CrossFit Games 1st WOD @ Santa Monica Beach, CA
So glad I made it to watch at least the women’s heat before work! These women are legit badass! Julie Foucher KILLED the WOD overall, but Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet destroyed those chest to bar butterfly kips, she breezed through them. Can’t wait ‘til tomorrow and Sunday!
Expectations of CrossFit Women
Yes we will expect you to move heavy weight quickly. It is part of being able to carry groceries, pick up your kids, play with your kids, do your job and perform the essential functions of life.
No we will NOT listen to your whining. In fact, the more you whine, the more weight, box jumps, burpees, pull-ups, air squats, shoulder presses, we will make you do.
We want you to curse our names. It means we are doing our job.
We don’t care if it hurts as long as you aren’t getting injured. We WANT you to be able to function better and sometimes it requires pushing beyond what you think you can do. We will always ensure that what you are doing is within an allowable and safe range of motion for you. We will always ensure your form is correct. and we will correct you if it’s not.
No we don’t want you to wear gloves. When in real life are you going to stop to put on your gloves before you lift a box, pick up your kids, or move things around? Why would we want you to do that at our gym?
Yes you are going to get dirty, be sweaty, mess up your hair. Hell you may even break a nail. If you don’t, we aren’t trying hard enough. It just means you need to work out harder! We will push you to sweat, maybe even blood and tears.
Yes you will have to look at how you are eating. Why? because why on earth would you want to put CRAP in your system when you are training for PERFORMANCE? That’s like giving your High Performance vehicle Low octane fuel!
Yes you are going to get leaner, faster, stronger, but it is a process. Remember it takes TIME to get results. Try it for AT LEAST 90 days before you make up your mind as to whether it is for you or not. How can you say it’s NOT for you if you only try it ONCE?
NO We will NOT let you do HOURS of cardio on the cardio machines. We don’t need you to. Plus, that will end up making you frail in the long run and let’s face it, “strong people are harder to kill and more useful in general”
Here’s the deal. We expect you to have some questions, concerns, and issues with your new body. It’s not what you’re used to. We don’t use steroids, don’t promote the use of long slow distance as a substitute for hard work. we want your results probably more than you do., We just can’t put the work in. YOU have to do it. we are here to motivate, educate and give you the tools. The rest is up to you. But knowing your body will change, and knowing things will start to fit differently, understand this is a natural part of the process. Understand that sometimes being athletic means your clothes may change “Shape” on your body. What we see is an amazing and beautiful woman. What we see is power, speed, strength all wrapped up into an awesome package. We may notice you are looking more lean, or more powerful or heck, even stronger, but that is our way of noticing you are getting the results you have been after.
We love you for who you are, and who you are becoming. We cherish that you have taken an interest in improving your life, improving your being and making life easier to live. We are excited about the fact that you have chosen this lifestyle. And while you may have issues with your new body, realize those of us out there that look at you and say DAMN that girl is a CrossFitter, we love that and look forward to your continued success.
Go out today, and blaze through a WOD just because you can… and you’re awesome!
Hello Globo Gym
Saturday after CrossFit and running some errands, I decided to go to 24 Hour Fitness (yes, I still have my membership just in case…I have a cheap rate) for some strength work that I haven’t been able to work on in a while at CF310.
Mind you, I’m wearing my typical CF attire: striped knee high socks, short shorts and my deadlift girl tee.
I do a quick warm up, stretching, then head straight to the weights - not machines, and lucky girl I am, there’s an empty barbell not being used. I decide to work on front squats.
Start with 65lbs, then 75lbs, then 85lbs, then 95lbs - starting to get pretty heavy at this point, so I’m making faces, slightly grunting. Get up from that and notice the looks from the guys around me (because as usual there are no women in that area). Surprise? Awe? Creeped out? Haha, who knows. I just giggle to myself and proceed to add weights to the bar. I move onto 110lbs (my PR) and balls, that was a toughie, but I made it my bitch.
When I finished three reps of those, a guy who had been watching me, approaches me and says, “That is one awesome shirt by the way, I love it, have a good workout.”
I felt weird, bit uncomfortable, yet proud to be in there, showing that girls can be strong, too, and that no, it’s not weird.
Women Laughing with Salads
There’s an article on The Hairpin of images of women laughing with their salads, that’s it. Simple. Do you laugh when you eat your salad or do you cry? A little of both? Personally, I usually love salads I make, but restaurants make major fails sometimes.
Click through to go to article.
Guest Post: Life Beyond the Treadmill
By: Stephanie (Radical Hate Loss)
I love that Stephanie is all about self-acceptance in yourself and your body. She is a firm believer that what is on the scale or in a fashion magazine should not define who you are or who you want to be. When she had asked if anyone wanted to do a guest post on her blog, I jumped at the chance to have her guest post on mine because I highly respect what she believes in.
What do most people picture when they think of a woman lifting weights? Perhaps a little pink dumbbell? Maybe they don’t see a woman lifting weights at all. She is probably on the treadmill, elliptical or in an aerobics class. In our culture, working out with free weights is something typically reserved for the male of our species.
Most women settle down with their magazines and cardio machine of choice, focused on burning calories to maintain their weight or to lose those extra pounds, doing it because it’s what they HAVE to do, not because they really want to do.
However, I’m living, breathing proof that there is another way. I am the healthiest, the lightest, strongest, happiest me ever and I haven’t set foot on a cardio machine. My workouts average 15-20 minutes (not the average 45-60 minutes spent on the treadmill). I have to force myself to take a rest day, because I enjoy it so much. Reading is not possible during my workout; in fact, thinking isn’t even possible sometimes. I can deadlift 300lbs and easily get 100lbs from the ground to over my head. I am a CrossFitter and have been so for almost a year.
If you don’t know what CrossFit is, you should definitely Google it. Basically, it is a high-intensity workout program, that is constantly varied and aims to develop cardiopulmonary endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. Workouts utilize basic body weight exercises and often include the use of free weights. Although I highly recommend anyone giving CrossFit a try, my message is not “women should CrossFit, period.” My message is this:
There is life beyond the treadmill! You can spend a shorter amount of time working
out, get better results and have a hell of lot more fun and satisfaction. A workout should challenge you, excite you, and make you give all of you to it. You are strong and I bet you can pick up a lot more weight than you think! (I see you carrying 6 grocery bags in one arm and a 40lb toddler in the other!) Really, there is no purpose for a 5lb weight in the life of a healthy adult, other than as paperweight! There aren’t many things more empowering than moving a 100lb barbell through the air. Your life might just change if your motivation to work out was getting stronger rather than to burn calories or lose weight. When you focus on function (what your body can do), the form (how your body looks) is the natural result.
I do not blame us women for avoiding the free weights at the gym. A year ago I
would have been way too intimidated to step foot over there. No one has ever taught us, much less encouraged us to pick up a barbell. However, today is a new day! Today is the day that you can join the uprising in women’s fitness. Toss your magazines aside and donate the pink barbell to your office desk! Find a place to learn how to use a barbell…at your local CrossFit gym, a weightlifting class, a trainer, a friend, and even the internet!
People often ask, “But how do you get cardio?” To them I say, “Throw some heavy weight around a few times, and tell me you’re not getting cardio as your heart feels like it’s about to pop out of your chest!”
You can read more about my story at www.radicalhateloss.com.
For Tania (misspearlygates), Amanda (amandasfitpregnancy), Steph (stephyfullofgrace) , Angela (chinoisfemme), Tina (tinaeatsdonuts) , Stephanie (radicalhateloss) & Myquirkylife.
As well as all the other crossfitting women out there I may have missed and all the women who are just starting their journey, in the middle of it or at the end and trying to figure out where to go now.
STRONG is the new skinny. Dont be fooled, being skinny isnt what your goal should b. Focus on what your body can do, the performance, the strength and the fuel for these amazing feats - and eventually that strength will translate into a body you can be proud of. I’m not talking about how much you weigh or being totally ripped - I mean a body that can do things, lift heavy, sprint, hang from a pull up bar and swing a kettlebell. Now thats a body to be proud of.
Warning: Might Be T.M.I.!!!
Okay, I’m going to be upfront because I’m curious to see if any of you have gone through it. This post is about MENSTRUAL CYCLES SO IF YOU ARE GROSSED OUT OR DISTURBED BY THIS THEN PLEASE SKIP THIS POST.
Anywho, okay so I have not had my period in 5 months and I am on (and have continuously been on) birth control pills. Here are the stats:
- For the first 4 months there was no possible way that I could have been pregnant (I was being a good girl)
- Being on the pill is supposed to give you a period
- I had been on the same pill for over 2 years
- Everyone I’ve talked to has said it is more than likely because of the weight I’ve lost and fitness, but those people also said they were put ON the pill to give them a period…..but I am ALREADY on the pill hmmm……
- I realize my body has changed with losing weight, but 5 months is a long time!
- Talked to my OB-GYN and she said she isn’t worried because I’m getting the hormones I need from the pill, and that if I wasn’t on the pill and not getting my period for that long then she would be worried
- She also said, that if it freaks me out not having a period (this was prior to meeting the boy) and I get pregnancy scares then she could switch brands of the pill to test that out, so just to be safe I asked her to change the brand once meeting the boy
- Started the new brand nearly a week ago, so still have about 3 weeks to see if I get my period this time around.
So my question to you Tumblr ladies out there is, have you gone through this (being on the pill) and did you resolve it somehow?
Why is it that people in relationships have a tendency to feel bad for their friends who don’t have a significant other? And they are always saying they think they know someone you may like? As if being single is a curse or automatically means you’re lonely.
You know what time it is right now for me?
It’s time for me to be selfish.
It’s for me to do things only thinking about myself.
If I want to watch a girlie flick, I can do so without the worry of a guy trying to dissuade me.
If I want to spend a Saturday night giving myself a mani/pedi, I can do so without complaint from anyone.
If I want to roll around my entire bed throughout the night, I can do so without worrying about bumping anyone off of it.
If I want to spend a night just reading, i can do so without worrying that I’m ignoring someone.
If I want to just date without worrying about hurting anyone’s feelings, I can do so.
If I want to have a set workout schedule throughout the week, i can do so without someone complaining that I don’t have time for them.
If I want to go on a weekend getaway with just the girls, I can do so.
If I don’t feel like shaving my legs for a week or two, I can do so (more than that it just gets uncomfortable).
I can make myself whatever I’M craving without having to consider what someone else might be craving.
If I want to flirt shamelessly with the guy at the store, I can do so without guilt.
Clearly, many if these things can and are done by women in relationships, but not all. This is ME time and I am totally okay with that.
EDIT: After reading a couple replies I feel I need to add to this. I am in no way knocking being in a relationship. I’ve been in a few good ones where it’s great and you don’t feel you need all the things I listed, I am fully aware. I am only referring to the people in relationships that pity those who are not. The people who automatically think you’re incomplete because you don’t have a significant other. Or think you want to be set up all the time. THAT is who I am referring to.
Girls are Strong…Again
My instructor at Crossfit 310, Kris, put this video together! Now do you know why I think the guy is awesome?
Another example of beautiful toned AND lean AND strong crossfit women! Now THAT’S a proper squat!
Crossfit A Licious! hahaha
A wave is like a woman; it comes in many shapes and sizes; it will excite you with anticipation, wrap you in a cocoon-like embrace, and either scare the hell out of you or give you the ultimate pleasure.
Calories Burned During Sex
Activity group: Foreplay
- Using vibrator
- personal size
- Using vibrator
- industrial size
- with saddle
- Wrist wrestling
- to see who gets to be on top
- Nagging her/him into doing it
Activity group: Positions
- Man 32
- Woman 16
- Woman above
- Woman 75
- Man 23
- “Canine” variation
- Man 35
- Woman 15
- “Wheelbarrow” variation
- Man 59
- Woman 78
- “Weightlifter” variation
- Man 100
- Woman 45
- Spotter 13
- “Caribbean Pirate” variation
- Man 47
- Woman 33
- Parrot 4
- VIA: CALORIE LAB