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9/16/16 3:58 A

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Hello! I started crossfit this week and have done two sessions. I loved the first one but the second was so embarrassing. Warm-up was a team game which brought back years of school PE horror. Then later I fell off when jumping on the box and I'm big so ended up like a big fat turtle in its back. Did anyone else feel like an idiot and get over it, or am I just destined to feel stupid when doing anything physical. I imagine most crossfitters were sporty at school.

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8/10/16 12:24 P

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Welcome Inez and Josee!!! Happy to have you join the group! Some of us are trying to get the group more active so feel free to join in and get some conversations going!

"Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you've got to squeeze your buns. That's my formula."
-Richard Simmons

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8/7/16 7:42 A

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Hi everyone, my name is Josée. In a nutshell, been a Sparks member for 6 years now I think. I started slowly with Bootcamp, then my gym got CrossFit certified 2 years ago. So at 50 I started CrossFit, let go of my regular gym membership. I go 5 to 6 times a week, I have always been a yoyo dieter reaching alomsot 300 pounds, over the years lost and regained so many times. Anyhow, since January I have lost 26 pounds and have lost 12 inches. I now follow one of my Coaches nutrition plan. I am at 181, I would like to reach 150 eventually. I love CrossFit but there are so things I simply cannotdo like rope climbs, box jumps at 20 inches so we modify. But I am strong *lol*, my push press PR is 120 pounds.


" Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimisim is better than despair. " - Jack Layton 1950-2011




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6/23/16 1:59 P

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Hi, my name is Inez and I am new to this group. I have been doing Crossfit for 1 year and 4 months now. It's been a slow pace for me. I had to start out at a Master's level (for those that need modifications and/or have not exercised in a really long time.) I am finally up to the Basics level this past week and I am getting stronger and stronger everyday. My focus is not about my weight or size, I am more focused on my performance now. The pounds are coming off very slowly. But I am happy to say that I am finally under 300 lbs and I found something I love doing.

Hoping to learn a lot here.

Thanks!
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10/20/15 4:07 P

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I live in Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada

Been on Spark for many years! Recently returned to get my nutrition back on track.

Been involved with crossfit for almost 5 years. last Dec after 8 months off I found a box that I absolutely love!!! Practically live there now. 5-6 times a week...sometimes back to back classes. We have obstacle training and recently added a spin room (which I instruct 3-4 times a week) and yoga is coming very soon!!!!! I have competed in many competitions (for fun) and also been a judge at several comps. Love every single aspect of Crossfit. The community, the team spirit, the work outs, lifting heavy weights, feeling stronger every day just to name a few reasons I love it so much.

I was a runner before discovering Crossfit....running was put on the back burner but have recently pulled out the old running shoes and started to put on some miles. Competing in a Crossfit competition Feb 5-7 in Lloydminster Alberta and hoping to complete a half marathon in here at home in March.

I am here to keep my nutrition on track so I get the most out of my training and will be prepared for the hours of hard work that are in front of me.

Look forward to this group very much!!!!

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3/10/15 11:15 A

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WELCOME Jody!!!! So glad you have joined the team. I look forward to hearing about your WOD's!!!!
I HATE OHS. I am SO weak in this area. Something to work on for sure.



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3/7/15 5:29 P

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hey all I have been a sparker for years,love this website and app. but getting back on this page when I found your team! I love Crossfit! I have a gym where we follow the CF modality and I am certified level one trainer plus a ACE personal Trainer for the past 7 years..my other spark account is Jody Bergeon. I am glad I found you guys and look forward to interacting with you all.

I signed up for the open for 2015 and on the open 15.1 videoing and the camera quit.. so didn't get my video posted bummed but oh well 15.2 would end me anyhow...due the OH squat!

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9/17/14 11:01 A

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HI, everyone!

I've been doing CF since June (still a nube) and have been really enjoying it!

I've seen no movement on the scale but I feel soooo great physically. My goal is just to get fit and this high intensity is the swift kick in the arse I need to do it.

I'm thinking about going paleo, but still have some reservations, mostly based on hearing others talk about how expensive it is to eat while doing it.

Have a great WOD!



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7/28/14 1:24 P

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I have been doing CF for a year now. I am going to be 50 this year.. and prior to CF I could feel the muscle melting off me. I was not able to run the mileage I did in my younge days and was about 20 pounds heavier than now. I did some weights in the gym but didn't know what I was doing and it wasn't very effective.

Then, I found Matt, my marvelous coach who looks out for me and has taught me everything I know. It has really changed how I workout and eat. It is still a journey but I feel like I'm going the right way.

Plus, love the folks in my morning class. thanks, chad, grace, christine, earl, and anthony. You will never know how much your support has meant. I never miss a 6:00 a.m. class and it's all because of you!

“To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” ~ Hippocrates


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2/5/14 5:24 A

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Hello done SP before but was not that involved with it trying it again but following steps.

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1/29/14 3:50 P

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Hi All! Like Jaemi, I used to use SP all the time and have recently returned to using it as a way to track my nutrition. I've been CrossFitting for almost 7 months now and it has changed my life. My weight and activity level has fluctuated a lot since my mid-teens. Crossfit has been the one thing that's consistently been able to keep me coming back for more. I'm in the best shape of my life and looking forward to what I can achieve. Hopefully my nutrition tracking on SP will shed some light on how to improve and build performance.

"Suck it up, Buttercup!"

"Pain is weakness leaving the body"

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9/2/13 6:40 P

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I am Jaemi and a long time member of SP but have not been active for quite some time. I started CrossFit back in April and am loving it so much that I think I found my workout niche and something that will keep me motivated in my weight loss journey. I look forward to being part of this team and the added support and education about this sport and how I it can help me improve.

~Jae

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7/22/13 10:04 P

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Hi, Chelsea here. 28y/o mom and wife. Joined crossfit 6 weeks ago, and I absolutely love it! I'm an old member of SP that recently go back on, looking for motivation to get in the best shape of my life. I suffered some health issues in 2009 that set me back 30+lbs. I am slowly recovering and reclaiming my body one day at a time. I've started blogging my journey and feel excited to get my body back, and even more excited to PR!!

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment. -anonymous


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7/17/13 2:53 P

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You can google "vacation WODs" and get lots of helpful ideas. Here's one I like a lot (and is the top hit on google):

http://crossfitallegiance.wordpress.com/
vacation-workouts/

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7/17/13 6:56 A

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I just started crossfit a couple of months ago - now I'm moving so I'll be away from the gym for a couple of weeks, and need to find a new one! Tips for online sources for WODs?

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Just a quick introduction to the board. I was just introduced to CrossFit in January and I really like it. I'm in school as well, so it's difficult to start new things - therefore I waited until finals were over before I really got started :) I'm hoping to get into a groove over the summer break so that when classes start my exercise time will not fall by the wayside even during this grueling next year.
I was injured in the Corps many years ago and I cannot do most sit-ups so instead I substitute Oblique Crunches and Knees to Elbows (on the floor). I follow Crossfit Mamas for my WODs.
We have 8 children (5 that I birthed) but I didn't start having weight issues until the youngest was about a year old - this and that later, I'm ready to start fresh and brand new, knowing my "limitations" and working solidly around them rather than using them as an excuse (specific to my injuries).

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5/8/13 10:41 P

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hello and welcome to the team

Hoping for Success Without Hard work is Like Trying to Harvest Without Planting.
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4/25/13 8:40 P

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My name is V I'm 26 and finally found exercise I love! I was introduced to CrossFit while taking boxing a few years ago but I didn't start until October of 2012 when I moved close to my box. I drank the Kool-Aid and became addicted fast! I love bwating my P.Rs and have watched my body change! CrossFit has made me change how I view my body, I appreciate it now and instead of seeing all my faults I see strength. I have let go of the hopeless quest for "skinny" and gained a desire to be strong and healthy instead of a number on my scale or pant size! I look forwaed to the WOD and to doing CrossFit for the rest of my life!

You will never FIND time to do anything, you must MAKE it!


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4/25/13 8:31 P

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My name is V I'm 26 and finally found exercise I love! I was introduced to CrossFit while taking boxing a few years ago but I didn't start until October of 2012 when I moved close to my box. I drank the Kool-Aid and became addicted fast! I love beating my P.Rs and have watched my body change! CrossFit has made me change how I view my body, I appreciate it now and instead of seeing all my faults I see strength. I have let go of the hopeless quest for "skinny" and gained a desire to be strong and healthy instead of a number on my scale or pant size! I look forward to the Wods and to doing CrossFit for the rest of my life!

Edited by: LOVESPONIES87 at: 4/25/2013 (20:35)
You will never FIND time to do anything, you must MAKE it!


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4/5/13 11:06 A

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Hey all,

Started doing CrossFit and eating better in January to lose weight and gain strength and stamina. I turn 40 this July and I want to be down to 170 by then (then bulk up :) ). My max was 207 just before Christmas 2012. I'm down to 189, but I haven't been the box in a couple of weeks. Vacation (I was good and only gained 1.5 pounds) and I jacked up my left shoulder (going to the doc Tuesday).

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4/5/13 10:36 A

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Hey all,

Started doing CrossFit and eating better in January to lose weight and gain strength and stamina. I turn 40 this July and I want to be down to 170 by then (then bulk up :) ). My max was 207 just before Christmas 2012. I'm down to 189, but I haven't been the box in a couple of weeks. Vacation (I was good and only gained 1.5 pounds) and I jacked up my left shoulder (going to the doc Tuesday).

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4/3/13 9:20 A

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I'm glad to find a crossfit team. I know little about crossfit, but after trying a class, I'd like to learn more.

Hoping for Success Without Hard work is Like Trying to Harvest Without Planting.
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1/19/13 6:46 P

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Hi, All.

I'm new to this group...have been CrossFitting for 6 months...and I'll never stop! (Yes, I drank the Kool-Aid! Lol!) Started CF to train for an obstacle race.

I'm glad I found this group! As a 46-year old venturing into the sport of fitness, you can imagine the aches, pains and questions I have. Being one of the oldest members of my Box doesn't leave me with a lot of resources. My trainers are GREAT...but are a good 10+ years younger.

Looking forward to interacting with you all...and learning all that I can!

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Hi everyone,
I'm new here. I've been doing crossfit since May and love it!!! I'm 55 overweight lady so started very slow with lots of modifications. Still it's busted my butt everyday and I'm working to improve. I still can't RX the workouts, that is a goal for sure. Right now I go to the gym 4 - 5 mornings a week. I'm a little in transition as I live in Maine but go to FL for the winter. I will be moving south in a few weeks. Luckily there is a gym there and I visited it a week ago on a quick trip south. I'll start posting my WOD's with my modifications. I have 30 pds left to lose, I've lost 37. The extra weight definitely makes some of the crossfit moves mch harder....like pull-ups. Still I feel like Crossfit has made me much stronger and will be a big part in helping me reach my goal weight.

Kizzy

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Hi everyone! I'm new to CrossFit...I just started on Monday with a friend. With how hard I'm working I know I'll be seeing good results. I'm aiming to lose about 50 pounds by summer.



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20 pounds lost - 01/21/13
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I'm new, and actually haven't started CrossFit, but I found a gym in my area, and after Nov. 20th (don't ask!) I will have time to join it. I did send off a couple e-mails and am glad to see they work with people who may have problems with certain joints/muscle groups, as I do. (I CANNOT do squats, or run, due to a knee injury -- or any related exercise.)

I guess as a preliminary I am joining this Team. I am wondering if the WOD needs to be the same for everyone, considering the above. The indication is that we adapt, but I'd like to know more about what that means.

I'm on a whole-foods semi-Primal food plan. Since there's a lot of interactivity between the nutrition and the exercise, I'm seriously wanting to learn more, and how I can adapt this form of exercise to my own life. Thanks!

Yep, there I am, swimming through the desert sands. Might just be a mirage, after all. But this is life, and we learn best about it if we explore it, and take our chances. A life unexplored, after all, is one of the saddest things out there.


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Hi! I'm new to this group & to crossfit. I just had my first baby in April & gained over 40 pounds during my pregnancy! My husband has been doing crossfit for a while & has had good results. I am desperate to get back down to 120 before trying for our second baby and I'm doing it the crossfit way. It's tough, but I walk away feeling great that I have accomplished the workout. We follow crossfit.com... I started July 15th, but took 3 weeks off between being sick & the passing of my grandfather. I started back up officially last week. It has been challenging, but I'm already seeing how much stronger I am now than I was when I first started! It really is addicting. I'm loving it!

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Hello! I'm so excited to find this CrossFit board! I've been crossfitting for one year and am a Level 1 Trainer at my box. I've lost 45 pounds since I started CrossFit but am stuck because of poor eating habits. I've tried a strict Paleo diet but have found it difficult to maintain. I'm hoping to use the resources of this site to motivate me and keep me accountable to lose another 40 pounds.

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Hello! I'm new to cross fit, but not new to working out hard. I work with a personal trainer and have been doing kickboxing twice a week. My kickboxing class is switching over to a cross fit class this week. What can I expect???

10/23/10 - Race for the Cure 5k = 38:15
11/24/10 - Turkey Trot 2 mile = 18:44
4/9/11 - Capital Strider's Loop the Lake 8K Race = 52.28
4/30/11 - Drake On The Roads 8K = 44.30
6/4/11 - Dam to Dam 20K = 2:14:48
7/16/11 - Flex 4 Pink 5K = 30:20
10/1/11 - Get Your Rear In Gear 5K = 26.48
10/15/11 - Principal 5K Road Race = 28.11
10/22/11 - Race for the Cure 5K = 25.25
11/24/11 - Turkey Trot 2mi = 16.30
Warrior Dash = 40 min
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Hello all, I just joined the team. Like POWERAUER I am curious about crossfit. I don't have a box in my town, so I'm having to wing it the best way I can and I am open to any pointers and tips that come my way.

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Howdy! I've been curious about crossfit for a long time and finally joined a box last week. I'm an active-duty sailor training for my first marathon in October and I wanted to find a program that would allow me to strength train and run. Crossfit is the perfectfit (hehe). I blogged all about this today if you're interested in the long verison of my story ("cross-country and crossfit: satisfying two lovers").

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I am super psyched that there are actually crossfitters on SparkPeople!! I've been crossfitting for 2.5 years and am totally addicted. That being said, I haven't drank all the kool-aid when it comes go the nutrition aspect. I've been on and off Sparkpeople since college, toyed with the Zone (I'm not one to weigh/measure my food to THAT extent), and can't seem to jump head first into paleo/primal.

Don't get me wrong, I have noticed a MAJOR change in my body since I've started at my box, I just need some motivation to get the diet under control to help keep the those changes from going backward.

And though she be but little, she is fierce.-Midsummer Night's Dream
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Welcome to the team!
Good luck with CrossFit. It's well worth the effort. :)

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Hello-
I am new to this team, but not new to Spark.
I just finished the On-ramp at my local crossfit, and have now registered for classes 3x/week. I am excited and am loving everything about crossfit so far. The intensity, the workouts, the strength I feel, and the community.
Glad to be a part of this team and community on spark.

Glenda

Hmm...if I could be doing anything else right now, I'd be crossfitting.


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Good luck to both of you! And welcome to the team! :)
If you have any questions feel free to ask.

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Hello! I've been working with a personal trainer for about 2 years, and about 5 months ago he started switching me to CrossFit workouts. He is now a CrossFit Level 1 trainer, and opened his own box May 1. At first it was pretty intimidating, but now I love my CrossFit wods. I still need to scale almost every workout - there are some things I can't do - yet - like toes to bar, unassisted pull-ups, and anything gymnastic. I was lucky enough to get to go to the Reebok CrossFit Games - Central East Regional, and see some of the most elite CrossFitters in the world. It was truly inspirational! I struggle with diet, and it is probably the most important element. I told my trainer last week that I'm finally tired of killing myself in the gym, and undoing it all when I get home. So, here's to finding some more support and finally kicking the pounds a way for good.

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Hello! I started with my local CrossFit a year ago. Had a good run at first, then some injuries. I am now dealing with carpal tunnel in both wrists and am actively seeking substitutes for certain movements. I'm a 6am WODer, M-F and run 5k on Saturday/Sunday. Looking to go from 252 to 200 or so....soon!

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Welcome Jennie! Good luck with CrossFit! Obviously everybody's diets are a bit different here, but for me I have been very successful with Paleo/Primal. I think it just makes sense but I would urge you to try for yourself. It really is a lot easier than it first appears.

Starlight - welcome to the team! It is not necessary to have a trainer or go to a CrossFit gym. A lot of people do it by themselves at home, or in a park etc... There are definitely advantages to going to a gym as you will have proper instruction and scaling for each of the workouts and exercises. There is also a tight bond that is formed between all of the people there, it really becomes like a family. That being said, it is a little more costly to join a gym.

Good luck! Hopefully this helps. If you have any other questions feel free to ask! :)

-Tim-


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Hi All! I just joined this Team.. I am fairly new to what Cross fit is all about.. I have heard about it and took 1 class a few yes back but it scared the heck out of me haha! I have lost and gained weight over the years.. I have done all kinds of workouts but tend to get bored very quick.. I did complete the P90X last year dropped 13 lbs and got close to my goal weight but then stopped working out and watching what I was eating and low and behold put back on 20lbs.. So I am back at it yet again and need something that will keep me interested.

With Crossfit it is necessary to have a trainer or go to a crossfit gym class etc to reap the benefits of it or is it something I can do at home?? Any help will be greatly appriciated!!

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5/16/12 11:05 A

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Hi, all! I just joined the team. I start CrossFit on Monday. I am excited to see how I like it! I currently teach spinning classes 3 days a week and run 2-4 days a week. I also lift 3x a week. I start marathon training in June/July. Getting married 8/5 and obviously want to look amazing in my dress. I'd like to lose some bodyfat by then, hopefully 5-8 lbs, but I lose VERY slowly if history is any indication, so we will see. :/

Curious to learn how people are eating (Paleo, calorie amounts, etc) as I recently tried increasing my calories at the demand of a nutritionist who said I stalled my metabolism doing WW for years. Well, I tried for 4 months and all that happened was I gained. I also felt sluggish and uncomfortable. I was unhappy. So I decided to go back to my low calorie WW plan (old Momentum plan, none of this new PointsPlus nonsense) and felt better right away. Also lost about 4 lbs in 2 weeks. Since then I've plateaued, though, and have had a stomach bug and also ran the Ragnar Relay (Cape Cod) last weekend so my eating has been all over the place. I'm vegetarian so doing Paleo might be a bit of a challenge but I may give it a try anyway! I do prefer to eat clean.

Anyway, enough out of me. Hope to make some new friends!

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Ditto, what he said!

Good luck!

-Tim-


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4/30/12 3:23 P

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Welcom to the team Aundrea! I hope you have a great crossFit experience and there are lots of folks that are here to help if you have any questions. Looking forward to getting to know you and helping out anyway I can.

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Hey team!
Im Aundrea and I haven't done crossfit yet but I am waiting for a call back to find out when I start. I lost 50lbs through diet and exercise but can not rid myself of this last bit of fat I have. I love strength training. I am very intimidated by Crossfit but I think it is just what I need to get the ball rolling again. I am excited and nervous to start. I can't wait to finally be able to do a PULL UP!!!!

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Welcome to the team and welcome to CrossFit Rachel!
Funny how those muscles start to show when you follow an effective weight training program and focus on your diet!?!? It seems so simple once you get into it...

If you have any questions please feel free to ask. We have a lot of knowledgeable and helpful people on this team.

Keep up the great work!
Good luck, and we are looking forward to watching your progress. :)

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Hey All,
My name is Rachel and I started Crossfit a month ago. I'm really enjoying it and the place I go is super supportive whether you're lifting 50 or 250 pounds!

In the 4 weeks since I've joined I've really noticed a few muscles starting to appear, and have been able to focus better on what I am eating (No, I'm not doing Paleo but am monitoring calories easier) so its really motivating to be able to see results so far and not concentrate on the scale but on things like getting the first double under (still working on getting 2 in a row) and figuring out where my current limits are (verdict = much upper body strength required).

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Riqui - welcome to the team and to CrossFit! It's infinitely scalable and can be done by anybody!

Good luck! Hope to hear more on your progress.

If you have any questions feel free to ask - we have a lot of great people here that are more that happy to help. :)

Tim

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Hello! I have been a Crossfit lurker for about 6 months now, continuously telling myself that I couldn't do it...until yesterday. For some reason, I spent enough time on the CF site that I finally decided to just scale "Dianne" back and give it a shot. I am a day behind on the WOD, thanks to my third-shift work and sleep schedule, but I did it. My DLs were only 85lbs and my HSPUs were done piked on a chair, but I did them...all of them...even when I wanted to stop doing them. :)

My plan is to incorporate WODs into my "program" and to FINALLY finish the C25K program. I am on a mission to get my bf lowered and am hoping that this will help push me down further.

I am COMPLETELY INTIMIDATED by the idea of doing Crossfit, even though I finally proved to myself that I can, but I am also COMPLETELY EXCITED AND AMPED UP! :) I am having a hard time not running back out and testing myself to see what else I can do. Tomorrow...unless I find myself doing today's WOD this evening. lol

I look forward to learning from everyone here and to using this team as a huge tool in my success! Thank you, in advance!

I hope you're having a great Saturday!

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I just wanted to stop in and say hi. I just signed up for my "on-ramp" classes starting tomorrow. I' not sure if this is standard for most gyms, but I have a 2 week 6 class introductory program starting tomorrow. I've been dabbling with the idea of crossfit for a while now, but with recently talking with an ortho about some knee pain he suggested less running, more cross training and lifting more, so Crossfit seemed like the perfect answer (the ortho agreed).

I started my weight loss journey 2 1/2 years ago, have completed numerous races including 4 half marathons, but I still can't seem to finish the toning and lose the last 5-10 lbs. Toning to me at this point is more important than the number on the scale, and I'm hoping crossfit will be the jolt to the system that I need to get there.

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1/26/12 9:38 A

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Welcome to the team Frank!
I may not be as highly esteemed as Coach, but I try to help when I can...
Yes, WOD stands for 'workout of the day'.
It really helps coming from an athletic background, and the good thing with CrossFit is that it helps you improve on your weaknesses as it it is so diverse. And functional...

If you have any questions feel free to ask, there are many knowledgeable and helpful people in this team.

Good luck.
Tim

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Hello, everyone, and thanks for the earlier hellos from a couple of you after I posted my swim workout. Much appreciated.

Two confessions right off the bat...

First, the swimming intervals will seem fast because they are relatively fast given my background (former Division 1 scholarship athlete). I mention this not to boast but to keep myself in check, with your help. You see, swimming is kind of like walking to me. If I do not push in the pool it just is not worth it. And actually, if I swim and only swim I am actually cheating. I have to do other stuff, which is what drew me to this team to begin with; Cross Fit should work nicely for me cause I can borrow the dry land workouts from others.

Regarding those workouts, comes my second confession. I am a bit cloudy on what WOD stands for, and I am hoping that Coach will not hold it against me. He is a military man so I will show a bit of respect.

Sir, I suspect that WOD stands for workout day. Is this accurate, Sir?

I would have been embarrassed to ask any of you committed folks in person, so the anonymity that this site features is cool by me.

Thanks for enduring this long intro. post. Hope to learn from you.

-Frank

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hi everyone,

i am relatively new to crossfit, just started in the fall. I absolutely love it. Always challenging, everyone keeps you moving and pushing you to do your best. Its exciting to get 'on the board' with your times. Many goals to keep me moving!!!

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