Thursday, December 29, 2011

Why I love Crossfit!

I have been doing Crossfit for almost three months and I am slightly addicted even though I stay sore (but it is a good and accomplished type of sore)!  I hate it when something in life comes up that makes me miss a WOD (workout of the day).  Here are some reasons why I love the "cult" called Crossfit:

1) Skinny doesn't matter because "Strong is the new skinny."
2) As soon as you begin you are accepted into the Crossfit family.  You always have a support system to push you along when you are ready to quit in the middle of a workout.
3) It pushes you to your own personal limits and you see results as you beat your own personal records.
4) You feel strong every time you lift weights!
5) It increases your confidence...not only at the box (aka gym) but in every other aspect of life as well.
6) Bacon is not considered a fat in the Crossfit diet!
7) The workouts are always varying.  I never get board with them. 
8)  I legitly hate the workouts when I am doing them.  However, after the workout I think "That sucked but it was so much fun!" I know that is an oxymoron.
9) The ratio of trainers to clients is small.  Thus, when I go to workout I know the trainers will be able to give the attention I need without being overbearing to make sure I am doing the movements right.
10) Every movement works more than one muscle.  Think about it, when you go to most other gyms you isolate each muscle when working out.  It saves time working out multiple muscles with one movement/exercise.  The movements/exercises are also natural movements.  
 During a WOD.  See the look of pain on my face.
What I look like after a WOD. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Songs of the year...or maybe just the ramblings of a delusional me!

So, one of my old coworkers is posting his favorite songs of the year as his facebook statuses.  This made me think of my favorite songs.  I have put little thought into this blog...but if I had to choose my favorite songs for this year this would be my list in no particular order.  I've included the lyrics that make me love them or a short reason why I love them in parenthesis beside the song.  Try your best not to make fun of me as you read my list!

1. Train- "Marry Me" ("Forever could never be long enough for me to feel like I've had long enough with you...")
2. Ingrid Michaelson- "You and I" ("Maybe I think you're cute and funny or maybe I wanna do what bunnies do with you." I am assuming she is talking about bunny kisses....)
3. Chantal Kreviazuk- "Feels Like Home" (One day, Some day....maybe)
4. Gavin Degraw- "Follow Through" (What isn't to love about any of Gavin's songs?)
5. Disney- "He's a Tramp" (Story of my life!)
6. Garrett Hedlund (Country Strong Soundtrack)- "Give Into Me" (This is probably one of the hottest songs ever...I always have an inner dialogue when this song comes on.  Just so you can fully appreciate how this works I am going to show you...

Song: I’m gonna wear you down 
Me: Are you?
Song: I’m gonna make you see
Me: How ya gonna do that?
Song: I’m gonna get to you
Me: You are?
You’re gonna give into me
Me: Hmmm....
Song: I’m gonna start a fire
Me: How?
You’re gonna feel the heat
Me: Am I now?
Song: I’m gonna burn for you
Me: You are?
Song: You’re gonna melt for me
Me: I am?
7. Whitney Duncan- "Skinny Dippin" (This song still reminds me of my Bear Lake camping trip when it was below freezing outside (long and funny story)...but the lake was so beautiful!)
8. Taylor Swift-"Ours" (Life does make look hard...)
9. Joshua Radin- "I'd Rather Be With You" ("I need to be bold, need to jump in the cold water, need to grow older with a girl like you....")
10. Lady Antebellum- "Just a Kiss" (Reminds me of my road trip to Seattle...I must thank my driving partner for singing this with me the whole drive!)
11. Reliant K- "Getting Into You" ("I'm getting into you because you got to me in a way words can't describe...."), like I said it is late and I am somewhat delusional.  If my list changes tomorrow please forgive me for being fickle.