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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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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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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