What a YEAR, come on 2014, Bring IT!

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Hello faithful and new readers. It’s the last day of 2013 and I’m ready to get on to a New Year! I can’t say 2013 was horrible but I’m really hopeful that 2014 has better things in store for me. I know it’s ME who has to make it be the year that I need it to be but I believe that sometimes there are driving forces out there testing my will and faith constantly. And I believe I was tested a little more than I’d like! Ah well.


As far as health and fitness go… I “shipped” my pants! If any of you have seen the Kmart commercial, you should be giggling. If not, google it! But for real, I started the year off STRONG by killing the Whole30. I was feeling the best I’d felt in a long time. Then I let the excuses slip in. I let baseball travels and schedules overrule proper food planning. I let my consistency at the Boom Box drop to some lows. And then I let the mindset of “well I screwed that up, let’s eat!” come into play. After many failed attempts on getting back on track, I just decided to give in completely. In this last part of the year, I am still struggling with food but am trying my best to be at the box to get my workouts in. It’s been a process with having a bum wrist. But it’s getting better and I’m not gonna let it slow me down.


I’ve decided to Kick 2014 in the bootay! Seriously! I tossed around going balls to the wall tomorrow or Thursday, but I’m not prepared in my kitchen for such things, and I haven’t had the time to get prepared. So this weekend, I’m gonna clean everything out of my pantry and fridge. Go grocery shopping and get to clean eating on January 6th! I need to get my ass back into gear and get these extra layers of chubalub off! Join me if you will, whether it’s Whole30, Advocare 24 Day Challenge, or just cleaning up your eating in general. I love to cheer folks on. I love to be a support system. I can do that for you if you let me know. It’s time for:



After a week off, I knew showing up to the BOOM Box was going to be brutal. And it was.

Midline: 30 Hollow Rocks
Don’t like these, never will. My ribs feel like they are broken :/

Skill: 7 minutes practice strict Muscle Ups or Pistols
Oh MUs are laughable and Pistols are too. Although I have a better chance at getting Pistols. But the one legged squat has not become easier for me as I’ve gained the weight. It sucks. I make it a goal to get Pistols in 2014.

Strength: 5×5 Pendlay Rows by feel
I’m finally not feeling so awkward with this movement. I worked at 85 lbs. It took me 3 sets before I got into a groove.

12/30/13 WOD

12/30/13 WOD

MetCon: For time: 30 lat burpees, 30 clean and jerks 135/95. Split work up however you like!
I tried cleaning the bar and although Do-able…. still some wrist pain. And I’m not going to take steps backwards by hurting myself. So for me it was 6 rounds of 5 Burpees (with fists), 5 Deadlifts, and 5 Overhead Press with the Multigrip Bar.


Holy Schmoly… it’s been a while since I’ve done overhead work. The bar is 65lbs. But because I can grip it where I can lock out my wrist, this is perfect to get some work in. But boy oh boy have I lost some strength. 65lbs used to be easy, now it’s a struggle. I’m so happy to be lifting heavy things overhead though 🙂

Even though I was only doing 5 burpees at a time, they got me. All that good homecooked Mexican food I had in El Paso over the weekend was weighing me down! So worth the pain though! Besides so extra laying around from not wanting to get up from a Burpee, I felt I pushed hard enough on the Deadlifts and the Overhad Press. Time: 8:25


I can’t thank y’all enough for sticking with me yet another year! I quietly passed through my 2nd year blogiversary but I’m looking forward to a more productive 3rd year. For those of you I follow regularly, forgive me for being a poor reader, I’ve slacked on all fronts, but you all know I still love you and you all inspire me daily (even if I’m reading a week or two at a time, doh!). I look forward to your new success in this new year!


I’m feeling hopeful, as most people probably do with new beginnings. I know I can be strong through March, it’s when the boys baseball picks up that I know there will be tough times. I have the next 3 months to mentally prepare. Also hopefully purchase products like thermos type containers to keep food warm, cold, etc. So if you any of you have any suggestions or ideas of how to keep me sane through a weekend at the fields let me know!


Like I said, this year I plan to be more productive. I’m going to try and boost my blog, but I’m not making any major promises or goals. I just want to give y’all more than my rambling brain! Try to do more product reviews, more recipes, maybe even venture into giveaways. We’ll see!

So that’s a wrap for this last day of 2013. I plan to hit up the Boom Box this evening and if I’m brave, I’ll show up for FRAN NIGHT. This will be CrossFit Boom’s 3rd year to ring in the new year with FRAN. I may just go to cheer folks on. Thrusters aren’t for me with the wrist in bad shape and I still can’t do pull ups. I WILL GET PULLUPS in 2014! I WILL!

I hope all you have a safe night and I wish you all the best for a great year! And you can not forget, must not forget …. to go out and BE AWESOME!

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HELLO 2012!

Welcome to the NEW YEAR people! I’m really hoping it’s great. I plan to make it great regardless of what life throws at me 🙂

I bypassed yesterday’s blog because I was lazy and slept in and it was a day off. But today is a new day and I need to get my crap under control!

Let me recap for you NYE and the bringing in the New Year with FRAN! She’s a dirty girl and we started off by kicking her to the curb. I hope I don’t see her for a while but who knows. New Year’s Eve, Ernie and I hosted a small gathering of the Boom Beasts to eat, watch dvr’d CrossFit Games and then head over to the Boom Box to meet Fran.


As you can see by the spread of food I was a busy girl that day. New Year’s Eve PALEO feast! Everyone brought their own protein and I provided most of the sides. Everything but the Israeli salad (which was great and resfreshing) brought by Josh. On the menu was Kale Chips, Guacamole, Holiday Brussel Sprouts (taken from Everyday Paleo), Sweet Potato Casserole, Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, Stuffed Mushrooms, Paleo Deviled Eggs, Walnut Date Bars and store bought veggie tray, fruit bowl and shrimp trays.


It was a good time and it appeared that everyone enjoyed the food and hanging with each other outside the BOX. A little after 11, we headed out to CrossFit Boom for a little warm up and the countdown to Midnight! There were 9 of us working out and we had to split up into two groups so I didn’t start at Midnight per say, I started at about 12:15. Travis (injured) wanted us to set a goal time so I said 12 minutes. Last time I did Fran was Nov 1 and I used 55lbs and finished in 11:38. This time around I used the RX’d 65lbs, still used bands for pullups and finished in 10:30. I’m getting there slowly but surely. For those of you that don’t know… FRAN is 21, 15, 9 of Thrusters and Pullups. So you do 21 Thrusters, 21 Pullups, 15 Thrusters, 15 Pullups, 9 Thrusters, 9 Pullups! Crazy insane I know but we brought in 2012 like that and it was actually a good time! I had a blast. It was also Jonas’ “first” BOOM workout. He starts officially today. I’m excited for him 🙂

2012 FRAN at MIDNIGHT 1/1/12

Sunday was absolute sleep and rest day. We didn’t do very much at all! Monday was back to CrossFit and shop day since we had the day off and we got all of groceries done for the week.

We did CFT for our WOD and it was good and not so good! I PR’d (Personal Record) my Press by 5lbs and my Backsquat by 5lbs. I did not however do good at Deadlift! I was not happy. I didn’t even come close to my Max of 185. Fatigue and bum hip got to me I think. So overall for the morning 140lbs backsquat, 65lbs shoulder press and 155 deadlift.

1/2/12 WOD

Starting next week I’ll be CrossFitting 4 days a week as Ernie graciously signed me up for an extra day! LOL, it should be good. But it’s still intimidating!

Doing a little Mobility post CFT WOD

So that was it for today people. Short and sweet! Happy Tuesday! Back to normalcy for the most part. No more vacation Days (which really make me lazy) 😦 Like I said earlier… 2012 will be great! Bring it!