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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pee Pee - In The Potty ?

Damn boy.  Well really I should say DAMN BOYS!  And here I thought having a son would be easier than having a daughter.  WRONG!! 

Even after three sons, three attempts, three times the process of trying to show them and or teach them how to do this...

...They cant get it right.

C1 - HELL NO

C2 - FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NO

C4 - DAMN IT (But better than his brothers)


Might as well leave the toilet like this.  Not like they
lift both the lid and seat anyways. And even when
they do, they cant even hit the water.

I fell like this would be better.  Shit, its like they pee all
over the floor anyways.

I'm about at the point where getting one of these
probably wouldn't be a bad idea. Put it outside
and have it picked up every weekend.

This is what T and I are usually doing...
But NO MORE.  I am going to have the boys cleaning
up the bathrooms every damn day if I have to.

Its like the kids bathroom is one of those public restrooms where pee is all over the place.  A roadside gas station where the flys are dead inside from the smell of urine.  I forgot to ask T if our floors were painted yellow. And don't get me started on toilet paper....Half the roll to wipe a tiny little ass.

"Make em sit down" they say.  Tried it.  That space between the base and the seat.....Yeah amazing how much pee can get through there. 

Does it ever get better?  I mean it has to. I don't pee all over the place. Now I know a ton of guys that do. Hell I work with guys that still don't lift the seat and pee all over the floor.

I guess instead of reading about CrossFit everyday I should be reading on how to get my boys to pee INSIDE THE TOILET.

Kiss The Baby

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Scales I Use Daily

I struggle daily with trying to be positive.

Its hard. 

How can one thing in my life that I hate so much make it so hard for me to stay positive?

I have a wonderful wife and four children.

I have some family that is there for me.

I have a couple friends that listen to me bitch and moan.

I keep waiting for that door to open.




I  just need to keep the positive above the negative.


Kiss the baby

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Ryan Moody - The Box Jumper And His Young Jumpers

A short time ago in a Galaxy Far Far Away there was a man, a man that so many knew and a man that is an icon in his sport.

This man had people he had not reached yet.  There were people who had not opened their eyes and seen what he could do.  There were people who didn't believe it was possible.

People believed that a man like this only lived in comics.  A Super Hero.  That one man who could leap tall boxes with a single jump.  That one man who could stack boxes higher and higher and keep jumping onto those boxes.

Some kids and adults have only heard the tales of this man.  Those who have not witnessed his great jumping ability have searched far and wide to be able to catch a glimpse of the one Super Hero that can fly through the air only to land on top of such items like tires and boxes.

Now me being the investigative blogger that I am found footage of this man. (Wasn't that hard really, just searched YouTube)

This man.  This Super Hero.
He has a name.
His name is
RYAN MOODY
aka
THE BOX JUMPER

Viewer Discretion is Advised
(These Videos are Rated BA for BADASS)





So there you have it.
Ryan Moody
AKA - TheBoxJumper 
Box Jumping World Record Holder, CrossFitter, Coach, Motivational Speaker, Athlete, BOXWEAR Apparel Owner, and one pretty chill dude.

But....What Mr. Moody doesn't know is that there is a new crop of Jumpers that are coming for him.  Coming for his World Record Titles.

I like to Call these Jumpers the

C Jumpers

C1 - 9 years old.
Starting with 15 inch Box Jumps

C3 - 6 years old.
She is at 16 inches on a Jump

C4 - 3 years old.
He hit a 15 inch Jump

Now C2 was not prepared in time to perform his Jump but he is already talking trash about beating his brother and sister.
Stay tuned for his.

*No Children or Dads were harmed while making these records*

In all seriousness Ryan Moody aka The Box Jumper is a hell of a great guy. Very down to Earth and such a hard worker.  He loves using his skill and talents to help others and make others excel at the craft that he loves doing.  As such a great young man he does a fine job at representing the brands that he supports and promotes. Personally I was upset when he was here in the Atlanta area last weekend for the Garage Games and I didn't get to meet him in person.  Since I have fallen in love with CrossFit I have found that so many of the athletes are so personable and always there to talk and spread the knowledge and help make people better and what they want to do.  Ryan is no different.  Well except the fact that he can jump higher than the your house.  Last week while watching probably ten plus videos of Ryan, C4 kept asking me after every video "Can Daddy Jump That High?", I had to laugh and say NO. Next video, "Daddy, Can you jump that high?" Sorry son, No.  Then finally after he asked AGAIN, I turned the videos off....lol

It has been a pleasure getting to chat with Ryan on the social media forums and I have loved learning more about him too.

But Ryan beware!  Just cause my 40 year old ass cant jump for shit anymore, I have THE 4 C's that I am training to come after you.

To check out more about Ryan Moody The Box Jumper go to The XWOD.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Turn The Volume All The Way Up

So I am closing my eyes and imagining that I am sitting against a wall.

This wall happens to be in a building.

This building is where they are holding an event.

The event is designed to test our limits.

Nothing tests our limits better than....

CrossFit

I bust out my phone.  Attach my earbuds.  Scroll over to my music.  Look for my playlists.  Ohh yeah. I see the one I want.  That list that has my Pre Wod Competition songs on it.  10 songs.  10 songs is all I need to get me in the mood.  In the mode.  In the frame of mind as to where I'm going to get up and leave it all out on the floor.

(In no particular order)

Winner by Jamie Foxx and Justin Timberlake

Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

No Sleep Till Brooklyn by Beastie Boys

Paradise City by Guns N' Roses

Numb/Encore by Jay Z and Linkin Park

Machinehead by Bush

Amazing by Kanye

Not Afraid by Eminem

Make Me Lose My Mind by DMX

Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson

Now Im ready to wod it out.

What would be on your Pre Competition Playlist?

Kiss The Baby




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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

How Bad Do I Want It !

I have two bum shoulders.  I have had surgery on both of them. Reconstructive surgery on both.  Years ago, many years ago.  I still have terrible pain in one or both of them from time to time and feel limited on what I can do when doing my CrossFit wods.  For some reason pullups seem to be the worst. That feeling of my arm and shoulder separating from my body freaks me out and scares the shit out of me.

Push Press. Dead Lifts. Box Jumps. PushUps. Burpees. SitUps. I can go on and on and on with other movements and wods that I can do. But I continue to let the little things I CANT do bother me and mess with my mind. 

Excuses come easy for me. Always have. In every place and every spot in my life I have always had someone to bail me out.  So I make and excuse, throw me a little pity party and go on with my day.  Same for my wods.  I cant afford to join a box, so I stayed at my globo gym and did the wods there with the equipment I had.  Bought my own stuff for my garage so I could do wods there and I use the excuse that my shoulder is hurting.  Cry myself a f-ing river.

One would think I could practice what I preach.  I always tell the kids.."No Excuses", "No Quitting", "Finish What You Started"...but here I am in my own little CrossFit world not following those same words.  I should know by the hundreds of people I follow and learn from and talk to about CrossFit that I would know better than to let something screw with my head. I mean all day, all I do is read CrossFit, study CrossFit, talk CrossFit.  Other than my wife, kids, and family I love this shit.  It's part of my health, lifestyle and what I do on a daily basis.

Should I let the simple fact that I don't have all the proper equipment at home stop me. NO!!  I have found all kinds of Garage Wods and Paige (GasFamily) is always giving me good ones too.  One of the best things I love about CrossFit is the Programming. So I have learned about that so much and I can create my own Wods using what I do have at home.

Excuses....

Think this guy uses an excuse?




HELL NO!!!  This dude kicked ass this past weekend at the Garage Games.

My excuse that I wasn't there this weekend competing was that I didn't know how awesome it would be to actually compete. Well screw that.  I want to compete. I want to be on that floor in my wod gear actually sweating and not carrying around a f-ing camera and a cooler bag with my lunch.  I want to be able to have my wife and kids there yelling at me to get up, get another rep, keep going, and then I want to be that guy yelling and cheering on my other competitors....

NO MORE EXCUSES !!!

Thanks to my wife for busting my balls nightly.

Thanks to everyone in the CrossFit Community that I chat with and follow for being insightful, opinionated and awesome enough to spread your knowledge and wisdom.

I'm going to surprise your ass one day

3..2..1..Go

Kiss The Baby


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Monday, February 18, 2013

The Garage Games One - From My Eyes


THE GARAGE GAMES ONE 2013

IT ALL WENT DOWN HERE

AND HERE

PLENTY OF THEM

TONS OF THIS

NOW ALL YOU NEED ARE SOME
ATHLETES

THERE WERE PLENTY OF THOSE

TRUST ME!






DON'T FORGET ABOUT THEM OVER ON THE RIG





GOTTA HAVE YOUR MUSCLES BEFORE
YOU GET YOUR UPS!




NEXT TIME YOU TELL YOURSELF YOU CANT
DO CROSSFIT
SMACK YOURSELF AND THINK AGAIN
ALL YOU NEED IS HEART


COST OF GARAGE GAMES
$20
GARAGE GAMES T-SHIRT
$25
COST OF MEETING SOMEONE YOU WOULD LOVE
TO COACH YOU - SHANA ALVERSON
PRICELESS!


Going to my first ever event did nothing but fuel my desire to learn, love and do more CrossFit.  From pulling into the parking lot and getting asked a million times by so many people at The Garage Games if I was an athlete and competing really pissed me off and at the same time made me want to compete. I want to go to the competitions....AND compete, not watch and take pictures of others. I'm 40 years old, so damn what. There were 40+ year olds there. I can be one of those guys.

I had a great time. Loved every minute of it and thanks to the vendors, volunteers, staff and athletes of The Garage Games One.


Kiss The Baby


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Friday, February 15, 2013

Garage Games One - CrossFit

I work a lot. Not as much as I used to but its still a lot.

My time with T and the C's is precious and valuable.  I love it.  Some people like to have time to themselves...me I like being with my Core. (Core = T + 4 C's)

There are very few times when I like to get out and go do something.  Now if T and the C's would have wanted to go to this with me then that would have been even better, but the level of interest T has in this kind of stuff is closer to the bottom side of Zero than the upper side of Zero. And that's ok. I'm fine with it. Shes fine with it.

I'm talking about CrossFit.  I'm talking about going to a CrossFit Competition this weekend.

The Garage Games One  - In Suwanee. All weekend.  Now I am only going on Saturday to watch some of the very people I envy when it comes to the fitness, sport and love of CrossFit.  Some of the people that are going to be there are people I have met before.  For instance, Leah Polaski and Rob Miller of CrossFit Atlanta will be there.  Leah was at the Level One Seminar I went to and I got to watch Rob do a wod during lunch one day that weekend as well. They both kick ass. 




Noah Galloway - Of CrossFit RiverChase is going to be there. For me to talk about his story..shit, I can do it no justice..Click his name and read it for yourself. Yeah....He's a little bad ass. Just a little. Ok, a lot!








Also competing out of Crossfit Paragon  this weekend will be my twitter friend and Awesome CrossFit Athlete Glissel Soliz .  She is no stranger to busting out some wod's and leaving others in her dust.  I know this how you ask?  Following her on twitter and all I see her tweeting is PR's...All Day Every Day. I will be cheering for her for two reasons...She is local and she is a fellow Falcons fan.


I am also stoked to see all the equipment that will be there courtesy of Triton . Being that I have never belonged to a box and I am working out of my garage, I cant wait to see all of the beautiful equipment.


Barbell Shrugged is a favorite of mine. I love watching the episodes.  Its hard for me to watch them on time but I usually catch up after the boss leaves. Also Mike Bledsoe will be there speaking and I'm loving that. And I think Shana Alverson of CrossFit East Decatur said she would give me an autograph if the line isn't too long.  (Note to self, take front of line distraction methods with me.)



I'm looking so forward to going to my first CrossFit Competition.  I have a feeling that I am going to be even more addicted to CrossFit than I already am.  I think that after I get home Saturday night I am going to be hitting the garage for a wod.

See ya there.

I will be wearing my Red Occupy The Box Shirt showing off for The Wod Godso if you see me and want to say HI, ask me questions, offer advice to me...I'm always ready to learn.

Note - This isn't me. My arms are not that big and I
am hairless...lol


Kiss The Baby


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Thursday, February 14, 2013

SIMPLE NOTE TO MY VALENTINE


I

F-ING

LOVE

YOU

WOMAN!!


HAPPY

VALENTINES

DAY

T.


KissTheBaby



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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

T and The 4 C's Valentines Day Dinner 2013

So a few years ago T had a great idea to have a huge awesome Valentines Day Dinner Celebration.  Now a lot of people may be thinking "ohhh a wife wants some quality time with her man"..NOPE.  Her idea was better.

She included the C's.  On the weekend closest to Valentines Day we have a nice fancy dinner where we well I should say T cooks a great feast. The nice wine glasses come out, the newest plates and we eat dinner at the dining room table with candles and all the trimmings.....

...Well for the past TWO years I have been sick.  Like passed out in bed sick, so I have not been available for the dinner.  But this past weekend, I was in good shape.

Now I always suck ass at taking photos and when they are on my phone they are worse..

So here are some of them that came out (and they are still bad)










So. Excuse the mess behind the table. That is my shit. 

Now before anyone says "awwwe so sweet" This is a T thing. All her idea.  The C's help with the menu. I do, ummmm, that thing where....ummmmm, set the table..

We had shrimp, crab cakes, lobster tails, veggies, bread, and then shortcakes and chocolates.

The C's love this.  Their Valentines Day Dinner.


Kiss The Baby


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