Falling Victim to Cheat here or there “How many cheats was that?”

Falling Victim to Cheat here or there “How many cheats was that?”

You know what I’m talking about. You’re at the grocery store and it’s the end of a long day, so you tell yourself, “I’m going to treat myself to that cookie because I deserve it.” Or you’re out with friends and you say to each other, “We’re having fun, let’s treat ourselves.” And it’s okay, because you’ll split it. (The whole splitting trick i fell victim to over Thanksgiving)  Or maybe it’s a friends  birthday. Or you had a Bad day or even a bad workout, your kids were bad whatever the excuse.

How many times per week do you really end up “treating” yourself? Is it actually a treat or is it a regular part of your diet?

And is it really “treating” yourself? It doesn’t do your body any good. In fact, in all regards except a moment of instant gratification, it’s the opposite of treating yourself.

As we head into the holidays, think about your approach to  bad food “treats” Do you have a strategy? Alot of talking to myself.  Or for example I took Shawns birthday cake to my in laws house Not my house. Do you have a Wod partner, friend, loved one to hold you accountable when you need it?  What if you made it through a whole week without treats — can you think of a way to ACTUALLY treat yourself to something nice?


Courtesy of CFLA

in 3 min complete 200 Meter Run & as many thrusters as possible 135/95

Rest 2 min

in 6 min complete 400 Meter Run & as many thrusters as possible 95/65

Rest 2 min

in 9 min complete 800 Meter Run & as many thrusters as possible 65/45

IMPORTANT INFO HELEN WOD Thursday & Friday get it done and your pics TEAM Competition is Tuesday evening around 6:30 please comment here if thats a problem so your coaches will know!!! Thanks Whos WINNING!!!!!!!


You’re so old…..

when you were young, rainbows were black and white.

your social security number is 1.

Jurassic Park brought back memories.

you have an autographed Bible.

Happy birthday to one of our coaches! Shawn McDonald….you are a true legend! (Okay enough of the old jokes!!!)

On a serious note, all of us at Pearland Crossfit would like to say that we love you and we are thankful to have you in our lives!

And now on to more important updates! HAVE YOU SEEN THE GYM! My goodness that place is boomin’! There are so many new faces, AND THESE PEOPLE ARE ON FIRE! So if you are a member that has been here for some time and have plateaued….well I just found some motivation to help you over the plateau! THESE NEW FOLKS ARE ABOUT TO PASS YOU UP! Its time to step up your game! You have to SHOW UP TO GO UP!  GAME DAY BABY!  They are ballin! I have never seen so much dedication and determination in one place PEARLAND CROSSFIT IS SWACKING! (okay if you are as old as Shawn…google”swacking and jersey shores)

thanks GARRETT

thanks GARRETT

Today Garrett opened the gym for us, thank you very much for doing that! He had a WOD ready for the members and came up with something for the few Saturday folks…

WOD November 26, 2011
3 rounds for time
10 deadlifts
8 power cleans
5 front squats
10 box jumps
200 m run

Shhhhhh! It is a SECRET!

Shhhhhh! It is a SECRET!

Maybe not quite a secret, but the WOD of the day isn’t posted at the start of the day for a reason.  There are many folks who will avoid the BOX if they know what is in store for them.  They will conveniently take the day off as a rest day because they hate running, hate KAREN or DREAD the thought of 100 reps of ANYTHING.  THE WODs at PCF are well thought out and programmed PURPOSEFULLY.  Hints like bring your running shoes or be prepared for pull-ups are one thing…but telling the whole world what is in store for them…let’s leave it a surprise…. so on that theme…

You are oh so very proud of yourself – AND you should be; YOU came into the BOX and mastered the WOD, maybe master isn’t the right word for this particular WOD, maybe you SURVIVED it.  The main thing is YOU WANT to SHARE that info with all of your FACEBOOK Friends!  The PROBLEM with this is YOU are FB FRIENDS with EVERYONE who works out later in the DAY.  Now they know what is in store for them and can change their mind about working out.  Not everyone will do this but there are a few crossfitters who will.  So, be discrete about it.  Make is sound difficult, but enticing.  AND tomorrow… well tomorrow YOU can POST on FB how badly you wanted to KILL ANGIE yesterday!

WOD November 23, 2011 ANGIE

100 reps pullups

100 pushups

100 sit ups

100 squats

modification do 25 of each 4 rounds for time

From PCF with CHAD 2011-11-23


NO REP…NO Repetition : Simple words and those of you who are new to Crossfit may be unfamiliar with what that means when you are in the middle a workout.  It means that repetition that you just did (whether it be a pushup, a squat, a C2B pull up, a clean & jerk or a burpee) DOES NOT COUNT for that set!  You must do that rep again and keep going.  IT is a call to be dreaded when you are in a competition, and best avoided by DOING it RIGHT.  In fact, you should automatically no-rep yourself when you know you didn’t squat deep enough, didn’t lock out your elbows on a jerk, or fell off the wall while kipping up a handstand pushup.  I know when my chin doesn’t clear the bar doing a pull-up.  I automatically no-rep myself and do the rep over.  Depriving yourself of every movement done correctly with full range of motion will not make you stronger.  You WILL get STRONGER by DOING it right, and DOING each rep.  KEEP up the good work!

WOD Nov 22, 2011