#883 – Aja & Leah Barto | BIRTHFIT

Sevan Matossian (00:05):

More live. Why does that not surprise me that we have two shows scheduled this morning? Is that really what’s going on? I see what you guys are saying up here. Uh, and of course, rumble’s not working. Okay,


But we’re here on YouTube. That’s a, that’s a good start. Uh, good morning, Jay Harle. Um, Jeffrey Birchfield. Uh, maybe, uh, one has the wrong date, the real Kevin. How will SE do two shows at once? Is there, uh, someone help a brother out? I, um, I should go over and erase that show if we have to, uh, schedule it once. That really sucks. I’m excited about, uh, this morning, uh, coming at the, uh, seven 30 mark will be, uh, Asia Barto and Leah Barto, his wife from Birth Fit, um, the whole baby game kids, uh, the incredible journey that a woman goes through, growing that baby inside of her, giving birth to it, staying healthy the entire time. Always been a huge, huge, huge, uh, passion of mine. Probably one of my most enjoyable experiences was watching my wife, uh, do that, have that journey.


And then I was fortunate enough to get to see her do it twice and once with twins. And, uh, you know, the, the kids are like 6, 2, 6 year olds and an eight year old now. And it, it, it’s kind of like the journey’s almost over. I mean, just the way I’ve compartmentalized it, right? It’s all, it’s fabricated in my mind, but it’s almost like she’s just completely back to, I mean, except now she’s a mom. Um, and, and, and I’m stealing these words from the Birth foot website that I saw. Not only did she have kids, but she turned herself into a mom, right? So two things happen simultaneously, which is pretty cool. Um, but it’s like, it’s, it’s, it’s kind of complete. I mean, she’s back to the, she’s not breastfeeding obviously anymore. The kids are six. I’m sure they’d love to. And, uh, except for the fact that there’s three dudes, three other dudes Vine for my wife’s attention besides me.


It’s, it’s all, it’s all back to normal. Everything, everything’s back to everything the fuck is going on. This hasn’t happened in forever. Everything’s back to normal. Okay? Uh, so the, we have like the 30 minutes before they come on, and I thought I would help you. Um, uh, oh. Whoa. Here we go. Jody Lynn. Uh, my, my mom had six kids and breastfed. None of us. So weird. I wonder why I don’t think my mom breastfed me either. You have to also remember when, when, um, when Formula came on the market, they told women that it was better than breastfeeding. There’s a lot of things that, it’s funny. Medicine has told a lot of things to people. Um, poor George Washington was bled to death by the pharma medical industrial complex. Is that, is that, is that the way it’s said? Uh, Scott Perkin se, are you guys not putting your podcast out on Google Podcast anymore?


Nothing is out there to go back and listen to, since you got the weak detention from YouTube. You know what? We, we, um, we switched, uh, we switched pla hosting services, and I think all of our shit got fucked up. Oh, I felt my back tightened. Just reading that, Scott, that sucks. I felt my back tighten. Uh, it’s, it’s, I hate switching shit. Another thing we used to do is we used to get, um, free ads on Buzz Sprout, meaning they would just put ads on there, and then I would see like a few dollars trickle into my account from those ads. And we switched, um, podcast host hoping that this new podcast host and I, and I like the guy cuz it’s also a startup. Don’t get me wrong. I really like the guy, but I was hoping that it would, um, make the same amount of money.


And now they want me to read shit. And the shit they want me to read would make me like all the other fucking pose or podcasters out there. And I really, really don’t want to do that unless I believe in it. Like, I’m trying to court these birth fit people to be a sponsor, cuz I fucking believe in it. I love Sarah. She listens to the show. She’s, I’ve been a supporter since day one. Same with, uh, Gabe. I want, I, I, I want it, I want it to be, uh, my family. Maybe I’m smoking it crack. Maybe I just need to just take money from Coca-Cola and let it be, chop my penis off and get a Bud Light sponsorship. Uh, don’t do it. Stay thirsty, Chevon. I know, I just, you reach mad message back. So fucking fun. Uh, fuck that. No lame mad reads. I know, right? Uh, hello. Um, my favorite coffee is the fresh roasted beans from Paper Street. My dear friend Gabe personally, Ross Roasts, my dear friend Gabe personally, roasts every bean. You think I just cut my penis off instead?


I saw what you posted on, um, on, uh, on Hillary’s, uh, podcast yesterday. Jesus Louise. Go fuck yourself. Okay. Um, so I said something about, um, mental illness, getting a tattoo or piercing is a mental illness, and people freaked out. People, people freaked out. So I’m gonna, I’m gonna explain to you, I, I use it. I think it’s fun that you guys f some people freaked out and it’s good because now I can explain to you, um, the next level, the next level of sever ontology. God, I wish I, I wish I was the first person to present this. If someone calls you a fat piece of shit in it upsets you or makes you happy, or, or, or however it makes you feel, you first, what? Let me go back a second. Let me go back. Let’s, let’s put the pause on fat pieces of shit. Here we go. It, why, why do you think you go to the doctor?


Why do you think you go to the doctor? Oh, because you have a, a, a white bump that’s on the inside of your, uh, gum. And it’s been on there, it’s been on the, it’s been on your gum for a year. And so you just want to have it checked out. That’s, that’s what a sleeping person says. Or, or, or let me be even more specific. That’s what a sleeping person believes. They believe that they have some stomach pain that’s been going on for a year and it’s been persistent. And so they want to go to the doctor. That is not why you go to the doctor.


You go to the doctor because you have a thought that won’t go away. You have a bump on your mouth. You have a fucking, a pressure in your, in your side. You have a pain in your foot, and you have thoughts around it. Why does that hurt? Why does that hurt? Why does that hurt? Uh, do I have cancer? Do I have cancer? Do I have cancer? Do I have cyst? Do I have a, the ulcer, do I have ulcer? Do I have ulcer? And you, and you can’t tolerate that thought anymore. That thought’s freaking you out. And so you react to that thought by making a doctor’s appointment. It has nothing actually to do. There. There there’s a, there’s a, there’s a, um, you, you don’t make the appointment because, because of the pain. You make the appointment because of the thoughts you’re having around the pain.


Do you understand that? There’s nothing wrong with that. I’m not poo-pooing that. I’m just, I’m just sharing the mechanism. You don’t, you don’t get a, you don’t get upset because someone calls you a fat piece of shit. You get upset because you’re, you, you, you’ve started to, um, uh, address, you started to have a little bit of a, what we call a mental illness. Someone calls you a fat piece of shit, you have a reaction to it, and you start a story. I’m offended, I’m hurt. And then you react to that. You’re just talking to yourself. It’s a little bit of mental illness. You have this, you have this, um, thought. You see someone with a tattoo and you have a thought and you go, God, that would look cool on me. And then you have a whole little dialogue that goes inside with yourself that probably most people aren’t even conscious of.


And then instead of watching that, you react to it and you get a tattoo, you react to it. You don’t even want the tattoo. You have to understand that you’re p a a thought that you should watch and let go away. So you can become one step closer to happiness, enlightenment, freedom. Instead, you react to it and you address it. And the more of those youre address unconsciously, the more you’re spending, you’re, you’re basically killing yourself by a thousand paper cuts. You guys following. No one can say anything that upsets you. That’s what’s, that’s what’s worse about even reacting to it. It’s not that someone cuts you off, it’s that someone cuts you off, it upsets you. And then now you have a dialogue inside of yourself and you’re reacting to the fact that you’re upset and then you respond. Now you’re retired, you’re tard not you responded, but because you think it’s them who did it, you gave your power away. Same thing with going to the doctor. Same thing with, uh, getting a tattoo. Same thing with getting a piercing. You’re just pushing away thoughts that maybe you should have watched to free up space for other thoughts. Deeper thoughts, more meaningful thoughts, stronger thoughts.


Olivia, look at it. Look at what a genius she is. I have tattoos and I didn’t get offended. I’m opening to, I’m open to hearing other insights. If you don’t listen and open your mind, you aren’t going, you aren’t growing. I have 35 tattoos. I’m offended. Fair enough. I bet you I really like most of your tattoos too, to be honest. I love a tattoo. Eric Roses in the house. Hello. I’m just explaining the mechanism of how this shit works. You don’t go to the doctor because you’re sick. If you think you, I mean, you can say that. It’s easy to say. I’m just saying to be truthful to yourself, to understand how all of this shit is working.


Just pay attention to yourself, understand how it’s working. Oh, here we go. Uh, Mr. Schweitzer, good morning. It took me 20 years to pull the trigger on a tattoo. But the reason was to say, screw uh, you corporate world. Good morning, Mr. Artian. Artian. Arturo Arturian. Maybe if you’re Greek, Mr. Artian, Artian, you have, you have you. You’re just, you’re just, you’re just a fly. You’re just reacting to shit. And then you’re reacting to your own reactions. That’s how action, that’s how action occurs. You’ve started a little conversation inside of your own head. No, I won’t. You know what you said. I, I can’t even rem I I don’t remember what you said. To be honest with you. Jesus, Louis, if I could tell you, I’d tell you.


And I forgive you, my son. I forgive myself for having negative thoughts about you. Even better. You’re a good dude. I appreciate your, uh, your presence. How’s that? Uh, Judy Reid. I had a c-section formula fed my kids, send them to school. Private Christian school, but not homeschooling and love hearing your perspective on all this. Oh, and I don’t CrossFit yet. Three sins. You’re banished. Three sins. Judy. I snatched the, uh, 80 pound dumbbell 10 times, uh, yesterday. And I, this morning I could barely get outta bed. Fucking, it’s ridiculous. I need to chill out. I dunno why I do that.


Getting, getting older is real. I played like five games, not even five games. I played, I played like five holes of Frisbee golf in front of my house. Cuz we have the, I have that Frisbee. I need to film that for you guys and put it on my ig if I haven’t. I have a little Frisbee golf course just like right across the street from my house. Like it’s my neighbor’s yard cuz I live out in the country. And uh, I was sore from that. No, I’m getting, I broke. I don’t know if I’m getting yolked. I think I broke myself. Uh, okay, so we have, uh, oh, here we go. Caller high.

Jeremy (12:28):

What’s up man? Hey

Sevan Matossian (12:29):

Jeremy. Hey Jeremy. Sorry, Jeremy. One second. Yeah, Steven, that’s what I’m, when you, uh, get this haircut, keep the facial hair, maybe trim it. I trimmed the sides the other day, but yeah, I, I mean I am going to keep the facial. I don’t know what I’m gonna do actually, but I was thinking the same thing. Steven. Okay. Uh, Mr. Jeremy. Hi. Good morning.

Jeremy (12:44):

How’s it going?

Sevan Matossian (12:46):

Good comment. Just thinking about getting a tattoo. Uh, no,

Jeremy (12:50):

The, the, so it kinda goes with what you’re talking about here. Um, and I’m seeing all the responses to what I said. So I figured, you know what, lemme just call in and, uh, so I’m new and you know, I’m back to the dating game, right? Uh, after, yeah, 16 years out of it. Um, times are, times are different in a lot of ways. Um, anyways, I meet this chick pretty cool. Like really cool, funny, hot, all the, you know, six check some boxes. But yesterday, I don’t even remember what we were talking about, but I, she

Sevan Matossian (13:27):

Dropped the N word. She dropped the N word.

Jeremy (13:30):

Yeah, she

Sevan Matossian (13:31):

<laugh>. Oh my god. I would love it. That’s a keeper then. Then you just re

Jeremy (13:34):

Yeah, that would be

Sevan Matossian (13:35):

Hilarious. You have to re uh, what’s that called? Re re uh, I forget what it’s called. The go on.

Jeremy (13:41):

No, I dropped the, the R word. I said rit. Something was retarded.

Sevan Matossian (13:46):

Oh. And she has a retarded relative. She has a retarded relative.

Jeremy (13:50):

So no, I, we were talking about something and I said, retarded. And she says, please don’t say that word. And I was like, why not? It’s offensive. And I’m like, you. No, I didn’t say no, but I’m thinking like, uh, oh, we have a red flag, ladies and gentlemen, and you know, we’re just getting to know each other. So I don’t wanna get too deep with her, but I’m like, right, right, fair. You know, like you say, ask questions. So I’m like, I’m like, why is it offensive? Like, what do you mean? I can show you TikTok videos of, of, uh, mentally ill people. And it would, it would make you realize why it’s offensive. And I’m like, what are you talking about? Like, I’m thinking like, what are you talking about? Like, I know, like, I’m not saying, I’m not making fun of retards. Yeah. I’m just saying something was retarded.

Sevan Matossian (14:34):

You should have told her’s. Retarded

Jeremy (14:37):

<laugh>. I have told


She about it. Probably every time we talk. Like, I’m like, yeah, no, no thanks. Um, he said some other things. Um, she hates Trump. She said Biden has upped his game recently. <laugh>. She said some things that I’m like, oh no, do I just run? So I’m asking do I just, someone said in the comments, do I run, do I stick it out? Cause here’s the thing, the person I am, I like challenges. I like a good challenge. So I’m like, maybe I can get this girl to think, you know? Right. Instead of react. Well, do I run,

Sevan Matossian (15:26):

Uh, what what does she think about you, do you think? Is she like, does she really like you? Is she like, wow, this guy’s really fucking cool.

Jeremy (15:32):

Yes, a lot.

Sevan Matossian (15:34):

Then I think that if you, um, I, I don’t know, I didn’t hear anything that makes me think run. I, uh, because it is a girl and sh I’m assuming she has a vagina that kind of transcends. Yeah. That, that transcends a lot of, uh, shit. Um, sure

Jeremy (15:50):


Sevan Matossian (15:51):

Uh, I mean, if you don’t hate women, I mean, for a lot of people they, they’re offended by that cuz they hate women. They don’t realize the power of the vagina. But for those of us who love women, um, you know, I think, I think you just gotta be prepared with shitloads of questions. Like, Hey, how, how did someone as nice and as cool and as accepting as me? Not, why do you think we think so differently? I’m not like, I’m not bothered by the word retard. I’m, I’m not a, a fan of, uh, Joe Biden. Like, maybe you could be like, Hey, what does it make you wonder? Like what it is about me? I’m a I’m a black guy and I’m, and I’m, and I’m supposed to like, not, like, don’t, don’t you have any questions for me? Maybe you could ask her that question.

Jeremy (16:28):

I like that. I like

Sevan Matossian (16:29):

That. Hey. But you know, you know, I, I don’t know what it’s like to date or what these days, but people, there’s so many people, I had so many male friends who would just sabotage relationships. Like, they actually wouldn’t go if they didn’t think, I mean, even as, as young as 18, if they didn’t think they were gonna marry a girl or they didn’t think it was gonna work out, they would stop dating her. And I just don’t think that that’s, um, I, I I think that’s stupid, to be honest with

Jeremy (16:53):

You. I’m of that mindset too. Like, why, why give up so quick? You know? Like,

Sevan Matossian (16:58):


Jeremy (16:59):

You know, it could turn into something pretty cool or, or not, but at least you saw it through, you know, like,

Sevan Matossian (17:04):

Um, uh, James, uh, kva, Jeremy run. There’s nothing clearer than this. Do not listen to sev on. You’re wasting your time that could be spent on someone else. Listen, I don’t even think, I don’t even think it’s possible to wait. I think that, that there’s no, there’s no, um, it’s impossible to waste. Uh, time. Time is not yours to waste. It is, uh, it exists. That’s just, uh, poor thinking. Are you enjoying her? Are you enjoying her?

Jeremy (17:28):

I really am. She’s really cool. She’s, I don’t, I don’t wanna say she’s not like most kids, but like, she’s really cool, mature, funny, got a job, all, you know, all this shit, you know. But

Sevan Matossian (17:39):

I think you should just say some really naive shit to her. Like, Hey, I, I, I understand how the word retarded might be offensive to some people, but it’s not inherently offensive. Right. Because I love words and I, and I, and I, and I’m, I’m, I’m mourning the fact that I might have to reduce my palette of words. I, my vocabulary is so limited anyway. Just a dumb guy from Milwaukee and now taking one of my words from me. <laugh>. Yeah. You know what I mean? Just have, I’d say just have fun with it and see if she can hang it. Okay. You know what I mean? Okay.

Jeremy (18:07):

I dig. It.

Sevan Matossian (18:08):

It, I I would double down on Soaping. Soaping be staying clean, getting ready for a bj I would, um, <laugh> I’d if you’re out, if she hates drinking, you know, drunks, then I would reduce the drinking by, uh, 50%. I, I would, I’d stick it. I personally stick it out. I like girls.

Jeremy (18:24):

Me too.

Sevan Matossian (18:25):

Especially if she can tolerate it. Yeah. You know what I mean? Yeah. How much cooler, how much cooler would sporty Beth be if she could just roll with the, like all the fat jokes and state had been mentally ill? The, the least attractive thing is about someone is someone who, who, who runs or is offended. It’s Oh, yeah. Just, just streams weakness.

Jeremy (18:44):

Yeah. 100%. Yeah. People can’t think. Yeah. That’s awful. Yeah. Yeah. Well, I appreciate that. I, I, I saw the comments. I figured I had to call in, get the Yeah. Girls your wife advice.

Sevan Matossian (18:57):

Yeah. Have some fun. I hear in your voice, you’re having fun.

Jeremy (19:01):


Sevan Matossian (19:02):

<affirmative>. Yeah.

Jeremy (19:03):

She’s fun. She’s fun.

Sevan Matossian (19:05):

It gets weird. Just put it in her ass. Okay. Um,

Jeremy (19:08):

<laugh> all, all, man, appreciate you have a good one. Bye.

Sevan Matossian (19:14):

Uh oh, here we go with James again. Uh, you have a finite amount of time. SevOne is full of shit. Fair. Uh, every minute you waste on her is a minute lost. Oh shit. Fuck. Damn. Uh, Jeremy, one more thing. A very important, much more important than anything James and I are telling you. Um, I do like James though, and I telling you it’s like we’re two little, uh, we’re the two angels on your shoulders. Olivia has something very important to share with you. Uh, Jeremy. Uh, don’t get her pregnant. That’s huge. It should, I should have opened with that. Right? That’s like a, um, please put your helmet on like before you, like you get on a bicycle or something. Uh, how do you ride a bike? Uh, please put your helmet on. You should have just said that. Don’t get her pregnant.


Yeah. Um, okay. Uh, I, from our, uh, uh, Yani, I always say if you enter a relationship wondering if you can change a person, that’s the wrong way to approach it. Fair. Okay. I like that. You should be with a person that you love most. Uh, of everything. I had this Yani, I had this, I don’t know, let me propose this as, as kind of like a, a pushback on that. I had this friend, I have a friend that I’ve had since the second grade, and he told me one time that the reason why our friendship has lasted so long is because he chose something very little that he liked about me in the second grade. That’s never changed. So yeah, you said some dumb shit too. Clive, you and Jesus Louise. I saw what you said too, mother. Hi, Clive, how are you?


There you go. Here it is. There’s the dumb shit by at least T Lander to Lander is putting out quality, concise content. <laugh>, if you say so, if you say so, imagine, imagine me listening, uh, to a anyone talk about any of that. Just imagine that. Imagine, imagine I played on the Super Bowl. I played in the Super Bowl. Imagine I was the, I was, uh, I I was one of the players on the field at the Superbowl. I played offense and defense. And now, uh, uh, uh, uh, football’s gone. It’s a hundred years in the future. And I’m listening to two people talk about the game as, as if they’re there or anyone talk about the game as as if they’re there. And then hearing you guys then respond to fucking th second, third, fourth hand accounts. It’s like, it’s like, it’s like I’m watching three levels of retardation. It’s fucking insane. Oh, look, there he is. Hi, Asia. What’s up to, oh, he is not ready yet though. It’s crazy. It’s crazy. What I have to, what I’m watching,


I’ll give you guys one bit of insight because it’s weird that some of you, j i I know a handful of, you know, and, and can keep it in your, in the forefront of your brain about how much I was actually privy to when, when Andy retired, when Andy Stump quit CrossFit, he reached out to me and because we were closely together and he said we were in different areas, but we work closely together. And he said, Hey, I’m going to, uh, resign today. Will you come to my resignation? And I said, sure. And so it was me and Greg and Andy in the room. Uh, I I I think the resignation meeting, I swear to God, I think it was three hours long. And so I hear people say stuff like, he like that, that dumb shit. Waddle says [inaudible] afraid of conf confrontation or Clive saying it’s quality or fucking super fucking super retarded. A 12 daily dose is acting like he’s getting like people writing the comments that we’re getting the facts shut the fuck up. Like, like <laugh>, you


Someone pours Sprite in your bowl and you’re drinking it screaming it’s water. It’s like, shut the fuck up. So, so I, so I, and I, and, and it’s, to be honest with you, it’s none of those people’s fault faults. It’s not like, it’s not 12 daily doses faults, it’s not a waddles fault. It’s like if you, if you guys you guys want to think that what you’re hearing is the gospel fine, but, but I, but I, but like, first, it’s so weird. I I’ve given you guys such fucking deep insight who’ve listened to fucking even half of the 800 shows I’ve done. Like, there can’t possibly anyone who knows more than me.


And, uh, and I just, um, from all the little pieces, I’m not saying I know every fucking piece, but I was fucking everywhere. I did not have a fucking life outside of CrossFit, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, could ask anyone. And, and people who know that fucking respect the fuck outta me for it. I gave it all. And so I saw all that stuff and, and to be completely honest with you, I was flattered that Andy asked me to come to his resignation. Completely flattered. And I don’t owe it to anyone to share any of that stuff that happened in that meeting. And I don’t owe it to anyone but you. I’m just giving you guys insight as, as the crew that like, yeah. Now I sit here and see people doing shows on it, in interviews about it. And, and I, I, I, I played in the Super Bowl.


I don’t need anyone to tell me what, what the hits feel like. I know what it, I know what it was like. Uh, okay. It was not, oh, look at Judy standing up for, jeez, Luis. I know. And I’m, and I don’t, I’m not mad at anyone about it. Every, I, I, I appreciate everyone’s, uh, perspective on it. I’m glad everyone’s, uh, enjoying the drama and, and I know some people need to get up on it. And so it’s cool, but I’m just having my own little temper tan reaction to it, not, and so that Hi.

Leah Barto (25:47):


Aja Barto (25:48):

Good morning.

Sevan Matossian (25:49):

Good morning. I’m just doing a little house cleaning. Good to have you guys on. Great

Aja Barto (25:55):

To be here, man. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (25:56):

Man. Asia, uh, uh, it’s been forever,

Aja Barto (25:59):

Dude. We got some history.

Sevan Matossian (26:01):

Yeah. How come I look different and you don’t

Aja Barto (26:04):

<laugh> because I age better than you do. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (26:06):

Definitely. <laugh>, you’ve been taking better care of yourself too. I’m gonna guess you age better and you’ve been taking better care of yourself.

Aja Barto (26:12):

I don’t know, man. I’ve been keeping up with your Instagram.

Sevan Matossian (26:14):

I I just chased kids around all day. Dude,

Aja Barto (26:16):

Those, those boys will wear you down, that’s for sure.

Leah Barto (26:18):

Yeah, they will.

Sevan Matossian (26:20):

Uh, Leah, have we met before?

Leah Barto (26:22):

Maybe in passing at, you know, okay. Back in the day when you were filming with Asia, but I don’t know if we’ve specifically met.

Sevan Matossian (26:29):

Okay. And, and in Asia, what we met basically, because you were performing at the highest level in CrossFit, right? Mm-hmm. <affirmative> you what, which games did you go to?

Aja Barto (26:37):

Uh, 11, 12 and 13.

Sevan Matossian (26:41):

And, uh, and I, and I guess the, what stood out most about you is that you were different size than the rest of the CrossFitters.

Aja Barto (26:47):

Yeah. And I was really good looking too.

Sevan Matossian (26:49):

Very, yeah. Very attractive. Good hair. Long hair and, and talk. And how old were you in 2011 when you first went to the CrossFit?

Aja Barto (26:56):

Mid twenties I think. What, 25? Yeah, 25 maybe.

Sevan Matossian (27:00):

And had you and, uh, Liam met yet?

Aja Barto (27:02):

Mm-hmm. <affirmative>? Yeah, Liam.

Sevan Matossian (27:04):

And, and were you married?

Aja Barto (27:05):


Leah Barto (27:06):

<laugh>? No, we took our time.

Sevan Matossian (27:10):

Yeah. Did you guys have kids before you were married?

Leah Barto (27:13):

No, we didn’t. We just got married and had kids quickly.

Sevan Matossian (27:16):

Yeah. And, and how old are your kids?

Leah Barto (27:19):

We, uh, our son Kai, who’s four, and then our daughter Ruby is two.

Sevan Matossian (27:24):

Uh, more on the way.

Leah Barto (27:27):

No, we’re done.

Aja Barto (27:28):

No sir.

Sevan Matossian (27:29):

No, 2, 2, 2. And you’re done. Two

Leah Barto (27:31):

Is done. We’re done. Yep.

Sevan Matossian (27:34):

And, uh, and, and so you did the games in 2000 11, 12, 13. And then, um, why did you stop in in 14?

Aja Barto (27:41):

Just to be honest, I was a little mentally burned out. I mean, before the games I did, you know, 10 to 12 years of highly competitive baseball. I played professional baseball in the, in the minor league organization for a handful of years. So I just got to that point where I was just kind of mentally spent. But I also had, uh, a gym and a business that I was running that I wanted to turn into a full-time thing that was kind of like a, a part-time gig and next to my training regimen. And, uh, I think it was just time to move on. I obviously, I was like, wanted to play into my strength, so I was an Olympic weightlifter. I wanted to really tap into that. And so I explored that the year after CrossFit and just kind of tried to dedicate as much time as I could to that. And um, and then after that it was kind of just like full-time family, wife business.

Sevan Matossian (28:28):

Where and where did you two meet?

Leah Barto (28:31):

Um, so we both grew up in Houston, kind of knew of each other growing up, but didn’t officially meet, we both interned with our N F L team here, the Houston Texans. Um, he had just finished playing pro ball and I had just gotten out of college and that was our first internship. So we had just started CrossFitting and walked in the first day and saw each other. And it was kind of that like, oh, I know you moment.

Sevan Matossian (28:52):

Yeah. Oh, what, what do you mean? Oh, just from, just from just around.

Leah Barto (28:56):

Yeah. I think from, I knew him. We, you know, I had a lot of mutual friends that played baseball with him up through high school and college. So we kind, I think we were Facebook friends through college. We are very connected growing up kind of in the same circles. And then we, since we had both just started CrossFitting in, you know, early 2010, um, I think we were on each other’s radars because not everyone is CrossFitting in 2010. So it was like, oh, this person, I know him and he’s doing this competitive thing and I’m starting to get into it. So it was just kind of that like, we know each other, but we don’t know each other.

Sevan Matossian (29:27):

Hey, that’s, uh, that’s kind of like, I don’t know for, I can’t speak for a girl, but that’s like a dream come true for a guy. Like, you sign up for the Peace Corps and like you land in Costa Rica and then the chick who, who came from like France is hot. You’re like, oh shit, I’m stuck with her for three months. This is great. You must have been right. You were stoked Asia, you’re like, oh, this is good internship. This is still work. It. Yes.

Leah Barto (29:49):

I think we didn’t even get through the first day before we decided to start carpooling together to the stadium every morning. And, you know,

Sevan Matossian (29:56):

Oh, Asia stoked.

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