Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wo(man) Makers

10 pullups
5 burpees
5 Man Makers (35/20# dumb bell each hand)
6 rounds, Rx'ed
*focus on perfect form, keeping fluid movement throughout, avoid creating the need to stop and rest.*

For the rest of my hour, I worked on ankle mobility and my pistols, in varying shades; with a band, against the wall, sitting at the bottom of it, holding my toes, etc, just really focusing on keeping my heel down. It's ridiculous, because I am strong enough, I just have limited range of motion from years of walking around on my toes as a kid.

After pistols, I worked on muscle-up progressions. Taking it easy on the torque-ier full blown muscle up, since my elbow is starting to show some over-use, tendonitis-ish of qualities. =/

While working on muscle-up progressions, I worked on my November Burpee Challenge. 100 burpees a day for the month of November. Feel free to join in on the fun and like the Facebook page

 Since I'd already knocked out 30 in the WOD, I broke them up into sets of 15 and 10 in between progressions. The last 15 I did as fast as possible.

100, done! When it starts to get hard, I just think back to the Burpee Mile ... When it still seems hard, I think back to clinch drills during Combatives. Suddenly, everything seems amazing!

This morning, I was having a bit of a winter clothing crisis. It's freezing and all of my clothes are suitable for hot Texas.

I needed some warm stuff, bad. Off to Lululemon I went, scored some awesome goods. Scuba sweater, wunder under crops, gloves, tank, tee shirt, etc. 

Then I was off to coach the Noon class at CFM. Our sweaters came in! 

They are amazing! American Apparel, so soft, so comfortable! 

Skyline logo on the back. Boom sauce.

Starbucks liked our sweaters so much, they decided to match us.

Today's noon class was probably one of my best to date. There's a lot that goes into being a good coach, and I take a lot of pride in knowing my stuff. We work with a lot of beginners, but we always have some advanced athletes in a class as well. And focusing on each client, giving them each the attention /coaching that they need requires some practice. Becoming a good coach happens just one way - one must do a lot of coaching!

I know I still have a lot to learn, but I also know that
 I have a lot to offer as a coach.

From my CFM students to these furbabies, there's just a lot of love flowing my way right now.

And damn, my dinner was loving my mouth! Kale, garlic, bacon, brussels sprouts, all sauteed together in my handy dandy cast iron pan.

  And some of my favorite beer may have made it into my belly.

Do you drink beer or wine?
I do both. :)

What is your favorite? White or red? Light or dark? 
I love a good IPA or a dry chardonnay


  1. What the what?! How DO you have those abs and drink beer and wine? That gives me such hope ;)

  2. I'm not really a fan of either, but I'll do it if it gets me those abs. Haha. 100 burpees a day - wow. That actually sounds fun in a way.

  3. I really want to like beer bc it's so cheap, but I just can't. My favorite wine is Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, but it's hard to find so I just stick w/ sweet red wines. If I wanna get crazy I drink Malibu & Pineapple! (That always leads to a good time..)

  4. Workout clothes looks nice and I need to buy new stuff too. Your abs look great!

  5. Just wanted to say that it's good to see a "smile in your post" for lack of better words. Hope you're doing better :)

  6. Dang! You look awesome! Glad to see you smiling again. I spotted the lucky bamboo plant in your "awesome abs" picture. Love that plant. I usually don't drink either one. For some reason neither one agree with me, usually in form of a headache later on. Have a great day.

  7. I really can't stand beer, so I always go with white wine if I do drink, which isn't very often. My fiancé doesn't drink at all, so that just automatically keeps me from drinking anything with alcohol. However, I will have a few drinks when I'm out with my girlfriends ;) And oh, I am so jealous of your job! I love dogs!

  8. Hey girl! I love both my beer and wine. For wines, I swing towards the reds and dry wines - I love Malbecs and Cabernets...
    My fiance and I drink a lot of darker beers, but I really love IPA's - and since my guy won't drink them, I'm the only one who buys them. That Hop Stoopid beer looks amazing!... I'll be on the lookout for it, but I may have to wait to try it once I get back to Atlanta..
    It may be a dangerous combination if we meet.

    Hope your weekend went well, I know you did great!

  9. Your abs look unreal even after a beer- jealous! Your dogs (and especially your labs- I am biased) are absolutely adorable. I usually go for light beer or white wine, but I really can appreciate all kinds of both. I am loving this drink I get at my favorite bar here in Tampa, is 1/2 Pumpkin Ale, 1/2 Magners. Delicious.