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Recovery In Progress

Sunday, July 06, 2014

I damaged both legs in an attempt at 30 inch box jump. It was a bad fail and cost five stitches and some nerve damage, but there out and I'm okay to get back into the box (slowly at first). It has kind o gotten me down a bit about my lack of fitness minutes, so I have been trying to do more movement at home in between times of propping my leg up. I'm hoping that I can get back into the swing of things soon. Some parts are still tender and so I'm careful. I've also had some other stress that I just haven't figured out how to deal with yet. I'm still eating healthy and aiming for my 5% goal.

I tried the big one, ouch

I still love crossfit

This is similar to the one I used

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BA5454 7/7/2014 6:38AM

    Oh man, OUCH. Kudos for having the fitness to try it. I've seen it done before, but not sure I have the oomph to try it myself. Hope you get back to it soon!

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MJRVIC2000 7/6/2014 3:37PM

    Sing praises to Jesus ! Let the Spirit of God arouse faith in your heart today. Rejoice in Jesus today AS YOU WORSHIP Him in Spirit and in Truth! For more information read today’s message, “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with your love ones. Thank You and God Bless YOU!

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Wow! Third Place at the Grage Games Summer Jam

Sunday, June 08, 2014

I rarely blog, but I am so excited that we actually did a big competition after just starting crossfit. My husband and I started it about two months ago. When we entered the competition we never thought we'd make it past the third round. We made it to the 4th surprise round (surprise, it was two rounds)

Wod #1
Row 1k
30 pull-ups
50 wall balls

WOD 2 - 7m AMRAP
Thrusters 35 lb
SDLHP 35 lb
KB swings 20 lb
Plate OH hold 10 lb

WOD 3:
Deadlifts 95 lb
Hand release pushups

Surprise WOD
Part 1
jump rope

Part 2
15 min. AMRAP
OH Squat, 35 lb, 45 lb
50 meter run carrying medicine ball
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PAPA175 6/14/2014 6:35PM

    I had the most beautiful, strong and supportive team mate anyone could hope for! Thank you for being my partner in fitness and also in life my beloved Kristie. You make my life happy!!!

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MNABOY 6/12/2014 11:18PM

    Great Team! Keep on kicking

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TKAYSMILES 6/12/2014 4:16PM

    That is AWESOME!! Congrats!!!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/12/2014 3:55PM


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    WOW! I am VERY impressed!
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RUNNING-TURTLE 6/8/2014 11:20AM


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Getting Realistic and a New Journal

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Recently I caught a cold and I had some minor discomfort with my COPD. This time I didn't feel like giving in, even though I knew it could be a while before I exercised again. Although this may sound silly I was excited about a new journal.

I recently started crossfit to help me in trail running and I really enjoy it. A lady said to take a picture and keep track of my progress. My husband bought me a journal that I decorated with stickers and such. I also wrote down my results from testing week to compare with the next time. Today was my first day back exercising and I walked only but it was so exciting to make a memory in my new fitness journal. I'm so thankful to Jesus for so much.

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SEABREEZE64 6/2/2014 10:10AM

    I love journaling and I use stickers in mine all the time!
Hope you are feeling fit and awesome today.

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MINIMOE1 5/22/2014 10:55AM

    Journalling keeps me accountable, focused and is fun! Important to do it consistently & review every so often, (more often if your memory is short like mine! :)
Hope you get over your cold quickly.

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MNABOY 5/21/2014 12:12AM

    With the Lord we can conquer all challenges.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 5/20/2014 7:51AM


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LADYVOLSFAN1954 5/20/2014 2:01AM

    Sounds like a plan! I had a fitness calendar but I've slacked off on it. I may try the journal again. Sounds fun! Love your background!

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Unexpected Challenges

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A few days ago Charles (my husband - aka Papa175) started bleeding in his head behind his eye and his retina became detached. Tomorrow there is a specialist who is going to try and save any vision left in his eye. Right now he is almost blind in his left eye. They said he should have went to the ER when the floater appeared but he waited a few days, we never heard of it and didn't know it was so serious.

This has been so sudden that we were not prepared for the loss of work or the life changes. Insurance will cover down time, but his job requires he drive a stand up forklift for twelve hours. He cannot even drive the car right now. He is taking it somewhat well and we will work with what comes our way. God has been our strength and will continue to be.

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MINIMOE1 4/15/2014 9:24AM

    emoticon sending you healing vibes.

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LOLAINSC 4/14/2014 11:36AM

    So sorry, praying all goes well for PAPA.

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PAPA175 4/14/2014 8:25AM

    Thank you for caring for me so well my beautiful wife and best friend. I love you very much and cherish your support.

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MNABOY 4/14/2014 12:36AM

    prayers for peace and comfort as God's plan unveils.

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 4/13/2014 11:14PM

    He needs you now, more than ever. Stay strong and support him. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers. Let's hope for the best.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 4/13/2014 9:02PM


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ROCKPORT9 4/13/2014 7:03PM

    Prayers and hugs to you both. I am so sorry. emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 4/13/2014 5:22PM

    How sad! I hope the specialist can keep his vision.

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Motivation - 5% Spring Challenge

Thursday, April 03, 2014

What do you want to change?

1) Lower my triglyceride level
2) Lower my blood pressure
3) lower my BMI
4) Decrease inches around my waist

How do you want to look?

1) Rested
2) Toned

How do you want to feel?

1) Rested
2) Breathe easier
3) Fit

What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body?

1) Breather easier
2) Run longer and faster
3) Feel more confident

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GOODGETNBETR 4/6/2014 7:05PM

    Good plans.

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AALLEY2 4/5/2014 7:28PM

    emoticon emoticon good goals! emoticon

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LOLAINSC 4/5/2014 2:53PM

    Wishing you all kinds of success with the Spring Challenge.

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CHAKARA1 4/4/2014 7:52AM

    Great Motivation!

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FITGRANDMA120 4/3/2014 4:35PM

    Great advice and thank you, I'm getting another checkup in about a week to see how this last year has been. My COPD gave me a setback last December so this Spring challenge is going to be very important to me.

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ROCKPORT9 4/3/2014 10:01AM

    emoticon Wonderful motivations!

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WONDERWOMAN 4/3/2014 9:26AM


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RUNNING-TURTLE 4/3/2014 8:25AM


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    NOW THIS WASS THE MAIN REASON I JOINED. MT T.LEVEL WAS 239 2 YRS. YESTERDAY LAST CHECK-UP IT WAS 152. START emoticon ING NONE OF THIS JUNK, emoticon , emoticon , emoticon . BE SMART AND EAT emoticon , emoticon , emoticon GET WITH THE PROGRAM, KID.

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