Tuesday, January 10, 2012

strike that, reverse it..

decided to stay home..

look for me around that ol' oofa place tomorrow..

which just happens to be.....MY B I R T H D A Y!!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

i don't workout on a machine cause i am one..


second day on the blog job and already i am playin hookey..tisk tisk..

BUT....it's not that i wasn't around....for sure was....i am just hard at work trying to get this place spruced up and look just so...so far it's blogger > me....but unluckly for blogger i don't and won't give up so easy....oh no siree..

also yesterday i was busy busy getting my crossfit badassery on..

if we happen to be fb buds you've no doubt seen my obsession love for the most kick bum fitness around posted all over my timeline and photos....and if you don't have any idea what i am talking about let me be the first to introduce you to one of the best things to ever happen to my body..

{strong is the new skinny}

so yeah....to say it is one of thee absolute toughest workout regiments i've ever experienced is an absurd understatement....it schools every other form of exercise you know....eats zumba classes for breakfast and saves room to devour gym rats for a snack....cause unlike globo gyms there is no phoning it in at crossfit..

a crossfit gym is called a box....and at these boxes you have sadists coaches who love to watch you writhe around the floor in pain push you to own and achieve goals you never even had set for yourself and push weight around you never even dreamed you could pick up let alone push past and exceed....

not to mention it is actually FUN!! well of course it is exercise and intense insane and hardcore exercise and while you are in the thick of it you may actually vomit....i've been witness to this a time or two and on some of the hero wod days (wod = work out of the day / hero wod = a wod created to honor a specific fallen solider....the hardest of crossfit wods) driven into a parking lot that was nothing but vomit landmines....but aside from that there are little life experiences i have encountered that have provided such a natural euphoric high when you are done and done....yes you may be laying on the floor in a pool of your own sweat and spit but i promise you will be doing so with a ginormous smile..

when i was devoting all of my fitness time to yoga . running . and spin classes i was very lean and fit but i was not strong and until i started crossfit i didn't even know i had a desire to be....and i am not talking grossly disfigured steroid taking woman strong....i am talking badass i can deadlift this bar with 225lbs of weight while pulling a semi with a rope tied around my waist all while still rocking the heck outta my supa girlie wardrobe..

{plus what other gym works out in costumes on halloween?!??}

crossfit is not just about forging elite fitness....it is not just an alternative to the everyday globo gym....it is not just a life change....and it's not just an addiction....it is all of that and more....it is a culture . a way of life . and a family....there is no 'in real life' community out there that lives to see you succeed in your goals be it: weight loss....muscle gain....of a complete life overhaul like the crossfit communitydoes....i am lucky enough to consider myself a part of two crossfit families....inception in georgia and warfit here in scottsdale and they are both amazing and i am so so so so happy i get to be a part of it..

i encourage anyone looking to get in amazing shape or made resolutions for a life change to find your local crossfit box and go in with an open mind and fight any intimidation you may feel....crossfit has athletes at every level . every size . every age....if you have to start somewhere start here....and don't EVER let these oofa ears here you say you can't do it....because a eight short months ago if someone told me by my thirtieth birthday (ahem just one short week away) that i would be able to:

push press : 85 elle.bees / deadlift : 225lbs / back squat : 205 pounds / jump onto a 36" box / and be able to string together 10 kip pull ups in a row (on occasion have to complete 100 pulls for one work out) well..

i probably would have told them street drugs are a bad bad idea and to lay off....but now i know the truth....there is no limit to my strength....there is no limitations on what my body can achieve....and there will be no limit to how far i will continue to push myself as an elite athlete in this crazy world i love known as crossfit!!!

get ya some!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

just smile and wave..

it a new dawn..
it's a new day..
and imma feelin..


hmmm....to be determined i guess....of course being the new year and a new blog with my very first post i would love to post that i am nothing short of good and that being the new year it is a fresh start and so bring on the new glittery goodness....but i have quite a habit of sugar coating things (i.e. my feelings) just to accommodate others and since this is a new year and a new blog and my very first post i am resolving to NOT just smile and wave....but just be the only thing i know how to be anymore....me! honestly though i will say i am more than slightly excited for this fresh canvas we're calling twenty.twelve and i fully intend to take it by reigns slap that bum and ride the heck outta it on my quest for my ultimate happiness..

if you knew of or followed my previous blogventure oofa luffa le you should probably know a LOT has changed in this oofa gal's life since then....not gonna go over the specifics but let's just say in seventeen months basically everything outside of the person i am and always have been is different..

life has seen folks come and folks go....it has brought on crazy new adventures....and handed out some brutal experiences i can definitely sum up to 'uh.lesson learned.kai.thanks'....but out of the ashes rises a phoenix right?!?? oh, and funny enough phoenix is once again where i am oh so happy to call "home"..

feels silly to lay out an outline for this new blog....but having been a part of the blog community before i guess i feel like i kinda should....basically i plan for this little space o' internet heaven of mine to just be just that....mine! a creative and eclectic mix of anything and everything i want to share and get out of this head and turn into space interweb junk treasure..

i have a lot i want to say / add / share / vent / gab and brag with y'all and cannot wait to start....blogging has been something i've been wanting to get back into for quite sometime and while i am not sold on the whole january.first resolution hocus pocus....there really isn't a better time to start something new than on new years plus one day..

oofa is back....so here goes nothin!!

oh, and while we're at it let's just throw away the mayan calendar conspiracy theory mmm.kay....cause i have a lot of plans for this year and all the rest of the years of my life to be bothered by ridiculous notions like the world ending because a couple of the mesoamerican civilians ran out of rock space for their calendar....yeah not fooling this gal!! i've been to barnes and noble lately and i checked and yup, every calendar goes through december 31st....suckers!!