February 27, 2012

Monday “Did you know…?”…as a kite!

It’s an addiction. No, really, it is! Get the CF high!

“For decades, endorphins have hogged the credit for producing “runner’s high,” that fleeting sense of euphoria and calm that many people report experiencing after prolonged exercise. Who among us, after an especially satisfying workout, hasn’t thought, “ah, my endorphins are kicking in.” Endorphins are the world’s sole celebrity peptide.” (read more here). And/or here.

Know what else can be a high? Volunteerism and service. The Got the Nerve? Triathlon volunteer sign up is available…click here to complete the form.

Monday Night CrossFit, good work on form!

5 Rounds: 400M run, 10 Burpee Box Jumps, 10 Sumo DL #95, 10 Thrusters #95, Rest 1 Minute. Scaled 100,200m, 6/8 reps

  • Wicasa Yatapika February 27, 2012 Reply

    endocannabinoids…go figure! Who would a thunk it? Hah…Wish they would kick in sooner rather than later to quell the awful nausea that accompanies these intense workouts…I don’t know, there have been days lately when I seriously contemplate retiring from this regimen…my fifty year old body reminds me more often than not…that it does not like this abuse…or maybe I just buy some F’in grow lights and black-out my windows and start growing and cultivating my own strain of cannabinoids…;) OH WELL…just a thought…don’t mind me I’m in a mental funk lately…Uggghh! Electro-shock therapy is looking more and more like a viable alternative course of action…even if it is self-imposed…

  • BobF February 27, 2012 Reply

    Sounds like you need some single track therapy JJ.

    • Wicasa Yatapika February 27, 2012 Reply

      Yeah BF…I need to get close to trees…

  • Wicasa Yatapika February 27, 2012 Reply

    Sometimes the Spirit works in mysterious ways, and gratitude comes from unexpected places…the results of all the hard-work, dedication and commitment to lifestyle changes pays off in ways you cannot visually see and it’s always nice to be able to put a number to something in order to measure your progress. I had my six-month blood-work review and physical with my Dr. today and the news was…well…outstanding. My HDL cholesterol continues to rise and my LDL continues to drop to the point where the HDL > LDL…and the total is 179. Kidneys, liver, etc all working like a well oiled machine and my blood sugar is well within limits. My Dr. could not get over that someone would cut sugar to a minimum and lose about 20lbs. We had an awesome conversation about sugars and fats and he was totally onboard with the more fat, less sugar path I have taken (he called processed sugars, “poison”)…and the icing on the cake after twenty years of being on blood pressure medication…as of today…no more, mine is actually too low! I share all this because you all have been a big part of my Journey and it’s just a great example that the “Philosophy” works in a big way…you can’t outwork a shitty diet!!! Until I really got that; minimal gains were made, once I surrendered and got out of my own way great things started happening! Stay the course…PHREAKS!

    • hoov February 28, 2012 Reply


      Great news. Dont worry once you get past the 50 mark it gets easier, ha!! 🙂 Seriously great news on the blood work. I too experienced similar results although my levels were never really that bad they are now better than 10 years ago. My recent 50 year checkup with Dr. Roto. was interesting too. The anetheisologist was asking the usual what drugs are you on etc. and her response since I wasnt doing anything was “well aren’t you rare” I also had an interesting chuckle with her when she asked “have you experienced any sickness lately?” I just laughed and silently thanked Matt LOL. As I drifted off into la la land I thought is it really rare for someone my age not be diabetic, no high BP levels, lower than normal C levels. The results or proof is in the “sugar free” pudding as they say. Bldg 7 provides the opportunity for each of us to make ourselves better. Stay the course and you will see the results as you are mentioning and with better health. As Maria says it is not easy and sometimes it is plain out nasty and sick but the hard work will yield results.

  • Maria N. February 27, 2012 Reply

    Great news, JJ!! Numbers don’t lie & that is a testament to the diet thing. That’s great that your doctor is actually buying in. I hope he shares your story w/ colleagues and patients that diet modification truly works and you are not destined to be on meds the rest of your life!! But it takes real work and discipline, and unfortunately, most folks want the silver bullet.

    Keep on truckin’.

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