#489 – Rebecca Fuselier

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Sevan Matossian (00:01):

Bam we’re live. Ooh, sound like there’s mucus in there. First time I’ve talked this morning. 7:00 AM Pacific standard time coming in hot this morning, coming in hot. Uh, so many new listeners to the show. Numbers are exploding. You have to know something. If you’re a new listener, I don’t do this show for the reasons you think I do this show. And the reason I can do so many shows and be a fucking, just a three man, four man crew. The reason why I can do all this is because I have endless energy because I fucking keep it real. That’s the only way I can do all this. There’s no other fucking way. You don’t want to hear about the fact that I like definitions of words. And I bring shit up in the middle of doing interviews with other people. This show is not for you.

Sevan Matossian (00:54):

There’s no script to this show. There’s just note. And there’s me just trying to go as deep as I fucking can with people. What does that mean? Seon? That means I wanna know where you came from before you were born and where you’re gonna go when you die. And every single one of my questions, whether it’s about cocking balls, Buddhism, what is the, um, uh, molecular makeup of, uh, of a compound. It all goes to pointing one way. And I just told you where you may not see it, but if you listen to the show long enough, you know, that’s what I’m doing. That’s all I’m doing. I’m fishing for souls, trying to mingle, mingles the deepest possible way with my guests. <laugh> thank you, Mr. Wayne. I know sometimes it can be vicious and I apologize. I don’t want to, I don’t wanna hurt anyone. I don’t want to alienate anyone, but not at the expense. Not even close to the top of my priority, just to go deeper and save the people who wanna be saved like myself who want to have a rich, joyful life.

Sevan Matossian (02:04):

What’s up, Susan? Hey, what’s going on? Oh shit. I can’t hear you. What’s going on? Oh, wait, can you hear me now? Yeah. Uh, the other day, I, I, I wanna say something about, um, uh, Freea moose Berger. One more time. She was on catch cheers podcast, the Cly Dale podcast. And she said something about the reason. If, if she were ever on my show, she would say something, uh, she, she, and I said something misogynist, miso. If I massaged her MISD, herd her or said something inappropriate, she would stand up for herself or stand up for other people I talked about. And I want you to know FYA that if you came on my show and you babbled any of that racist shit where you hate black people, or you babbled any of that shit where you hate Jews, I’d I’d stand. I’d stand up for them too. Even though I’m not Jewish or black, I’d stand up for them too. Swear, man, if you come on my show and start babbling that stuff, you see what I did there? FYA you, you said that if I said something misogynistic and you never gave an example and the implication is, is that, oh, misogynistic, strongly prejudiced against women. Why can’t I be strongly prejudiced for women? What’s that word? That’s what I am. I’m strongly prejudiced for women.

Sevan Matossian (03:14):

The reason why you have it confused is because guess what you think about women in, guess what you think about women? And I know you’re a long, young lady and I know you’re confused and it’s okay. But what you do there is when you say something like that, you leave the implication through your ambiguity, that there might be something misogynistic about me, just like through my ambiguity. I made the implication that you’re a fuck. You hate black people and you hate Jews. It’s fucking not cool. Don’t fucking do it. Grow the fuck up. And I like you too. I think you’re cool. And, and, and it doesn’t hurt my feelings that you don’t wanna come on here. I don’t know if I’d want to come on here. Either who shower was intense. Cause like the monologue builds up in the shower and I’m like, am I gonna be able to get all this out? Mm-hmm <affirmative> remember this.

Mattew Souza (04:12):

I love your

Sevan Matossian (04:12):

Monologues. Thank you. Appreciate

Mattew Souza (04:14):

It. Always exciting. Where,

Sevan Matossian (04:16):

Where is Rebecca? Did I, did I send her a, a fusier

Mattew Souza (04:19):

Yeah. Yeah. Double check.

Sevan Matossian (04:25):

Fu

Mattew Souza (04:26):

Fus. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. You sent it.

Sevan Matossian (04:29):

Okay, cool.

Mattew Souza (04:30):

Let me

Sevan Matossian (04:30):

Wonder, I wonder if she knows we’re doing a show. Some sometimes people get that shit all messed up. Maybe she heard my rant and she’s like, fuck that I ain’t going on there.

Mattew Souza (04:37):

<laugh> she’s like right about to sign in. It was like, oh,

Sevan Matossian (04:42):

Uh, typical woke, subjective comments with no context or understanding of who or what they’re speaking about. I know. And, and, and like 20 people DM me and were like, holy shit. Like this, this chick’s clearly never seen the show.

Mattew Souza (04:53):

Never seen the

Sevan Matossian (04:54):

Show. She’s she’s just going off of like talking points. Oh, there she,

Mattew Souza (04:57):

Boom. There she is. Welcome.

Rebecca Fuselier (05:01):

Hey,

Mattew Souza (05:02):

What up Carl?

Sevan Matossian (05:04):

Hey Rebecca, what’s up? Good. Not so much. I, I saw, um, someone sent me a, um, uh, an Instagram this morning, Rebecca, and it made me think of you. I was like, oh, I betcha Rebecca wish she would’ve made this. Can you play that? Uh, Mr. Suza?

Mattew Souza (05:20):

Yeah. Which one are we looking

Sevan Matossian (05:20):

At? The one where the person does all of the, um, uh,

Mattew Souza (05:25):

Oh yeah, yeah. Gimme a second. I gotta pull up

Sevan Matossian (05:27):

From my phone. Yeah, one second. I sat on my, um, couch last night for an hour and throw, scroll scrolled through your, uh, Instagram damn you’re creative.

Rebecca Fuselier (05:35):

<laugh> I try to, um, you know, I don’t follow many meme accounts or anything because I’m scared of like, I don’t wanna steal anyone’s content. I try to make it all original. And they’re just magical thoughts that come up in my brain. So I try to put it all into a reels.

Sevan Matossian (05:53):

You’ve kind of trained yourself to think like that now. Like yeah. Like when just cruising it’s like, it’s like your art.

Rebecca Fuselier (05:59):

Yeah. I mean, it’s actually, it’s all just, it’s all fun for me, but I definitely, I try to make it all original, all real and just some EV the everyday thoughts everybody has. <laugh> that no one actually wants to say.

Sevan Matossian (06:12):

And it’s fun for you, but you take it serious. Like I heard you talking about like how I, I’m not gonna, you you’re memorizing the songs in the lyrics. You want it to look good? You don’t want it to be ass.

Rebecca Fuselier (06:21):

Yeah. Yeah, exactly. It’s like, I mean, I feel like that’s with kind of everything I do I’m I would never wanna put like crappy content out there. I want it to be quality and yeah, I take, I take even making the videos, if I’m gonna do it, I want it to look good. So,

Sevan Matossian (06:36):

Well, well, I, I keep always trying to use this. Okay. Let’s watch this. This is, have you seen this yet?

Rebecca Fuselier (06:40):

Mm-hmm

Sevan Matossian (06:41):

So this is, this is in light of the fact that, um, you know, all these people are popping and like all the excuses people give. So someone sent me this morning. I don’t know who this girl is, but I, I just like the, and you know, how do you ever play video games?

Rebecca Fuselier (06:55):

No, I’m not a big video game person. Yeah. But, oh, I bet I’d know where this is going though.

Sevan Matossian (06:59):

Yeah. But you know how like the characters drop in and then they just kind of like do that. Yeah. They, they, okay. Okay. Watch this thing is crazy. So this is with so many CrossFits popping. It’s only a matter of time before video game emerges. So pick your character now.

Rebecca Fuselier (07:11):

Oh Lord.

Mattew Souza (07:13):

Here we go. Here we go.

Sevan Matossian (07:32):

Inappropriate. Inappropriate. How is she? Okay. That’s good. Susan, how is she dropping in like that? You think she’s just jumping up in the air and landing or that girl was

Rebecca Fuselier (07:47):

Throw fire at people.

Mattew Souza (07:49):

Yeah. <laugh>

Rebecca Fuselier (07:53):

That was good.

Sevan Matossian (07:54):

Has a team. Do they test you as a team?

Rebecca Fuselier (07:57):

No.

Sevan Matossian (07:58):

No.

Rebecca Fuselier (07:59):

I at least I didn’t. I mean, I wasn’t near the podium, but I don’t think they test the teenagers.

Sevan Matossian (08:07):

You’re in Texas.

Rebecca Fuselier (08:08):

Mm-hmm <affirmative>

Sevan Matossian (08:09):

And your mom and dad are still married.

Rebecca Fuselier (08:12):

Uh, they recently actually got separated. How, what, what kinda question is that? We’re you jumping intimate

Sevan Matossian (08:18):

<laugh> well, the reason why I ask, cause I see, I, I saw you, uh, in best buy with your dad and then I went through your whole Instagram account. So I feel like I know you and I saw you parents.

Rebecca Fuselier (08:26):

Oh my gosh. You found the old vlogs?

Sevan Matossian (08:30):

Yeah. Yeah.

Rebecca Fuselier (08:32):

Oh Lord.

Sevan Matossian (08:33):

Hey, I saw that video you made, I made, I saw the, uh, the bullying video you made at at, um, when you were 13. Also. Have you seen that one? Yeah. Do you remember making that, that, that, one’s hard to find that one. You gotta scroll.

Mattew Souza (08:49):

<laugh>

Sevan Matossian (08:49):

Like this way on YouTube, not

Rebecca Fuselier (08:52):

13. What was I doing? Oh Lord. You’re no, but I know I made some you’re 13, pretty strange content back then.

Sevan Matossian (08:58):

Yeah. You’re 13 years old. BA you just talk about bullying. You talk about how, um, you were you, uh, and it’s, it’s your, uh, advice to people who are bullied is brilliant. Basically some, I forget someone said something about you and bullied you and your best friend was there and she punched the guy in the face. And then you say at the end, if you are bullied, um, just tell your best friend so they can punch him in the face or you can call me and, and you gave out your Instagram handle. It’s on YouTube, but you say, um, only if you’re 14 or younger, I thought that was, that was smart. You don’t remember that?

Rebecca Fuselier (09:38):

Well, I don’t, I don’t know any of that.

Sevan Matossian (09:42):

Yeah. It’s great. It’s I’ll

Rebecca Fuselier (09:44):

Have to look that up. You could send me the link to one of my old GOs. I, I mean, I don’t doubt that I did something like that. I was probably doing something weird.

Sevan Matossian (09:51):

<laugh> what’s crazy is it’s not even on your channel. I mean, I had to re I had to like type in your name into YouTube that that’s like 25 minutes of assault, bike riding, and just scrolling to the left, searching for videos of you.

Mattew Souza (10:02):

<laugh> awesome. Oh, she froze.

Sevan Matossian (10:06):

I know. I saw damn.

Mattew Souza (10:08):

I know. I saw her internet connection. It was a little rough.

Sevan Matossian (10:12):

Is that why she wears two different, uh, oh, you can see how good or bad her her internet connection is.

Mattew Souza (10:18):

No, but usually when they come on and it’s a little fuzzy and it starts chopping like almost immediately, that’s usually at the tell sign that it might have some trouble.

Sevan Matossian (10:25):

Oh, did I know you were gonna be on the show today?

Mattew Souza (10:27):

Nope. Either to die.

Sevan Matossian (10:29):

Oh, that’s awesome. Well, thank you. It’s always nice seeing your face.

Mattew Souza (10:32):

Oh, there she is. Okay. Where you’re back, right. Is me

Rebecca Fuselier (10:35):

Got that’s losing connection. Okay. I’m moving. Yeah.

Mattew Souza (10:38):

Okay,

Rebecca Fuselier (10:38):

Cool. I’m moving into the office. Maybe that’d be better. Isn’t

Sevan Matossian (10:41):

It? So isn’t it. How old are you, Rebecca?

Rebecca Fuselier (10:44):

All right. Um, 22. I’m

Sevan Matossian (10:50):

22, 22. I always, when I, um, when I watch, uh, do you watch any sports?

Rebecca Fuselier (10:57):

Yeah. Yeah, actually I’m into the weirdest sports too coach. And I watch some of the weirdest sports.

Sevan Matossian (11:03):

Tell me, uh,

Rebecca Fuselier (11:04):

Well, football season is always blast. I watch football, uh, with my dad and we’re originally from Louisiana. So I made our, um, big saints fans. Um, and my parents went to LSU so that we watched a lot of football this season. I recently got into MAs. So maybe I’ll start a basketball career, even though I’m super short.

Sevan Matossian (11:30):

How, how tall are

Rebecca Fuselier (11:31):

You? And then most recently we’ve been watching how tall I am. I,

Sevan Matossian (11:37):

Yeah,

Rebecca Fuselier (11:38):

I’m five, two.

Sevan Matossian (11:39):

All right. I’m taller than you.

Rebecca Fuselier (11:41):

And then, um, and the most recent sport coach and I have got into is disc golf. So I’m gonna go take him and say disc golf. Has anybody played disc golf?

Sevan Matossian (11:54):

I played, I there’s a right across the street from my house. There’s a huge field. And the neighbors have put a bunch of, of those BA big steel baskets in there. And I bought them and I, and I went and played for like 10 minutes. And then it was like, uh, I don’t know.

Mattew Souza (12:07):

<laugh>

Rebecca Fuselier (12:07):

Yeah, well, I’ve never played, but I’m definitely gonna trash talk some people. And I’m gonna say, I’m gonna beat him. Cause that’s

Mattew Souza (12:15):

Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (12:16):

When I, when I watch sports, like when I watch sports, I’m always like looking at, like, I watch the UFC a lot and like, I’m looking at the guy putting the Vaseline on the, on the guy’s face. And I’m like that guy’s a person. And like, he has a mom who probably like has cancer and his sister who’s pregnant. And then that guy over there, and I start like spinning these narratives that like, I mean, they’re absolutely false, but I start just thinking about all these people come to do this event, but they have these really complex lives that they have to put aside to get this shit done. And it always trips me out.

Rebecca Fuselier (12:50):

And I mean, it’s always better when there’s a good story line with at the same time, like, you gotta respect some of those professional athletes with that cuff thing. And that that’s, what’s been a big motivating factor.

Sevan Matossian (13:02):

Yeah. Like they may have a, they may even have, they may have COVID.

Rebecca Fuselier (13:06):

Am I cutting in and out?

Sevan Matossian (13:07):

Yeah. It’s fucking horrible, but you’re so cool. It’s okay. And you have so much energy. It’s fine.

Rebecca Fuselier (13:13):

Killer story. It’s a killer story.

Sevan Matossian (13:16):

It’s like, yeah. Okay. I’m I’m gonna keep it clean. We’re gonna, I need to slow down. I came in really hot this morning.

Rebecca Fuselier (13:23):

No, Hey Savon. I, I, we watched your podcast all the time and it’s a realest podcast out. They’re the only one that I watch.

Sevan Matossian (13:31):

Okay. Fuck it. How many athletes at the games do you think are competing with the Vene disease? <laugh> no, I’m joking. I’m joking. I’m joking. I’m joking. I don’t really care. I’m just to just, but thank you. Yeah.

Mattew Souza (13:43):

Anytime you get weirded, LA question is pretend you’re frozen again, and then LL just move on <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (13:53):

But in

Rebecca Fuselier (13:53):

Regard sports, like, you know, I haven’t, I have, I haven’t done anything, you know, I haven’t done anything else besides gymnastics and CrossFit. So I love how people think I’m so interesting when I don’t think I’m that interesting at all.

Sevan Matossian (14:06):

Um, I’ll, I’ll tell you why. You’re interesting then I’ll tell you why you’re so fucking cool. You’re too busy making yourself a better person to know why you’re interesting. And that’s, um, you, uh, when we were, we were, uh, doing the show, uh, a show on the games I can’t remember. And Taylor self was on and he threw a, uh, a rock at you, you know, like, we’re these cool guys and you’re just a to girl and we’re just poo pooing you. And then, um, you made a TikTok. Do, do you, do you have it, uh, uh, Matt, you made a TikTok in response to it, which was just fucking hilarious.

Rebecca Fuselier (14:40):

I’m still high on emotions after semis than that,

Sevan Matossian (14:44):

She just makes ridiculous reels. That’s that’s Taylor doing top end, uh, sports commentary that she can’t get anyone else. And, and instead of, did he send you a link to come on the show?

Rebecca Fuselier (14:56):

Yes. Who sent you the link? Oh, okay. So, and it, it was like 10 30 at night, our time. And I had just gotten back to my house and he goes, here’s, here’s a link hop on and talk trash with us and I’ll go, okay. I go, okay, what time he goes? Now I was like, this doesn’t seem legit.

Sevan Matossian (15:15):

<laugh> yes. A random guys from Instagram, please turn your camera on and sign it anyway. So many people when, when that happens, um, don’t lean into it. And you leaned into it. The, the thing, the, the, the, the thing that a lot of people do is they’ll get offended or they’ll push away, or they’ll talk shit back. And instead you leaned into it and you embraced it. And, uh, that takes some fucking incredible character and confidence and sort of a deeper understanding of how humanity and how we work as human beings. It’s like, you know, it’s like the, um, the, the, the boy, the boys and girls that chase each other around, in kindergarten, on the ground, uh, on, in the playground, trying to hit each other, they know that they like each other, but people from the outside don’t know it. So here we are taunting you, but really it’s because we like you, Russ wouldn’t even be fucking talking about you. Mm-hmm

Rebecca Fuselier (16:06):

<affirmative> Y yeah. And I think it, the craziest thing is in the past, I, I don’t think I would’ve, I would’ve done that. I would’ve gotten like more offended and probably just gotten a little scared and downed myself a little bit. But, um, I’m just so confident in what I do. And I just love what I do. And if I kind of say, if you don’t like, what I do, then hit the unfollow button. It don’t matter

Sevan Matossian (16:27):

Me. Oh, come on. Then I’ll come on your show and talk shit to you. <laugh> um, what happened? Was there anything in specific that like a, a moment where you had a talk with yourself and like, okay, I’m, I’m ditching this story that I tell myself about not being confident is gonna go away. I’m throwing this in the trash.

Rebecca Fuselier (16:44):

No, I just came out of a crappy gymnastics career and I CrossFit slowly built me back up to being confident in, uh, being proud to be, um, a little competitor. And I’ve always been, I’ve always been extremely competitive, but I think my, my gymnastics career in the past totally put me down on I’ll never be successful. And I’ve had definitely had to work on my mental game, just as much as any type of, uh, PHY gaining physical strength. So it’s been a, it’s been a climb all the way back up to here, but I think, uh, sports is just, I talk sports with everyone. You, if you wanna like relate to, to me and for how, how I relate to people, it’s just talking through athletics. I feel like that’s the on, that’s how my brain works best. And that’s how I encourage people to, uh, be who they are and everything and own who they are is just, I translate it through sports, but then I try to put it in something like, uh, reels, like very generalized. So people kind of get that the right message. So I hope I do that well for, for people,

Sevan Matossian (17:49):

Your reels make you crazy approachable.

Mattew Souza (17:51):

Mm-hmm <affirmative>

Sevan Matossian (17:52):

Because they’re, they’re, they’re funny. They’re funny. And every single one, you’re kind of putting yourself out there, like whether whatever you’re making fun of, or you’re also always making fun of yourself, like you’re always a little bit out of your comfort zone. You’re like, okay, this is a little weird.

Rebecca Fuselier (18:06):

Yeah. And when everybody can relate to it, those are, those are the best ones. The one I posted last night, it actually might be my, my favorite one of all time. So far. It’s like, is that

Sevan Matossian (18:15):

Like the earthquake one? You’re running from the, the, yeah. Yeah.

Rebecca Fuselier (18:17):

That’s funny. Your first day in CrossFit.

Sevan Matossian (18:19):

Yeah.

Mattew Souza (18:20):

<laugh>

Rebecca Fuselier (18:21):

Make the ugliest faces too. It’s gonna

Sevan Matossian (18:26):

Make better. Good. Hey, um, Scott, thank you guys. Going back to that, uh, the, the, the, the gymnastics thing you were on the clouds deal podcast. I watched that yesterday and, uh, Scott’s, uh, SWER, Switzer, SWER, um, was interviewing you. And he said he found on a blog somewhere, that story about your, um, gymnastics. And so as I dug through your in, and I thought that was very interesting. Um, and, and basically your goal, he talks about this, and you talk about your goal is to let the world know that, Hey man, hard work. I mean, maybe you stole this from that hard work, basically pays off. And that if you work hard, you should believe in yourself that the outcome’s gonna be positive. And you wanna share that with people, you wanna be the living role model of that, the living example, right? What could have happened in gymnastics? You started gymnastics at three, um, and, and another fascinating thing in your entire Instagram account. There’s I could only find one video of you doing gymnastics, which screams volume that you’re like, fuck you to those 10 years. Right? Could you play, could you play that video? Uh, SU mm-hmm <affirmative> what, what, so,

Rebecca Fuselier (19:32):

Man, you guys are just already asking me to get all fired up, like, right. We’re 20 minutes in and I’m just gonna start going off the wagon with gymnastics. Yeah. That’s the easiest way to get me all.

Sevan Matossian (19:42):

Pour, pour yourself a drink. Look how good you are here. How, how old are you here?

Rebecca Fuselier (19:47):

Maybe 11.

Mattew Souza (19:49):

Oh my gosh.

Sevan Matossian (19:51):

How the hell is, does that? How are you not confident if you can do all that.

Mattew Souza (19:55):

Yeah, it’s incredible.

Rebecca Fuselier (19:57):

The sport is so political.

Sevan Matossian (20:00):

What does

Rebecca Fuselier (20:00):

That, if you don’t, if, if, if you don’t got the look and if you don’t got the right connections and if you there’s just, it’s very picky choosy. And I had, I, I, we actually moved from Louisiana up to Texas to, uh, have more gymnastics and sports opportunities for our family. And, um, just as I got further, further into the, the sport, like I started losing confidence because I had coaches that just constantly beat me down and talked me down. And, um, it just got to the point where my Bo it took a toll on my body. I mean, you hear that if you’ve ever been in the near the sport of gymnastics, it’s like horror stories with nine year olds getting back surgeries mm-hmm <affirmative> and all this ridiculous. It’s all, it’s so ridiculous. And so not needed in my, it started taking a toll on my body.

Rebecca Fuselier (20:49):

I started not being able to, I, I know this is so not in my personality, like having high anxiety, not being able to walk in the gym without like shaking. And it was just to that point where I was like, and it, it goes, I, what I’m most proud of is it goes back to like my big picture today. Like everybody’s meant for some everybody’s here for a reason. And I knew at that point, gymnastics was not my purpose. I didn’t wanna do it in college. And I knew there was something bigger waiting out there. And I ended that chapter and eventually found where I’m supposed to be, which is definitely here.

Sevan Matossian (21:28):

What, what would your coaches say?

Rebecca Fuselier (21:32):

Um, well, they I’ve been in front of, I’ll tell you this story. This is one of the most like painful stories to, um, relive is, you know, the head of the USA gymnastics, which now, now they’re not is, uh, like Marta Carol and Bella, Carol. How we, they, did you ever hear of all the shit that went down

Sevan Matossian (21:50):

With, with the girls getting fondled,

Rebecca Fuselier (21:52):

Marty cussing

Sevan Matossian (21:53):

<laugh> with all the girls? All the InApp.

Rebecca Fuselier (21:55):

Yes.

Sevan Matossian (21:55):

So I’ve, I’ve that? Shit’s crazy.

Rebecca Fuselier (21:57):

Yeah. So I’ve trained at that training camp. Not to, I didn’t go through any of that. Like, I’ve much like huge respect for all those athletes that went through all that. But even like being put right dead, straight in front of Marta, Carol, and she just straight up tells you, you don’t have the look and you’ll never this isn’t for you. It’s just like, just like your dreams. Just

Sevan Matossian (22:18):

What do you mean? Like the look like your hair’s the wrong color. You’re too short. Your nose is too big. Well, your nose is probably too small.

Rebecca Fuselier (22:24):

You’re not pretty, you’re not cute.

Sevan Matossian (22:27):

Really?

Rebecca Fuselier (22:28):

Do I have the right body type? Wow. You have a birth mark in the wrong spot. Those stories too.

Sevan Matossian (22:35):

Did, would they be that clear? Would they be that clear about it?

Rebecca Fuselier (22:38):

I mean, they tell you straight to your face

Sevan Matossian (22:40):

And, but would they actually point out the things that weren’t good about? Like, Hey, you don’t look good because your

Rebecca Fuselier (22:46):

Shoulders are too. Yeah. And then there’s a lot of, I had a lot of teammates that went through like, uh, body image issues of like being too big, too big for a gymnast. Gymnasts are supposed to be small and

Sevan Matossian (22:58):

Let, let me, are you too big for a gymnast? Like, would you be too big? Five? Two is five, two too.

Rebecca Fuselier (23:03):

No. Okay. Okay. I didn’t, I didn’t deal with any of that. I had lots of teammates that dealt that. That was actually, yeah, I’m definitely gymnast size.

Sevan Matossian (23:11):

Um, let me play devil’s advocate here for a second. Let’s say you’re 10 years in. Oh yeah. She looks nice. <laugh> let’s say you’re 10 years in. And, and, and, and they know what, what should they say to you if they know

Rebecca Fuselier (23:31):

If they know you’re you got like the, the look

Sevan Matossian (23:34):

Or, or if you did, let’s say you didn’t have, let’s say you didn’t. Hmm. I, I, I get, so, so I just wanna be clear. The problem is, is that they’re judging people on their looks instead of their talent. Is that what you’re saying?

Rebecca Fuselier (23:46):

That’s capability. That’s that’s most of it. And, and,

Sevan Matossian (23:48):

And like, you pulled up in a blue, a blue Mazda Miata instead of a red and you’re out

Rebecca Fuselier (23:53):

There. There’s I, I would say that’s like half of it. Okay. The other half is I hate the old school coaching style. I hate it. And tell me about that. I did not wanna be, I’m a full time coach and personal trainer here. I’d never wanted to be a coach after all that. I used to hate my coaches. I used to fear my coaches. Uh, you can ask my coach, Matt right here. When I first started CrossFit, I was always like scared. And I was like, I don’t like you. I don’t wanna be around you. Uh, but just because I always felt like you’re supposed to fear your coaches and for someone I’ve explained it in the past, like for someone like me, I’m already intrinsically motivated. I don’t need someone to be cussing at my face. I don’t need someone to be beating me down to push me harder. I’m already doing that in my head. Mm-hmm <affirmative>

Sevan Matossian (24:35):

Right,

Rebecca Fuselier (24:35):

Right. I need that good feedback. Actual good cues that make me think about what I’m supposed to be doing. Not just being like, why are you doing that?

Mattew Souza (24:47):

Yeah. Positive reinforcement.

Rebecca Fuselier (24:49):

Yeah. Right, right. And there are some athletes that work the other way of just like, right. Maybe that getting them fired up and getting them a little bit. Um, yeah, just, just fired up. Helps push them a little bit harder, but it was just like, oh, you’re you’re or the injuries too. You’re hurting. Just go sit down. Like don’t mm-hmm <affirmative> don’t ask me. What’s hurting. It’s just, it’s just a very negative atmosphere that it took a while to, to come out of that. After it took many years for me to like, break that in my, in my brain. And now look at us now, we’re just making ridiculous reels about coaching <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (25:25):

When, when, when your parents move so that you can stay in a athletic program. So you, so the whole family move. So you, Rebecca can further, do you feel that pressure?

Rebecca Fuselier (25:37):

Kinda. I put some of it on my sister too. She was a gymnast too.

Sevan Matossian (25:40):

Yeah. Do, do you, do you guys feel that pressure?

Rebecca Fuselier (25:43):

Yes, I did. At, at, um, I think we moved up here when I was nine. Wow. That sport makes you grow up so fast. Oh, in sports, just in general, you just get more discipline

Sevan Matossian (25:54):

Your, your parents think they’re helping you and they are helping you. But there’s also this pressure that probably a nine year old shouldn’t feel that the whole family moves so that you can do something.

Rebecca Fuselier (26:03):

Oh. To this day. I mean, there were other things, there was definitely like more opportunities up here than in Louisiana, but I remember feeling a little bit of that pressure. Um, but I, to this day, I’ll tell them like, thank you. You’re crazy. But thank you.

Mattew Souza (26:21):

Mm-hmm <affirmative> they were all in on you guys, obviously. Yeah. They loved, you wanted to support you and give you the best platform. Absolutely. Atmosphere possible.

Rebecca Fuselier (26:28):

Yep.

Sevan Matossian (26:29):

Is that are, are all those are those, um, there’s four of you, right?

Rebecca Fuselier (26:33):

I have three siblings. Yep.

Sevan Matossian (26:35):

Yeah. Are you all related? Are, are you guys all from the same? Um, mm-hmm <affirmative> sperm and egg. Mm-hmm <affirmative> donors. Yeah. What a, what a crew, man. You guys all look so different to me.

Rebecca Fuselier (26:45):

Really?

Sevan Matossian (26:46):

Yeah. What a crew. You never heard that people are always like, oh, you guys look exactly alike.

Rebecca Fuselier (26:50):

Um, I feel iOS both ways. They’re like, some people are like, oh, I can totally tell you guys are sisters. And then

Sevan Matossian (26:56):

What are you, what are, what is your makeup? Do you have Asian in you? What are you?

Rebecca Fuselier (27:01):

Yeah, my dad is half Japanese. His mom is full Japanese, so we’re a quarter.

Sevan Matossian (27:08):

And, and then what’s his other half,

Rebecca Fuselier (27:10):

Uh, just full American.

Sevan Matossian (27:12):

And, and then, uh, and then, and how about your mom?

Rebecca Fuselier (27:15):

Uh, I, we don’t know as much on my mom’s side. There’s definitely some Irish in there. And then just other there’s nothing big, like really notable on that side.

Sevan Matossian (27:25):

Were, were your parents in the military?

Rebecca Fuselier (27:27):

Mm-hmm

Sevan Matossian (27:28):

<affirmative> no. What were they do? What, how did they end up in Louisiana?

Rebecca Fuselier (27:32):

Uh, my whole, they, my whole family’s in Louisiana. And then they met when, um, in, at LSU.

Sevan Matossian (27:39):

Oh, okay. And like, when you say your whole family, aunts, uncles, the whole,

Rebecca Fuselier (27:43):

Yeah. Everyone’s in Louisiana, whole whole we’re we’re the ones that voyaged to Texas.

Sevan Matossian (27:50):

Um, was there, was there anything, um, good about gymnastics? Like, like you started when you were three, do you remember anything in the early years about it being fun or did it get just super competitive right away?

Rebecca Fuselier (28:01):

I’ve always been super, super competitive. Um, and I put a lot of pressure on myself. I, if I do something, I wanna be the best at it. So I, I, I say the only good thing that, uh, that came from gymnastics is I’m super disciplined. I’m yeah, I’m super, super, um, I’m always on my routine. I’m to the point where I’m crazy. If I, if I fall off my routine, I’ll go, I’ll go insane. And not like it, but those are the aspects that I’ll take from that sport. But other than that, nah,

Sevan Matossian (28:34):

Uh, Frank Franco wants to ask you, thanks for sharing your story. My story, my daughter is three and starting in gymnastics. What advice would you give her?

Rebecca Fuselier (28:42):

People always ask if I had, uh, kids, would I ever put ’em in gymnastics and I go, yeah, it’s a great sport. You get super strong. You learn that discipline and you learn body control and body awareness that translates nicely into all these other sports. Um, if you plan to be competitive in it, just keep constantly assessing yourself, asking yourself why you you’re doing it. Because I got to a point where, when I asked myself why I did it, I couldn’t answer it. So I said, I shouldn’t be here. And then I moved.

Sevan Matossian (29:15):

I I’m thinking about Forres Gump about how he just ran and he didn’t know why and it, and it’s, and it’s kind of, oh, you’re welcome, Jess. Thanks for making it. That thing was,

Rebecca Fuselier (29:25):

It was awesome.

Sevan Matossian (29:27):

That’s crazy. That’s like one of the first things I saw this morning, someone I think will had thrown it in our, in our text thread. Um, tell me why you have to know why you have to know your, why. Why do you have to know that

Rebecca Fuselier (29:41):

It’s a whole driving factor? I think of everything that you do

Sevan Matossian (29:45):

Do you, so, so before we know our why, when we’re that age, we’re doing it to, I guess please, our parents,

Rebecca Fuselier (29:54):

I, your parent, I would say your parents are your parents for a reason. They’ve lived longer in their guiding you down the.

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