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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Long time no blog...In short, I'm struggling with my nutrition (cals are fine, but carbs remain out of control, and way more faileo than paleo) but rocking the fitness. Trying to buy a bike (some car problems have made this, ironically, difficult), found a place to live when I move to Virginia in a couple months, and am doing okay at my work though not on full much going on gets real distracting real quick.

But most important is that I'm on my third and final week of Crossfit On Ramp! I can't believe Friday I'm supposed to be taking classes with the big boys and girls, so scary. Even knowing I can scale everything, it still feels like a huge step.

Still, I have done some amazing stuff in CF these past two weeks - learned deadlifts, jerks, push-presses, and all kinds of power moves. Have once again been demoted to knee push-ups till I can get my chest to TOUCH every rep. Moved to a smaller pull up band, developed some ugly ugly callouses/tears (which I kind of adore). Can normally do my 16" box jumps even though I still get unnecessarily freaked out. Can do toes-to-bar, modified handstand push-ups, and am working hard on getting my back in good position.

There is nothing like dipping your hands in a chalk bucket, or even just being allowed to trade your PVC pipe for an empty barbell, to make you feel AWESOME. This week is all Oly lift training, which I'm so excited about. And the big boys+girls club.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MONA_MONA 4/21/2011 2:03PM

    No kidding. emoticon

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MABELPIE 4/21/2011 2:00PM

    it's a good thing I like my overly opinionated sparkfriends :)

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DMGABBETT 4/21/2011 1:35PM

    I wanted to try eating Paleo but don't none of the stores around me carry no wooly mammoth meat. : (

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GRACEFULIFE 4/19/2011 5:43PM

    Paleo... "healthy eating for dummies". But hey... whatever it takes.

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ORCHIDLADY56 4/19/2011 5:22PM

    You will do great in your first class! Be sure and post how it was! It will all fall in place then, and there is no feeling like the one you get at the end of that first class - exhiliration!

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    Nice work. You're not the only one on the faileo diet. The office gurl I keep mentioning is drinking coke and eating fritos as we speak. Hard. core. faileo.

You know where I stand on the diet though. I think my favorite word is paleotard.

The moves sound excellent. Love me some deads and other pwar moves. Keep us posted on the Oly stuff.

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JOSOP2009 4/19/2011 2:12PM

    You Rock!

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JUSTBIRDY 4/19/2011 1:51PM


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