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From Slacking-to-Fran -Yoiks!

This was my face when I saw the board:

In the last 2 weeks I have only gone to the box twice.  So I have been slacking!!!

Everyday I missed, that’s all I could think about… so I got my ass to the box this morning and was introduced to Fran.  I thought with missing so many days, that my endurance would be shot, but I was pleasantly surprised.  Of course I am nowhere near doing WODs RX but I did the best I could. My time: 7:43.   It was a great experience and really got me motivated.  Time to step it up!  :)

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Crossfit = Happy Life :)

Just completed the 2nd week of Onramp class and must say, I am loving it!  The first week I went was a free trial. I went two days in a row and could hardly walk for 3 days after.  Truth be told, that scared the shit out of me.  I sucked it up and went the next week.  Told myself, I will only go to the 2 days a week (Tues & Thurs) they have Onramp. Thought I should “Ease” into it.  So far, I’m happy to say, I haven’t been sore much at all.  I think I am ready to up the frequency to at least 3-4 days a week.  Waking up at 4:45am hasn’t been an issue at all either and that is freaking awesome!  I know I’m just starting out but I’m already finding myself wanting to improve.   My Squats, suck bad! I can’t get as low as I want…but I know I will!  I thought for sure my confidence or will to improve would have been overcome by the defeatist attitude I feel I’ve had since my early 30’s and gaining weight, but sure as shit I think starting this CrossFit journey has helped me tremendously in ridding that ugly habit! Positive Self-talk is a REALLY GOOD tool!  There are article on Crossfit Journal about it.  Crossfit is ALREADY helping me with different aspects of my life! So freaking exciting! :)

This is just a small win but it’s a win nonetheless:  Before starting this journey, I would ALWAYS wear this black hoodie everywhere I went. I was trying to cover myself up. It was such a burden. Mind you, I live in South Texas… and in the spring it is in the 90’s!!!  lol  Well, I just realized for the past 2 weeks, I haven’t put that damn thing on.   Though I am sure my body hasn’t changed that much YET,  I honestly feel more confident about myself! 

With the bricks I shit before the WOD I could build a house (sorry- I know, not very lady like)  BUT when I’m done, after giving it my all… I can live in that freaking house comfortably!  :) 

Any of you thinking about starting CrossFit, TRUST me when I say, it will be the BEST thing you could ever do for yourself! Just knowing you’re doing something about your health and weight or whatnot, will give you the confidence to continue on. YOU CAN DO IT!!  Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!! 

P.S. I’d like to thank all the CF bloggers for all your inspiration and information! <3<3<3

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Did you know??

Someone I follow in FB posted this.  I think it’s good info! :) Sorry- do not know it’s original source.


Maltodextrin, an ingredient found in many artificial sweeteners including Splenda, Equal & many many Stevia products has a Glycemic Index (GI) of over 100 and a Glycemic Load (GL) of over 50. Both of these forms of measurements take into account the degree to which your blood sugar rises after consumption.

To put this into perspective, anything over 70 is ranked ‘high’ on the GI scale, and anything over 20 is ranked high on the ‘GL’ scale.

On both scales, Maltodextrin is OFF THE CHARTS! Be cautious. Whenever you consume products with this ingredients, your blood sugar is spiking and likely dropping just as fast. This is TOTALLY not good for fat loss.

My recommendation for artificial sweeteners - Sugar Twin, Organic Stevia or Stevia without maltodextrin (check indgredients).

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Umm yeah…. trying not to get discouraged. :-/

So yea, remember how I was dying yesterday from just the 2nd day of Crossfit?  Well, it was so bad, that my legs gave out on me several times when “trying” to walk. I think I may have pushed alil harder than I should have. Anyhow, I am not usually a wuss to pain and can handle soreness, but while reading up on it came to realize my range of motion was very much jeporadized.  So, with that being said, I decided to listen to my body and take a rest day today. I am trying so hard not to get discouraged. I will honestly say, I am kinda disturbed at the fact that the head trainer said I should come in 4-5 days a week.  I mean shit, I’m just starting here ya terd! I have decided to do what I think is right for my out of shape ass and start out with 3 days a week (M-W-F). The only problem is he has yet to announce the days the On-Ramp will be. So the days might change. Hopefully he doesn’t make them consecutive days. :-/  This head trainer is kinda crazy too… he posts videos of himself doing WODs with gas masks on.  WTF????   Something to do with “elevation/resistance”  Is that even normal???

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2nd day of Crossfit almost killed me. Should I go again tomorrow?

Today made yesterday look like a walk in the park.  Holy shit balls.  It took me 15 minutes just to get dressed. Needles to say, yes.. I will be using the handicapped bathrooms today. I asked a lady there at the box if I should take a day off tomorrow and she said no, definitely not. That I would be more sore. The coach also said I should go at least 3-4 times in a row then take a day and then go back on 5th day.  I don’t want to get injured.  I was thinking I would go 4 days a week (in a row) then 3 days rest. Any suggestions?? Mind you, I am COMPLETELY out of shape. I couldn’t even do a freakin burpee the correct way. :(  think that have a lot to do with flexibility too though. :)

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Day 1 Crossfit down!

annnddd it was UH…AWESOME!!! Even though I’m having trouble keeping my eyes open right now. Had to get up at 4:45 just to be there on time. I prob won’t be able to walk tomorrow. In fact a coworker asked me why I was walking like Frankenstein today! Hahah Looking forward to a nice hot bubble bath and a good stretch! Anyway, I feel like my life is about to begin! I have merely been existing! Looking forward to tomorrow…I think… Haha

P.S. Please Mrs. trainer pleeaasssee don’t wear the whole bottle of that coconut lime lotion again tomorrow, it made me gag while I was trying to breathe!!

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If you're smart, you'll follow this preciousiness!!!


After Crossfit for hope at 7am this cold cold winter morning! 149 reps proud as punch. So proud of my burpees coming along so well embrace your weakness! Go team!
I have been following you like a jar of Nutella was running from me!!! Thank you for your snarky wit and lovely sarcasm! It brightens my day! You are looking splendid!!! You are the one that inspired me to try Crossfit! Thank you!!!! xo

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