros
March 29th, 2021 at 11:59 pm
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The video is private, I can’t watch it. Nevermind.

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