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Published on Feb 2, 2012
When Laura Dziak first started CrossFit, she was mildly concerned about bulking up. What preoccupied her more, however, was doing a workout as RX'd. Today, she's gained a total of 15 lb. of muscle but is still a Size 0.
As a member of CrossFit Reston in Virginia, the former model ditched her old image for a new one.
"I would not say that being muscular or being fit was encouraged as a model," Dziak says. "It was all about being skinny, being a Size 0, double 0. That whole skinny-fat thing that exists where a girl is a Size 0 but she's got no tone on her was completely acceptable."
Not only has her body changed "for the better" since starting CrossFit, but Dziak also competed for the first time last year. In the end, she didn't make the box's team, which finished 23rd at last year's Games, but she was an alternate.
"Just daily activities, I feel so much more confident doing things, lifting things that I think the average girl would shy away from," she says.