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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Why Did I Stay in an Abusive Relationship??

Let me first point out that my unhealthy relationship happened 20 years ago. I doubt that anybody would even know of the person I am speaking of.

That said, I am opening up about my painful relationship because of a post I saw on Facebook:

 

"On of the things that's so disheartening to me about the whole Ray Rice thing is all the victim blaming. I hope this opens some eyes ..".


"Following Ray Rice's suspension from the NFL, women are sharing their stories of domestic violence"

Everybody is always so quick to state that "I would leave immediately!" Well people, that is easier said than done. If you read through some of the tweets in the Facebook post you will see examples of why it is so hard to leave.
1."They said that they would change"
2. "I was embarrassed"
3. "They physically blocked my way"
4."You think that you know but you have no idea"

I stayed for two years. I am not some small, easily overpowered, easily intimidated woman. I was given a black eye, sprained my shoulder, sprained my jaw, and countless other bruises that no one could see. I stayed for two years. I was called an idiot, told that my friends thought I was stupid, told that everybody laughed at me behind my back. I stayed for two years. Looking back on it now, even I can't believe I didn't leave earlier. It is just SO hard while you are in "it". I owned a house with this person. Where would I live? I couldn't go home to my parents, how humiliating would that have been. Where could I go with my dogs?? I cannot even imagine the horror of trying to figure out where to turn with children involved.

Obviously, I finally figured it out and I survived. My life has gone on and it is wonderful. My point is, don't judge, Don't assume that you would (or could) do anything differently.It is a nightmare that is hard to get out of.  Better to be a good friend, an advocate, a shoulder to cry on, or a place for them to go. Be helpful not critical.

 

I'll leave you with this final quote:

"It is never as simple as walking out of the door," said Gooden. "There are so many layers to domestic violence. And not just financial, although those are valid. But we are talking about human hearts. It's not easy to leave someone you love. It's not easy to leave when you have no resources and nowhere to go. It's not easy to leave when you are threatened with additional violence. It's not easy to leave when you remember how it used to be, or when they romance you during the good times, or when they promise it is the last time. Or when there are children involved. Because you believe in love and you believe in them."


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Sunday, September 7, 2014

HAVE YOU HEARD OF "CROPFIT"!


CROPFIT!!


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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Awesome New Crossfit You Tube Video-"100 Words"

FITNESS IN

ONE HUNDRED WORDS

Crossfit Commercial Spot: 

watch it here!


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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Help A Fellow Crossfitter! PR For Pat!!




"PR for Pat is a collaborative effort for help support and collect donations for our friend, Pat Padgett, as he undergoes cancer treatment."

Read His story Here:    http://prforpat.vm-host.net/pat-s-story

Donate Here:  https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/1cy4/pr-for-pat#


















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Monday, July 14, 2014

A VERY Controversial and Inflammatory Article

Is Miranda Oldroyd natural or on steroids?

 Is Miranda Oldroyd natural or on steroids?

This is how the article concludes:

 "In other words, we have really, really hard accepting the statement that a woman can achieve similar physical development without the usage of synthetic hormones. Mutation of that kind is not characteristic of females who rely solely on training and exercising, but to each their own."

read the entire article here

****my personal opinion is that this article is just flame-throwing looking for attention. To accuse someone of using steroids without proof is irresponsible.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Being Sore After A Workout Isn't Always a POSITIVE Result of a Workout


Or, so Mark Rippetoe writes in a recent article.

BULLET POINTS
*Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is a phenomenon associated with certain types of muscular work. It can occur as the result of exercise or manual labor, and is a perfectly natural consequence of unaccustomed physical exertion. 

*Muscles are the contractile motors that operate the system of levers we call the skeleton. Muscles work by generating “tension,” or pulling force between their attachment points on the bones they operate; they pull on these two points of attachment with varying degrees of force. They generate this pull under three modes of operation:
1. Concentric
2. Eccentric (Negative part of the exercise)
3. Isometric
*As it turns out, eccentric muscular work is the source of muscular soreness. Concentric contractions don’t make you sore, and only poorly controlled isometric contractions (where some lengthening has in fact occurred) produce soreness 

*Soreness is produced by any exercise with an eccentric component, and the muscles that work eccentrically will get sore in a predictable way until they adapt to the work. It doesn’t matter how heavy or light the weight is — if there is enough eccentric volume in the workout to which you are not adapted, you will get sore. This is why 100 bodyweight-only squats (“air” squats) will make you exquisitely sore, and if you do them infrequently enough that you do not adapt to the work, they will make you exquisitely sore every time you do them. In fact, since they weigh essentially nothing, they’re not heavy enough to make you stronger, but the 100 negatives will make you sore enough that you can’t walk correctly for several days. Done twice a week, you’ll stop getting sore, thank God, but you’ll still not get any stronger because you’re not lifting progressively heavier weight.

***Occasional soreness is a normal part of training, but chronic systemic inflammation for weeks, months, or years on end is a very bad thing for your health, essentially the same thing as a disease. Our biology is not designed to function under these circumstances, and it cannot adapt to chronic soreness any more than it can adapt to starvation. 

Read the entire article HERE!! 

In Addition, please read this excellent article on DOMS and Muscle Soreness in the CROSSFIT JOURNAL HERE

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