Tuesday, July 22, 2008


June and July have been crazy so far! Shawna took me on a trip to Germany. The picture to the left is posing with my new Bayer Healthcare bag. I LOVE that bag! So, while in Germany for a week, I worked out twice and the rest of the time enjoyed eating a croissant every two hours and enjoying all of the food I could "take in" while in a foreign country.
When I returned to the US, my husband arrived home and we took more vacation time to spend together. During this time, we painted the house in 100 degree heat and 1 million % Louisiana humidity from sun up to sun down for over a week. Though we lost all of our water weight, by literally sweating enough to cause minor heat exhaustion, we were so engrossed in our project we missed the gym for another week and a half. I am struggling to get back into my routine now that work has begun again, partly because I am dabbling in Crossfit.

Charlie is totally sold on Crossfit. I am not sure that the Crossfit ladies (see Crossfit lady in the red shirt below) look like that just from Crossfit. I have more research to do to find out. I DO know that Crossfit will help me to become stronger! I still have the goal to pull my 150 pound ass up (to do one pull up). Along those lines, I also want to do one body weight (150 lb) dip and one handstand push up. I am aware that Crossfit will help my strength tremendously, but is it enough of an overall workout (at my current fitness level) to burn enough calories and build enough muscle for my goals in bodyfat and muscle. To put it simply, will I look the way I want to with ONLY Crossfit???

Any suggestions and info, please let me know. I think my plan soon will be to contact some of these Crossfit ladies with bodies that I admire (see above lady in red) and ask them where/how they established their muscle base. My hunch is that many/most of them are prior gymnasts/athletes (unlike me).




About This Blog

I am Tori (FITori) and welcome to my blog!!!

I created this blog from the encouragement of my best friend who pushed me to start a blog about my passion, which I am always talking about! It started as a way to inspire others the way I have been inspired and to share what inspires me. I also want to share with you what I have learned through my years of research on health and fitness.

For me, this blog is a great place for me to document my fitness journey. I decided to compete this year, but have transferred that goal to next year so that I can bulk and compete in Figure. This blog is my accountability and hopefully I can get some advice and tips along the way. I am hoping that I can learn from you all also as I post what I am learning along the way. If I am wrong or there is advice for me, I want it! I want your theories. What are you doing differently?

I'm also looking for accountability to keep this up and inspiration from you all. I read your blogs and get inspired and knowing you're reading mine keeps me going!

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