My life is changing, why isn’t my mind???

I used to put ice in my drinks, now I ice my hands. G and I used to come home from work and watch hours of TV, now we rush in, change our clothes and go torture ourselves (in a good way) at Crossfit 5x a week. I used to feel sore and lazy because I didn’t do any exercise – now I feel sore and lazy because I’ve done a lot of exercise. What I’m trying to say is that life is different now. Crossfit has made life different. It

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June

Archive for June, 2013

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I think about quitting all the time (a Crossfit truth)

Anyone who has known me for longer than 5 minutes (okay, 5 seconds) would tell you that I am crazy about Crossfit. Just today someone called me dedicated and said they could learn from me. In light of this, I feel a moment of honesty is needed – not the I-still-pee-the-bed level of honesty but still keeping it real. I think about quitting every day – every WOD. There is always a point, usually after the first round of a metcon, where I begin to plan

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Sabotage! – Not just a cool Beastie Boys song anymore

I’m in a wedding party today. I’ve known I would be in a wedding party today for almost a year. I bought my dress months ago. When I bought the dress, I knew it was a snug fit. It fit, but there was not a lot of room for misbehaviour. When I tried the dress on last week it still fit, but there was even less room for misbehaviour. So, you would think that this would mean nothing but crossfit, paleo and fizzy water for a week. And in a

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The Diet Dragons are in my head again…..

Let me tell you my worst kept secret: I want to be a d*mn good crossfitter – not great – just d*mn good. I want to lift heavy, do strict push ups and pull ups and one day even master the pistol. This is my personal quest – crossfit competency. And I’m getting better – I really am (5×5 pull ups on the green band last night!!). But I struggle. I struggle because I’m simply carrying too much fat to do some of the WODs optimally. This isn’t a “poor me”

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Telling myself crossfit lies….

If you had asked me in May, how often I crossfit each week, I would have said 5 times – without any hesitation. And I would have been lying. Not intentionally, I really did think I was going 5x a week. It felt like I was going 5x a week..and in April I was.But in May, life got in the way. And the good kind of life, not the kind of life that you can beat yourself up in the shower for missing crossfit over,

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Shiz just got real…a.k.a the barbell step up

There comes a time in a crossfitter’s life when you start to think that “yes, I may be all that and a bag of chips”. When you start to believe that you really are a BAMF (Bad*ss Motherf*cker). Let’s say, hypothetically (it’s me!! it’s me!!) that you can deadlift 100 kg (220 lbs), your backsquat is highly respectable, you can press enough to be just under the leaderboard at the Box – and when people compliment your biceps, they aren’t just being nice. At this stage, you’ve started to

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Guest Blog: Glenn does Dallas

Hi All, Once in a while a member of our Box goes travelling – actually it happens a lot when you live in Geneva. People always seem to be off to somewhere else. Which is bad if you happen to be their partner, sitting at home, pineing away…(with wine!!!) But great if you like hearing about what other Crossfit boxes are like – which I do. I always try to visit a new Box when I go travelling. And most of my crossfit buddies are the same. So, that being said, I

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No rest for the wicked…but for the over-trained…yes…

Over the course of the next four days, I’m going to do something I haven’t done in a long time…I’m going to take a break. Not from work, not from socializing, but from Crossfit. I’ve been reading a lot recently on the importance of occassionally resting your body to improve your performance in the long term. It doesn’t really make sense to me – how can I improve if I’m not working on improving? But then again, I’m not an expert – just slightly obsessed. Recently, probably due to the pull

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The Great Pull Up Update

As you know, one of my goals to get a strict pull up before the Crossfit Open in 294 days. Well, to be honest, I’d like to get a series of strict pull ups before the Crossfit Open so I could actually do them should they come up in a WOD. This will not be an easy task. The reason – I got junk in the trunk. Yup, I am, to put it nicely, heavy . In order to do a pull up, I have to

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