What is that?

I got a weird veggie from a neighbor to try out. Its called Chayote Squash.

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Gone crazy? Not quite. I now almost have more workout shoes then normal ones. Well there was that 40% off coupon and that made it a really great deal. The yellow ones are for running and the other ones are recovery shoes called Nanossage. And then I needed a shirt that I can actually fit into (XL).

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Still kind of frustrated with the lack of progress in the weight loss area. Its been 4 months now here at ETP. And yes I know I made great progress in my performance but still.


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This is worth a post even if it is just a reminder for myself. This was posted by our head coach:

A couple thoughts that I wanted to share with you guys as we head into the next 4 weeks.

1. Don’t get wrapped up in the Leaderboard.
*Use it as a tool but not a measuring stick. It is cool to see where you stack up but you can easily drive yourself crazy playing the “If I only did 2 more reps” game.

2. Remember your goal
*Most of you would tell me that “survival” would be the main goal of these 5 weeks of the Open. However, once you make the commitment to enter the Open, sometimes it’s easy to forget what those original goals may have been. The fact that you moved safely throughout the workout, faced the anxiety of competing in front of a massive crowd, should have you leaving the gym with your head held high and feeling satisfied, no matter what the outcome was.

3. Form vs. Intensity
*Remember that a few reps is never worth a rounded back or bad form during these 5 weeks. It can be tempting to speed up and lose your ability to move safely and efficiently through movements, thinking that it will help your score. Almost ALWAYS, this will not increase your score but end up costing you reps and time, and more importantly, putting you at risk of hurting yourself. At the end of the day, the goal of the Open is to have fun and throw down with other BCF members taking on some pretty spicy workouts.

4. Have a short-term memory
*When Tuesday morning comes, its a new week and a new workout. Forget about the previous week and don’t worry about things that are out of your control. It is awesome to see so many of you get excited about the workouts, just make sure it is a positive experience for you. I remember when Jess competed as part of our team the first year we were at Regionals and I remember how many sleepless nights she had because of the anxiety of the competition. She loves competing, as long as it is for fun. For her, it wasn’t worth the anxiety that it caused and for that reason, she will never have any aspirations outside of just competing against herself during the Open.

*From CrossFit Vitality

I like this picture as I have great memories of workout 15.1

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