Tag Archives: healthy-living

When you realize your pigout is compromised of healthy choices — September series

The following is a summary of changes noticed this month, as a result of having done CrossFit since January 8, 2013. Lifestyle: Can put shoes on by bending at the waist do CrossFit 3x/week, including when on the road, but, … Continue reading

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Furniture moving, burpees and coffee: August series of changes

The following is a summary of changes noticed this month, as a result of having done CrossFit since January 8, 2013. Lifestyle: A secondary fitness item is part of a schedule now as AquaFit is in weekly schedule.  Feels good … Continue reading

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Tough Question: How is the weight loss experienced by you?

A friend asked me the other day “How is the weight loss experienced by you?” It is easy to name the functional changes since starting CrossFit in January or to provide statistical information on weight, sizes, capabilities. Experience is harder … Continue reading

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An Outfit for the Theatre

When you are large and think about going shopping for clothes, it can be a depressing thought.  You face looking at your obese body in a full scale mirror with no way to hide and a poor selection of clothing.  … Continue reading

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CrossFit & AquaFit: Graham’s prediction came true

At the end of January, Graham and I were talking about my first month.  He gave the classic lines about how as you get stronger, you get better, and then it gets harder… I was asking about how often to … Continue reading

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Topnotch Jar Opener — July Series of Functional Changes

The following is a summary of changes noticed this month, as a result of having done CrossFit since January 8, 2013. Lifestyle: No longer have to call the boys to open jars, haven’t found one in a long time that … Continue reading

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Rest Day but this looked like fun, ok, well maybe not fun, but do-able

Ten rounds for time: 15 Deadlifts (135/95) 15 push-ups On Tuesday night, I looked at the WOD above, and thought, you know, this looked like fun. It may have been the high from the aquafit on Tuesday, combined with doing … Continue reading

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Funny walks at CrossFit

Bench Press 5-5-5 Then AMRAP 12 10 MBC (20/4) 7 Push Ups The warmup today included the most hilarious series of movements for lengths of the box:  bear crawl (2), bird dip, duck walk, bunny hop. Plus pushups, pullups, split … Continue reading

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Building Strength: Progress over time

Moving my PR to this page.  Will try to keep it current going forward. On Jan 8th, in my first CrossFit experience, the idea of moving any weight made me laugh, shucks, even moving my body weight was a challenge. … Continue reading

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When you can’t get the basics done in the “emom”

Pendlay Rows: 5-5-5 Then  For time: 60 C2B Pull Ups, Emom starting on the first minute 5 burpee box jumps (20 Inches for everyone) Pendlay rows went well.  Previous lift in that space was 80 pounds.  Got it up to 95 … Continue reading

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