I am pretty new to BFL - busy with my 3rd week and loving it.
I'm just curious as to what this thread is about? Everytime I come to visit the forum I see this "BFL Coffee crew" thread with over 8000 replies - thinking to myself - am I missing something :-)
I-B-I-D I Believe In Dreams
Want it. Plan it. Do it.
Hi Everyone! I'm sorry I have been away. I've been really down since everyone left and didn't have the best week last week (food or workouts). I hate admitting that as I know that I'm supposed to be setting a good example for everyone. Well.... the good things is that I have owned up to it, learned from it, and am determined not to do that again for the rest of this challenge. You guys deserve better than that... and so do I!
Legsy - I see that you were "down", too.... but obviously, you recovered much sooner than me. You are doing awesome, Friend and as alway, giving out the greatest advice to everyone. You are such a blessing here.
Anne B - WOOP!!!! Congratulations! You did it! And great stats, too. Way to go!
Donald - So glad I could introduce you to Torianna. She has changed quite a few lives and doesn't even know it. /// I love you "novels." /// Sorry to hear about the stress you are under at work.
The Sunshine Kid - Welcome! Sounds like you've gotten some great advice on here already.
Taylor T - I hope you're feeling better.
Malena - I love spinning, too. //// You're a funny little "gym rat." That was cute.
Sunny Blue Girl - Great pictures!!! Congratulations!! You must be so happy.
Michelle - I'm back on track, too. We got this!
Debsie - I hate that you're feeling depressed. Just know that you're not alone. /// I'm not a workout freak either. Spending time with the resident workout freaks made me feel pretty inferior in that department. I just have to remind myself that we all have different goals.
Yummy - Great job, as always!
SharonWW - Good advice for Debs. Love ya!
Stephanie AL - Do what you can - don't hurt yourself.
I-B-I-D - This is the BEST thread. Welcome! Congrats on week 3.
I'm sure I missed someone. Love you all!
Coach Mo - Crossfit Trainer extraordinaire!!!!!!!!!! Love you!
Laurie, 2010 Body-for-Life Champion 46+
Never underestimate your power to change.
I-B-I-D this thread started when they changed to a forum setup on BFL website. It started with what we used to call the early morning crew or coffee crew, because we all got up so early to get workouts in. There are some of us on here that have become friends and sisters over the last couple of years. You don't have to drink coffee. You don't even have to get up early to do your workouts. We have lots of fun, lots of knowledge,lots of encouragement, challenges, tough love, and even some kick butt attitude. We are always ready to warmly welcome everyone into our sandbox. Welcome to our playground I-B-I-D!!!!
Ok, so last week I started noticing some nice changes (my boyfriend said he was noticing too) that should be good right? Well for some crazy unknown reason it threw me into self-sabotage mode this past weekend. In the past it would take weeks or even months for me to realize what was going on....I sat down last night and did a lot of thinking about this. I'm glad I figured out what was going on a lot quicker, but I still am confused on why. Then I thought about when was the last time I was really focused, and I think it was right before I went back to work when I was on here all the time. I'm not a rocket scientist, but even I can figure out that being here with you fine folks is what keeps me focused and motivated. So I need to find more time in the day to keep touch with you all.
I did have a great LBWO today and I'm pretty sure in the wee hours of the morning at work I'm gonna be hurting. This is what I want...I want to always have that "good" hurt. I want to be fit and healthy and feel good about myself. I know you all will help me out and I thank you for that...help bring back the Ninja focus LOL
Have a great one, I'm heading to go get my food ready for work!
Love you guys!!!
Welcome back, Ninja Darcy!
LBWO done! Wobbly legs! Woo ha. I had a hard time walking down the stairs to leave. Gotta love that!
Sounds like a lot of us had a rough week last week. Time to move forward. Let's put that week behind us and regain that Ninja focus (thanks, Darcy!). We can DO this! We GET to DO this.
Donald--burpees are DONE!
Gotta get back to work.
Friday - Funeral, no workouts, drank alot
Saturday - Travel, no workout, drank alot
Sunday - Slept till noon, no workout, drank some
Monday - Slept till 11am, 5 hours late to work, ate fast food
I am meeting my running buddy after work both otherwise have no motivation
“"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out..." - Robert J. Collier”
Welcome IBID! We need all the crazies we can get! The more ideas to throw around the better.
Darcy - I have been there, and I am sure will be there again. For myself, Jim is happy when I am happy with myself.(I too have self-sabatoged) It isnt all the outside stuff though - he likes it when I smile inside ... make sense? So those days when he thinks I am all that, I have to dig deep and remember I am doing this for ME. Not him or anyone else. If YOU want your body to feel a certain way, dont let anyone stop you or stall your progress or say you are done. That decision is yours alone. Tony will only appreciate you more and more as the weeks go by. ;)
Bryan - you are going through some terrible days. Hang in there buddy. Just sayin ....
Stephanie Al, Lady Georgia & Legs - Thank you for the very warm welcome and explaining to me what this group is about - makes me already feel like being a part of it.
I guess it would be good to share a bit about me:
My husband and I are doing this together and today is day 15 for us - we love it. Nope we don't drink coffee but yes we do get up at 4:30 every morning to work out ;-) We are also doing BFL by the book. We each have a BFL Success Journal and are recording all our meals, workouts and mindset challenges.
Since we've started we have not skipped one workout, ate a very clean diet, had no junk food at all and drink our 4 bottles of water every day.
Question: Do all of you on here have the same starting date or is this a mix group from starters to "already finishers"? Hope that makes sense.
P.S This seems to be a great group to be a part of - thank you!
I-B-I-D, Coffee crew is a nut house. go back a page, read Maleena's post, she's one of the sane ones. there are some workout freaks in here so tread cautiously.
MICHELLEEEEEE- Burpees done, well done. Wobbly legs are Sooo cool. Elvis legs, you just know you hit it right when you get elvis legs going, or when you get elvis legs in your arms after a workout, hit the shakes lifting your arms. So cool when you trying to brush your teeth, actually get a good clean going if you can keep the brush in your mouth, otherwise you just end up with toothpaste all over your face and your arms are too sore to wash it off.
Hit that this morning in my shoulders, lifted my arms and i knew all about it.
Laurie, you still dont get it, THAT is EXACTLY why you such an inspiration. I need to see that a champion can be human, have emotions, be up and then down, then watch as they get straight back into it. After all the activity around the run, having all your friends there, the activity hussle, noise levels, excitement, the run, the feelings of acomplishment, that increddible high to all of a sudden back at work, everyone gone home, house suddenly really quiet. sheez, i'm getting all depressed just thinking about it, and all you ladies have gone through a downer after the run, you all heartbroken at leaving each other. Thats so cool - real friends having a real effect in each others lives. nothing fake. You folks are lucky, thats a good friendship right there.
Coach Mo. CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING OFFICIALLY ALLOWED TO KICK OUR ARSES!!!!!!Very proud of your success.
Darcy, thanks for being so honest. i'm willing to bet you (and everyone else in the room) any amount at 10 to one that we have all done exactly that. worked our backside off, got a compliment then promptly stuffed it up. get the "entitled" bug, i have worked sooo hard, i'm entitled to have a cookie/chocolate/cake/buffet meal/ desert menu(not 1 thing the whole bloody lot). Mike had a great post about it and stephanie had an e-mail she sent everyone who wanted it covering these issues. this and accepting compliments, such a hard thing to do. So you just being human, find out why, try slam dunk it and work around it. it's a hard one though.Self sabotage..... thats us listenig to the wrong voices in our head!!! Posting vs not posting. i can only speak for myself. You folks keep me honest. i love the fact that NZ goes into the day first, makes me feel accountable for everyone, so if i dont do a workout someone might say well he didn't so i wont either. just a head game i play with myself, that way i wake up, loving the bed, finding 100's of reasons to wake up later, or do it tonight(will not get done) and then it's like hell no, i promised them folks i'll be doing a workout today so best i do it. and then having the workout done for the day i can gain from everyones elses workouts just getting me fired up for the next day. Looking at Michelle's post i have just realised i havn't had elvis leg for a while so i need to push LBWO harder on wednesday. stay close, post daily, keeps you strong.
Bryan, Rough weekend- Funerals suck. sad to hear you having a hard time, you are a naturally motivated guy so it will come back. Do the run, hit it hard get the juices flowing again, look at the dream list, revisit the goals. You good at knowing whats working for you, I'd say hit your run hard today, REAL hard, level 10 cant do another step hard. that'll get your head back in the game. Keep on posting, things are easier when you in touch.
ok, gotta get back to paper work
You can scream, yell, swear, shout, cry, whimper, grunt, bleed, puke, fart and pass out. JUST DON’T QUIT!!!
Haha...this group is hillarious - I'm loving it :-) (Thanks Donald - LOVE your quote)
can a hot tea drinker join...please :D
Thought I would poke my head in on the playground this afternoon! Sounds like many of you are getting back on track and that is good. Sorry I wasn't around to help out much in the last couple of weeks. As some of you may have seen, I'm now officially a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer!! =) Took the test yesterday; only missed 4! Lots of lectures and breakout sessions going over movements and such. Was an AWESOME two days and I learned a lot!
This morning during our devotions at school, I shared with the faculty and told them that if any of them wanted to workout then come see me. Well, the Pastor said, "Well, with that look of glee on your face, I don't think I will be coming to you any time soon!" Slackers!!!! =)
So now I just have to figure out a business plan now that I have my certification. I've got some ideas, but want to do things right. Next step is to get my CrossFit Kids Cert in Dallas in June...so the girls and I are probably going to drive down and make a mini-vacation out of it.
Volleyball is winding down; my last tournament is this weekend in KC and oldest daughter's last one is in KS so at least we are in the same vicinity. Next weekend is Lizzie's last one then no more vball til the summer!! Yay Yay Yay!! Can you tell I'm a little burned out?!?
I'm ready for a workout, but have to wait til I can pick up Jerry from work...our truck went caput last week (like I needed any more stressors in my life!) and we haven't found a new ride yet...
Workout today will consist of a combo of 150 squats, 105 pullups, and 45 dips...I hope to be a wiggly jiggly mess afterwards!! =)
Welcome IBID...have a real name or you just going to be IBID?? =) Yep, we are a crazy bunch! And I love every last one of them!!
Okay, time to get the kids and pick up the man...Have a great night everyone! I hope to be on here a bit more now that the cert is over, but there's always something else I'm getting myself into!!
DebMO :0) Blessed to be a Blessing...
Bryan I am so sorry for your pain. I wish I could ease your pain by taking a little of it away for you. Have a good run tonight. While you are running remember the good times you had with that person, the laughs you shared. I imagine that's what they would want. I wish I was better with words, but I do know with the loved ones I have lost, some much too young and some after a long happy life, that is what I do focus on--the laughter and good times, sometimes tears because there was something of value in them. I am thankful that they touched and were a part of my life, enriching it. I am sending a ((((hug)))) your way.
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