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Happy Holidays!

I would like to wish you a wicked awesome holiday!

Isabel: The Final WOD

The last time I did the Isabel WOD was on September 20, 2012. Thursday, December 20, 2012 A: 20 minutes to find a 1 RM Snatch B: "Isabel" Rx: 135/95 30 Snatches for time Results A: If I remember correctly, I PRed recently on my snatches at 100 lb. Yesterday, Coach D was pushing me and I hit a new PR: 105 lbs. He thought I could do more, so I attempted 110 lbs. I failed this attempt 3 times. But you know what, I wouldn't give up, and he didn't either. So I FUCKING NAILED IT! My overhead squat is at 135 lbs, so I should be able to snatch that. Just need to practice my technique. Results B: In September, I finished at 5:34 at 65 lbs. Last night, I finished at 3:44 at 75 lbs! Definitely an improvement. I hauled ass out of the advanced class to get home and shower. Why? No, not cuz "the end of the world" and shit... but because it was my parents' 37th anniversary. My brother and I took them to dinner at Lawry's in Beverly Hills. And I got to drive my …


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Warm up: 1k run & Ero warm up

A: Power Snatch 7 x 2

B: 7 rounds for time (95/65)
7 power snatch
7 snatch balance
7 overhead squat

Results A: 95 lbs

Results B: I think there was a 30 minute cut off time... I finished 5 rounds + 7 power snatches + 3 snatch balances at Rx :) It sucks that I didn't get to finish the entire 7 rounds but it definitely kicked my ass.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Warm up: 1k run & Ero warm up

A: Front Squat 7 x 3

B: Complete
Max hand stand push ups in 5 minutes
Max pull ups in 4 minutes
Max push ups in 3 minutes
Max sit ups in 2 minutes
Max air squats in 1 minute

Results A: 150 lbs

Results B: I think I was just shit tired, I'm not quite sure, but I felt like I could have definitely done more reps in all of them. I need to stop being so reliant on doing negative pull ups and start doing kipping.

24 negative hand stand push ups
21 negative pull ups
38 push ups
53 sit ups
41 air squats

I think this work out would be a …


Friday night, went to Dick's Sporting Goods with my brother. Yeah... we played for a while.

Saturday morning, had a paleo feast. Yes, including those cookies.

Saturday night, Angela's cookie party :)

Coach D said he'll bring his son if I practice my Clean & Jerks. I PRed at 125 lbs.

Last night, I ended up cooking my failed version of curried broccoli soup. Again.

Busy, broken, broken, busy.

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of updates. I've been super wicked busy.

Okay not really.

The internet has been down at work so my down time was spent reading The Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I'm still up in the air about it.

Anyways, my lack of sleep is starting to affect my health. I think I'm getting sick. Let's hope it passes ASAP.

On Saturday night, I went to my friend, Angela's Cookie Exchange Party. My cookies ended up a success. Click here for the recipe.

I'll start posting some stuff... right... about........


No, not Monica's SEVEN from Friends. You perv.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Warm up: 100 rope turns and Ero warm up
(I should have known by the low rope turn count that the WOD was going to kill me.)

“The Seven”

Seven rounds for time of:

7 Handstand push-ups
135/95 pound Thruster, 7 reps
7 Knees to elbows
245/185 pound Deadlift, 7 reps
7 Burpees
7 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood
7 Pull-ups

I obviously scaled, lol:

Negative HSPU
Knees to Chest when I couldn't do Knees to elbows
1 pood
Negative pull ups

Results: 33:01 with a 35 minute time cap
When I finished, I just laid down on the bench and contemplated life

I'm not sure what's worse... this or the Filthy 50. Regardless, anything with the number in the name isn't going to be good.

I made up for my pukage from Tuesday.

About 5 people asked if I puked.

I guess that's what I'm going to be known for for a little while, lol.

DNF. wat.

That's right. You read that. I officially DNFed.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Warm up: 1k run and Ero warm up

A: Back Squat
1 x 3 @ 60% of 1 rep max
1 x 3 @ 70%
1 x 3 @ 75%
4 x 3 @ 80%

B: 5 rounds for time
5 kettle bell swings, 2 pood
Suicide runs

Results A: My 1 rep max for my back squat is 230 lbs. It was hard focusing yesterday because one of the guys next to me sounded like a car on hydraulics. And then he wanted to go at the same time, to hide his hydraulics with my labor sounds. Yes, I either sound like I'm having sex or giving birth. My weights were: 135-160-175-185

Results B: I used 44 lbs kettle bells. I was doing well... up until the 4th round. Due to my poor eating right before the WOD, I ended up running to the bathroom and threw up. FAIL FAIL DNF OMG.

When I got out of the bathroom, we all had to do 30 burpees. Horrible. HORRIBLE.

After that, 3 x 20 abmat sit ups.

This whole 80/20 Paleo thing isn't working for me. I think my body really wants to be Whole 30 Pa…

Injured Jerk.

See that first word? INJURED. Stupid body.

I've been in pain on my left tricep and my left hand. More like my entire left arm just hates me, lol. I asked Coach D what may be wrong and he said I have something-something-itis and I just need to stretch and massage the fluff out of my left tricep. Like, where the muscle twists and connects to the inside part of my elbow... I don't know. But when he was pressing on it, I nearly cried.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Warm up: 1k run and Ero warm up

A: Push Jerk (from the rack) 7 x 1

B: 5 rounds for time
50 double unders (or 100 single turns)
10 push jerks (from the ground) 185/135
1 minute rest

The last time I did push jerks from the rack was 11/10/12 at 100 lbs. This was towards the end of the paleo challenge, so I didnt' feel as strong. On 8/21/12, I hit my 1 rep max at 115 lbs.

A: Had I not been hurting so bad, I think I could've done more. I did PR at 125 lbs injured. I think I could definitely do more weight. I'm kind o…

CrossFit Ero: Paleo Challenge Prize #2

When Coach P mentioned she got another paleo challenge prize, it was evident that I was excited as hell. She gave it to me last night... here it is! Oh, and guess what... it's signed! :) I am definitely going to make use of this. I can't wait. But as Marilyn predicted, I probably will take a few weeks to actually look at it, as I did with the NomNomPaleo app.... woops. Hooray for resources!

CrossFit Ero Holiday Party

L to R: Dana, Dave, Okady, Ben, Emi, Darrell, Kat, me, Pattie, Cherie Here's just one pic of a few of us who came. Thank to Okady and Dana, they got me completely plastered! And thank you to my BFF, Nancy, for picking my drunken ass up! More pictures are on my FaceBook so feel free to check them out and/or add me :)

Jackie, y u no liiiike.

As promised, I rested on Friday. It was definitely a much needed rest. But, it didn't stop me from WODing with Nancy on Saturday morning.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Warm up: "Cali" as in "calisthenics" (jogged, high knees, butt kicks, karaokes, sprint to jog) plus the Ero warm up

A: 15 minutes of gymnastics practice (handstand walk, muscle ups, rope climb, etc)

B: "Jackie"
1000 meter row
50 thrusters 45/35
30 pull ups

Results A: Last Sunday, I went to open gym and really tried to the rope climb. I spent most of Saturday doing handstand walks and doing the rope again. I ended up walking 5 steps in a handstand, and I climbed to the very top of the rope. When I got to the top, I yelled for Coach J and WOOP! He witnessed it :) I was scared to come down so he helped guide me down with the rope. I was so stoked. Unfortunately, no muscle ups for me.

Results B: My time was 12:01 at 35 lbs doing negative pull ups. I was pleased with my time, considering the pai…


Thursday, December 6, 2012 Warm Up: 1k jog and Ero warm up A: Front Squat 7 x 3 In between each set, perform 5 pull ups B: 3 Rounds for time 30 walking lunges 15 toes to bar 400m run A: I did my 3 rep max at 150 lbs. I should have been able to do more weight but I was simply tired. Yesterday was my 7th WOD day in a row. Total mistake. I need to let my body rest. I woke up feeling like a truck hit me. B: For toes to bar, I did knees to elbows/chest. My time was 11:46.  So much running yesterday. After the WOD, I just kind of sat there and stared because my pain was just increasing. After chillin for about 20 minutes, Cecilia and I went to Del Amo so I could finish some Christmas shopping. We ended up at Forever 21 goofing around (pictured below), hit up H&M and Gap. Finally, we had another feast at Stacked. I had a shitty day yesterday because of some stupid realizations. And I think my anger showed in my WOD. Not that I did great, but I was just... BAH. However, after bitching …


Credit to Okady for being my personal photographer. Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Warm up: 200 rope turns and Ero warm up A: Snatch 7 x 1 B: "Amanda" 9-7-5 Muscle ups (Sub with 27-21-15 with pull ups and ring dips) Squat Snatch (135/95) Results A: 55-65-75-80-85-95-100 I PRed at 100 lbs! The last time I did snatches... it was back in September at 95 lbs. I probably could have done more weight, but I really need to get the fundamentals down. Results B: I had to sub with the pull ups and ring dips... I did negative pull ups, and used an orange stretchy band for the ring dips. I couldn't do prescribed so I did it at 75 lbs. My time was 13:18. After we completed the WOD and cleaned up, Cecilia and I did 3 x 20 abmat sit ups. She dropped me off at home, so my brother and I decided to go have dinner. I showered and I KTFO. Now I'm well rested, super sore... I think I pulled something in my arm/shoulder, and I'm hyper. With lots to do and little time to do so. If onl…

CrossFit Ero featuring Cecilia!

Check this out! My good friend, Cecilia, is featured on CrossFit Ero's website. Read her success story here. SO MANY GOOD THINGS HAPPENING!

Filthy FREAKING Fifty.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cecilia, Nancy and I before Filthy 50.
Warm up: 1k run and Ero warm up

For time:
50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders

Results: My time was 31:23 using a 20" box, 26 lbs kettle bell, 35 lb push press, 35 lb good mornings/back extensions, 10 lb wall ball shots (I couldn't find a 14 lb ball), and 150 single turns

I could have done it Rx, I really wish I did :(

The 3 of us after the Filthy 50

After that beast of a work out, Nancy, Cecilia, Coach D and I went to Stacked and had a fat ass dinner. Note to self: Don't tickle a man who's a black belt in Brazilian Jui Jitsu and Judo, LOL.

CrossFit Ero: My Success Story

Yesterday morning, Coach D asked me to write my success story to be featured on the website. Here's what it looks like on CrossFit Ero and my page.

If you don't feel like going to the links, here's what was posted December 3, 2012: Through junior high and high school, I’ve always had an athletic background, one being an avid softball player. Once college came, and working full time, my priorities changed. Gaining the Freshman 15 was more like the Freshman 50. Turning 21… we know how that is. Needless to say, I was not at my physical/mental best. Because of the rut I was in, my confidence and self-esteem followed.

I was diagnosed with PCOS and if things didn’t change, I would soon become diabetic. I calorie counted for months, spent hours at the gym with hardly any success. All that hard work and starvation simply made me frustrated.

One day, after an amazing cruise vacation and scrolling through pictures, enough was enough. After seeing my brother’s transformation after 6 m…


Monday, December 3, 2012

Warm up: 100 rope turns + 2 rounds of "Cindy" (5 pull ups, 10 push ups, 15 air squats) and Ero warm up

A: Thrusters (from the ground) 7 x 1

B: 5 rounds for time:
500m row
10 thrusters (135/95)

Results A: I was super excited to use my new oly shoes! It feels good. Anyways, I haven't done thrusters since I've hurt my shoulder back in October. Last time, it was at 65 lbs. Yesterday... 65-75-85-95-105-115-125 :) So, I guess that means I PRed 6 times, lol.

Results B: During the strength part, 95 lbs felt pretty hard. I feel like I should have gone Rx. My time was 18:55 at 85 lbs. It hurt so bad that I had to go on the floor. That's not often either.

Overall, I had a slow work day, caught up on Revenge, PRed on my Thrusters, used my Adipower oly shoes, made some yummy ribeye steak and sweet potato fries, AND I was featured on CrossFit Ero's website :) I'll create a new post.

Good day. Awww yeah.

Crossfit Ero's Paleo Challenge Prize

I went to Open Gym for the first time yesterday. I was practicing an array of movements, which resulted in hitting a new back squat PR (personal record)... my last PR was 215 lbs. Yesterday, I hit 230 lbs! I got to practice my cleans, snatches, overhead squats and climbed the fat ass rope. After a successful 2 hour session of socializing and working out, Coach D came and gave me my Paleo Challenge prize... Adipower Olympic Weightlifting Shoes. BAWSSSEEE.

Crossfit ALL DAY.

On Saturday, December 1, 2012... after our morning WOD, Cecilia and I went to Original Pancake House and grubbed like there was no tomorrow. She had the corn beef hash, and I had the eggs Benedict with a side of bacon strips and pancakes. We also shared the huge ass apple pancakes. FAILEO.

After a delicious and over-filling breakfast, we headed over to my brother's gym and checked out their event, Snatches for Staches. It's a fundraiser/competition to raise money for Cancer Awareness. It was pretty cool.

We were on our way home when I saw on Facebook that one of the guys that was coaching/training at Crossfit Ero opened up his own gym. So we headed to the grand opening and said our hellos!

I've always wanted to be rolled around in a tire. So that's exactly what I did.

After a very long day of crossfit, I had to get ready for my hott date with Nancy :) She started feeling better. We ended up going to Del Amo to shop. We were looking for an outfit for me for Ero's…

Drop it, drop it low girl.

I had an amazing rest on Friday night. Nancy was supposed to WOD with me and Cecilia on Saturday morning but she wasn't feeling well.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Warm up: 200 rope turns + Ero warm up

A: EMOTM for 10
1 strict press
1 push press

B: Tabata
Sit ups
Wall balls

Results A: My strict press PR is 80 lbs. I did this work out at 75 lbs. I need to find my 1 rep max now for that. It was a struggle. I need to practice dipping and pushing my knees out while I do the push press.

Results B: Active 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds for 4 minutes. DEATH.
Our results are based on our LOWEST rep count per set. I had to estimate because I counted totals.

Burpees: 12 low, 52 total
Sit ups: 18 low, 84 total
Wall balls (14#): 9 low, 48 total

My hands are so bruised and whatnot. About halfway during the wall balls, I caught it and squatted too low that I literally fell on my ass. I kept laughing and I felt bad because I kept distracting poor Cecilia.

Mah Bodeh.

On Thursday, the 29th, I skipped the WOD. I was really having trouble deciding whether I should go or not. I think I asked like 6 people if I should go. By the time I got home from work, I was dizzy and achey. In my previous post, I got the good news that night that I had won Crossfit Ero's Paleo Challenge. My brother, Steven, picked me up and we had a celebratory dinner at this pho place. It helped my mini cold. After, we headed to the mall to run some errands. It actually made me feel better. I slept so good though.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Warm up: 200 rope turns and Ero warm up

A: Back Squat
Every 30 seconds for 4 minutes
1 rep @ 85% (8 total reps)
Rest 2 minutes
EMOTM (every minute on the minute) for 4 minutes
1 rep @ 90% (4 total reps)

B: 2 minute max effort row for calories
Rest 1 minute

4 minute AMRAP
15 hand release push ups
10 toes to bar
Rest 1 minute


4 minute AMRAP
15 jumping plate squats 45/35
10 pull ups
Rest 1 minute

2 minute max effort row for calories