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My excessive energy, extreme narcissism, and intense love of neon-colored spandex is both managed and fueled by my addiction to fitness. I push myself to extremes and I push other people's buttons. Obviously I needed my own blog.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Weight Loss Thursday 3.26.15

So I stepped on the scale yesterday and saw 149#, but I thought it was Tuesday so I didn't take pictures. This morning I thought it was Wednesday when I woke up so sorry this is a day late. In my defense, I took Monday off from work so my confusion is understandable.

Back down to 146.6#


It became brutally apparent this past weekend that handstand push-ups with two ab mats are not the same as handstand push-ups from a level surface. Three attempts later, I had yet to clear that motherpuppin tape line and had a big fat score of zero. I completed one push-press to submit a scaled score before the submission window closed. Now I know what I need to work on.

Workout 15.4
8-minute AMRAP:
3 handstand push-ups
3 cleans
6 handstand push-ups
3 cleans
9 handstand push-ups
3 cleans
12 handstand push-ups
6 cleans
15 handstand push-ups
6 cleans
18 handstand push-ups
6 cleans
21 handstand push-ups
9 cleans
Etc., following same pattern
M 185 lb.  F 125 lb.

I might have bombed 15.4, but I had the pleasure of judging two people who absolutely rocked it. My friend Jenna is nasty at handstand push-ups, but was nervous about the heavy clean. She PR'd her clean by 15# and surpassed her goal of 20 reps. So proud of her!

Ryan, the boyfriend, was in town this weekend and I ordered gently encouraged he give the workout a try. Forty-nine reps later... We need to get that man to join a box!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Registered for the Marine Corps Marathon

I'm super excited to share that I won the 40th Marine Corps Marathon lottery selection and will be running 26.2 miles on October 25. I always win lotteries where I have to pay money. I must be doing it wrong.

Thursday, March 19, 2015


While most of the world was bemoaning Open workout 15.3 because muscle ups were first, I just sad that I wouldn't be getting mad points for my strong doubleunder game.

Workout 15.3

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 14 minutes of:
7 muscle-ups
50 wall-ball shots
100 double-unders
Men use 20-lb. ball to 10 feet, Women use 14-lb. ball to 9 feet

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 14 minutes of:
50 wall-ball shots
200 single-unders
Men use 20-lb. ball to 9 feet, Women use 10-lb. ball to 9 feet

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Weight Loss Wednesday 3.18.15

Today is Weight Loss Wednesday and there was no weight lost. 147.4 for another week in a row. Might have had something to do with my Mexican feast on Sunday. Today I went to CrossFit at 9:30 AM and was in a bit of a rush to take these photos. Please enjoy some super shots of my badass slippers.

I broke my toe on Sunday after 15.3. I wanted to do some muscle up progressions and I stood on two stacks of 45# plates. You leave a space in between the stacks for your feet to move through when you kip. I have a tendency to fling my legs out all willy nilly, and even though I've been told numerous times to keep my feet together and my butt tight when kipping, I didn't heed that advice and slammed my left foot straight into the stack of plates.

Behold my Picmonkey skills! No filter used.
It hurts like a bitch but it feels better to run than to walk. I've been going to CrossFit but I'm being mindful of my toe. I managed to bust out some sub-4-minute 800s with a bum foot though!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

No Place Like Home

I occasionally get asked if I miss anything about New York. While living without Seamless and 24 hour bodegas has proven to be an inconvenience, I really don't miss anything* besides CrossFit Hell's Kitchen.

*I know my boyfriend is going to read this statement and get offended, but in my opinion he is not a part of New York - he just happens to live there. I always miss him, wherever he is, if he's not with me.

I miss CFHK a lot, especially now that it's the Open. I wish I was able to celebrate this special time with everyone there. I really dislike a lot of places in Manhattan (and don't even get me started on Brooklyn), but the 4,500 sq. ft. that make up CFHK is my home and I miss my family.

This week has been a really shitty week, and this morning was a shitty morning. I walked out of CrossFit without doing anything. For the first time, I just didn't want to be at CrossFit and I left. I got in my car and I cried. Not sure if I mentioned that I got a new car, a platinum grey 2015 Nissan Rogue Select named Miranda. (No, I didn't get a Rogue because it's called a Rogue. Yes, she's named after Miranda Oldroyd.) A much nicer car to cry in if you're going to cry in a car. And then I drove myself to Target, where I bought myself socks and a new shoe rack to display all of my sneakers. 

Shopping at Target in New York is not a pleasant experience because you have to figure out how to lug everything back home from Harlem. Shopping at Target in Atlanta is spectacular because you can park directly in front of the doors and then drive back home to your apartment parking lot. I love lots of things about Atlanta and I like where I go to CrossFit now, but the only place I really wanted to be today was home.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Weight Loss Thursday 3.12.15

I'm definitely a day late for Weight Loss Wednesday. It's been a bit of a week. I've known for a while that my company is going through a pretty massive reorganization and that my current role could be eliminated. Not like that's anything new to me since it's happened to my position in 2012 and 2014, but I've never seen it happen on such a scale. Most of my team found out that their roles were gone for FY16 two weeks ago but since I'm special, I got to find out on Monday at 4:30 PM, aka the time I'm normally at the box.

Perhaps I'm in denial, but I'm just not that concerned for myself. I am confident that I will find a new job that I really like, either where I am or somewhere new. I'm more just annoyed at this whole drawn out process. Didn't they manage to lay off most of the staff in like two days in the movie Office Space? Why do we need three separate notification windows? And who gives this kind of news on a Monday over video chat?

Fried rice is my mortal enemy.
I'm back to 147.4 lbs. I ordered in a lot Sunday through Tuesday, had myself a bit of a pity party, and skipped CrossFit entirely on Monday. Bummer since the WOD was awesome but my evening was kind of ruined. I even cancelled my dinner plans.

Just as an FYI for anyone who knows me IRL and is freaking out right now - I have my current job through May 29, I was not fired, and I am actively looking at new roles both internally and externally. If you come across a position that you think I should apply for, please let me know because I have an updated resume and a collection of cover letter templates ready to be tailored for submission.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


I've improved a lot at CrossFit over the past year but the Open has a way of really highlighting one's weaknesses. I have been really proud of myself because I can now do anywhere from one to five unbroken pull-ups depending on the day. I was pleased enough with my performance that I didn't see a need to push myself to get chest to bar pull-ups until I had a sinking suspicion that I'd see them last Thursday in the Open workout.

I was right because 15.2 was the same as 14.2. Womp womp.

Workout 15.2
  2 rounds of: 
  10 overhead squats (95 / 65 lb.)
  10 chest-to-bar pull-ups
  2 rounds of:
  12 overhead squats (95 / 65 lb.)
  12 chest-to-bar pull-ups
  2 rounds of:
  14 overhead squats (95 / 65 lb.)
  14 chest-to-bar pull-ups

For as long as possible:
From 0:00-3:00
From 3:00-6:00
From 6:00-9:00
Etc., following same pattern

I spent about a half hour trying to get a C2B last Thursday afternoon and I think it was too much time because my arms failed me during the workout on Friday. I said I'd go for the scaled workout or try 15.2 again over the weekend, but then I told myself to stop beating myself up over it.

Unfortunately, I had also convinced myself that I had improved from last year because I was able to do the 10 overhead squats at 65# unbroken but a little rereading of my 14.2 post from last year tells me I have already done this. At least now I know what my 2015 goal is - chest to fucking bar pull-ups, preferably strung together like an effing butterfly.

At least my outfit was sick.

                                                      shorts: Via PrivĂ© for Team Dangerous
                                                      shirt: Look Human
                                                      socks: Walmart (No joke!)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Weight Loss Wednesday 3.4.15

Today I stepped on the scale and it said 145.8, which is down 2.8 lbs from last week. Being away from my parents' freezer full of chocolate is probably a good thing.

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