You’ve met a guy. Maybe you’ve been on a date and chatted on the phone (or texted, because who actually *talks* on the phone anymore?). You are super attracted to him. You are hoping that there are more dates between now and the holidays, so that you can spend them together. You want to text him to let him know you are thinking about him and can’t wait until the next time you see him. But the smart girl inside knows that isn’t the best idea. So instead you gush about him to your friends.
When your mind is racing with all the possibilities, how do you go slow and become friends with someone you are mad crushing on…
The most important things is to go slow! I’ve learned (or more accurately, am still currently trying to learn) that if you continue to allow yourself to be driven by the fact that you have a crush on someone, or that you are attracted to someone – the following questions will still crop up down the road. But by then you are either in a relationship that doesn’t really fit one or both of you and someone is bound to get hurt.
So maybe try and avoid extra pain down the road, by asking yourself these questions while you are still in the dating phase… Read more
I’ve been feeling really good about my progress lately. I’m hitting PR’s regularly at Crossfit. I’m (generally) making better food choices. I feel better. I feel like I look better. I’m happy about all of this.
Have I lost weight?
I have no idea!
This picture was taken over a month ago.
And I didn’t realize until this morning that this was quite possibly the last time I’ve stepped on my scale! And I cannot tell you how free I feel because of this!
Last month, my trainer & his wife told me to stop focusing on the number on the scale and pay attention to how I felt and how my clothes were fitting me.
Are you kidding me? I need to know the number. The number is the sole source of my success or failure.
Wow. That is some pretty messed up thinking.
Fast forward to today… Read more
I’ve only been crossfitting for just over 2 months now.
Every day I am getting stronger. I can do 2 jumping pull-ups. I can do 10 push-ups from my toes. My deadlift PR has increased from 150lbs to 165lbs. In two months. I haven’t felt this passionate about anything in a very long time. It’s safe to say I drank the Crossfit Kool-aid. J
I have 2 WODS to share this week.
The first one was on Thanksgiving morning. I took my dog and we ran the 1.3 miles from my apartment to my crossfit box. It felt like an easy pace & when I looked at my Runkeeper, I noticed that my pace was 9:23 minutes per mile! That’s a great pace for me!
Our trainer was calling this WOD a Turkey Trot and it was an open (to either anyone or friends and family, I don’t really know which one) WOD. It was pretty awesome to see how many people were there! Read more
Warning: this is a long post.
I am fired up and not in the good way.
Let me explain…
Last week, you may have read that I got body composition testing done. I was talking with one of the women from my Crossfit box after the test about what we needed to do to reduce our body fat percentages. She mentioned a program called Eat To Perform. I had seen another Crossfit blogger mention this program, so I decided to check it out when I got home.
Their program says that you can burn fat without feeling hungry using their metabolic flexibility system. Now, I’d like to say upfront that I am not questioning whether or not their program works or if it is based on valid theories. What has got me pissed off is the approach used towards me. Read more
(Image credit: WOD talk)
While this hasn’t been the easiest year, I have a ton to be thankful for!
- I am thankful for my children & grandson
- I am thankful for my job
- I am thankful that my 10 year old car remains reliable
- I am thankful for the amazing people who are in my life
- I am thankful that I have been strong enough to remove toxic people from my life
- I am thankful for Crossfit – because of Crossfit I am getting healthier & stronger both physically & emotionally
- I am thankful for having a better than civil co-parenting relationship with my son’s dad
- I am thankful for my dog & 2 cats
- I am thankful for my health
- I am thankful for my blog & very grateful for anyone who reads it
I will be celebrating solo today. You know what? I am perfectly happy about this. At 8:30am, I am going to run with my dog to Crossfit, do a Turkey Day WOD and then run home. I plan on spending the day drinking mimosas, writing and watching football. Pretty much doing whatever makes me happy. I have a turkey breast to cook and will make some yummy side dishes.
Tomorrow I will go to San Francisco (with my son’s dad) to pick my son up from the airport. I can not wait!
Have a fantastic Thanksgiving! I hope you are surrounded by love and gratitude.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
If you are a Crossfitter, then you have heard of “The Girls.” They are benchmark workouts, like Fran, Annie, Cindy, etc.
Well last week we did Barbara.
Being that I’m still a newbie, I had not heard of Barbara.
Honestly, when I looked at the white board, I thought, “well that doesn’t look horrible.”
OMG. And #ouch.
You have 45 minutes to do 5 rounds of the above exercises, with a mandatory 3 minute rest period between each round.
I scaled the pull-ups and did ring pull-ups. And I scaled the Hand Release push-ups (HR Push-ups), doing the hand release part, but the push-ups from my knees. The ab mat sit ups and squats were done without any scaling. Read more
I’ve always wanted to get an accurate measure of my body fat percentage. I believe that’s a better measure of where you are on your journey to fitness than how many ell bees are on the scale (pounds, in case that didn’t make sense).
At the end of October the Crossfit box I belong to had a health and fitness fair. There were several of us who told the trainer he should have had someone there testing body fat. In this discussion, we learned that there really is nowhere local to get an accurate body fat test done.
That couldn’t be right, could it? I mean, it’s not like we live in a teeny tiny town.
When I got home, I went straight to Google.
Nothing local. Zip. Read more
I lead a pretty full life. I have my son with me about 80% of the time, I work full time and I go to Crossfit 5-6 days a week. I don’t do the bar scene and I don’t have very many single friends. So I decided to give the online dating thing a try. (Hashtag kill me now – oh wait, that’s not a very good attitude to go into this with…)
I signed up for 3 months of Match.com. Here’s my profile: Read more
I don’t post much mommy stuff here, but I’m going to make an exception today.
Every year my son and his dad head out to visit his parents in Michigan. This visit alternates between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year, my ex-husband told me he wasn’t going to go & asked if it would be okay with me if H flew out there by himself.
Eek. But I know that the airlines have “unaccompanied minor” programs & he would be safe. And I have no desire to stand in the way of him getting to see family. I knew H could handle flying solo, so of course I agreed.
Wednesday I decided to go to a local burger joint for lunch. I did not pack a lunch today (an important step when you are trying to eat healthy), and I didn’t want to eat Chipotle again (even though it’s pretty awesome). The last couple times I’ve eaten at this burger place, I’ve gotten a burger minus the bun and French fries.
Today I was feeling a bit rebellious. I knew I was making paleo fried chicken for dinner. And I had a paleo breakfast. So I went to this burger place and got the same order I usually get, except this time I got the bun… Read more