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Ok not really, it’s just AWESOME SOCKS!

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It’s my rest day and unless I’m doing something like Whole30, I typically am not a postin! Today is different. A couple of weeks ago, I decided I wanted my own unique workout socks and was hoping others would also want the unique-ness. So I designed my own and my order showed up yesterday! WooooHoooo! Only a couple of people knew about my order and a few others via Facebook and Instagram saw them yesterday. So far I have had positive feedback.

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Please know I’m just testing the waters so I don’t have like 50 pairs available but if I can make this my “thing” then the crazy sock lady I might just become. (And/or apparel) It’s whatever. I’m not business saavy. I want to do a lot of things, like COOK Paleo food for people, sell Cross-Fit inspired workout gear, help folks find their fitness happiness, etc. Only problem is, I don’t know where to start, how to start, or anything for that matter. And it’s not like I’m NEW to market here. Have you seen how many Workout Apparel Shops are out there??!!?? In addition to the MAJOR brands!!

I work full time and my kids lives are like having 2 additional full time jobs. So that leaves me with no time to develop and make AWESOMEness like I aspire. So this is my baby step. I have 10 pairs of socks left in my possession left to sell. $13 a pair. I can always order more as well! I can take PayPal or can email you via ChaseBank to take payment. Right now my only purchases are local so I’m not sure how much shipping would be. It’s socks right? Lightweight. Shouldn’t be much. But I will figure it out. With that said….AWESOME socks for sale! $13 Comment below or email me at txgrl77@gmail.com if you are interested.

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For me this was a cold purchase. NO knowledge of the product or how they were constructed or how they fit. So far, they feel and fit great. It’s an Athletic sock with nice banding in the foot for support. 80% acrylic. 20% nylon. There is a nice airy mesh on the top of the foot for breathability (is that a word?). The leg of the sock is fitting but not constricting and I have big calves. I have worn them straight out of the package and after a wash. All is well. I even am wearing them all day to make sure the comfort level is up to par. So far so good.

My pictures don’t do the color justice. They are a deep PURPLE with bright NEON GREEN. Let me know if you’re interested. Thanks for tuning in for my shameless plug to sell myself! And have yourself an AWESOME day!

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MED BALLS can SUCK IT!

I knoowwww, when will she ever shut up about medicine balls… well probably NEVER! I learned today that it’s not just wall balls that suck big ol’ donkey balls, but doing PUSH UPs on these miserable balls of NOT MEDICINE suck as well. Or should I say I SUCK at them! You could seriously play a drinking game for every time you read the word suck on this post! I will complain more I’m sure but I need to get to the full agenda of this morning.

 

So here’s the dirty WHITEBOARD for the day. Gymnastics for the skill/strength. I chose to work on Handstand Pushups for a couple of reasons. 1. We’ve had too many pull up workouts in a week so if that’s not practice I don’t know what is. 2. My IT band was EXTRA painful so no PISTOL work for me. 3. Dare I say Muscle Ups without giggling…well I’m no where close to that. AND 4. I’m closest to actually getting a HSPU so that makes most sense.

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Besides still having a plate under the mat, I am having a hard time tapping my head to the mat and busting right back up. I have to get the timing down. I can do 5 pretty ok but then I fatigue and I struggle waiting for contact with the mat and then rest instantly once my head touches. I know it takes work and that’s all I can do for the moment. I do feel stronger with this movement in general.

MetCon – Ah yes by big ol suckfest MedBallalooza. 10 minute AMRAP of 5 Wall Balls (14lbs), 8 Ball Push Ups. My thought process going into this is I HATE WALL BALLS, BUT 5 is doable. I can do 5 Wall Balls! What I underestimated was doing 8 Push Ups on the sucky gray and red med ball. You have no idea how bad I wanted to let my knees hit the ground to make it easier. But I didn’t I held tough though and stuck through it. This was not easy for me at all. Final: 7 rounds + 5 wall balls + 1 pushup

These Med Balls + Form in next image is what my Push Ups looked like.

Ok maybe I wasn’t a SOLID BOARD but I tried!

In other news:
I’m still doing good at limiting my sugar. I won’t lie I’ve had some dark chocolate and some extra fruit intake but I’ve kept it limited. It’s not daily and I still stick to the 21-Day Sugar Detox ideals. I feel pretty good and when I do eat a little fruit or the yummy chocolate I have no apparent issues mostly because I’m not inhaling it by the pound. No sugar comas, upset stomach or headaches. I did eat a burrito the other day which equaled INSTANT HEADACHE. I don’t know why I do dumb things like that STILL but I do and one day hopefully I won’t! Processed foods are no bueno for you.

Eating Clean is the best thing you can do for yourself. I know it’s hard to wrap your brain around it if you days are filled with kids, busy lives, fast food, boxed foods, or tons of grains. But when you do the research, make the time and test it out for 30 days AT LEAST, you will notice a difference.

I found this on Facebook yesterday. I don’t have research statistics to back it… it is Facebook people.  But at the end of the day a lot of these ailments that are treated with unnecessary medications are reduced with fat loss. True Story.

In one month I’ll be on a beach relaxing (and CrossFitting).

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Also, I’ll have a certified TEENAGER. In two months I’ll be in my first ever TEAM WOD Competition at Europa in Dallas and I’ll be the big THREE FIVE. So much to look forward to this summer.

Start Moving if you haven’t, Keep Moving if you already started…. be AWESOME.