My Pursuit of Happiness and Skinny Jeans

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I Did It!

on January 26, 2014

Last night, before I lost my nerve, I signed up for the CrossFit Open. 

I have no idea how I will do.  I looked back at all of the Open WODs and thought I would be able to make a decent effort at most of them based on where I am now at CrossFit.  I might not be able to finish them all, but I could at least give them a decent effort.  So, I bit the bullet and signed up. 

The Open starts Feb 27, so I have a month to work on things and build my confidence.  If this doesn’t motivate me to push a little harder in class, I don’t know what will!  Wish me luck!!!

I am moving into the 3rd week of the Whole Life Challenge.  All has been going well, but I have been missing having a snack that tastes like a treat, but still falls within WLC guidelines.  I’ve stocked up on Lara Bars and they have been good, but I wanted something different.  Then, the other day, one of the other participants in the challenge posted a recipe on Facebook for an “oatmeal to go” muffin.  I love oatmeal and the recipe sounded good and easy, so I gave them a try.  This afternoon I baked a batch of 18 muffins.
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My son high-jacked a muffin shortly after they came out of the oven.  He gave them two thumbs up.  I waited until just a few minutes ago to try one myself…oh my god, these are fantastic!  I can’t wait to have another one as a mid-afternoon snack tomorrow. 

Now, I need to sign off and get to bed so I can get 7 hours of sleep for my lifestyle challenge.

Have you got any good WLC or paleo treats you can share?

Have a great week!


8 responses to “I Did It!

  1. me too :s scared/excited 🙂 Where did you get the “I’ve Registered for the Games” image?


  2. j!b says:

    I made some energy balls yesterday: 1 cup cashews, 8-10 medjool dates, 2 tbsp 100% pure cacao powder and unsweetened shredded coconut. In a food processor, combine all ingredients except the coconut. Once combined, press/roll into small balls and roll in the coconut. So easy and so good!

    I’m very focused on building strength/endurance before the first Open WOD. Although with my shoulder, I don’t think there’s alot I can do. We’ll see. I need to see my dr this week and see what he says.


    • cathyo says:

      I have made a similar recipe but as a bar. The balls might be better for portion control and just easier…will have to try this. thx. hope your shoulder get better soon.


  3. Good for you! You will be great!


  4. bezzymates says:

    Best wishes. That’s so exciting. I am going to try a Crossfit demo class soon.


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