One year wiser

Nov 5, 2012 by

Seven Crossfit Life Lessons That Carry Over Into Real Life From The Year I Was 31. Which I no longer am. Also: I think I need Botox. And wine. Carry on. (My wayward son.) (Ha. Now you have that song stuck in your head, dontcha?) (Dontcha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?) (Now you HAVE that song stuck in your head!) 1) Finish. If you start...

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Week 1 of the Sugar Detox

Apr 8, 2012 by

I cut out all sugar last Monday. As in everything. No fruit, no honey, no alcohol, and very, very limited dairy (literally just a splash of cream in my coffee). I’m mostly following Diane’s (of Balanced Bites)  21-Day Sugar Detox, in case any of you want more info and more science than I am qualified to give. I did this for a number...

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The Five Stages of a Crossfit WOD

Oct 14, 2011 by

You know how there are five stages of grief? And for some people, they take longer at each stage to process and move forward? Well, I’ve convinced myself that there are five similar stages for each person going through a crossfit WOD, particularly the really daunting difficult ones (Nutts and Murph, I’m looking at YOU). 1) Kickassery...

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Getting over the Fear

Oct 6, 2011 by

When I first started Crossfit, I was around 240-250 pounds, in no shape whatsoever and was more terrified of walking in those doors than I had ever been about anything. This was me on that first day and, believe me, this is NOT easy for me to put out there: But I do it because if it helps one person identify with me and my body and make them do...

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Dear Crossfitter: Be Kinder To Yourself

Aug 3, 2011 by

“I suck,” my husband puffs out, red-faced and soaking wet, as he walks in from one his first few sessions Crossfit. “You do not suck. You did it. I’m proud of you.” “But I got smoked by a guy at least fifteen years older than me. And one without a tricep muscle!” “Babe, it’s hard. It’s...

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Why I Crossfit

Nov 18, 2010 by

There are the obvious reasons: weight-loss, health, lean muscle gain, looking and feeling the best I have in my life. But there’s more. Emotionally it is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I had to walk into my first session, 240 pounds in a room full of beautiful, strong women and chiseled men and work out in front of them.  I...

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Oct 12, 2010 by

I think a lot of time, especially with something as difficult as Crossfit, I find myself focusing on my shortcomings as an athlete.Never having been an “athlete” before at all, I have trouble even defining myself as such. I suck at pull-ups. Because I’m still near 200 lbs (203 – I want 199 so bad!!!) it’s very...

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Last but not least

Oct 7, 2010 by

Five months ago, I was 230 pounds. I had moved halfway across the country from everyone and everything I knew. I was transitioning into my role of working full-time at home. I was unhappy with how much of my hard work I had undone by giving into the stress eating of the situation. The move, real estate issues, all of it, compounded to a person who...

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Vibram Updated: Two weeks out

Oct 3, 2010 by

I’ve been wearing the Vibrams exclusively to Crossfit to lift and run just last week, I was able to run my first unbroken mile ever. Granted, it took me over 11 minutes, but still. I did it. And what surprised me more than anything was that I didn’t hate it. I felt good and strong. I felt like I could have kept going. My feet...

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Worth of CrossFit

Jul 7, 2010 by

Back home I had a personal trainer. He was awesome. We’d do some circuit moves and some fight-style boxing. The gym membership was only 20$ a month at one of those Stuff-As-Many-Smelly-Teenagers-Who-Grunt-And-Stare-At-Themselves cheap gyms. But it had decent equipment and best of all, it had my trainer. I didn’t even need to use the...

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