CrossFit 10 Los Cabos {Day 2}

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Day 2 was a busy one!


It started with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. I ordered the fresh fruit plate with baked sweet potatoes and sausage on the side as well as a glass of freshly pressed green juice. Simple, delicious, nutritious.

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After breakfast, the group headed outside to the pool area for a sports medicine session with Ty and Josh. They shared a number of mobility and strengthening exercises, which were specific to CrossFit and intended to prevent injury and improve performance.

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A bunch of the exercises were ones I had done at 781 in the past, but I definitely learned some new ones to take home with me.

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Scapula push-ups? Hello! I definitely need them in my life.

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After the mobility and stability session, we all headed to CrossFit 10 Los Cabos for a 90-minute workout, which was longer than a usual CrossFit class, but Ty wanted to give us some extra time to work on things we wanted to improve. At dinner the night before, she asked each of us to give her three CrossFit skills/lifts that we wanted to work on, so she could add them to her programming for the trip. How cool is that? I love that she did this. I always want to improve, and I know other CrossFitters do too.

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CrossFit 10 is such a great box, and everyone I met there was so incredibly friendly””more on this in a future post!

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The CrossFitters might recognize the “10 Principles of Physical Fitness” (in Spanish, of course) on the wall of CrossFit 10.

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Even in different countries, there are so many similarities!

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After some skill work on pull-ups (some people worked on kipping while others worked on butterflies), we started the strength part of the workout, which was 1 Hang Snatch + 2 Overhead Squats every 90 seconds for 15 minutes.

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Progressions with Josh first!

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Please note the position of my head in the photo below:

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FYI: It’s bad. I should not be looking at the ground. I should be looking straight ahead or slightly up (like everyone else in the class).

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Looking down at the floor is especially problematic when your coach teaches you how to really pop your hips on a Hang Snatch.

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I actually popped my hips so much and so hard, I smacked myself straight in the forehead with the bar because I was looking down. For real. Like hard. It hurt, but I was more startled (and embarrassed) than anything. I thought my bonehead move would turn into a big ol’ bruise in the middle of my forehead, but it never did””just a weird bump, which, thankfully, isn’t all that noticeable.

After that, I had no problem looking straight ahead during my Hang Snatches and Overhead Squats. Lesson learned.

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Mal, of course, took advantage of my especially klutzy moment and made fun of me (once he knew I was ok) all afternoon long. Haha! I love that we can laugh about that kind of stuff!

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After our workout at CrossFit 10, we headed back to the hotel for lunch. This time, I went with the pulled pork sandwich, which was served inside a lettuce wrap with sweet potato and beet chips on the side.

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Holy yum, I love pulled pork.

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After lunch, we had a short break and then reconvened to go to the beach for our second workout of the day.

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Yay, beach WOD!

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This workout started with a warm-up and then six all-out, uphill sprints. They were tough, especially in the blazing heat. I was huffing and puffing like crazy!

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The WOD was crazy-hard (for me), but we were paired with a partner, so we each had a buddy to help us through it. Thank goodness for mine””I don’t think I could have done it without her!

4 rounds for time:

banded partner sprints (1 each)
50 meter swim

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The banded partner sprints were no problem for me. Ok, well, they were challenging and my quads burned so much trying to run through sand, but they were do-able.

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The 50 meter swim, however, was so tough for me””mentally and physically.

I don’t swim (only in life or death moments).

I’m terrified of the water, especially in the open ocean.

There are sharks, people.

But, I thought it would be really lame to skip out on this workout just because of the swimming, so I bucked up and gave it my best. (FYI: See the boat on the left side of the photo of Mal and me below? The orange buoy right in front of it is how far we swam each time. There and back. It was deep, scary, and possibly/probably shark-infested water.)

Well, after the first round of swimming, I wanted to quit the WOD so much. I hated being in the water, and I heard my breathing get faster and faster the farther I swam away from the beach. I was starting to panic, so when I got back onto land after the first round, I seriously considered asking Ty for an exercise substitution because I didn’t think I could make it through three more rounds of swimming. I didn’t want to be a wuss, so I just followed my partner back into the water and tried not to think about the creepy things below. I don’t know if I got used to being in the water or what, but long story short, I survived and swam all 400 meters”¦ and lived to tell about it.

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After the WOD, I was really proud of myself. I’m so glad I didn’t quit and powered through a huge fear of mine.

And, to celebrate, I drank a million cocktails.

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Ok, not a million, but I enjoyed quite a few, including a margarita at a special margarita happy hour with everyone on our trip.

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We had the choice of blackberry, raspberry, or lime margaritas.

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I went with a lime margarita on the rocks with salt. Mmm!

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After happy hour, it was time for dinner. Once again, we enjoyed a wonderful Paleo menu. I started with the artichoke salad, which was served with arugula, fennel, lemon juice, and red wine vinaigrette.

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For my entrée, I had the grilled chicken with sweet potato mash. It probably doesn’t sound all that exciting, but both the chicken and sweet potatoes were so flavorful.

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The group at dinner!

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The night concluded with a group mango margarita shot.

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And live music.

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It was a wonderful way to end a wonderful day!

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Question of the Day

What klutzy thing did you do recently?



  1. Oh my goodness your exercise fueled vacay is wearing me out just reading it! AND inspiring me…it is thrilling to see how much our bodies can really do! So proud for you to complete that swim. I took a hot yoga class this week at noon in Hawaii, so it felt like 3x the blaze…but I made it through! Klutz moment? Getting to the yoga studio I had my gear in on my back bicycle basket. When getting off the bike I forgot the metal basket was out and didn’t lift my leg high enough…now I have a pretty bloody shin to gaze at all week in downward dog:)!

  2. So much exercise in one day! Hope you’re fueling yourself well! Also those mango margarita shots look amazing! I love anything with mango.

  3. Omg this trip looks like my dream trip!!! I so love it! The banded sprints on the beach look fun! Way to face your fears with the swimming. It feels so good AFTERwards, right? I’m definitely a CrossFit klutz. I hit myself really hard in the head with dumbbell once… duhhhhhh… I was doing dumbbell snatches since I have a hard time coordinating kb snatches!! Haha. The food looks incredible too!! Love the way you & mal tease each other 🙂

  4. I noticed Mal wearing a Guerilla Fitness shirt in one of the pictures. That’s my home gym! Have you guys been out here?

  5. looks amazing!! you’re so ripped! i’ve followed your blog for years and it looks like you’re in better shape than ever…would you say crossfit is the reason for this?

  6. Wow, you guys have all amazing fit bodies. I wished I looked like that, HA like I did 30 squats the other day and my legs are still sore. Oh I need to get in shape, I wish I was motivated enough like you guys.

  7. Yay for the swimming!! Such a great accomplishment!
    I fall UP the stairs about 3 times a week. Even though I try to remember myself to lift my feet high enough, I don’t do it and I fall. Hm.
    I would have chosen the lime margarita too. YUMM!!

  8. I am way impressed you didn’t quit the swim – I am afraid of swimming in the ocean too, I barely even put my feet in these days at the beach – who knows what is lurking in the water lol. Looks like you are having a blast!

  9. Box jump fail (first wod after 3 week vacation; my brain was elsewhere…) – mega graze up my shin *shudder*

  10. That dinner looks delicious but a little on the small side? After 2 intense workouts weren’t you still hungry?

  11. This whole trip seems perfect! I’ve never done a fitness vacation but really want to. Last klutzy thing I did was jam my knee on the steering wheel while getting into my car hard enough to bruise and bleed. Apparently 11+ years of climbing into a car daily isn’t enough time to learn how to master the act.

  12. It’s so gorgeous there. This sounds like such a fun time.
    I also love that you get to keep so active while on this particular vacation.
    As much as I love lounging every once in a while, I also think it’s an awesome experience to workout around the world. Kind of cool like that.
    It probably makes the drinks that much better and refreshing too:)

  13. I’m so jealous of your trip right now! I’m a klutz all the time so it’s hard for me to keep track of my better moments. I did almost hop on to a moving treadmill a little while ago Thank goodness I saw the belt moving before I ended up on Youtube!

  14. Loving the recaps!! I just booked my honeymoon to Cabo and we already looking into the local CF boxes.. was Crossfit10 Visitor friendly…? we were a little version it would all be in spanish!

  15. How do you have the energy for working out twice a day when you’re barely eating,and barely any carbs? I get weak just reading your posts.

  16. Oh Tina it just looks so beautiful there! The perfect location for a holiday, and a crossfit holiday at that! Brilliant!

    The food looks amazing and the drink options are fantastic, really wish I could find food like that here. But guess thats what makes going on holiday so special.

    Speaking of crossfit, David and I start our on-ramp course tonight! Really excited and a little bit nervous but I’m sure I will be buzzing afterwards – I sure was when we did the trial session a few weeks back! Wish me luck!

    J x

  17. Your recaps are making me crazy (jealous)! I’m so glad you guys are having (what seems like) such an amazing time! You’re obviously putting your work in to earn those cocktails!

    As for lame-o…pretty much any glass door. I don’t open them, I tend to think they don’t exist, or are always open, and walk straight into them. Oh yeah.

  18. I’m pretty sure there were sharks in the water as well…but they KNEW not to mess with you! lol
    I love how all these posts are coming during Shark Week on Discovery. I told Gary last night that I couldn’t even step into the ocean anymore.

  19. This looks amazing. I dream of going to paleo only restaurants so the thought of having a vacation with a menu like that sounds so great!

    However, I am kinda shocked how LITTLE they are feeding you guys though?! Are you hungry? You are working out nonstop and it seems like the calories/carbs are on the low side even for paleo. I’m a huge fan of rob wolf and he’s recently stated that with cross-fit metcons etc, its important to get enough starches to avoid adrenal burnout.

    It looks delish – just maybe a bit small….

  20. I’m loving following y’all’s trip! Looks like a good balance of activity, sweating, relaxing and great FOOD that doesn’t make you feel like you have to “recover” when you get home! Keep having a blast! I would have wanted to drink all the cocktails in the world after that swimming wod…

  21. It’s more like what klutzy things have I not done? I tripped on my own shoe walking across the parking lot, resulting in a bloody skinned knee and a hole in my favorite jeans. (guess which one I was more worried about?)

    I also just found out that what I thought was the start of a plantar wart was actually a piece of gravel that had been embedded in my toe for weeks.

      1. @Tina: My doctor got it out with a surgical blade. In the long run it healed faster and with less pain than a wart but it’s definitely worth laughing at myself over.

        1. Haha! Nice! Glad it all worked out! I actually did the same thing with a piece of gravel in my elbow. It was there for months (and hurt!) before I had it removed!

  22. Aw you are funny. I am just klutzy 24/7… I always have bruises on my legs never know where they came from because I am just constantly bumping into things! 🙂 And I hear you about swimming! I love to swim, and I am a strong swimmer, but open water swimming scares me so much. There is a group that does it in Concord…. I want to join so bad, but I am so so so so scared of water when I cant reach/see the bottom.

    Sara 🙂

  23. Congrats on conquering your fear!! Drowning is actually my biggest fear, so I don’t think I could do that. Awesome job! 🙂

  24. First of all, this looks like an amazing trip! Second of all I just have to point out one klutzy thing? I guess the fact that Ive lived in my apartment for over a year now and can’t seem to walk down the mail hallway without hitting an elbow or a shoulder on one of the corners of the wall. I also run into chairs a lot.

  25. I hope you understand, as a fellow CF-er, that I laughed at your head-bonk. But ONLY because I’ve racked my chin with the bar (thankfully, my mouth was closed!) and on a different occasion I racked my boobs with the bar. OUCH. Note to self – there is such a thing as keeping the bar too close. Hahaha!!! Congrats on surviving the swim, and again… you’re a badass.

  26. Ouch-that def probably hurt! Good point though–like you said, lesson learned!

    I’ve never done something like that, but I’ve def gotten stuck on a TM before (tripped). hah.

    That WOD sounds killer! But I love swimming, so I think I would’ve loved it 😉

  27. Holy fitness! Seriously, this post is amazing on so many levels.

    One being YOUR ABS! I have to ask, when did you start to notice definition with your abs and what was your primary exercise? Just curious if it was Crossfit that really made them pop.

    Second, I’m glad you’re okay but I giggled a little at the bar-to-the-forehead moment because it is something that would totally happen to me and my boyfriend would make fun of me for the rest of my life! Haha!

    I am envious of this incredible opportunity that you had!

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  29. Oh I am SO with you on the swimming! I’m proud of swimming
    50m in Lake Tahoe (no sharks there haha)! Last klutzy thing…oh
    probably hitting my chin with the bar during push press.

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