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My 1st Yoga Experience

Saturday, November 24, 2012      4 comments

Variety is the spice of life...especially true when it comes to fitness. I don't know about you, but every now and again, I need to incorporate something 'new' into my fitness routine! It's not like I dislike what I'm currently doing becau... Read more

The Season of Giving Thanks....

Tuesday, November 20, 2012      1 comments

As each of us prepare for this week's Thanksgiving festivities, let us take time to remember all those who have made us the people we are today. Personally, I give thanks to a number of beautiful souls who have traveled with me on my journ... Read more

Even When You Don't Feel Like Working Out ... GO ANYWAY!!! You Will Be Glad You Did.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012      1 comments

I don't know about you...but since Daylight Savings Time has ended and the days have become progressively cooler, I have not 'felt like' exercising. I have been sluggish and lethargic longing for the long, warm summer days. But I have to find th... Read more

More Than Just A 'Gym'...A Helping Hand in Trouble Times

Thursday, November 08, 2012      2 comments

It's not often that I make a choice that is dead on...I made such a choice when I selected my Box -- CFPV! The owners and coaches have made CFPV a warm and inviting community for its members to achieve their fitness goals. CFPV also has a '... Read more

A Runner...Me? Naw....well Maybe?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012      1 comments

A fellow CFer and I were discussing Sunday's WOD and how we were both non-runners. We both love all the lifts...just wanted to eliminate the 400m run. Larry, one of our coaches, overheard us and took pity on us and scaled the run down to a ... Read more

Building A Sense of Community: Partner WODs

Sunday, October 28, 2012      0 comments

Every night, I check my Box' website for the next day's WOD. Last night was no different. However, when I saw what today's WOD entailed, I thought Pete had lost his mind! This is what I saw: For time: 100 Power cleans (75#/55... Read more

It Works! Almost 3 Months in...and I'm Already Seeing Some Nice Results!

Saturday, October 27, 2012      2 comments

The preliminary results are in...CrossFit works! Since I began CFing (almost 3 months ago), I have notice some improvement in my conditioning, strength and body. I have already blogged about the changes in my conditioning...namely, I'm run... Read more

To Eat or Not to Eat....Food: Not Just for Pleasure Anymore!

Saturday, October 27, 2012      2 comments

Food is the cornerstone of my heritage. For generations and generations, my ancestors' lives revolved around food. We ate in celebration...we ate in sorrow...we ate when worried...we ate when angry...we ate and ate and ate! If that wa... Read more

If God Meant for Me to Run, He Would Have Made Me A Cheetah! :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012      3 comments

Running...the bane of my existence! A little dramatic, I agree. Actually, I have made a little progress with my stamina/endurance while running. On Saturday, I ran for my longest distance to date -- 2.2 miles. I felt good while running an... Read more

Barbells for Boobs -- A Success

Monday, October 22, 2012      1 comments

Barbells for Boobs was a success! It felt good getting back to the Box this weekend...UNDERSTATEMENT ALERT! To get back to my routine AND to raise money for a wor... Read more

How Do You Stay Motivated to Exercise? It's About Finding What You Enjoy and What Challenges You!

Thursday, October 18, 2012      1 comments

You hear all the fitness gurus and trainers say it...over and over and over again. The key to maintaining your commitment to working out is finding a sport/activity you love. I will take it one step further...find one that constantly challe... Read more

Barbells for Boobs

Sunday, October 14, 2012      2 comments

One of the reasons I love my Box is that they support various charities. On my very 1st workout, they were participating in the '31 Heroes' fundraiser -- a charity for the families of the 30 soldiers and dog that lost their lives in the h... Read more

Ughhhh....Work is Interfering with My Training!

Friday, October 12, 2012      2 comments

The last couple of weeks have been hellacious at the ole J.O.B. It seemed like everyone was determined to sabotage my training. From people's inability (or unwillingness) to make a decision to acting as if we weren't under a tight deadline an... Read more

'Stay Tight' -- My New Nickname

Wednesday, October 10, 2012      0 comments

I'm noticing a recurring theme in my WODs. At the point that I become fatigue, form goes to Hades! It never fails....about midway to three quarters of the way through a WOD, I inevitably here, 'Stay tight, Jacqui'. Of course, it's one of my... Read more

Flexibility Alert...or Lack Thereof!

Monday, October 08, 2012      1 comments

I proved a universal truth today...Lose it if you do not use it! I'm referring to my flexibility. Two months ago, I was on my way to being almost as flexible as I was in high school. My litmus test was the bridge. The day that I could com... Read more

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