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Scales Don't Tell the SToryYesterday’s workout wiped me out –so today’s workout and the fact that I got a PR (personal record) was a welcome surprise! Even if it was just by 5#, I will gladly take it.  And in the end, it’s about personal progress. I am fine at this stage with small gains – it means I am still getting better, stronger, and challenged.

Now if I could just get my snacking under control. For some reason, the more ladies I talk to recently, the more we all are in the same boat. We have been eating like shit. Maybe it’s the storm before the calm –winter is ending, spring is starting to spring. Although we are due for a supposed large snow storm tomorrow. Winter wants to just make sure we don’t forget it.

Yesterday, a CrossFit athlete posted on her Facebook wall about not knowing how Paleo people do it –and then how Girl Scout cookies “got her” – for some reason this irked me more than usual.  So I mentioned it to her this morning in a You are not ready for Paleo way. I didn’t mean it to come across snotty but I was really annoyed –and I realized what it was. It was her not taking responsibility for her decisions and actions and blaming the food or the eating approach. It’s not Paleo, Weight Watchers, cookies, ice cream, lack of exercise that’s to blame. It’s you.  Period. Own it, Accept it. Change it or not –but accept that you are the one in charge of whatever decision you make. Girl Scout cookies don’t call out to you – you have a moment when you make a choice to eat them or not.  Many of us don’t even stop and acknowledge that moment though. We are so used to just eating crap without thinking about it at all.

So, now that I got that off my chest – I will let it go. After all, she’s in charge of her own life and decisions.

800m jog

Press Series

Strict Press
1-1-1-1-1 95#
Push Press
3-3-3-3-3 110#
Push Jerk
5-5-5-5-5 110#

Working Wounded Games: Nov 10 2012 at CrossFit Rubicon


I feel better this morning. Rest days can do wonders for your body. Don’t ever underestimate how important rest days are in your overall fitness plan. I am not talking about sitting around doing nothing and eating crap. Just that you don’t do a hard core workout –do some mobility, yoga, a run, just not something to taxing on your body. It needs time to renew and repair so you can get stronger.  Want some mobility ideas? Visit

Also I found this really good How to Foam Roll Infographic. Foam Rollers are super great and go along with using a LAX Ball! 


The first CrossFit competition designed for amputees and severely wounded veterans.

A great event where you will definitely get Inspired and you can lend your support for the Working Wounded Games on 11/10 –  at CrossFit Rubicon in Tysons Corner, VA.

Plan to attend or offer your monetary support to help keep programs like this up and running.  I will be there cheering them all on!

This photo was taken by me at CrossFit Rubicon. CF Rubicon has taken the lead and created a program specifically geared towards amputees called Real World Six that centers around sport and community. I have seen some of these athletes at work and there are no words for how inspired you feel once you see how bad ass they are.

Show your support if you can! It’s Games and programs like this that really make CrossFit special and different from the other guys.


  • 800m run
  • 2x
  • 2 handstand walks into a bear crawl
  • 10 pass thrus
  • mobility


  • Push Press


Push Press
105# – Stayed away from max # bc of tweaked neck/shoulder area.


Tabata Sit Ups 

CrossFit: Press Series


Workout today was all about strength.

800m run
Pass Thrus
Reverse Pass Thrus

Press Series

Shoulder press 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Push press 3-3-3-3-3 reps
Push Jerk 5-5-5-5-5 reps

Max 95# because I couldn’t clean anything more! Very frustrating!!

A challenging workout of Jerks


Holy cow am I sore. I know I said I love being fit and SORE but this may be a bit over the top.  Note to self – doing 50m lunges for 3 rounds and then doing 200 squats over 2 days is just not the smartest approach to fitness for me. Most people skip one of those days due to their schedule, but not me and now I am paying for it.  I usually like the feeling of sore muscles — it means I worked hard but not sure this was what I call working hard. I am not hurt but I am hurting.  I am going to go use a foam roller and roll out my muscles to help loosen it all up a bit —

jumping jacks 20
10 Pass Thrus
10 Push Ups
10 Good Mornings
10 Whirly Birds

Shoulder Press
Push Press
Press Jerk

Max Handstand Pushups
Shoulder press 1-1-1-1-1
Push press 3-3-3-3-3
Push Jerk 5-5-5-5-5
HSPU – 8
SP: 55lb, 65lb, 85, 85, 85
PP: 65lb, 85lb, 85, 95, 105
PJ: 65lb, 85lb, 105, 85 —

I had a rough time doing anything that required doing a squat or press with my legs, hamstrings. So I stopped before I completed my Push Jerk. My form was crap and I didn’t want to hurt myself. My soreness really got to me. In hindsight, I should have took a rest day today and did not listen to my internal voice. Note to self: LISTEN next time!

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