What Makes You Happy?

What Makes You Happy?

Being Happy Isn’t That Hard!

I listened to a great podcast last week about chasing happiness (thanks Lisa for getting me on Ben Bergeron’s podcast). If you don’t have friends that send you podcasts, find some friends that do! But never forget about those old friends

Anyway, Ben is Katrin Davidsdottir’s coach. He talked about how after winning the Crossfit Games, Katrin¬†walked off the podium, looked him in the eye and said “I’m not as happy as I thought I would be.” She was already thinking about winning the games next year. A perfect example of how once we achieve something, […] Read more

Let The Double Banging Begin!

Let The Double Banging Begin!

How To Squeeze In Those Extra Workouts

First, let me get you up to speed on my performance diet. Things are going well.

I’ve definitely leaned out through my mid-section despite some Easter cheats over the weekend.
It was easier to get my pants up over my hips too so that’s good news.
Planning my meals was smooth the second week. It’s almost getting to be a habit.
I removed the rice from my diet and replaced with sweet potatoes. My joints feel better after the switch.
Pull-ups and muscle-ups felt better this week. Perhaps some weight loss contributed to that?

I’m looking at this as a […] Read more

The New Diet…. Week 2

The New Diet…. Week 2

No Cheats… Not Yet Anyway!

I learned a lot during my first week on my new nutrition plan. Some good, some bad, some just extremely challenging. I’ll break it down for you:

Counting macros (Challenging) – Trying to calculate my protein, carbs and fat had my head spinning! Fortunately, prepping during week 2 has been WAY easier. I just needed to be patient and figure it out.
Egg whites (Bad) – I’m used to eating farm fresh eggs from our neighbors. So buying eggs whites made my heart break and they don’t taste nearly as good. I’ve figured out a way to get […] Read more

My Next Experiment

My Next Experiment

I Like To Jump Right In

Have you ever had the feeling you were meant to try something? Like it almost falls right into your lap? Last Thursday I was talking to Courtney about a new eating plan she is doing. After 2 weeks, she’s had amazing results so, of course, I’m intrigued. I’m about due for another eating challenge or just a challenge in general so I decided to look into it. The next morning, I wake up bright and early to coach the 5 am class. When I check my phone, I have an email from another member, April, […] Read more

Let the Post-FNL Depression Begin

Let the Post-FNL Depression Begin

The Last one – 17.5

I still can’t believe Friday Night Lights is over. The past 5 weeks have flown by. We’ve learned a lot from these workouts… how to better organize, how to scale our members, how to pump up the crowd. It’s been great and we are sure to do it again.

The last workout was thrusters and doubles. A lot of us predicted it but we were wondering if it would be dumbbell thrusters instead of barbell. Turned out to be barbell and for that I am thankful. It was a tough workout for everyone. Whether you could roll […] Read more

Friday Night Lights – One Workout To Go!

Friday Night Lights – One Workout To Go!

17.4 – What a Workout!

Deadlifts, Wallballs, Rowing and Handstand Push-Ups….my favorite workout so far! We had another amazing night at CPM and I can’t believe FNL is coming to an end. I’m very very sad and I’m not the only one. I’ve gotten several messages from members that feel the same way. If you know me well, you know that there isn’t much that will get me out of the house on a Friday night. I get up early in the morning and I prefer to go to bed much earlier than most of you. But I have looked forward […] Read more

17.3 Squat Snatch, Snatch Squat, Sasquatch… What?

17.3 Squat Snatch, Snatch Squat, Sasquatch… What?

17.3 РOn the Rig Again

Week 3 of the open workouts brought something I wasn’t expecting… chest to bar pull-ups. Week 1 had T2B, Week 2 had Muscle-Ups so I thought they would skip the rig for Week 3. Guess I was wrong on that one. The squat snatch wasn’t a surprise though. We knew a heavy lift was headed our way.

We don’t squat snatch very often so I was a little nervous about the members doing this workout. But I was pleasantly surprised to watch one member after another complete some really solid squat snatches. I was also happy with […] Read more

2 Is Better Than 1… Friday Night Lights

2 Is Better Than 1… Friday Night Lights

17.2 – A Whole New Ballgame

It was a packed house for our second week of Friday Night Lights. 28 participants and almost as many spectators. You really had to be there to know how much fun it was! So if you missed out, I have good news for you…. we have 3 more weeks. Plenty of time for you to join us We encourage you to participate or to watch!

My Thoughts…

17.2 was a totally different beast than 17.1. I was frustrated with this workout at first because it seriously limits the number of people that can do it RX’d. […] Read more

My Take On Friday Night Lights Week 1

My Take On Friday Night Lights Week 1

17.1 – Hard But Not THAT Bad

Friday Night Lights was a huge success last week. We had 22 members complete the workout and several members show up to watch and cheer them on. I would have to say it is hands-down my favorite CPM experience thus far. I’m hooked… the open is for me. You can still get in on the fun. Show up this Friday to participate in the workout or cheer us on!

My Thoughts…

The participants were super motivated and the spectators were extremely encouraging! I’ve never been so driven to do well in a workout!
17.1 was harder for […] Read more

Hey There Cherry Picker!

Hey There Cherry Picker!

Friday Night Lights

Even if you aren’t participating in Friday Night Lights at CPM, I want to encourage you to check out the Crossfit Open Announcements on Thursday evenings. They are extremely motivating and fun to watch. Click HERE to get the info you need.

Are You A Cherry Picker?

I bet you’ve done it at least once… you’ve skipped the gym because you didn’t like the workout. Am I right? We have members who don’t like to run, don’t like to lift, don’t like to workout (ha!) and, on occasion, it leads to them skipping a workout. Personally, I don’t cherry pick […] Read more