I Sentence You To: Burpees

I’ve had two really excellent workout days back-to-back, and I’m on day four of 100% clean eating, and I’m feeling like about a billion bucks. Although, I have been punished with the burpee torture. CrossFit Austin has a nifty system: Say the words “I can’t” in the gym and pay a fine of 10 burpees. Run late for class and cough up three burpees for every minute... read more

I Can’t Help Myself – I Like Them

I know it’s a controversial point of view, but I love burpee box jumps. Ridiculous, right?! Our CrossFit Women workout yesterday was very taxing, and I didn’t finish it before the cut-off, but I’m calling it a rousing success anyway because (1) it included burpee box jumps which I totally loved; and (2) it was really, really, really hard, which made me feel like a champ, even though I was... read more

Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’… For Burpees

Yes, back in the day, I played Laurie in “Oklahoma” and had the dubious honor of opening the show with an a cappella “Oh, what a beautiful morning… oh, what a beautiful day…“ I was thinking of that song this morning while Dave and I huffed/puffed our way through a bunch o’ burpees at the park where, you might recall, one lap equals 490 meters. Our workout:2 laps +... read more

Have You Met My Hormones?

I can barely talk, I’m biting my tongue SO hard to keep from complaining. Good thing I can still type! I was enjoying about a week of normal energy levels, appetite, and joie de vivre. But yesterday, when my female hormone cycle took a left turn, the thyroid hormone bus careened to Mehsville – and promptly broke down just shy of the depot. I spent all day yesterday in my pajamas, fighting to keep... read more

Oh, Good! There’s Time For Squats, Too

Wednesday night pre-bed ritual:1. Drink Natural Calm2. Eat 1 tablespoon of Sunbutter3. Brush teeth4. Squeeze Smudge5. Check Twitter for workout6. Dream about the weight to use for deadlifts  CrossFit Women WorkoutTABATA! :20 on/:10 off for eight roundsdeadliftburpeessitups Unlike when we did the 2010: A Tabata Odyssey workout and took a break in between tabata sets, this morning, we went straight... read more

That’s Fit: Burpees – The Perfect Exercise?

That’s Fit is a fitness and nutrition blog in the AOL network, and one of my blog posts about burpees – with a totally kickass video from Again Faster – is now live. Burpees: The Perfect Exercise? Y’all know I totally love burpees. What about... read more

Zombie Attack Preparedness (ZAP) Workout

Around our house, we like to think that we’re prepared for when the zombies attack, thanks to our CrossFit training and dino-chow diet. With Halloween just a few days away, it seemed like the least we could do is share our Zombie Attack Preparedness Workout (ZAP) with you. Are you ready to join us in the fight against the undead?! Meet the CastMarc Majcher, zombiePai Majcher, zombie distractionBlake... read more

Tank Girls

Y’all know I like to get my overactive imagination involved in my workouts as often as possible, and today’s workout – “The Tank” – had me feeling like a post-apocalyptic superhero… kinda. Do you know Tank Girl? It’s a British comic [and a 1995 movie starring Lori Petty and Ice-T (!)] about a punk rock badass who drives and lives in a tank (duh!). She gets into all... read more

Mo’ Burpees = Mo’ Better

Last week, five beautiful, smart CrossFit girls that I trust advised me to eat more — and specifically, more fat — as did my handsome husband Dave. I was opkeptical, but a few days into my new plan, I’m sleeping better, feeling happier/more balanced, and kicking ass at workouts like this one: Crystal’s Friday BootcampFor time: 50 burpees 35 db cleans, 30 lbs. 3 rounds: 50... read more

The Good News is… There’s Lots of Room for Improvement

Aaah, Saturday: Weight Watchers meeting, the final workout for the week, and then breakfast… I love it! On tap for today, Spartan Challenge workout #1: 50 pullups + 50 burpees. This workout was one of the WODs at the CrossFit Games qualifier a few weeks ago. Before I tell you my time, check out the way that some of our CrossFit Central coaches killed this thing — keeping in mind that they had... read more

Birthday WOD

Better late than never! Finally did my birthday workout today (’cause I slept in yesterday… naughty!). Ran the 3-mile loop (28:38) and did 41 burpees. Tomorrow: The Murph. No time to write more… time to get prettied up for our rock show. Hope to see you! Once Over Coffee Bar2009 S. First Street (across from Polvo’s) We start at 3:00 SHARP! read more

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