Good morning and a very happy December 1st to you! Let’s kick-off the month with a full-body workout that only requires a pair of dumbbells. The rep scheme is the classic 21-15-9 from CrossFit, which begins with 21 reps of each exercise (Thrusters, Plank Rows, Russian Twists) and then decreases the reps to 15 of each and then 9 reps of each. So, you’ll perform 21 Thrusters followed by 21 Plank Rows and 21 Russian…

Hi, guys! I have another fun workout for you! I mean, just look at my face. I’m having an absolute blast! Haha! Anyway… this is a quick, full-body workout that you can do with a medicine ball, slam ball, dumbbell, or kettlebell. There are lots of options! You just need a timer to keep track of the 60-second intervals. Here’s how this workout works: Set a timer for 12 minutes (either counting up or down –…

This post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Reebok as part of the Body After Baby series. Ooooooh, boy. This workout is definitely a burner””meaning that it will smoke your lungs and muscles. It’s a challenging one for sure! For equipment, I used a 15-pound slamball, but if you don’t have one, you can use a medicine ball, dumbbell, or any sort of weighted bar instead. It took me close to 7 minutes…

Good morning! Happy Tuesday! Snack Before CrossFit last night, I snacked on a juicy orange as well as a frosted sugar cookie (because those things are so darn good). Workout At CrossFit, we worked on Back Squats and then went right into the WOD, which was killer. It was unbroken Thrusters, which, of course, are tough, but the goal of the workout was not to rest at all during the sets. Sometimes for these kind…

Good morning and hello from my new home office! After I killed my computer and brought it to the repair shop, I set myself up in the living room. I actually prefer working in my office away from any sort of distraction, but it’s fun to work with the TV on in the background every once in awhile. I like watching The Today Show and then LIVE! with Kelly and Michael in the morning. I…

Hi, guys! Happy Sunday! Just checking in with a quick post about the CrossFit-inspired workout that I did with celebrity trainer Yumi Lee yesterday morning. Reebok arranged this workout for our media group, and it was a lot of fun (and a lot harder than I expected – more on that in a second). Yumi has trained all sorts of professional athletes and Hollywood’s elite, including Jessica Alba, Brad Pitt, Nicole Richie, and Hugh Jackman,…

Hi, guys! Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I love it when other bloggers recap their workouts for the week. I like seeing what they do for exercise and how they balance their various workouts and incorporate rest days, so I decided to recap last week’s workouts for all of you nice people. I also wanted to recap my most recent achievement, which is actually one of my biggest goals””if not the biggest””for…

The holidays really are the most wonderful time of year. I’m already throughly enjoying the season and yesterday was full of friends, fun, and (holiday) festivities! Workout My day started with a CrossFit workout, which was the re-test for the Paleo Challenge benchmark, so we did Jackie again. WOD Paleo Challenge Benchmark “Jackie” 1000m row 50 thrusters 30 Pull-ups I don’t know what happen to me yesterday. I was pumped to do Jackie and wanted…

Check it out: my last pill for my UC!! I took that baby this morning, which means I’m off ALL drugs now. No steroids. No nothing. Booyah. Let’s hope I can stay healthy now! FYI: I’m taking probiotics (my doctor recommended VSL3) as well as a multivitamin and fish oil daily. Breakfast As soon as I woke up this morning, the thought of almond butter popped into my head, so I made My Favorite Breakfast…

Hi, guys! Hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday! Let’s get right to it! Breakfast Just like yesterday morning, I woke up craving My Favorite Breakfast Pancake, so I whipped up one and topped it with sliced strawberries and a big scoop of Teddie Peanut Butter. I also drank a homemade Peanut Butter Wonderful iced coffee with breakfast. Workout After breakfast, I headed to CrossFit for a workout. I almost didn’t go this morning because of…

At Mal’s Super Awesome Birthday Weekend, a few of us started talking about Kool-Aid””probably because of some sort of reference to drinking the “CrossFit Kool-Aid,” which Mal and I have apparently guzzled. The two of us have actually become those annoying people who talk about one thing (CrossFit) all the time to our friends, but, honestly, we can’t help it. We even try to reign it in and talk about something else, but our conversation…

I was right! Our box did “Fran” last night! The last time we did “Fran,” Mal and I had I just started CrossFit a few weeks before, so I used 35 pounds for Thrusters, a green band for the Pull-ups, and finished in 5:55. During “Fran,” I remembering gasping for air and taking a bunch of breaks trying to get through it. Last night, however, was a different story. I finished in 5:26, upped my…

The title of this morning’s post probably doesn’t mean much to you, but it means a lot to me. At CrossFit last night, I did my first all Level 2 (L2) workout!! Woohoo! Completing a Level 2 workout is huge deal for me because when I first started CrossFit, I could barely do a Level 1 workout. But, over time, I’ve gotten stronger and built up my endurance, so I’ve regularly moved into Level 1…

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