Life’s Better Upside Down

Yesterday at my box was probably my favorite workout ever. I really had fun while I was doing it.

Yesterday’s WOD

5 Rounds:
5 Back Squats
20 second rest

15 Handstand push ups
4 Wall Climbs
180 second rest

Then a 800 meter run.

I had to modify the HSPUs because I am unable to do them. I modified it by doing handstand holds and gradually lowering myself down (I had an abmat under my head so I didn’t crush my head). Everything else, I did up to par. The weight I used for my back squat was 95 pounds. Round 1 and 2 were a breeze. Round 3 really kicked my ass, especially with the handstand holds and wall climbs. My shoulders were so exerted and my form was beginning to suffer. I had a hard time keeping my core tight, not to mention my hands were becoming raw from the floor. My piriformis was also starting to become irritated. When I would squat, my right leg would “cave” in. I was having the “stanky” leg going on.  This issue has been bothering me since about December. Sometimes it’s fine and sometimes it kills me. It was killing me yesterday. The pain went from my ass all the way down to my ankle. I couldn’t even run my 800 (which sucked). I ended up rolling on a lacrosse ball (which felt like I was being murdered) and basically wrapping my groin to my iliac crest with Voodoo Bands and squatting (that didn’t hurt as bad, but it really helped). It was like wearing a diaper, so weird. I really need to get some Voodoo Bands. Yesterday I ended up buying 3 lacrosse balls so I can roll it out when I’m home. Hopefully this will get better soon…


I’m also missing my crossfit BFF today….Shoutout to Flight Attendant Sarah!



What CrossFit Has Done To Me & For Me.

CrossFit has been an amazing blessing in my life. I’m so glad that I discovered it. When I first started back in July (2013), I was so scared and uncomfortable. I went to my first class and had NO clue what I was doing, or how I should be doing it. Thankfully, I had amazing coaches that taught me the right way. To this day I’m still nervous when I CrossFit. If I’m not nervous before a WOD, it isn’t hard enough. I won’t be able to achieve greatness if I don’t step out of my comfort zone. Stepping out of my comfort zone is making me a better CrossFitter and a better person in general.

When I first started, I expected to lose all this weight and I was probably going to quit after I achieved my weight loss goal. Little did I know that I would have begun an amazing lifestyle. At first, I gained weight and I was pissed. I take “fat pictures” where I wear the same outfit with my hair exactly the same as the previous picture. I took some right when I started, about 3 months of CrossFit, and some maybe 5 months after I started. For me, I need to see results in pictures. When I look in the mirror, I can see subtle changes in my body, but having the side by side comparison really helps me SEE the changes. I really recommend this if you’re like me and need a side by side comparison.

I still have not obtained my weight loss goal, but I don’t even care anymore. I can see my body changing every day.  Whether it is a 5# PR, or muscle definition in my arms. I can see changes physically and even mentally. If you were to ask me what I wanted to be like before I started CrossFit, I would have probably said 115 pounds and super FYYYYNEEEE. After I started CrossFit, my perception of “skinny” began to fade. I will never be 115 pounds. And if I do for some odd reason become 115 pounds, please feed me a Whopper. Our society has such a blurred view on what fitness is. Last night I realized how much my mindset has changed when I was watching E!. I’m sorry, but Giuliana Rancic is TOO DAMN TINY. I mean, where is the muscle in her arms?! It’s literally bone with skin covering it. I really believe that my “skinny” is muscle. A nice ass, thighs, arms, and stomach definition. I don’t think I’d really like a 6 pack on myself, but if it happens, at least I can say I have one.

It’s really crazy to me to see these changes in myself. I thank CrossFit for helping me to accept and love myself the way I should. Even though I’m not really where I want to be weight wise, I’m not hating myself. Watching myself transform is an awesome thing to witness.

And that’s all she wrote.

Please feel free to comment!


Bikini Shoulders

Well, we had a blizzard last week and I was unable to workout  Wednesday-Friday, which sucked. I worked out Saturday and it was a team WOD. It was really fun, but my shoulders were killing me and they are still sore. ‘Dem”Bikini Shoulders” as my coach calls them.

“It’s All About The Benjamin’s” WOD

100 reps of wall ball at 16 lb.
100 reps of kettlebell swing at 35 lb.
100 reps of push press at 65 lb.
100 reps of 20 in. box jump

Sunday was a day of rest for me. I caught up on some school work and cleaned my nasty house. Yesterday our workout didn’t look that bad, but after round 3, it was starting to get brutal on my shoulders. Poor things can’t get a break! I was really proud of my wall climbs, I didn’t think that I would be that great at them, but it turns out I was amazing (or at least I felt amazing). Round 5, wall climbs were really hard. I had done all of them practically with my stomach touching the wall, and those last 5 really were a struggle. I could feel my core slipping up and it wasn’t staying tight. I started to “sag” a little, but found the strength to finish them out, even if they were starting to get sloppy and ugly. There was a second workout, but my shoulders were not feeling up to par.

Yesterday’s WOD

5 rounds of:
400 m run
10 reps of ground to overhead at 45/35 lb
5 reps of wall climb

I’m looking forward to getting my shit together this week and getting my workout routine back together.

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This past weekend I’ve had a hard time eating right. I had to work and I think that may have had something to do with it. All I wanted to eat was cupcakes, candy, and pretty much anything sweet. Most likely, I gained 20 pounds in two days. I was a piggy.  And NO, I AM NOT PREGNANT. I just love sweets more than anything in this world (besides purses and bathing suits). Everyone has off days where they cheat and eat like shit, but I could not contain it.  I WANTED MORE SWEETS. If you personally know me, you know that I die over anything that can make you go into a diabetic coma. If it is super sweet, I’m consuming it.  I’m planning on getting it together this week and get back to normal.

Yesterday I didn’t work out because I ate too much candy and did not want to vomit at my gym. Today, I’m regretting not going yesterday because we are expecting a snow storm and the roads will probably be bad tomorrow. Worst case scenario, I do yesterday’s WOD at my house if we get a blizzard and I’m unable to drive. I’m ready for the weekend already.

I eat everything #fatgirl


My Personal Goals

I’m really eager to get my CrossFit Certification (level 1). I think about it all the time. Mainly because I’m so excited to further my education with the sport.  After going to the War of the WODS, I realized that I want to be able to preform most (if not all) of the “movements” so I can one day demonstrate them to my wonderful CrossFit class, as a coach!

Here are some of my goals:

-I want to lose 10 more pounds (I just weighed myself and since July, I’ve lost 10 pounds. THANK THE LORD).
-I want to be able to do a strict pull-up.
-A muscle-up (I’m scared to do this).
-Handstand push-up/handstand walk (I’m excited about this one).
-I’d like to learn how to kip (this is hard for me to do since I’m left handed and my brain wants to do EVERYTHING backwards).

I want to try and get all of these down before the summer. I’m planning on getting certified and possibly shadowing a coach somewhere.


War of the WODS

I went to my first ever CrossFit competition a few weeks ago. It was so amazing! Most of the athletes knew what they were doing and killed it! We went to support our friends Danny and Mike. They did awesome . The War of the WODS inspired me to become a better athlete with CrossFit and really push my limits.

My CrossFit BFF, Sarah and I were going to compete, but we were unsure of how well we would preform. After going to the competition, we realized that we would have done AMAZING (in the beginner’s portion). We were actually very surprised on how bad some people’s form was.

Other than that, we really loved watching our friends compete. After their event, we all went out to eat and had an amazing time. I really wished we would have stayed for the finals because they had a pool event. I would have loved that. You need to be a well rounded athlete if you plan on winning the competition. I however, would have only doggy paddled if I was EVER badass enough to win HA!

Next year I am planning on competing. This was such a great experience to see everyone that loves CrossFit. I now am more addicted to CrossFit.

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                            Mike                                   Female Competition                                Danny