Friday 03.07.14

3 rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
20 Butterfly sit-ups
12 Thrusters, 20-30 lbs

Compare to 03.07.13

no caffeine
no soda  
only fruit or veggie snacks
  no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce sugar intake 
3 glasses of water a day
no fried food
8 hours of sleep


Preservatives are not good for you. Simple as that. Your body does not need them nor does it want them. Here is some info taken from livestong.com 

What Are the Dangers of Preservatives?

Manufacturers use preservatives in many
products that people consume and depend on for health. Many companies
also use them in cosmetics. The intent of preservative use is
well-meaning, because they prevent botulism, mold and bacteria, which
gives products a longer shelf life and protect people from illness.
Unfortunately, many preservatives have dangerous side effects that cause
cancers, hyperactivity, nervous system damage and other problems. It
should be noted that many studies incorporate feeding massive amounts of
a preservative to laboratory rats, so some preservatives consumed in
small amounts may not be as dangerous as some studies suggest.

Sodium Benzoate

Many soda manufacturers use sodium benzoate
to prevent mold. This chemical can damage mitochondria in cells, which
leads to neuro-degenerative diseases. Professor Andrew Kemp from the
University of Sydney mentions in an editorial for the May 24, 2008,
edition of the “British Medical Journal” that children “were
significantly more hyperactive after they ate a mixture of food
colorings and a preservative [sodium benzoate].”

Sodium Nitrate

Sodium nitrate, which is found in many
packaged meats like hot dogs, sausages and bacon, is used as a curing
agent. The curing of meats reduces the possibility for botulism-causing
bacteria. Although MeatSafety.org, a website sponsored by the American
Meat Institute trade association, says that sodium nitrate is “safe in
the levels used” according to a study done by the U.S. National
Toxicology Program, some studies link pancreatic and lung cancers to an
increased consumption of meats containing sodium nitrate.

Propyl Gallate

Food manufacturers use propyl gallate as a
stabilizer in packaged meats, dried milk, candy, potato chips and baked
goods. It is also used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The National
Toxicology Program, an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, reports that this preservative causes prostate inflammation
and tumors of the thyroid, brain and pancreas.

Potassium Bromate

Many bread companies still use potassium
bromate to strengthen bread dough. Although countries like Britain and
Canada banned the preservative as a carcinogen because significant
evidence shows that it causes cancerous kidney and thyroid tumors in
rats, it is still found in some baked goods in the United States.
Potassium bromate is especially dangerous if the food product is not
baked long enough at a high enough temperature.


Food manufacturers use BHA (butylated
hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) to prevent
oxygenation. This keeps many breads and snack foods fresh for longer
periods of time because the fats cannot turn rancid from exposure to
oxygen. The Center for Science in the Public Interest cites studies
which show that BHA causes cancer in animals. It also asserts that the
safety of BHT is unproven.

Mamas, there is nothing better for you body than eating fresh, natural, whole foods- eating clean. I challenge you to not buy or consume anything in the next 32 days that has a preservative in it. Shop around the outsides of the store. It is easier than you think. Your body will thank you and you will feel great!


  1. 20:55
    My transitions took me a while; I had to keep going through the whole house to get from outside to my ab mat.

    1. Treadmill. Husband was not home. I missed great running temps.

  2. 18:31
    Outside run- going to get up to 60 today in St. Louis – whoo hoo!
    Arms crossed

  3. Too cold to run;I've gotten spoiled in my old age.
    Did 3/28/13 instead
    12 minutes, AMRAP
    35# shoulder press, 25# SDLHP, 35# squat
    Completed 9 rds plus SP and 2 SDLHP

  4. Ran/walked 2.71 miles 33 minutes
    3:08 WOD with 20#

  5. Ran/walked 2.57 miles in 33 minutes
    3:04 for the WOD
    20# thrusters

  6. 18:34
    So excited to run in the sun today and actually see grass again!!!
    #20 thrusters

  7. 18:14 and I actually ran it on the streets of my town! I have been anticipating and dreading spring. I knew I'd run out of excuses not to run. Did way better than I thought I would.

    30# thrusters

  8. 22:23 compared to 23:37
    Was hoping for better but I'll take any improvement!

  9. Ran 4 miles then


    Ran 1st 800 outside on the way back from my morning run.

    2nd and 3rd 800's on treadmill.


    My face is red and hot and my legs are tired. Great workout.

  10. 18:50, had to take a call during the third run but kept walking. 30#

    Time last march was 18:45, considering more weight this time and taking the call I'm pretty sure I took time off.

  11. I'm training for a race so I had to run a little more. I did 3.5 miles in treadmill intervals then 3 rounds of the other 2 in 4:32.

  12. 17:22
    20# thrusters
    1min plank.
    Did wod outside and have no mat for abs so subbed plank.

    1. Heather- I throw my yoga mat onto my lawn and do sit-ups outside that way.

  13. Ran a quick 1.5 miles earlier in the morning.

    17:58 20# thrusters regular sit-ups

    I'm pooped. I hate running and this was quite a bit for me in one day.

  14. 18:28

    Treadmill run.
    12#DB Thrusters.

    Surprised myself since my legs are still sore from the 130 thrusters the other day.

  15. 17:15
    400 JR instead of run on each round
    BFSU Arms crossed
    20# Thrusters
    TGIF!!! Good weekend, mamas!!!

  16. 20:04

    20#, Arms crossed

    I really wanted to skip this one. Not because of the running but more because of the rain and wind here in NC. I toughed it out and glad I did. Happy Friday!

  17. Realized after watching the BFSU video that I've been using my arms to much. Working on that now.

    treadmill, 20# thrusters

  18. First time ever. Very out of shape…I put on 40 pounds in 20 weeks of pregnancy after having lost 70 pounds the year previous. So I am very motivated to lose this fast. I didn't time myself today; I will Monday. Pretty sure it took over 30 minutes to do just two rounds, and I used 10 pounds per hand for the thrusters. 🙁 That's okay. I'll do much better after 6 months of this. Thanks for making this available!!

  19. 14:05

    Ran half a mile warm up.
    30 lb thrusters deep squat
    ran 1 mile after to bring total to 3 miles.

  20. 19:42
    Ran my fastest half mile ever on the treadmill!!!!
    23 seconds faster than last time and transitions were horrible today! Feeling proud!

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