The strangers on the internet who feed me (Paleo recipes)

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Would you buy your child a Crossfit Barbie?

Yesterday, after finishing the metcon (CINDY in teams - blech! push-ups), we were sitting around chatting after Crossfit. Well, I was supposedly working on my pull-ups but chatting was more fun.  Our coach has a 3 year old daughter and someone asked him what she wanted for Christmas.  His response was “a fish Barbie” which is man-speak for Mermaid Barbie. We joked around that he should get her a Crossfit Barbie – so that she could learn “Thigh Love” early in life

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Even our motivating messages contradict themselves (Rant post!!!)

Cheesy or not, I love me some motivating fitspo messages.  I join FB groups and Twitter feeds because they provide me with some daily uplifting messages that can sometimes give me that extra push I need.  Then I saw this one today: At first, I was all “WOO-HOO” because I am so struggling with motivation right now.  But then I started to read the text more closely…”Believe in yourself” – alright sounds good, “Recognize your progress“, uh-huh, definitely need to do that, “Visualize accomplishing your goals” – can anyone

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This time next week, I could be Iron (Wo)man – update on my insomnia

I swear to G*d, if I come across one more article that talks about the benefits of getting enough sleep, I’m going to turn into a screaming lunatic!!! Of course, if I don’t get some sleep soon, I might turn into a screaming lunatic anyway.  So, no, I still haven’t slept more than 4 hours in a while..BUT…I am now actively doing something about it. Adventures in a Sleep Clinic Finally, after months of saying that I would do it, I booked

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Guest Blog: Dropping (weights) in Dubai – Crossfit Lifespark

Once again, the amazing people at my gym are sharing their crossfit travelling experiences with us. This time, Panos visited Crossfit Lifespark (http://www.reebokcrossfitlifespark.com/)in Dubai (yup, Dubai!!! – where I have never been, but which sounds AMAZING!!).  Here’s his story…
I offered Rae to jot down some thoughts from my recent visit to a CrossFit box in Dubai, so here we go! Business, and my twin godkids, brought me to Dubai for a week. Having read a number of CoveredInChalk blog posts, from fellow CrossFitGVA members,

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Sunday Short-term Goals – A day late

Sorry y’all for being a day late, but I was so excited about moving to just one band on my pull-up program that I forgot to update my goals for this week. Before I start, I think you should all get to share in the thing of beauty that I am right now – as I write this. Prepare to be amazed. As I’ve mentioned before, I suffer from

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Pull-up program: Week 3 and 4 update..and Phase II

I am one step closer to my dream of getting the pull-up, but before I get to that, here’s an update on how the pull-up program has been going.  I’ve finished cycle 3 and 4 of the program and we’ve decided to just skip cycle 5 and move down in bands.  Cycle 3 and 4 had good days and bad days. For more details, check out the table below. The highlights:
  • I failed a lot more reps in

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November

Archive for November, 2013

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10 minutes without stimulation

Ask yourself: “When was the last time I just sat for 10 mins and did nothing?” Not watched tv or surfed the internet but just sat somewhere and took a minute to just relax and be? For me, this would be almost never. This week has been a hard one, work has been tough and my insomnia has kicked up again, so I am tired and cranky and, of course, a joy to be around for my fellow-man.  (To all who have

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Sunday’s Short-term Goals

Last week I started setting short-term weekly goals because I was feeling overwhelmed by all the big goals that I had…I needed to be able to check off some boxes to feel like I was actually getting somewhere. This actually worked out pretty well.  I achieved most of the goals so actually overall feel good about the week. Update on last weeks goals:
  1. Go to Crossfit 4x this week (and don’t half*ss the metcons) ✓ Went M,Tu,F,Sun
  2. Do my pull-up program 4x this week.

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