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WOD 11/2/10

AMRAP in 15 mins:
7 Pull-Ups
14 Kettlebell Swings (53#/35#)
21 Wall Ball Shots (20#/14#)

How has CFB made an impact in your life? Post thoughts to comments. And also post number of rounds completed!

Congratulations to Justin Mahan and his wife on the arrival on their baby boy yesterday! Congrats to the proud grand parents Beverly and Tony also!

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  • Stephen
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    It allowed me to quit my job teaching (which I was not very good at) and become a full time CrossFit trainer (which I think I’m a little better at) by the grace of God. Hallelujah!!!

  • StephenW
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    CF has made a huge impact on my life. I don’t think I realized just how much until I had to take my current undesired break from it. Besides making me more fit than I ever had been before, it made me a lot more confident in day to day tasks.

  • JJ
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    i’d say it made me realize i wasnt as good as an ‘athlete’ as i thought i was. my life was/is sports so i thought i was in good shape but then CFB came around and it showed me i wasnt even close to being an athlete but it is definitely getting me there. also for now i love hearing people say man your a lot faster or i dont remember you being able to jump that high…comments like that make you feel awesome

  • Neal
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    JJ you ARE awesome!! CF has been a life-changing experience for me…literally. I changed my major to exercise science, I demoted myself at my current job, and am about to quit in order to become a full-time CFitter…I fell in love with CF as soon as we met…its almost lustful…I’ve never been in better shape, or been more happy with my life!!

  • Neal
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    p.s. that was stefan not neal…apparently his cpu keeps him logged in as neal…ooops

  • Jay
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    CFB has let me enjoy working out again and has also helped to get me in better shape than I’ve been in a long time. I went from dreading going to the “gym” and doing the same monotonous workout on a day to day basis, to stalking the CFB website at night to see what the next day’s workout will be. From all the nutritional information I’ve learned here, my diet has changed a great deal and hopefully will be a key factor in a long healthy life.

  • Neal
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    Stefan – That’s identity theft and I take it very seriously.

  • Neal
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    -Stephen- it definitely changed my outlook on cardiovascular endurance. I used to think 10 minutes on the stair master at a globo gym or 5 minutes of core after a drawn out hour and a half work out was enough. WRONG! I save time by doing CrossFit now. I like the fact that the cardio is built in, and not only that, my cardio has improved, even if I do rest every 5-10 reps, I’m getting better. You work on your weaknesses and build on your strengths. It gives me something to look forward to every day.

    Now it’s Chris’s turn to log in as Neal and leave a comment. Identity theft that!!!

  • miranda
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    Aside from the awesome friends I’ve made, I have learned some of my limits. But the cool thing is, those limits are always being pushed and I become better and stronger. CF became a part of my life in a very serious time. So it’s been awesome to have it as my ‘sanctuary’. I love that there is always achievements to reach for. I especially love to see all my friends accomplish something they have been working hard on. It just shows that if you work hard on something, You WILL succeed!

  • Neal
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    CFB has given me the opportunity to train some awesome individuals. During the past 10 months I’ve seen our athletes grow and exceed all of my expectations. I’m so proud of what everyone has accomplished and can’t wait to see what everyone can do a year from now.

    As a CrossFitter I’m constantly pushing the limits of what I’m capable of. What used to be a challenge is now done with ease, the limits I used to place on myself are becoming pushed daily. I’m happier, in better shape, and having more fun because of CrossFit. Thanks everyone for helping me push myself everyday!

    7 Rounds + 5 Wall Ball RX

  • Stephen
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    6 rounds + 6 pull ups RX

  • JJ
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    6 rounds+ 14 swings rx pulls, 35 kb, 14 wb
    nice group at noon

  • JeremyWF
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    I am starting to wish that I would not have done EVA. I can’t do these workouts that are posted yet because of my hands.

  • Sheree
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    When I leave a workout, I am EXHAUSTED…then a few short hours later I am thinking, “I should have added weight/tried more burpees/etc.” I love it that I can scale to MY abilities…but the coaches won’t let me scale too low. I am doing more than I ever thought I’d do and wanting to do more. Like someone else said, I look foward to going. Having NEVER been ANY kind of athlete, being “coached” is a new experience to me and it makes all the difference. I also LOVE hanging out with the “young folks.” Y’all are so much fun and so inspiring! The Paleo way of eating has made a HUGE difference, too. I don’t miss bread and cheese like I thought I would! I don’t know how much weight I’ve lost because I don’t weigh except when I go to the doctor…and they just INSIST. It’s not too much, but BOY do I feel good! I don’t ache in the mornings. My back doesn’t hurt and my feet don’t hurt any more. I also noticed that I got out of the car last night and didn’t have to pull myself up. Little things that you notice when you’re old like me!

  • toben
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    ive been thinking about what i would like to say and i didnt want to sound too sycophantic or seem like i drank one too many cups of the Kool-Aide but it is hard to not be passionate about something that has affected me in so many ways.

    i started CFB the day before my 30th birthday and simply put it was the best present i could have given myself. CFB has taught me so much about myself and has shown me a path that makes sense- Eat Better, Move Better, Get Enough Rest. Of course all of those things sound more than obvious but to have put them in to practice these past 9 months has truly made all the difference.

    I cant thank the Coaches enough for their attention to our growth and i cant thank the Members enough for their enthusiasm for our daily dose of punishment. I have met some amazing people at CFB and i look forward daily to the next PR or the next achievement and who knows, maybe one of these days i will be able to actually knock out some real pullups.

    A big thanks to everyone for making the Box what it is (and in some ways it almost seems fitting that the building was once a church…)

  • Jaywes23
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    6 rds + 7 pu’s rx
    nice job Neal & DJ for getting 7 +

  • toben
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    well, hell… my previous post didnt post, so here goes again.

    ive been thinking about what to write on this subject today and i didnt want to come off as being sycophantic or like i drank one too many cups of the Kool Aide, but it is hard not to be passionate about something that means so much to me.

    i started CFB the day before my 30th birthday and in so many words, it was the best present that i could have ever gotten. in the last 9 months i have learned so much about myself and have made so much growth it is almost indescribable. the concepts are pretty simple at CFB, viz. Eat Better, Move Better, Get Enough rest but to put them into action and see the results has been nothing short of incredible.

    i cant thank the Coaches enough for helping all of us reach our potential in becoming Athletes and i cant hold my peers at CFB in high enough esteem for being such inspirations.

    The people make CFB and CFB has made all of us and come to think of it, it almost makes sense that the building used to be a church.

    simply put, i feel so much pride for belonging to such an amazing place and to be friends w/ so many great people and i look forward, on the daily, to the next PR or the next milestone.

    thank you CFB.

  • toben
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  • toben
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    well, hell… my previous post didnt post, so here goes again.
    ive been thinking about what to write on this subject today and i didnt want to come off as being sycophantic or like i drank one too many cups of the Kool Aide, but it is hard not to be passionate about something that means so much to me. i started CFB the day before my 30th birthday and in so many words, it was the best present that i could have ever gotten. in the last 9 months i have learned so much about myself and have made so much growth it is almost indescribable. the concepts are pretty simple at CFB, viz. Eat Better, Move Better, Get Enough rest but to put them into action and see the results has been nothing short of incredible. i cant thank the Coaches enough for helping all of us reach our potential in becoming Athletes and i cant hold my peers at CFB in high enough esteem for being such inspirations. The people make CFB and CFB has made all of us and come to think of it, it almost makes sense that the building used to be a church. simply put, i feel so much pride for belonging to such an amazing place and to be friends w/ so many great people and i look forward, on the daily, to the next PR or the next milestone. thank you CFB.

  • toben
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    well, hell… my previous post didnt post, so here goes again.
    ive been thinking about what to write on this subject today and i didnt want to come off as being sycophantic or like i drank one too many cups of the Kool Aide, but it is hard not to be passionate about something that means so much to me. in the last 9 months i have learned so much about myself and have made so much growth it is almost indescribable. the concepts are pretty simple at CFB, viz. Eat Better, Move Better, Get Enough rest but to put them into action and see the results has been nothing short of incredible. i cant thank the Coaches enough for helping all of us reach our potential in becoming Athletes and i cant hold my peers at CFB in high enough esteem for being such inspirations. The people make CFB and CFB has made all of us and come to think of it, it almost makes sense that the building used to be a church. thank you CFB.

  • toben
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    ive tried a couple times to post my thoughts but it isnt working, maybe it is too long… but if it does end up posting i apologize in advance for the triple post.

  • JeremyWF
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    Neal has the family friendly filter turned on, so if you put any words that it does not like he has to manually approve it.

  • Stephen
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    Either way I think we need a journal entry topic every day. I like all the comments and posts for today.

  • Bradd
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    CrossFit has impacted my life. I have lost 67 lbs. And went from 40 to 36 jeans. Can’t wait to have made even more progress. Not to mention all the bad ass people I’ve met along the way.

  • toben
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    . in the last 9 months i have learned so much about myself and have made so much growth it is almost indescribable. the concepts are pretty simple at CFB, viz. Eat Better, Move Better, Get Enough rest but to put them into action and see the results has been nothing short of incredible. i cant thank the Coaches enough for helping all of us reach our potential in becoming Athletes and i cant hold my peers at CFB in high enough esteem for being such inspirations. The people make CFB and CFB has made all of us and come to think of it, it almost makes sense that the building used to be a church. thank you CFB.

  • Jacob
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    They must have held it up because you said something about coaches. Got to make sure its something good before they put it on the site. lol

  • toben
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    that was the abridged version (but noted)!

  • CA
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    How has Crossfit made a impact in my life?
    Im going to need more paper..

    Crossfit is all about trackable results, so here goes.

    February 18th doctors appointment:
    Chris your cholestoral is high, your A1C is a 9.1 (average blood sugar of 215 ), and by the way you have pre-hypertension and will be placed on a low dose of blood pressure medication.

    October 20th doctors appointment:
    Chris your cholestoral level is normal, your A1C is a 8.4 ( average blood sugar of 185), kidney function is perfect, and no longer have the begginings of high blood pressure.

    -A Healthy diet and exercise is lifes prescription.

  • Neal
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    Let food be thy medicine. – Neal Riley

  • sadie
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    How has cfb made an impact on my life?
    I guess I can compare my life now and my lifestyle a year ago. A year ago I was extreamly unhealthy; I partied all the time, traveled and made reckless decisions. Although this may seem lots of fun, they take a toll on your body. (Not to mention I worked and went to school full time) Crossfit was a challenge that I had never attempted and helped relieve my stress. I was never an athlete in high school and did not work out. Stefan begged me to try it out before Neal even opened the gym and I was addicted to the positive changes it braught to my life, Healthy lifestyle and great friends 🙂
    When my friends outside of crossfit ask me what is all I can really say is that its a complete lifestyle.

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