Sat 8-1-09

Rest day.

Quote of the Day:

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people promptly announces she never really did care for pie.
~Tenneva Jordan

Fri 7-31-09

Something to think about…

The stats:

Americans who are 30 lbs or more overweight (obese) cost the country an estimated $147 billion in medical costs in 2008 (Double the amount from a decade ago.)

Obesity now accounts for 9.1% of all medical spending.

On average, an obese patient has $4871 in medical bills a year compared to $3442 for a person at a healthier weight.

34% of Americans (over 72 million) were obese in 2006, up from 23% in 1994.

The average American is 23 lbs overweight. Collectively as a country, we are 4.6 billion lbs overweight.

Don’t forget to check out for great meal ideas.

Please don’t forget your dues for Aug.

Quote of the Day:

“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.”
-Harold Wilson

Thurs 7-30-09

Homework WOD:

For time:
Walking Lunges, 21 steps
Elbow Bridge for 10 seconds
Walking Lunges, 18 steps
Elbow Bridge for 20 seconds
Walking Lunges, 15 steps
Elbow Bridge for 30 seconds
Walking Lunges, 12 steps
Elbow Bridge for 40 seconds
Walking Lunges, 9 steps
Elbow Bridge for 50 seconds
Walking Lunges, 6 steps
Elbow Bridge for 1 minute
Honest lunges with knees touching the ground and full extension of the hip and knee during every step.
Elbow bridges are in a perfect plank position with no sagging of the hips.
Post time to comments.
OMG!!!! I want to SCREEM when I see things like this…
I would put doing 6 minutes a day of push-ups and pull-ups aginst this piece of crap any day.  People that buy this stuff get enough exercise opening a bag of potato chips and chewing.  I HATE EXERCISE INFOMERCIALS!!!
Thanks for finding this Stephen.

Quote of the Day:
“Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.” – Lowell Thomas, American politician, author (b. 1923)

Wed 7-29-09

Here are the final t-shirt designs.  I am taking pre-order sales now.  We are going to do several colors so let me know what colors you like.  We are ordering both mens and womens shirts.  The pre-order price is only $20.00 per shirt.  Please let me know ASAP how many you would like and what colors.

Check out our new Nutrition Blog.  You can always find the link to it on the right under Links.  You can also find information by clicking on the resorces tab above.

Please remember that Monday is August 3rd so please remember your monthly dues.  We are looking to move into a building very soon and I need to be able to pay the rent so any help you can give by getting your dues in on the first class of the month is GREATLY apperacated!

I found this on the Crossfit Oakland site.

Simple, Healthy Dessert

Looking for a way to use that fruit that’s past its prime & attracting fruit-flies? Bake it! Baking ripe fruit allows the natural juices to come out and caramelize creating a super sweet yet healthy treat. You can do this with just about any fruit that has a skin. Today, I used pears.

Here’s how:

1. Slice the fruit in halves or quarters and remove any seeds and stems.
2. Place a layer of fruit in a casserole dish or Pryex container skin side down. Use something that is deep enough to contain all the juices–cookie sheets won’t work.
3. Sprinkle fruit with cinnamon or apple pie spice.
4. Bake at 325 degrees for approximetly 20 minutes.
5. Let cool & enjoy!

Quote of the Day:

“The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.”

-Abraham Lincoln

Tue 7-28-09

Rest Day.

Ethical Treatment

Quote of the Day:

“A goal without a plan is only a wish”.