Hydration – What to Drink When Working Out

Hydration Options at the Gym

What to drink before, after, and during workouts is not as easy to figure out as it would seem. We all know water is best for us but water typically does not offer the energy boost and electrolytes we may want/need before and during workouts. It also may not be best for helping us to […]

4th of July WOD!!

4th july crossfit WOD

Happy 4th everyone!!! I typically skip WODs that come on holidays because it always seems that those are the days with crazy hero workouts. You know…when you run for 5 miles before you even start the main part of workout or you do 200 burpees for time as a cash out. Yeah, no thanks. I […]

I am competing in the CrossFit Games Open

crossfit-WOD

I know that I am not going to be competing in any official CrossFit competitions any time soon but even so I felt I had to add my names to the hoards of athletes who are going to participate in The Open. Why? Well, why not? I figure at the very least it will help […]

My First Two-A-Day

For a couple weeks now my husband has expressed a desire to start adding a two-a-day to our week, meaning we do two CrossFit workouts/classes in the same day, either back to back or separated by a couple hours. Well, when I was in Detroit for the auto show earlier this week he decided to […]

CrossFit = Loads of Fun

Black iron kettlebells

Had another great today. I literally bounded out of bed to get ready for the gym which is kinda unusual for me but it was one of my “favorite trainer” days. My seven year old son was not so enthused though and told me he “doesn’t feel like going to the gym today.” Ha! I bribed […]

Whole30 Day Two – I Have Heart!

it starts with food

This is day two of my Whole30 program. Not grumpy at all today but I REALLY want dairy. Who cares about sugary stuff, give me some cheese or some yogurt stat! It has made me realize that all my snacks between meals were dairy based and though I would have said they were not addicting […]

First Day of the Whole30

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Today I started the Whole30 plan. I am already primal but I am going to try strict paleo (no dairy) and do the Whole30 and stay off any sort of sugar for 30 days. We shall see how it goes…I was pretty grumpy today! Did a 5:00 PM workout tonight which is unusual for me. […]

Penalty Burpees!

My hubby from yesterday's class, sporting his Movemeber mustache.

The day started out kinda rough with one heckavu brutal workout. I think part of the issue might be that I am feeling puny again after a week of crappy holiday eating. I had the usual turkey and mashed potatoes but also ate lots of cornbread, pie, doughnuts, and ice cream. Once I go down […]

Enough with the Sumo Deadlift High Pulls Or Give Me More?

Crossfit workout

It seems that for the past two weeks the favorite element to include in our WODs has been the SDHP or Sumo Deadlift High Pull with a Kettlebell. UGH. In general I do not mind this exercise but doing it so much became a drag. Give me a snatch or a plain old deadlift please, […]

Best Gifts for Crossfitters – Women’s Edition

young woman on rings on gym

I am a woman and a CrossFitter. I absolutely LOVE to get new fitness gear and CrossFit apparel and shoes. I think I am not alone in this borderline obsession with fitness goodies either because CrossFitters are some of the most stylish cats out there! It is not uncommon to hear us gab about someone’s […]