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Daily Archives: March 16, 2013


So I have been doing crossfit for about 2 months now and I am loving it.  The crossfit games are going on and at our box today we all got a stab at the 13.2!


Here we go!  The Second  Wod of the Crossfit Open: 13.2


I work out at Crossfit Y’all: the best crossfit gym in town, at least I think so!  We have a great group of trainers and the classes are small enough to where we still get one on one attention!

CF y'all

I got my station set up, right in front of my sister, so I could watch her as I went 🙂  Good Motivation!  I always get so nervous before the wod begins!

the box setup

The workout was the following:


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When I first saw what the workout was, I was actually a little bit excited.  Box Jumps don’t intimidate me! LOL.  Push Press is another story.  I thought for sure I could handle a 75lb push press through the whole thing, but 75 lb shoulder to overhead is HEAVY I decided to scaled the weight so I could get a better workout in, so I used 65#.

I thought I could get 5-7 Rounds for sure, but it was SUPER HARD.  My expectations were exceeded!

After doing a whole round of deadlifts and box jumps…Well let’s just say it was the longest ten minutes ever!  I think the “easiest” part of the workout was the deadlifts for sure.  

If you get a chance to try this workout, you need to go for it!  I’m thinking about trying it again to try to beat my score 🙂

3-2-1 Go!

push press

I did “push press” for shoulder to overhead. They said you could basically do any form that you needed to get it over your head! I was exhausted from these alone!

Then deadlifts:

deadlift 2


I look exhausted in most of these pictures!

Finally the box jumps:

box jumps

The first round I did jumping, but after that I did step ups and step downs, and my legs were still burning!

It was a great workout and I’m glad I did it!

I finished with 6 Rounds so my score was 180, which I was pretty happy with although I know I could do better!


Bella came to congratulate me!

I was proud that I did 13.2 after doing crossfit for only 2 months!

What fitness accomplishment are you proud of?

Good Morning.  

Let’s get right to breakfast shall we:

Protein Pancakes

protein pancakes

  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stevia packet
  • water

A scoop of peanut butter and syrup on top, with some blackberries.

I also had a couple small handfuls of Trader Joes high fiber O’s for some extra carbs and of course fiber!  These have great flavor.


My Friday also started off with crossfit, like usual!  What a great way to start the day.

body blaster WOD

Rx= As prescribed

Rx2- Any modification

Boy was this a hard workout. I had to segment the Body Blasters.  By segment I mean break it up into parts, so for example I would do 9 Burpees then 9 Pullups, then 9 Knees to Elbows (I ended up doing hanging knees raises because I was so tired).

For the handstand pushes I used a 45 lb plate with a 15 lb plate on top plus an ab mat so I don’t break my neck 🙂  I knew it would be super hard to get through 37 of them with a single plate. You can check out this video for more instruction on kipping handstand pushups. 

My arms were jello after!

I finished in 14:44 RX2, then I refueled with my Beverly International Protein shake.

I like to keep track of my weight lifting in my WOD book so I know if I am making progress or not.



Chicken on a low carb wrap with cheese, avocado, and cucumber with leftover veggies on the side.

chicken wrap 1

I still wanted a little something more so I had some cinnamon almonds.

cinn almonds

This little guy laid under me for a while…Always under my feet those dogs are!


I decided to my grocery shopping instead of going on Saturday or Sunday when its the busiest and I was in and out in about a half hour. Some of my staple groceries included:

  • avocado
  • grape and Roma tomatoes
  • almond milk
  • strawberries
  • cucumbers
  • pears
  • bananas
  • apples
  • a few snacks for the boys- Cheetos, granola bars (I haven’t bought Cheetos in like a million years)
  • romaine lettuce
  • chicken sausage
  • ground turkey (on sale!)
  • shredded cheese


I had a Greek yogurt – anything with mango is an A+ for me!


And I actually had some dessert before dinner 😉 Some dark chocolate.


I went to hang out with my parents for the evening and took Lily along, she loves going for car rides!


She had her head hanging out the window most of the ride.  I think this is her favorite part of the ride, ears in the wind!



For dinner we had BLT cobb salads with avocado ranch dressing.


I ate the whole thing!  And of course my parents had triple stuffed oreos so I had to have some.


Lily is such a beggar!


On the way home we jammed to N’Sync “I want you back!”

Remember these guys??

Hope you have a great St. Patty’s Day Weekend- Anyone doing anything fun?

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