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Morning everyone! One day behind but here was our wod from yesterday. Our wod for today is still undetermined. It will be more lower body intensive tho because the slam balls from yesterday killed me. lol

9/8/2014 Wod

Warm up
100 Double Unders
3 Rounds
5 Burpees
10 Kbswings
15 Air Squats

Bench Press 1rm (I got 75)

10 Ball Slams 30lb
10 Double unders
10 Burpees

Score- 7 Plus 20 (If we would have had a 20lb slam ball for me we would have been able to better that ball killed me. But more reasons to get on tract with our new strength program. 1rm’s this week and new program starts next week.)

Question of the day- I have started a new WOD, Emom, Everything Crossfit related notebook- What is your fav. WOD, Emom or really anything crossfit related that you have done? Any warm up that just stands out from another? Or wod that you hate but love? Let me know! Looking for new fun wods todo!


Good morning everyone!!! How’s your weekend going so far??! Mine has been pretty good. My husband had to go out-of-town for the day to Alaska (I think that sounds so cool to be able to say that. lol) but will be home tonight and ready to wod! Woop Wooop! 😉 I have a good one picked out for him so he should be a happy husband. Hopefully we can have a fun family fun day tomorrow. I’m not sure what we are gonna do but we will find something! Okay well because it’s just me here I have to make this short and sweet because the baby is calling 😉 Here’s our WOD!

For Time

12 Bear Complex 75/45
12 Clean + Jerks 75/45
12 Snatches 75/45
9 Bear Complex 95/65
9 Clean + Jerks 95/65
9 Snatches 95/65
6 Bear Complex 135/95
6 Clean + Jerks 135/95
6 Snatches 135/95
3 Bear Complex 155/105
3 Clean + Jerks 155/105
3 Snatches 155/105

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Hello all my amazing blog followers! I’m so sorry for my slacking starting even before summer! We (as a family) have just had so much stuff going on. I don’t see it slowing down alot for the next 6 month but it has slowed up some so here I am. And hopefully no more slacking from me!

So lets see. We have alot of catching up to do. Let me try to make it short & sweet for y’all. I don’t want to bore you with my first blog back! 😉

Here are a few updated pics of our new home Garage gym. We have added a couple new wall balls, a new kbell, and a rower. I think we are pretty well set for now. We love our gym. We basically only workout at home now other then when we are in Florida and then we go to Crossfit OCD.




We have been training pretty hard all summer. The only downside to doing all our workout’s at home is the heat. Our old box on base was air conditioned and for a box that is rare. So lucky them all summer. lol But I did look up the benefits to training in heat and humidity and there are some major benefits. So I’m really looking forward to fall to see how it helped out overall. (I’ll Post a different blog with information on training the heat) And we never worked out in the prime of the heat and sun. Well I can not say never but rarely. Most were done around 7 so it was normally down in the mid 90’s instead of 100 plus. Plus no direct sun.

Here are a few of my fav pictures from the summer















Our summer consisted of alot of handstand pictures and pistols pretty much anywhere we went. lol Yes we are those people. And we are okay with it! 😉 The last picture was one of the days we were watching the crossfit games! 😀 First time I was in cute crossfit stuff looking cute and fresh! I was pretty excited b/c we had ESPN 3 on our Xbox360 so I was able to enjoy ALLLLLLL Every second of the crossfit games! Now because our son was 18 months at the time it took us a little bit longer then it should have and we had to avoid getting on facebook to make sure we didn’t find anything out but It was worth it! We had so much fun watching everything and cheering everyone on and I was very happy with the outcome! 😀

Okay lets see what other things happened? I passed my Health Coach test! So I am now a certified personal trainer with ACE and Health coach and hopefully very soon I’ll have my level one for Crossfit!!!! 😀 My husband and I going to try to get it this fall or Christmas time frame. We have to get it before February next year because we also found out he will be leaving for a year deployment to Korea. After Korea he will be separating from the airforce and joining the guard or reserve and hopefully with in the next 1-2 years we will have our own box opened somewhere in the central Florida area! We also are wanting to get our Level 2 when he gets back from Korea so we can open our Gym with both having our Level 2’s. Fingers crossed everything will workout. But no worries I will keep y’all updated on everything! Like I said no more slacking from this girl!


Oh I also really kicked my butt into gear with eating right. I went and did the bod pod in June and was pretty disappointed with what happened. Pretty much when the lady went over my results she pulled out the 1 pound of muscle and 1 pound of fat to show me what both look like. Now she had no clue that I already knew that and a ton more. So I let her go over it all. And basically it was sad that for how I was busting my butt what my body fat was at. Higher then it had been most likely ever in my life even though I was working out so much harder then I ever had. I had gained 9 lbs of muscle so that was a plus but it was a wake up call that I needed to start eating right. Eating right is key. Just because you bust your butt everyday it does not give you the right to eat whatever you want and put bad stuff in your body. The right food is key to a happy healthy body. Well after I left that was it I really committed to eating right and cutting drastically back on my wine. And you know what? It worked. I Confused and Amazed not only the lady who did my test yesterday but the other lady who did my test 3 months ago. My results were great and apparently something they do not see happen very often. It was a very dramatic difference. I’m now at a lower body fat then I have ever been even when I only weighed 126 and I now weigh 135! 😀 I still have some more bad body fat to lose mainly in my tummy from having a baby. But I’m okay with that. I left super happy!



Well I think the only think I have left to share is a few of my fav. non crossfit pictures from summer. Sorry again for my slacking ways! Wods, Recipes and daily wods are back in full gear! 😀 I hope y’all had a great summer also!















So Nancy was yesterday’s WOD. I did it in the middle of the day I think it was upper 80’s not sure if it hit 90 or not and pure sunshine for every one of my 400m run’s. I was not a fan of the sun at all. lol. Now the funny thing is 2 hours before I had gone to the pool to lay out and I would say the sun was out 30 percent of the time so I figured for sure it would not be out with how many clouds were in the sky for every last one of my runs. Well I was very wrong. Either way I rocked out Nancy. I did it in 19:41 with a 45lb bar. I think I could have maybe done 55 but each sett would have been broken a few times and I’m not 100% sure I was ready for that yet. Next time tho. And there will be a next time in the next few weeks.

This was my “I just killed a wod, I feel like I’m gonna Die, I hate Nancy, But you know I crossfit and we love to take pictures picture”. 🙂 lol



by Erica Saint Clair

I often hear muttering around the gym post-WOD, as people share high fives and “good jobs”. You can hear a low buzz of athletes minimizing their workouts. A small hum of “yeah, but I scaled”. It seems that along the way we have lost faith in one of the major tenants of CrossFit and fitness in general – universal scalability. While putting an Rx’d next to your name post-WOD can often feel like the pinnacle of success, here are seven reasons that those three little letters shouldn’t be the end all be all of your goals.

1. Everything is scaled.

Who is to say that in a few years the Rx’d requirement for jump ropes isn’t triple unders? Who cares if you don’t have double unders yet, it doesn’t mean you didn’t get all hot and sweaty mid-WOD.

2. Your body matters.

Sure throwing an Rx’d up on the board would be AWESOME! Don’t get me wrong, I love pushing myself to those letters, but if it means pulling my back to hit the deadlift weight? Ill take a few less letters and a few more WODs in my future.

3. You are your own competition.

It’s easy to hate the athlete who can come in rocking out pullups when you have been using the band for Yeah, I know, you want off the band, but there is just as much victory going from a green to a blue band as there is from a blue band to no band. Comparing yourself to someone else is just a recipe for disaster. There will always be someone better than you.

4. Work is work.

One can get lured into the idea that your workout is less difficult because you scaled. That’s a lie. Putting your 100% on the line, even with scaled weights, is no easier than the guy next to you putting 100% on the line. Sure, Froning’s 100% can do more than yours, but that doesn’t mean your 100% feels like easy Sunday mornings. It still hurts, and it should.

5. Form matters.

Yes. Seriously. It does. Doing crappy pushups just to put an Rx’d by your name doesn’t help you grow. It’s better to do them from your knees using the right muscle groups and the right range of motion than doing them from your toes like a worm. It will pay off someday, I promise.

6. Baby steps.

Progress is progress no matter how small. Look back to last year – see how far you have come? Stop thinking your WOD is worthless unless you hit the skills written on the board. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither were it’s gladiators. Have patience, you will get there.

7. Fitness is never ending.

So you get Rx’d by your name, what next? I’ll tell you what’s next, you start trying to cut time and add weight. Fitness is not a destination. Rx’d is just a mile marker on a never ending journey. Sure, it’ll be great when you pass that marker, but it’s not like when you do you can put your feet up and call it a day.


Okay what is the dish on these? To me? They looked like bird seed! I used them for the first time this morning making homemade popsicals. (Recipe coming soon as long as they turn out yummy!) Now I had no idea what health benefits that you got from them so I had to do some research and figure it out. It was pretty surprising how good these bird seed like seeds are for you! So here the information I found on them. If you haven’t used them I think it wouldn’t hurt to give them a try and if you have what are your favorite ways to use them?

Chia Seeds

Ch-ch-ch-chia! The fuzzy green novelty items may be the first thing you think of when you hear the word chia, but these tiny superfood seeds are the reason Chia Pets get their lush coating. Nowadays, chia is becoming better known as a great source of healthy omega-3 fats and fibre, and fortunately it’s an easy food to add to your diet.

Chia seeds come from a flowering plant in the mint family that’s native to Mexico and Guatemala, and history suggests it was a very important food crop for the Aztecs. It’s remained in regular use in its native countries, but was largely unknown in North America until researcher Wayne Coates began studying chia as an alternative crop for farmers in northern Argentina about 29 years ago.

Coates started his work on chia in 1991, and since then has become an advocate of the tiny seed’s health benefits. The human trials are limited —as is often the case with food research— but the anecdotal evidence of chia’s positive health effects include boosting energy, stabilizing blood sugar, aiding digestion, and lowering cholesterol.

The little seed — which comes in either white or a dark brown and black color — also has a huge nutritional profile. It contains calcium, manganese, and phosphorus, and is a great source of healthy omega-3 fats. As an added benefit, chia seeds can be eaten whole or milled, while flax seeds have to be ground before consumption in order to access their health benefits for example.

When you’re buying chia, both the white and black seeds are good choices, but Coates warns to make sure you’re getting a good quality product by avoiding either red seeds (immature chia seeds), or black seeds that are smaller than regular chia seeds (weed seeds). Coates sells the seeds himself, but they are available from many different health food stores and supermarkets.

So once you’ve got your seeds, how to you add them to your diet? “The easiest way is to add it to everything and anything,” Coates says. The seeds are tasteless so they won’t affect the flavour profile of your food, which makes them easy to integrate into your meals. They can be sprinkled whole on top of salads or toast or added milled to smoothies, and Coates says that some of his customers even add them to ice cream. (And yes, you can even sprout it and eat it that way too!)

10 reasons to add chia seeds to your diet:

Combat Diabetes
Chia is being studied as a potential natural treatment for type-2 diabetes because of its ability to slow down digestion. The gelatinous coating chia seeds develops when exposed to liquids-can also prevent blood sugar spikes.

Get More Fibre
Just a 28-gram or one-ounce serving of chia has 11 grams of dietary fibre — about a third of the recommended daily intake for adults. Adding some chia to your diet is an easy way to make sure you’re getting a good amount of fibre, which is important for digestive health.

Stock Up On Omega-3
Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, with nearly five grams in a one-ounce serving. These fats are important for brain health. “There’s better conversion of omega 3s into the plasma or into the food than with flax seed,” said researcher Wayne Coates.

Stronger Teeth And Bones
A serving of chia seeds has 18 per cent of the recommended daily intake for calcium, which puts your well on your way to maintaining bone and oral health, and preventing osteoporosis.

Don’t Forget Manganese
Manganese isn’t a well-known nutrient, but it’s important for our health: it’s good for your bones and helps your body use other essential nutrients like biotin and thiamin. One serving of chia seeds, or 28 grams, has 30 per cent of your recommended intake of this mineral.

Plenty Of Phosphorus
With 27 per cent of your daily value for phosphorus, chia seeds also helps you maintain healthy bones and teeth. Phosphorus is also used by the body to synthesize protein for cell and tissue growth and repair.

Pack In The Protein
Chia seeds also make a great source of protein for vegetarians and don’t have any cholesterol. One 28-gram serving of these super seeds has 4.4 grams of protein, nearly 10 per cent of the daily value.

Fight Belly Fat
Chia’s stabilizing effect on blood sugar also fights insulin resistance which can be tied to an increase in belly fat, according to Live Strong. This type of resistance can also be harmful for your overall health.

Get Full. Faster
Tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey, is also found in chia seeds. While tryptophan is responsible for that strong urge to nap after a big Thanksgiving dinner for example, it also helps regulate appetite, sleep and improve mood.

Improve Heart Health
According to the Cleveland Clinic, chia seeds have been shown to improve blood pressure in diabetics, and may also increase healthy cholesterol while lowering total, LDL, and triglyceride cholesterol. All good news for your ticker!


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