The CrossFit Games are…

  •  Making me want to compete harder. With myself.
  •  Giving myself and Joey the ability to connect more with other people because we are cheering for them and they are cheering for us.
  •  Giving me something to take pictures of. I miss having people subjects.

13.1 Workout (17 minutes)

40 Burpees

45 pound Snatch, 30 reps

30 Burpees

75 pound Snatch, 30 reps

20 Burpees

100 pound Snatch, 30 reps

10 Burpees

120 pound Snatch, as many reps as possible

First attempt results:

13.1 3/7/13

100 reps

Tiebreak: 11:54

Officially A Crossfit Member!

So, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve written anything. Life = crazy. I learn new things about myself and my body all the time and that’s awesome.  I started out at the end of August eliminating gluten, then dairy and last month started ditching sugar. I’ve had a bit of sugar, dairy and gluten in small doses over the last month and I learned that my body just doesn’t like them. I have gluten to thank for the quarter sized rash on my neck I’m sure and for my psoriasis being worse.

I plan to spend the next week or so getting back to stricter paleo and then it’s time for the final elimination phase of eggs and nightshades. I eat lots of eggs so this will be a challenge.  I’m also going to grab some fermented cod liver oil that Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites recommended in her book, Practical Paleo, for people, like me, with a leaky gut. Basically autoimmune = leaky gut.

Anyway, onto my main excitement as of late, Crossfit! I never thought I’d be into something like this. I’ve tried every workout imaginable and never saw results. Paleo + crossfit = WORKS! I love the group setting and the support everyone gives one another. Love it.

November onramp group at Crossfit South Shore!

I’m third from the right. We finished the foundations classes on Friday night and a bunch of us had our first “real” class on Monday. It was awesome! I loved being able to put some weights onto the bar and see what I could do.  I feel like 63lbs on a front squat was a good place to start for a newbie and I was honestly surprised that I could hold that much weight for a front squat!

Dear Planet Fitness:

I lift things up and put them down. And I like it. A lot.

Sincerely,

Kerry