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Crossfit Ero: Paleo Challenge Results

Just wanted to share the good news! The results were posted yesterday :) The original prize was a gift card from my gym, Crossfit Ero, paleo kit, mee nut butter, gym gear, etcetera. But my coach contacted me and offered to get me Adipower OLY shoes! So, I'll be getting those instead. Time to retire my Reebok Oly shoes, after only a month of having them, lol. I'm so proud :) And I really wanted to win because I worked so damn hard. If I can do it, so can you :)

No Retreat, No Surrender

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Warm up: 200 rope turns and Ero warm up A: Hang Power Clean 7 x 2 B: 5 rounds for time 5 hang power cleans 50 yard sprint *rest 60 seconds between rounds C: 3 x 20 abmat sit ups with max effort pull ups in between each round Results A: 65-85-95-100-105-110-120 I PRed my 2 rep max :) I'm still trying to get the technique down. I think I'm getting under better, but my end position of my feet are too wide. DAMN IT! Results B: 7:27 at 95 lbs Big B was right behind me and he's all "I'm gonna getcha, Stacy! C'mon!" So it made my sprinting that much faster, lol. One of the other guys there acknowledged my speed. Not the first time I've heard that (during softball, I'd be the 3rd at bat, and I was known for bunting... since I was good at putting the ball down, and I hauled ass... ) Results C: I did a total of 12 kipping pull ups between all the sets. I definitely need to practice more, but I can feel where I need to tighten u…

My Body is Ready...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Warm up: 1k run and Ero warm up

2 minutes max effort of front squats at 80% of 1RM
200m run
10 hand stand push ups (or hand release push ups)
10 chest to bar pull ups
2 minutes max effort of front squats at 80% of 1RM

Results: 155# x 9, 4 rounds + 200m run + 10 (negative) hand stand push ups + 4 (negative) pull ups, 155 x 7

This was a brutal WOD.

Just like Snape.... DEATH.

Angry Girl

I was having one of the WORST days at work. After a nice, long holiday weekend, work was just... NO. The clients, the last minute demands... Just... BAH. I was over it by the time 4 pm rolled around.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Warm up: 1k run and Ero warm up

A: Push Press 7 x 1

One round consists of:
1 push press @ 70% of body weight
1 pull up
3 push press
3 pull up
5 push press
5 pull ups

Results A: The last time I PRed was on October 9, 2012 and I hit 120 lbs. I was so mad and just so full of anger that these were my results... 65-85-95-115-125-135-140 ... I PRed 3 times, lol.

Results B: I did 5 rounds + 3 push press + 2 pull ups (at 90 lbs)... I think I used so much of my energy during the strength portion of the work out that I was super beat during the metcon.

Needless to say, crossfit made my day much better.

Gobble Gobble, Wobble Wobble.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers! If you're not in the US, then I'm still thankful for you! Thanksgiving WOD, Thursday, November 22, 2012 Warm up: 1k run and Ero warm up 1 minute at each station for 28 minutes Farmers Carry Prowler Push Fat Bar Deadlift Dball to top of box Box Jump Dumbbell Ground to Overhead Ring Push Ups Row Sit ups Sled Pull Wall Ball Jump Rope Overhead Lunge Jumping Squats I tried writing my results on my body but I sweat it off :( I don't care though because I got to partner up with one of the beasts and it was a great work out! Seeing everyone there made this WOD even more fun! Had a BEAST of a Thanksgiving. I ate... A LOT. You can tell I was just like UGH, I'm full. My posture is horrible. LOL. One of the best things about this holiday weekend... Watching The Walking Dead with my brother. We were able to catch up to see the new episode on Sunday! BAWSSSEEE.

2013 OC Throwdown Qualifier WOD 3

I'm sorry for the lack of updates! You know... long weekend and all.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Warm up: 1k run and Ero warm up

A: Back Squat
1 x 3 @ 80% 1 RM
1 x 3 @ 85%
2 x 3 @ 90%
3 x 1 @ 95%

B: 2013 OC Throwdown Qualifier WOD 3
4 muscle ups (12 pull up-12 ring dips)
6 overhead squats 135/95
9 toes to bar

Results A: 175-180-195-205

Results B: 5 rounhds + 12 negative pull ups + 11 ring dips
Scaled to knees to chest, weight at 65 lbs

It was a hard WOD. I think I could have done more weight during the AMRAP, I don't know why I didn't lol. I need to stop letting the weight intimdate me. I know I'm strong, I just gotta keep my entire core tight and focus on what needs to be done.

Thrust HARDER!

You are a perv.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Warm up: 1k jog and Ero warm up

I attended the beginner class but decided to do the regular class.

A: 20 minutes of gymnastics practice

B: For time:
15 thrusters 115/75
200m run
10 thrusters
200m run
5 thrusters
200m run

Results A: I practiced my kipping pull ups. I think I have the strength, but I need to get the kipping motion down.

Results B: 5:01 Rx :)
I think I was an advantage because I didn't work on the push press (beginner's WOD). However, I was tired from all the kipping pull ups. But I'm proud of my metcon time. My brother guessed that I completed in 8-9 minutes. WOOP WOOP. It still burned like a bitch.

To finish the work out, we had to do 3 x 20 abmat sit ups. I want abzzzz.

I think I need this shirt...


I must say that this past weekend was so much fun.... full of good times and food. However, after 4 days of eating what I used to... you can see the effects of processed foods on my body.

Here's a few things:
I gained some weight back :(I started to break out!I have headachesI have not slept well On Saturday night, it was ridiculous because I had myself a regular Kit Kat bar... you know. My ALL TIME FAVORITESTEST candy. At 10 pm, I consumed the sugary goodness, and I couldn't sleep until 4:30 am. Horrible.

On Wednesday night after the paleo meeting, Cecilia and I went to Furusato KBBQ to get our grub on. I went to town with the rice paper. On Thursday, I went to Eatalian and had 2 different kinds of pastas, pizza, and gelato. Delicious. BUT, on Friday I really felt horrible. I woke up feeling sluggish and whatnot. Come WOD time, I threw up 2-3 times! NEVER AGAIN. After the WOD, Cecilia, some of the people from Ero, and I went to Shilla KBBQ where I drank a lot. Well, "a l…

It's Babs, babe.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Warm up: 1k run and Ero warm up

A: Back Squat x 20 (muscle endurance)

B: "Barbara"
5 RFT with 30 minute cut off
20 pull ups
30 push ups
40 sit ups
50 air quats
Rest 3 minutes in between

Okay first and foremost, you know how I posted that yummy looking pasta the other day? WORST DECISION EVER! During our stretches/warm ups, I felt SO sick. It was ridiculous. After the warm ups, I felt so sick that when I went to go pee, I looked at the toilet and threw up! HORRIBLE. Right before the back squats, I threw up. Right after the back squats, I threw up again. Talk about shock!!

Results A: Last time I back squatted at 155 lbs, this time, only 115 lbs because 1. my back was sore from the deadlifts and 2. I was feeling sick.

Results B: Negative pull ups, knee push ups
I completed 3 rounds + 20 pull ups + 30 push ups and 39 sit ups

After the nausea subsided, Cecilia and I were going to go get Indian food, all part of our post-paleo binging. Good thing we did…

My neck, my back....

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Warm up: 1k jog and Ero warm up

A: Deadlift 7 x 1

3 deadlifts @ 315 lbs
5 hand stand push ups
50 m sprint

Results A: On 10/4/12, I PRed my deadlift at 275 lbs. Yesterday, I PRed at 285 lb! Thanks Coach D and Miss E for the push!

Results B: This metcon was a fail:
5 rounds @ 205 lbs by 8 minutes and 30 seconds
1 round @ 175 lbs
My back started to hurt so I stopped with the lifting and ended up doing just the negative handstand push ups and running for the rest of the time: 9 rounds + 4 negative hand stand push ups

I was able to get a good work out in from that and very disappointed that I couldn't do the WOD completely. SIGHHHH. I need to stop thinking about the amount of weight and just do it. I am glad that I chose to continue to work out with the other crossfitters for the rest of the time though :)

If you've read my previous post, I'm feeling like shit from the carb overload. I'm going to start paleo again on Monday. UGH and I…

Dem Date Nightz.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Warm Up: 1k run and Ero warm up

A: Front Squat 7 x 3
*5 second  pause on the last rep within the set

5 reps any way ground to overhead
10 hand release push ups
15 back extensions

Results A: 95-115-125-130-135-140-145

Results B: I did push presses and good mornings
8 rounds + 3 push presses

It was the only day of the week where Dan can see me so we spent our time at the gym, lol. Poor guy. He's so supportive of this, especially since I love it...

Nancy's sister came and also Nancy's and my (old) co-worker. Ana (the sister) loved it and I think she'll be joining soon. The co-worker Heidi, not so much. But you know, crossfit isn't for everyone!

Anyways, for the metcon, it was only me and this other guy doing it. I like WODing with him cuz he's such a beast. LOL.

After the WOD, Dan and I headed out to eat clean. Yup. KBBQ! But all I had was brisket and veggies.


Crossfit Ero's 30 Day Paleo Challenge

In reference to Marilyn's "You go Glen Coco" post, I have officially completed Crossfit Ero's 30 Day Paleo Challenge. We were doing the Whole 30 Challenge. I must say that this has to be one of the hardest things I've gotten myself to into. Cutting everything out cold turkey was hard as hell. For the first 10 days, I was so groggy and miserable... having headaches all the time. Once I got 2 weeks in, things got easier. I've developed good eating and cooking habits, having fresh breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner... I must say, the last 30 days forced me to learn how to cook. And I haven't been able to cook myself a real dish... EVER.
Last Saturday, 11-10-12, I had finished a WOD, went home to wait for my brother to get home to eat. Things didn't fall through and I was so busy that all I had in the morning was a banana. The first and only meal I consumed that day was at 6 pm. I went to Wood Ranch with Dan. I was really strict paleo, and he had ordered …


Monday, November 12, 2012

Warm up: 200 rope turns and Ero warm up

A: Power snatch + overhead squat 7 x 1

B: For time:
15 power snatch 135/95
30 box jumps 24"/20"
10 power snatch
20 box jumps
5 power snatch
10 box jumps

Results A: I knew I needed to work on my form so adding weight wasn't really a big deal for me. But I did anyway! I PRed at 100 lbs (power snatch)! I attempted 105 lbs but I failed. My overhead squat is at 115 lbs, so I'm sure I could have done it again, but doing this complex was hard.

Results B: 75 lbs / 20"
I ended up dying finishing by 8:41

I really want to get better at all my lifts, but agh, I think I'm getting impatient. I definitely need to hit up one of the open gym days to work on it.

Sorry for the short post... but check out:


Progression yeeee

So, I went to Norstroms yesterday and it took every fiber of my being to not splurge. Therefore, I only got this top. It's an XL and I can finally button the bust. TRUST ME. This is a big thing. I've been keeping track of my progress so hopefully come New Years', I will post before/after pictures and whatnot. Remember: Diets are to make you look good in clothes. Exercise make you look good naked. Thank you all for reading and your support! This journey has been one bad ass mofo.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Warm up: 200 rope turns and Ero warm up

A: 1k row time trial

B: The Volkswagen
Bench Press @ body weight
Strict Pull Ups

Results A: 4:10.5 I think this is a PR :) I tried getting it done under 4 minutes but it was definitely a challenge

Results B: 7:14 at 65 lbs for the first 21 reps, then went down to 55 lbs; negative pull ups

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Warm Up: 1k run and Ero warm up with squat walks forward, back, Samson stretch and bear crawls... Hurt so bad but it was good for the body since it was cold

A: Push Jerk 7 x 2

B: 10 RFT
3 handstand push ups
5 pull ups
7 toes to bar

Results A: 55-65-70-75-85-95-100
I wish I hit more weight but I need to get the mechanics down

Results B: 11:47 doing negative hand stand push ups, negative pull ups and knees to chest

SO MUCH SHOULDER WORK. If I keep this up, then...

So fetch.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Warm up: 200 rope turns and Ero warm up

A: Back Squat 5 x 5

B: For time: 150 push ups
Everytime you stop and rest with your chest on the floor, it counts as a penalty = 200 meter sprint. You must complete penalty immediately

C: 3 x 20 abmat sit ups

Results A: I'm still sore from Monday's work out, so I was totally sandbagging yesterday (UGH). I hit 145 lbs by my 5th set. I could've done more.

Results B: 35 regular push ups, 115 girly push ups - 9:45

Yesterday's WOD was perfect because I couldn't push any harder. It's the weather, I tell you.

Tear. Clean. WHAT.

So, apparently I've been officially initiated into the Crossfit Community. Why? I got my first callus tear. No, not WHILE doing a WOD, but because I kept picking at my callus and it snagged onto my shirt and made me bleed. Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Warm up: 100 rope turns - 50 double unders - 100 rope turns A: You have 15 minutes to find your 1 RM for Power Cleans B: OC Throwdown WOD 1 Qualifier AMRAP 10 15 power cleans 95/65 30 double unders Results A: I PRed on power cleans on 10/26/12 at 125 lbs. I've been very self conscious about how I do my cleans ever since I did that women's seminar. Last night, after Coach D critiquing me and and helping me with my form, and after 3 failed attempts, I finally power cleaned the RIGHT way AND PRed at 135 lbs :) !! I have to remember to keep my posture, and use my legs, oh, and get under it fast, lol.  A lot to work on! When I was holding it, all I heard was Coach D say YEAHHH!! And there you go, hearing me suffering asking "…

Socially Awkward

Just kidding. 11/3/12 -- The Color Run in San Diego, CA 11/3/12 -- Hardfest in Los Angeles, CA 11/5/12 -- Crossfit Ero in Torrance, CA My "Shit I need to do this right because Okady is taking a picture of me" face

Bubba bubba.

See that little blister bubble? Yup. That was from yesterday's WOD. Monday, November 5, 2012 Warm up: 1k run and Ero warm up A: 7 x 4 Front Squat The first 3 sets are warm ups, and the last 4 are 70% of 1 RM B: AMRAP 12 4 pull ups 6 clapping push ups 8 standing broad jumps C: Max effort plank hold Results A: My 1 RM is 195 lbs so I was pushing 135 lbs at first. Coach D thinks I could do more so I ended up doing 165 lbs. He wants me to start adding heavier weight so my upper body can get used to it. It was a hard push but I eventually did it. I need to remember to keep my elbows up and my core tight. Results B: I was able to get in 7 rounds + 1 pull up I FINALLY DID ALL KIPPING PULL UPS IN A WOD! This is definitely a big deal for me! Maybe 5 of the 24 I did were fully successful, but nevertheless, I still did it! I did regular push ups and completed the WOD. Results C: 1:01 ... my goal was 30 seconds. So, I exceeded it. LOL. Paleo Update: I told my Coach about how I'm feeling…