Reflecting on 2017

Reflecting on 2017I’m sure it is a bit early for most of you for this type of post but I’m writing about it anyway because it is on my mind right now. I’m reflecting on the year, 2017, and it’s not yet December. I can’t help it.

Thanksgiving just passed, Christmas is next, then we will be vigorously accosted by the New Year. I don’t know about you but these next few weeks will fly by. For whatever reason, the holiday season maneuvers itself through our lives full tilt and it is normally around Valentine’s Day before we realize what really happened.

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Cleaning Up Facebook

Facebook, anymore, has become nothing but a cesspool. So I’ve taken to cleaning up Facebook; mainly my personal account. I unfollowed and unfriended people that I had no clue who they were or that I lost touch with or that I may have met one time at a networking event. I’m cleaning up Facebook; my personal account.

Cleaning Up Facebook

If it wasn’t for a few groups that I belong in and one in particular, that I recently created and want to maintain, I’d delete it all. Or deactivate my personal account.

At any rate, I am going to continue posting to my Moxie Beautiful PAGE and my recently created Moxie Beautiful GRITGYM group. If you want to find me on Facebook, look for me at those two places.

I was going to create a blog post with a long diatribe on why I am limiting Facebook but I am not even going to explain or justify my actions. I don’t need to.

You can also find me on Instagram and Twitter.

Featured on Garage Gym Experiment

In case you all have noticed lately, I’ve been trying to build a little Moxie Grit Gym of my own; out of my garage. A few days ago, I was featured on Garage Gym Experiment. After posting a few pictures on Instagram and using the hashtag #garagegym – Garage Gym Experiment and I found one another.

Garage Gym Experiment’s goal is to provide the garage gym athlete with motivation, workouts, and recommend products.

Anyway, they featured my little teeny garage gym in their gallery. I am thrilled and honored! I am just getting started so I know I am a newbie and novice to all of this garage gym stuff. And I am having a blast learning and collecting and building.

garage gym experiment gallery

Thanks, Garage Gym Experiment, for featuring me and continuing to encourage me.

Creating my own little workout space at home, I have also created a Facebook group called Moxie Beautiful GRITGYM. A place for my friends and acquaintances to come together, encourage one another, share workouts, and all that good stuff.

Want to join us? Moxie Beautiful GRITGYM

Moxie Beautiful GRITGYM

In my garage gym so far:

Wood Box for box jumps/step-ups
Barbell
Bumper plates in the total amount of 110#
Jump Rope
Kettlebell 35#
Ab mat for sit-ups

Oh, and I purchased two mat tiles from Tractor Supply Co so that when I drop my weights it won’t make a thunderous noise and wake up the neighbors. Well, it still makes noise but it is easier on the bumper plates than exposed concrete.

My next addition will be a wall ball in the weight of 14# and I want to get a pull-up bar.

I am NOT leaving my home CrossFit Box at Jones Valley Crossfit, no. I will stay there for as long as I can. That is my second home! I love it there and for as long as I can, will NEVER LEAVE them. Unless I move far far away, which isn’t happening anytime soon.

Anyway, thanks for reading. What’s in your garage gym?

Operation 22 MST August WOD

Operation 22 MST August WOD – my second workout for Operation 22 MST is complete. This month’s WOD was not named after any particular person but it represents everyone who is dealing with MST. Of course, I underestimated the WOD, once again, as I always do. But I got through it and it was good.

Operation 22 MST August WOD

2017 WOD 8: August 21-September 22

Operation 22 MST WOD

4 rounds of:
12 power cleans (135 lb/95 lb)
22 burpees

Operation 22 MST August WOD

My time was 21:03 – I took a lot of breaks. I broke up the power cleans into 4 sets of 3 reps, cause damn! And on the first set of burpees, I broke them into a set of 10 and a set of 12. But after that first round, I ended up breaking up the burpees even further, into sets of 5! Whew!

Find out more about Operation 22 MST and how you can help. I have signed up as an individual ambassador and I am trying to help raise money for them.

My goal is $500 by the end of this year.