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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Determination Will Get You Through This!" Thank You Crossfit New England!

I Crossfit at a special place, CFNE.  Now I know everybody
thinks that their Box is the best in the world. That's ok,
it just means that the owners of that particular box have
done something right. I think that is why Crossfit
is so awesome. It is the people it attracts (and stick with it) that make
working out at all the Boxes in the World so special.
It is the community and the friends and teammates
we all make that keeps us coming back.

Today I received a call out from my coach Ben Bergeron.  I finally had gotten double unders in a WOD and he took to the comments (under the WOD announcement) to congratulate me. As you can see by my response I 100% believe that I wouldn't have EVER gotten double unders if I hadn't had the CFNE community (and my long suffering family) behind me. I kept failing and they all kept picking me back up and telling my I would do it someday.  Positive affirmations are not very common these days, unfortunately we live in a world of negativity and gloom and doom.
Not at Crossfit New England though, it is a place full of expectations, encouragement, and accomplishments.
My Happy Place.

                                                                                    
Ben Bergeron
Just wanted to give a shout out to Karen Hayes for her dedication and determination. Over the past 3 years Karen has struggled with double unders. Up until about 6 months ago she couldn’t do a single double under.
But over the past six months she has come into class early and worked on them by herself every day. I remember when she got her first one, and then started to get 2-3 in a workout. Well today, after six months of TOTAL commitment she ripped through hundreds of them.
Karen – you inspire me to be better. Thank you!
-Ben
KarenH
Thank YOU Ben!
I can’t think of many other places (or any other place quite honestly) that I would have gotten the positive encouragement and support that I received at CFNE (for over 4 years, not one person said I couldn’t do it). While yes, I worked at them a lot, the key for me was the never ending positivity I got from you , the other coaches, and the members of CFNE.
Not a lot of things a 57 year old can do a happy dance about when it comes to athletic accomplishments. This one will make me smile for a long time.
CFNE is a special place!
Thank you again for the kind words,
xokaren

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

"7 Types Of Fish You Should Never Consider Eating"

"With increasing pollution and radiation levels off the charts in our oceans, wild fish are becoming as hazardous to our health as factory farmed meat."


I saw this headline and said to myself "Oh NO"! My go to meal when I go out to eat is fish because my culinary skills do not encompass properly cooking fresh fish. (to be honest I have NO culinary skills but I digress)
Every single fish I enjoy is on this list.

#1: SWORDFISH                                                        
#2: TUNA
#3: ORANGE ROUGHY
#4: TILAPIA
#5: SALMON (Both Wild-caught and Farmed)
#6: FLATFISH (Flounder, Sole and Halibut)
#7: MACKEREL

Worrying about mercury, dioxins,  Dibutylin, pink dye and all manner of deadly toxins that are killing and contaminating our fish populations, has taken all of the enjoyment out of a good piece of fish.

To READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE, click here

 
  

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Friday, October 3, 2014

"Crossfit is a Way of Life"


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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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