Halloween Diet HAVOC

Now is the time to stand firm, to say no, to walk past the candy bowl!  If you can do this, you can DO anything.  You are strong, you are stronger than you think.  You might need a reminder…

Crossfit Lisbeth WOD (word of the day) really spoke to me yesterday…thanks to Nicole for being the one to remind me that I am strong :-)

so….in Lisbeth’s words…

Posted by  on Oct 31, 2011 in Essays | 0 comments


Remind me I am strong. Please.

Most days, I know this. In spades, as my mom would say. I know I am strong like I know my front squat max or the movements in Fran. Usually remembering my strength is not a problem.

But sometimes I forget.

When the world gets overwhelming. When everybody needs something from me and nothing I do is on time, or enough, or even close to adequate.

I know these faults, these shortcomings, these glaring errors that yawn in their enormity, are most likely illusions in my own brain. But still they are there, gnawing at me, reminding me that I’m not good enough, not smart enough, not strong enough.

So, do me a favor and remind me of something better. On those days when you see me slump a little, or falter, or my eyes seem kind of wet for no reason. These are the days that I’m weak inside and the world is simply too much, the weight is too heavy, and the pace seems so fast. On these days, remind me that I’m strong and I’ll stomp those doubts and I’ll come through.

It’s only a simple statement and I only need it once, maybe with a hand on the shoulder. “Hey, you are strong.”

It’ll carry me farther than you’ll ever know.



Lots of Women In the Gym

Skill – 5,3,3,1,1,1,1 – max back squat



185/115 back squats and ringdips



  1. Stephanie says:

    I have not, and will not, eat one piece of Halloween candy!!!

    • yeah Steph!!!! So proud of you! I ate one of the small payday bars… I worked out twice today… the extra 30 sugar calories will not kill me :-) . Back to my normal 90% dark chocolate square tomorrow!

  2. Stephanie says:

    And yes Fay, you are so amazingly strong! You inspire me every day!!!

  3. Have you all ever thought about leaving Friday as an open day for people who might need to catch up on a WOD that was done earlier in the week?

    • I think that is a good idea Ryan :-) We will see what the BIG bosses say. Thursday might be a good day to do that because so many people take that as their rest day.

  4. im talking to the other 2 bosses about this. FYI I called you back Ryan twice yesterday is this why you were calling?

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