Friday, 8/3/12

ADVANCED OLY with Jim 530-730pm.

A note from an anonymous member :)

Hi Erin!

I wanted to send you a quick email just to express my thanks to you, the coaches, and CFCC in general.

Today I am wearing a skirt that I wore to my high school graduation. It is the ONE item that I’ve kept from high school and have always loved but haven’t been able to wear since I was 18. It has caused me anxiety and frustration year after year when I see it hanging in my closet because I had let myself get to a point physically where I wasn’t happy or, let’s be honest, healthy. I regularly clean out my closet and donate clothes and over the years I have gotten rid of everything that doesn’t fit except for this skirt. I don’t know why I held on to it – it wasn’t my version of “skinny jeans” or the sexy swimsuit that so many women keep in their closets as motivators. It just stayed there and made me sad. Last night as I was packing my clothes to change into after my 8 am session, I decided to put it on. It fits – it is actually even BIG on me! I feel awesome. I feel like I did something I’ve been trying to do for 10 years and just never got it right. I feel like I made a change that is not remotely easy to commit to, follow through on, or do daily. All of the base emotions of sexiness, superiority, and beauty that I thought I was chasing aren’t there. Instead I feel proud, healthy, and accomplished. I would rather feel like that any day.

So, thank you. I think it is safe to say that I wouldn’t have been able to feel that way without CFCC. I feel stronger, more confident, healthier, and yes…a little sexier too! I feel a part of a fantastic community that supports and drives each other to accomplish whatever goal it is that we each have. Thank you for making that happen for each of us and thank you for creating an environment that so many people need.

The Art of Choosing. Relevant Reading.

Above, Rachel, waits with baited breath for Mel to finish up the metcon on Wednesday. In case you haven’t noticed – we like you guys a lot, and your best REALLY does matter to us.

SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE: As needed, until 5 past.
MOBILITY: Partner Assisted Lat Stretch, 2 minutes to learn, complete, and switch.
ACTIVATION: Partner Assisted Clam and Butterfly, 5 minutes total.
DYNAMIC WARM-UP: 27 Squats.
STRENGTH: Front Squat, up to a peak of 3 – speed and stability is the goal here!
METABOLIC CONDITIONING: “Karen” 150 Wallballs for time. Go in heats where necessary.

What’s 27 squats all about?  Squatting one way is not enough!  Not everything you squat in life comes in the shape of a barbell…

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