Look out, Jackie

Friday, December 14, 2012

Today marks s-e-v-e-n months of CrossFit and the last day of the 60 day paleo challenge! I made it! Aside from not being able to drink as much as I'm used to and not really having as many splurge days as I'd like, the challenge was pretty easy. The hardest part for me was all the pressure I put on myself. I plan on sticking with paleo, but the one glass of wine maximum isn't going to cut it on the weekends. That is no fun.

I will be going in tomorrow for my paleo challenge weigh in and body fat measurements (fun fun fun!), and to take on Jackie for the second time. Eight weeks ago, we did this WOD (workout of the day) and we then do the same one at the end to see how our time has improved.

1000m row
50 thrusters (33 lb bar)
30 pull-ups

I came in at 13:07 (or was it 13:09?) and expect to knock some serious time off of that tomorrow. My goal is to take at least two minutes off, if not more! Two months ago I used the blue and pink bands for my pull-ups, and I'll be using the same ones tomorrow to see how I've improved. Over the past two months I went from blue and pink to just blue to just red, and can now do 7 unbroken pull-ups with the pink band. Two months ago it took 4 minutes to do 30 pull-ups with those two bands. Earlier this week I tried those bands again and did 15 in 30 seconds. I'll be tired from the rowing and thrusters, but I plan on owning Jackie tomorrow.

Here's a (horrible) photo of me (on the far right) doing pull-ups with just the red band during a WOD last week–just so you can get an idea of what these "bands" look like. The girl next to me is using the blue.

Last night Gina texted to remind me to go to bed early. She also offered to come cheer me on tomorrow and gave me some great advice, too – just go wild animal beast mode and don't look at the clock till you're done!

So happy it's Friday! Celebrating a friend's birthday tomorrow night, I have two friends in town this weekend, and a holiday party Sat night. And today–me v. Jackie. That b*tch is going down.

Wish me luck today & have a happy (holiday) weekend!


  1. Congrats on accomplishing your goal and challenge! I want to try crossfit, I've heard its a great community atmosphere and a fun way to work out!

    Happy Friday!



  2. Good luck!! I joined Crossfit this week. Thanks for the inspiration!


  3. Best of luck today, my lady! You have worked so hard with paleo and crossfit and you should be so proud of yourself. no matter how things stack up in the challenge you made a goal for yourself and accomplished it! what's beter than that! xxoo see you later!

    1. Thank you for all your love + support! I am so excited/nervous!

  4. You are awesome Danielle! Congratulations on your 7 month commitment - that's great. Good luck today! x

  5. I have a crossfit right behind my house and I can hear the participants cheering each other on constantly. Love that support. I can see why you love it!