"Being the best is not about beating everyone else. Its about beating who you were yesterday."

"Being the best is not about beating everyone else. Its about beating who you were yesterday."

Monday, April 26, 2010

Looks or Performance?

To those who think looks are more important than actual health or performance; to the girls who don't eat enough because they dont want to get fat or don't want to add weight to their lifts because they dont want to get "big muscles"; to the former gym rats who check themselves out in the mirror while doing biceps curls or forgo proper form in order to lift heavy while letting out an animalistic roar...(not that grunting or yelling isn't aloud in crossfit), answer me this: how is your performance? Are you able to run a 400 meter and execute a proper squat clean all in one workout? Can you do pull-ups till your hands bleed and push yourself up while doing a handstand? Are you able to push yourself to the limit and feel like you're about to throw up or cry? Skinny thighs or a 6 pack will not help you do a muscle up or shorten your FRAN time. Looks mean nothing in crossfit. If you go as hard as you can every time to reach your optimal performance, then "the look" of your arms, stomach, legs, etc. will catch up.
Photo from Paul Sedillo @ Media975.com

Photo from Paul Sedillo @ Media975.com

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hard work and determination

This past weekend Bayou City Crossfit hosted the Crawfish Mega Fest TEAM competition, and what a success it was. All the athletes that came out and participated did a great job! Everyone put all their blood, sweat, and yes even tears into it. Lori Layton, (picture above) was one who put her whole heart into this competition. Her and her team ran into a little hiccup in the first WOD but stuck with it and pushed through it. They came out on top in the end and were definitely winners in my eyes. Everyone has those rough workouts, where you think back and say to yourself, "what the hell just happened" I think its good to come across failures and down falls in crossfit. It makes us stronger and more determined athletes. 

Friday, April 16, 2010

change it up!

Bored with your same ol eggs and fruit for breakfast? Change it up with this bowl of goodness. This hommade cereal is very paleo friendly and taste delicious!!!!
Igredients are very easy to follow, and these items should be in your refrigerator on a daily basis.
1/2 and apple
1/4 chopped nut (almonds or walnuts)
2 dates chopped
1/4 cup of rasberries
put all in a bowl and pour almond milk over it! YUUUUMMMM!!!
Thanks Mattison for adding a new breakfast to my mornings!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Way to go Kipping Ladies!!!!

My PT girls have conquered the kipping pull-up!!!!! Christine, in the picture below has gone from the blue band to a white one. She did a couple last week without the band and her chin is almost over that bar. Lori in the pic to the left, went from the blue band, to the white, and is now knocking out about 2 to 3 kipping pull-ups in a WOD. They both have worked so hard and have been patient yet determined to get these pull-ups down, and it has paid off! Way to go ladies, im so proud of you:)