Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
Read More

Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

This is why we CrossFit

[caption id="attachment_1368" align="aligncenter" width="660"] This is Rich Froning, this is not me.[/caption] This past weekend was the Reebok CrossFit Games, and man were they exciting! Well, they were exciting for me, my wife and those of us who really enjoy doing CrossFit. I don't think I can call it a sport, but that doesn't make it or the athletes any less spectacular.  Lets go back one year. I had been doing P90x steadily for roughly 75 days. Its a 90 day program (hence the name), and was determined to finish. On day 78 I had a car accident... how did I not post about that?! An accident that left me…
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Tough Mudder – The Beginning

First off, what is Tough Mudder. Watch this video to find out! [youtube width="800" height="450"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5HdPM_QuE[/youtube] Now that you have an idea of what Tough Mudder is, you can appreciate why its going to take at LEAST five months to get prepared for it. Jess has done several 5Ks and I have like 2 "obstacle" runs under my belt, but nothing of this caliber. This thing is 10-12 miles and 25 military grade obstacles! Are you freakin' kidding me? Well today we signed up for it and if all goes well, we'll be in shape and running that beast in April. In the meantime we're looking for donations to support the Wounded…
Read More

P90x: 40+ days

This post is about 10 days over due. Here's my 30 day pic for P90x. [caption id="attachment_1022" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="P90x - Day 30"][/caption] As you can see, I have achieved results! On day 30 I had more definition in my arms, legs, back, shoulders, stomach, and smile. I was feeling fantastic and wanted more. This however was short lived. Shortly after my day 30 awesomeness I departed for a 3 day field trip for Chase's PC class. It's hard enough doing P90x at home, but it's impossible to do any sort of exercise while tending to a gaggle of 4th/5th graders and walking around learning about maritime forests and such. So…
Read More

Everyone HAS P90X…

[caption id="attachment_997" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="P90X - Day 1"][/caption] But no one ever really does it. I've said that for quite some time, but now I am to prove myself wrong. Ever since I can remember I've been a tad on the chunky side. "Big bones", "husky", "healthy", you name it, I've tried to mask what it really was... obese. I come from a family of eaters. We love us some southern food. It's not always the best food or the healthiest food, but we would eat it and ask for seconds. My childhood was spent playing with computers or in-doors helping with chores. I would go outside on occasion, but for…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
Read More

Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

This is why we CrossFit

[caption id="attachment_1368" align="aligncenter" width="660"] This is Rich Froning, this is not me.[/caption] This past weekend was the Reebok CrossFit Games, and man were they exciting! Well, they were exciting for me, my wife and those of us who really enjoy doing CrossFit. I don't think I can call it a sport, but that doesn't make it or the athletes any less spectacular.  Lets go back one year. I had been doing P90x steadily for roughly 75 days. Its a 90 day program (hence the name), and was determined to finish. On day 78 I had a car accident... how did I not post about that?! An accident that left me…
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Tough Mudder – The Beginning

First off, what is Tough Mudder. Watch this video to find out! [youtube width="800" height="450"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5HdPM_QuE[/youtube] Now that you have an idea of what Tough Mudder is, you can appreciate why its going to take at LEAST five months to get prepared for it. Jess has done several 5Ks and I have like 2 "obstacle" runs under my belt, but nothing of this caliber. This thing is 10-12 miles and 25 military grade obstacles! Are you freakin' kidding me? Well today we signed up for it and if all goes well, we'll be in shape and running that beast in April. In the meantime we're looking for donations to support the Wounded…
Read More

P90x: 40+ days

This post is about 10 days over due. Here's my 30 day pic for P90x. [caption id="attachment_1022" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="P90x - Day 30"][/caption] As you can see, I have achieved results! On day 30 I had more definition in my arms, legs, back, shoulders, stomach, and smile. I was feeling fantastic and wanted more. This however was short lived. Shortly after my day 30 awesomeness I departed for a 3 day field trip for Chase's PC class. It's hard enough doing P90x at home, but it's impossible to do any sort of exercise while tending to a gaggle of 4th/5th graders and walking around learning about maritime forests and such. So…
Read More

Everyone HAS P90X…

[caption id="attachment_997" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="P90X - Day 1"][/caption] But no one ever really does it. I've said that for quite some time, but now I am to prove myself wrong. Ever since I can remember I've been a tad on the chunky side. "Big bones", "husky", "healthy", you name it, I've tried to mask what it really was... obese. I come from a family of eaters. We love us some southern food. It's not always the best food or the healthiest food, but we would eat it and ask for seconds. My childhood was spent playing with computers or in-doors helping with chores. I would go outside on occasion, but for…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
Read More

Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

This is why we CrossFit

[caption id="attachment_1368" align="aligncenter" width="660"] This is Rich Froning, this is not me.[/caption] This past weekend was the Reebok CrossFit Games, and man were they exciting! Well, they were exciting for me, my wife and those of us who really enjoy doing CrossFit. I don't think I can call it a sport, but that doesn't make it or the athletes any less spectacular.  Lets go back one year. I had been doing P90x steadily for roughly 75 days. Its a 90 day program (hence the name), and was determined to finish. On day 78 I had a car accident... how did I not post about that?! An accident that left me…
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Tough Mudder – The Beginning

First off, what is Tough Mudder. Watch this video to find out! [youtube width="800" height="450"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5HdPM_QuE[/youtube] Now that you have an idea of what Tough Mudder is, you can appreciate why its going to take at LEAST five months to get prepared for it. Jess has done several 5Ks and I have like 2 "obstacle" runs under my belt, but nothing of this caliber. This thing is 10-12 miles and 25 military grade obstacles! Are you freakin' kidding me? Well today we signed up for it and if all goes well, we'll be in shape and running that beast in April. In the meantime we're looking for donations to support the Wounded…
Read More

P90x: 40+ days

This post is about 10 days over due. Here's my 30 day pic for P90x. [caption id="attachment_1022" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="P90x - Day 30"][/caption] As you can see, I have achieved results! On day 30 I had more definition in my arms, legs, back, shoulders, stomach, and smile. I was feeling fantastic and wanted more. This however was short lived. Shortly after my day 30 awesomeness I departed for a 3 day field trip for Chase's PC class. It's hard enough doing P90x at home, but it's impossible to do any sort of exercise while tending to a gaggle of 4th/5th graders and walking around learning about maritime forests and such. So…
Read More

Everyone HAS P90X…

[caption id="attachment_997" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="P90X - Day 1"][/caption] But no one ever really does it. I've said that for quite some time, but now I am to prove myself wrong. Ever since I can remember I've been a tad on the chunky side. "Big bones", "husky", "healthy", you name it, I've tried to mask what it really was... obese. I come from a family of eaters. We love us some southern food. It's not always the best food or the healthiest food, but we would eat it and ask for seconds. My childhood was spent playing with computers or in-doors helping with chores. I would go outside on occasion, but for…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
Read More

Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

This is why we CrossFit

[caption id="attachment_1368" align="aligncenter" width="660"] This is Rich Froning, this is not me.[/caption] This past weekend was the Reebok CrossFit Games, and man were they exciting! Well, they were exciting for me, my wife and those of us who really enjoy doing CrossFit. I don't think I can call it a sport, but that doesn't make it or the athletes any less spectacular.  Lets go back one year. I had been doing P90x steadily for roughly 75 days. Its a 90 day program (hence the name), and was determined to finish. On day 78 I had a car accident... how did I not post about that?! An accident that left me…
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Tough Mudder – The Beginning

First off, what is Tough Mudder. Watch this video to find out! [youtube width="800" height="450"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5HdPM_QuE[/youtube] Now that you have an idea of what Tough Mudder is, you can appreciate why its going to take at LEAST five months to get prepared for it. Jess has done several 5Ks and I have like 2 "obstacle" runs under my belt, but nothing of this caliber. This thing is 10-12 miles and 25 military grade obstacles! Are you freakin' kidding me? Well today we signed up for it and if all goes well, we'll be in shape and running that beast in April. In the meantime we're looking for donations to support the Wounded…
Read More

P90x: 40+ days

This post is about 10 days over due. Here's my 30 day pic for P90x. [caption id="attachment_1022" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="P90x - Day 30"][/caption] As you can see, I have achieved results! On day 30 I had more definition in my arms, legs, back, shoulders, stomach, and smile. I was feeling fantastic and wanted more. This however was short lived. Shortly after my day 30 awesomeness I departed for a 3 day field trip for Chase's PC class. It's hard enough doing P90x at home, but it's impossible to do any sort of exercise while tending to a gaggle of 4th/5th graders and walking around learning about maritime forests and such. So…
Read More

Everyone HAS P90X…

[caption id="attachment_997" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="P90X - Day 1"][/caption] But no one ever really does it. I've said that for quite some time, but now I am to prove myself wrong. Ever since I can remember I've been a tad on the chunky side. "Big bones", "husky", "healthy", you name it, I've tried to mask what it really was... obese. I come from a family of eaters. We love us some southern food. It's not always the best food or the healthiest food, but we would eat it and ask for seconds. My childhood was spent playing with computers or in-doors helping with chores. I would go outside on occasion, but for…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
Read More

Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

This is why we CrossFit

[caption id="attachment_1368" align="aligncenter" width="660"] This is Rich Froning, this is not me.[/caption] This past weekend was the Reebok CrossFit Games, and man were they exciting! Well, they were exciting for me, my wife and those of us who really enjoy doing CrossFit. I don't think I can call it a sport, but that doesn't make it or the athletes any less spectacular.  Lets go back one year. I had been doing P90x steadily for roughly 75 days. Its a 90 day program (hence the name), and was determined to finish. On day 78 I had a car accident... how did I not post about that?! An accident that left me…
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Tough Mudder – The Beginning

First off, what is Tough Mudder. Watch this video to find out! [youtube width="800" height="450"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5HdPM_QuE[/youtube] Now that you have an idea of what Tough Mudder is, you can appreciate why its going to take at LEAST five months to get prepared for it. Jess has done several 5Ks and I have like 2 "obstacle" runs under my belt, but nothing of this caliber. This thing is 10-12 miles and 25 military grade obstacles! Are you freakin' kidding me? Well today we signed up for it and if all goes well, we'll be in shape and running that beast in April. In the meantime we're looking for donations to support the Wounded…
Read More

P90x: 40+ days

This post is about 10 days over due. Here's my 30 day pic for P90x. [caption id="attachment_1022" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="P90x - Day 30"][/caption] As you can see, I have achieved results! On day 30 I had more definition in my arms, legs, back, shoulders, stomach, and smile. I was feeling fantastic and wanted more. This however was short lived. Shortly after my day 30 awesomeness I departed for a 3 day field trip for Chase's PC class. It's hard enough doing P90x at home, but it's impossible to do any sort of exercise while tending to a gaggle of 4th/5th graders and walking around learning about maritime forests and such. So…
Read More

Everyone HAS P90X…

[caption id="attachment_997" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="P90X - Day 1"][/caption] But no one ever really does it. I've said that for quite some time, but now I am to prove myself wrong. Ever since I can remember I've been a tad on the chunky side. "Big bones", "husky", "healthy", you name it, I've tried to mask what it really was... obese. I come from a family of eaters. We love us some southern food. It's not always the best food or the healthiest food, but we would eat it and ask for seconds. My childhood was spent playing with computers or in-doors helping with chores. I would go outside on occasion, but for…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
Read More

Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

This is why we CrossFit

[caption id="attachment_1368" align="aligncenter" width="660"] This is Rich Froning, this is not me.[/caption] This past weekend was the Reebok CrossFit Games, and man were they exciting! Well, they were exciting for me, my wife and those of us who really enjoy doing CrossFit. I don't think I can call it a sport, but that doesn't make it or the athletes any less spectacular.  Lets go back one year. I had been doing P90x steadily for roughly 75 days. Its a 90 day program (hence the name), and was determined to finish. On day 78 I had a car accident... how did I not post about that?! An accident that left me…
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Tough Mudder – The Beginning

First off, what is Tough Mudder. Watch this video to find out! [youtube width="800" height="450"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5HdPM_QuE[/youtube] Now that you have an idea of what Tough Mudder is, you can appreciate why its going to take at LEAST five months to get prepared for it. Jess has done several 5Ks and I have like 2 "obstacle" runs under my belt, but nothing of this caliber. This thing is 10-12 miles and 25 military grade obstacles! Are you freakin' kidding me? Well today we signed up for it and if all goes well, we'll be in shape and running that beast in April. In the meantime we're looking for donations to support the Wounded…
Read More

P90x: 40+ days

This post is about 10 days over due. Here's my 30 day pic for P90x. [caption id="attachment_1022" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="P90x - Day 30"][/caption] As you can see, I have achieved results! On day 30 I had more definition in my arms, legs, back, shoulders, stomach, and smile. I was feeling fantastic and wanted more. This however was short lived. Shortly after my day 30 awesomeness I departed for a 3 day field trip for Chase's PC class. It's hard enough doing P90x at home, but it's impossible to do any sort of exercise while tending to a gaggle of 4th/5th graders and walking around learning about maritime forests and such. So…
Read More

Everyone HAS P90X…

[caption id="attachment_997" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="P90X - Day 1"][/caption] But no one ever really does it. I've said that for quite some time, but now I am to prove myself wrong. Ever since I can remember I've been a tad on the chunky side. "Big bones", "husky", "healthy", you name it, I've tried to mask what it really was... obese. I come from a family of eaters. We love us some southern food. It's not always the best food or the healthiest food, but we would eat it and ask for seconds. My childhood was spent playing with computers or in-doors helping with chores. I would go outside on occasion, but for…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
Read More

Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

This is why we CrossFit

[caption id="attachment_1368" align="aligncenter" width="660"] This is Rich Froning, this is not me.[/caption] This past weekend was the Reebok CrossFit Games, and man were they exciting! Well, they were exciting for me, my wife and those of us who really enjoy doing CrossFit. I don't think I can call it a sport, but that doesn't make it or the athletes any less spectacular.  Lets go back one year. I had been doing P90x steadily for roughly 75 days. Its a 90 day program (hence the name), and was determined to finish. On day 78 I had a car accident... how did I not post about that?! An accident that left me…
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Tough Mudder – The Beginning

First off, what is Tough Mudder. Watch this video to find out! [youtube width="800" height="450"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5HdPM_QuE[/youtube] Now that you have an idea of what Tough Mudder is, you can appreciate why its going to take at LEAST five months to get prepared for it. Jess has done several 5Ks and I have like 2 "obstacle" runs under my belt, but nothing of this caliber. This thing is 10-12 miles and 25 military grade obstacles! Are you freakin' kidding me? Well today we signed up for it and if all goes well, we'll be in shape and running that beast in April. In the meantime we're looking for donations to support the Wounded…
Read More

P90x: 40+ days

This post is about 10 days over due. Here's my 30 day pic for P90x. [caption id="attachment_1022" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="P90x - Day 30"][/caption] As you can see, I have achieved results! On day 30 I had more definition in my arms, legs, back, shoulders, stomach, and smile. I was feeling fantastic and wanted more. This however was short lived. Shortly after my day 30 awesomeness I departed for a 3 day field trip for Chase's PC class. It's hard enough doing P90x at home, but it's impossible to do any sort of exercise while tending to a gaggle of 4th/5th graders and walking around learning about maritime forests and such. So…
Read More

Everyone HAS P90X…

[caption id="attachment_997" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="P90X - Day 1"][/caption] But no one ever really does it. I've said that for quite some time, but now I am to prove myself wrong. Ever since I can remember I've been a tad on the chunky side. "Big bones", "husky", "healthy", you name it, I've tried to mask what it really was... obese. I come from a family of eaters. We love us some southern food. It's not always the best food or the healthiest food, but we would eat it and ask for seconds. My childhood was spent playing with computers or in-doors helping with chores. I would go outside on occasion, but for…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
Read More

Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

This is why we CrossFit

[caption id="attachment_1368" align="aligncenter" width="660"] This is Rich Froning, this is not me.[/caption] This past weekend was the Reebok CrossFit Games, and man were they exciting! Well, they were exciting for me, my wife and those of us who really enjoy doing CrossFit. I don't think I can call it a sport, but that doesn't make it or the athletes any less spectacular.  Lets go back one year. I had been doing P90x steadily for roughly 75 days. Its a 90 day program (hence the name), and was determined to finish. On day 78 I had a car accident... how did I not post about that?! An accident that left me…
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Tough Mudder – The Beginning

First off, what is Tough Mudder. Watch this video to find out! [youtube width="800" height="450"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5HdPM_QuE[/youtube] Now that you have an idea of what Tough Mudder is, you can appreciate why its going to take at LEAST five months to get prepared for it. Jess has done several 5Ks and I have like 2 "obstacle" runs under my belt, but nothing of this caliber. This thing is 10-12 miles and 25 military grade obstacles! Are you freakin' kidding me? Well today we signed up for it and if all goes well, we'll be in shape and running that beast in April. In the meantime we're looking for donations to support the Wounded…
Read More

P90x: 40+ days

This post is about 10 days over due. Here's my 30 day pic for P90x. [caption id="attachment_1022" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="P90x - Day 30"][/caption] As you can see, I have achieved results! On day 30 I had more definition in my arms, legs, back, shoulders, stomach, and smile. I was feeling fantastic and wanted more. This however was short lived. Shortly after my day 30 awesomeness I departed for a 3 day field trip for Chase's PC class. It's hard enough doing P90x at home, but it's impossible to do any sort of exercise while tending to a gaggle of 4th/5th graders and walking around learning about maritime forests and such. So…
Read More

Everyone HAS P90X…

[caption id="attachment_997" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="P90X - Day 1"][/caption] But no one ever really does it. I've said that for quite some time, but now I am to prove myself wrong. Ever since I can remember I've been a tad on the chunky side. "Big bones", "husky", "healthy", you name it, I've tried to mask what it really was... obese. I come from a family of eaters. We love us some southern food. It's not always the best food or the healthiest food, but we would eat it and ask for seconds. My childhood was spent playing with computers or in-doors helping with chores. I would go outside on occasion, but for…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
Read More

Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

This is why we CrossFit

[caption id="attachment_1368" align="aligncenter" width="660"] This is Rich Froning, this is not me.[/caption] This past weekend was the Reebok CrossFit Games, and man were they exciting! Well, they were exciting for me, my wife and those of us who really enjoy doing CrossFit. I don't think I can call it a sport, but that doesn't make it or the athletes any less spectacular.  Lets go back one year. I had been doing P90x steadily for roughly 75 days. Its a 90 day program (hence the name), and was determined to finish. On day 78 I had a car accident... how did I not post about that?! An accident that left me…
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Tough Mudder – The Beginning

First off, what is Tough Mudder. Watch this video to find out! [youtube width="800" height="450"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5HdPM_QuE[/youtube] Now that you have an idea of what Tough Mudder is, you can appreciate why its going to take at LEAST five months to get prepared for it. Jess has done several 5Ks and I have like 2 "obstacle" runs under my belt, but nothing of this caliber. This thing is 10-12 miles and 25 military grade obstacles! Are you freakin' kidding me? Well today we signed up for it and if all goes well, we'll be in shape and running that beast in April. In the meantime we're looking for donations to support the Wounded…
Read More

P90x: 40+ days

This post is about 10 days over due. Here's my 30 day pic for P90x. [caption id="attachment_1022" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="P90x - Day 30"][/caption] As you can see, I have achieved results! On day 30 I had more definition in my arms, legs, back, shoulders, stomach, and smile. I was feeling fantastic and wanted more. This however was short lived. Shortly after my day 30 awesomeness I departed for a 3 day field trip for Chase's PC class. It's hard enough doing P90x at home, but it's impossible to do any sort of exercise while tending to a gaggle of 4th/5th graders and walking around learning about maritime forests and such. So…
Read More

Everyone HAS P90X…

[caption id="attachment_997" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="P90X - Day 1"][/caption] But no one ever really does it. I've said that for quite some time, but now I am to prove myself wrong. Ever since I can remember I've been a tad on the chunky side. "Big bones", "husky", "healthy", you name it, I've tried to mask what it really was... obese. I come from a family of eaters. We love us some southern food. It's not always the best food or the healthiest food, but we would eat it and ask for seconds. My childhood was spent playing with computers or in-doors helping with chores. I would go outside on occasion, but for…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
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Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
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Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
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This is why we CrossFit

[caption id="attachment_1368" align="aligncenter" width="660"] This is Rich Froning, this is not me.[/caption] This past weekend was the Reebok CrossFit Games, and man were they exciting! Well, they were exciting for me, my wife and those of us who really enjoy doing CrossFit. I don't think I can call it a sport, but that doesn't make it or the athletes any less spectacular.  Lets go back one year. I had been doing P90x steadily for roughly 75 days. Its a 90 day program (hence the name), and was determined to finish. On day 78 I had a car accident... how did I not post about that?! An accident that left me…
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Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
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Tough Mudder – The Beginning

First off, what is Tough Mudder. Watch this video to find out! [youtube width="800" height="450"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5HdPM_QuE[/youtube] Now that you have an idea of what Tough Mudder is, you can appreciate why its going to take at LEAST five months to get prepared for it. Jess has done several 5Ks and I have like 2 "obstacle" runs under my belt, but nothing of this caliber. This thing is 10-12 miles and 25 military grade obstacles! Are you freakin' kidding me? Well today we signed up for it and if all goes well, we'll be in shape and running that beast in April. In the meantime we're looking for donations to support the Wounded…
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P90x: 40+ days

This post is about 10 days over due. Here's my 30 day pic for P90x. [caption id="attachment_1022" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="P90x - Day 30"][/caption] As you can see, I have achieved results! On day 30 I had more definition in my arms, legs, back, shoulders, stomach, and smile. I was feeling fantastic and wanted more. This however was short lived. Shortly after my day 30 awesomeness I departed for a 3 day field trip for Chase's PC class. It's hard enough doing P90x at home, but it's impossible to do any sort of exercise while tending to a gaggle of 4th/5th graders and walking around learning about maritime forests and such. So…
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Everyone HAS P90X…

[caption id="attachment_997" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="P90X - Day 1"][/caption] But no one ever really does it. I've said that for quite some time, but now I am to prove myself wrong. Ever since I can remember I've been a tad on the chunky side. "Big bones", "husky", "healthy", you name it, I've tried to mask what it really was... obese. I come from a family of eaters. We love us some southern food. It's not always the best food or the healthiest food, but we would eat it and ask for seconds. My childhood was spent playing with computers or in-doors helping with chores. I would go outside on occasion, but for…
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