Name: Dawn Eddleblute
What do you do for a living: Special Crimes Investigator – Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. So, like Law & Order SVU, but for real and without the camera crew LOL. I investigate crimes against children, the elderly, and sexual assaults.
How long have you’ve been at VSC: 3 years
Favorite VSC memory: It’s hard to just pick one memory, I love the time I spend with my VSC family both in and outside the gym, from Guadalupe River trips, or to that one time Andy hired the dance instructor to teach the 2-step.
What hobbies do you have or do for fun: Vacationing, can vacationing be a hobby? We love to vacation when possible, especially getting away to the Caribbean whether it’s Jamaica, Cancun, or Isla. I love spending time with my family and friends. Pretty much anything outside is on our list from hunting, fishing, 4 wheeling, or just hanging out at the beach. I spend time throughout the year volunteering, mostly for events involving children. I’m currently the Chairman over the Silverspur Committee at the Fort Bend County Fair, where proceeds go to provide scholarships for today’s youth. January – April is completely hectic as the Special Crimes Unit puts together a completely free kids carnival hosted in April to raise awareness for child abuse (if you haven’t been, y’all should come).
Latest success/goal working towards: I’d have to say my latest success has been just showing up consistently, lol j/k but that really is one. I think my major success is noticing things I can do now that I couldn’t do when I started. Rope climbs!!!! I finally think I have the rope climbing thing down. As far as goals, I think the big one is just eating cleaner for longer than the 4 week challenge. Also, pull ups, I suck/struggle at pull ups, but I’m making time every day I come in to practice pull ups and pull up accessory work (is that a thing??).
Advice for newbies? Well, where do I start. It looks tough and it is tough, but jump in and do it. Have a plan, a meal plan that is. Meal planning is so important, and it keeps you on track. I even sit down weekly and write down what we’ll be eating for dinner to stay on track. Find your buddy, or come in and let one of us be your buddy. I had buddies when I started, it helped me not be so scared. There were movements we did I had never heard of in my life, and having buddies made me feel less self conscious because we were all just as uncoordinated as the other. Go at your own pace, but push yourself for just one more rep or to finish the round even if the timers already gone off, you’ll see results in the end.