FRI 11.09.12 My mom is fitter than your mom

Whole Life Challenge ENDS TOMORROW

Congrats to everyone who’s completed the Whole Life Challenge. I hope you’ve created some new healthy habits, learned a little about yourself, and had a great experience! Join us tomorrow (whether you did the WLC or not!) for the Final WOD & Measurements, followed by a PAR-TAY to announce winners, hand out some prizes, and hang out with the CFM community!
Final Measurements & WOD: 9:30 to 11a at Piedmont Park Active Oval
We’ll be doing measurements from 9:30 to 10:15, and running finals heats from 10 to 11.
Finals Party & Awards: 1 to 3p at Rira Irish Pub
Dermot and the gang at Rira are hosting a shindig for us to crown the WLC winners, hand out prizes, and enjoy some good fun. All CFMers are welcome to join in.

No class at CFM Saturday

There will be only ONE CLASS on Saturday, November 10th: 10am AT PIEDMONT PARK. Even if you didn’t get in on the Whole Life Challenge this time around, join us at the park for some fun with burpees, kettlebell swings and running!

A note from Mrs. Saunders

That’s right, my 67-year-old mom just completed the Whole Life Challenge as well. I’m so proud of her progress over these eight weeks, especially as she worked for the elections office down in Florida (save the jokes) and had some very long hours over the past month. Congrats Mom! Here’s the email I got from her this morning (note: the Saunders women have SICK hula hoop skillz):

Subject: I DID IT!
I completed the challenge with pretty good points — I now know I don’t have to drink alcohol every night — that’s pretty good for me. I also know that I do not need fake sugar in my diet at all. Have even gotten used to black coffee; even almost like it.
I’ve lost 4 pounds — that means I’ve lost a total of 10 pounds since May — pretty good I’d say.
Thanks for convincing me to join the challenge — but I doubt I’ll keep on having perfect diet days — they’ll be better diet days than I had before the challenge. I’ll continue to stretch daily, and at least do the kettlebell every day. I really want to learn how to hula hoop again — do you know where I can get a really good hula hoop?
I really do feel better — couldn’t have gotten through the last few weeks of 12 and 13-hour work days without the challenge.
Love you, Mom


Post in the comments: What did you learn about yourself during WLC? Also, if anyone knows where my mom can find a “really good hula hoop” 🙂 please share.

The Whole Life Challenge prelims crew

Workout of the Day

A. CrossFit Total: Find your one-rep max of the following:
Back squat
Strict Press
Deadlift
Add these numbers up for your CrossFit Total score.
B. AirDyne:
One minute, max calories

Join the discussion 7 Comments

  • Lis Saunders says:

    Congrats to everyone on your CF Total PRs this AM – Dyer, Shaylyn, Amanda, Adam, Donald & Kerry all set a personal record on at least one lift! Let's keep it up – who else will PR today?
    AND BIG SHOUT OUT to everyone wrapping up the Whole Life Challenge today. Especially Susan Saunders…isn't her email precious? That's what the WLC is all about: learning about yourself and creating new habits…
    I learned that even on days I'm coaching all the classes or "too busy" to get a workout in, a long walk or an easy AirDyne ride combined with mobility work works WONDERS for my mood and energy. I also learned that I'm TERRIBLE at remembering to log my points.
    I look forward to celebrating with you guys tomorrow!

  • Lis Saunders says:

    Congrats to everyone on your CF Total PRs this AM – Dyer, Shaylyn, Amanda, Adam, Donald & Kerry all set a personal record on at least one lift! Let's keep it up – who else will PR today?
    AND BIG SHOUT OUT to everyone wrapping up the Whole Life Challenge today. Especially Susan Saunders…isn't her email precious? That's what the WLC is all about: learning about yourself and creating new habits…
    I learned that even on days I'm coaching all the classes or "too busy" to get a workout in, a long walk or an easy AirDyne ride combined with mobility work works WONDERS for my mood and energy. I also learned that I'm TERRIBLE at remembering to log my points.
    I look forward to celebrating with you guys tomorrow!

  • John Dyer says:

    Thanks, Lis. AMers kicked ass today. Looking forward to seeing what the PM crew is going to put up. I'm expecting the board to look like the Walk of Fame by tonight.

  • Lis Saunders says:

    NOON CLASS PRS! Congrats to Rusty, Vanessa and Nina for their CF Total PRs including a big BODYWEIGHT DEADLIFT for Nina (bustin' into the triple digits, niiiiiiice!)

  • Lynn Suzanne says:

    Lis Saunders since we are maxing out does that mean we have to do animal warm up friday? or really can we just leave ouit the duck walks & chimp crawls (or whatever they are called)? just curious

  • Lynn Suzanne says:

    Lis Saunders since we are maxing out does that mean we have to do animal warm up friday? or really can we just leave ouit the duck walks & chimp crawls (or whatever they are called)? just curious

  • Thanks, Lis. It was an amazing challenge — loved it and love you, Mom.

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