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Don’t Deny Yourself Of Life’s Pleasures

Some of us like to enjoy some drinks every once in a while, right? Afraid you can’t do that while staying in shape? It’s doable. You just need to know your body and your maintenance levels. Of course, not everyone is that advanced when it comes to their nutrition, but for those who are and those who can kind of eyeball things, here’s a site for you:

Awesome domain name, right? This is something I definitely could’ve used in college.

Basically, you can use the site to find a simple breakdown of many of the popular alcoholic beverages on the market, including information on alcoholic % by volume, calories per 12 oz., calorie to alcohol ratio (a lower number is better), and some random notes such as pricing.

As you can see in the picture above, you can sort the chart by these columns of info or you can even search for drink categories such as “beer”, “wine, “hard” (lol…), etc. to help narrow down your info.

I thought this was a neat site that might come in handy for a lot of you people out there 🙂

Pinterest: It’s Like Accidentally Walking Into A Showing Of The Vow

This is Pinteresting…


…at first, Pinterest to me was a big WTF. By the way, FOLLOW ME on there by the way if you haven’t already.

So yeah, as a huge techie, I was all pumped up about this new social network that was getting all this hype. Of course I had to check it out. Hearing it was all exclusive and had somewhat of a what to get an invite, I sought out friends who already had invites to get into this “exclusive” circle. It was obviously for marketing purposes.


"omg i'm like a hott mess..."

Once I finally got an account and the damn system automatically added Facebook friends who were on there (this was awkward cause it added a bunch of people I haven’t talked to in years), I realized something. Shit…I might as well have walked into a showing of The Vow. It’s like if you dumped the contents of a college girl’s bag on the floor.

After a little bit of browsing around, I came to the conclusion that I had no intention of planning my wedding or finding a buttload of pics that have “Live. Laugh. Love.” plastered on them.

That was the end of my personal Pinterest account.

Then I Made An Account For KippingItReal

And I can say I actually have a reason to check things out. No…not to FAP FAP FAP to pics of CrossFit girls lol. Although I’ll admit the collection of CrossFit girls you can find on Pinterest is quite distracting…

Pinterest CrossFit Girls

Uh yeah...I'm just "working"...

Simply do a quick search on CrossFit, and you’ll come across related pins (postings), boards (collections of pins), and people to follow. The pins, for the most part, are HILARIOUS. I hope you like internet memes and actually “get” them, cause here are some of my favorites:

Source: via KippingItReal on Pinterest

And of course, a great twist to one of my favorite internet memes:

CrossFitter Cult Recruitment Cycle

The Kool-Aid Cycle

The other day, I came across this blog post from Fit As Fu*k. And seriously, the whole cycle of finding out about CrossFit to becoming the biggest Kool-Aid drinker out there is sooo true.

You need to read it before finishing up my blog post. The blog post’s a good laugh for any of you somewhat into this damn cult.

Once You’ve Read Fit As Fu*k…

Let met ask you this…why does this cycle seem to happen to almost everyone? There are some of them that just seem to stand out a lot to me.

8. Friend other CrossFitters on facebook.

Okay, after a few weeks at my box, I started doing this. But the people are so awesome!

9. Rip your hands open, a little shocked and in a bit of pain…you’re smiling on the inside. It feels cool.

This still happens to me…

10. Start using the lingo… “WOD” “Rx’d”, “AMRAP” “Snatch” & “Fran”.

Saying this kind of stuff when I go out with non-CrossFit friends drives them nuts. They think I’m some kind of weirdo or something speaking a completely alien language to them. Hey…they asked, “What’s the deal with this CrossFit thing?” So I’m going to explain some things to them, ya?

Of course, I always drop those acronyms like crazy. Once again, another sign I drink the Kool-Aid too much…

13. Continue to drink too much & overload on carbs bc now that you train so hard, you deserve to celebrate with a few beers and a pizza.

This was me in college. I joined the box in my 2nd semester senior year, so I thought all that training would make up for my pounding of Keystone Light cans and consumption of Domino’s 5-5-5 deals. I kept things simple with a medium cheese to myself by the way…

16. Realize after 6 months or so that you are slightly stagnant and need to give this dreaded Paleo stuff a try. Educate yourself & commit to trying a Paleolitic-based Diet.

Once I graduated, I gave a Paleo challenge a shot. Man did I feel and look better than ever. My metcons haven’t been that good since…but of course, once the challenge was over, I went back to my old ways, and haven’t recovered.

As I’ve said before, one of the reasons I made this blog was to kick me back into gear. Showing up to the box 5 times a week is no problem for me. However, sticking to consistent and clean nutrition is my biggest challenge. I really have no choice but to improve my performance in the box (uh…) and drop the fat I’ve gained.

Who the hell’s going to listen to some keyboard jockey who doesn’t really live the CrossFit lifestyle? I gotta commit…which means I need more Kool-Aid (Paleo of course…).

17. See drastic improvements, feel incredible, dominate workouts like never before and preach about eating like a caveman to everyone you know.

Once again, friends hate me even more for this. Might as well become a preacher or something.

18. Talk about CrossFit. Think about CrossFit. Dream about CrossFit.

When I got home from vacation a few weeks ago and slept my days away to get over the jet lag (13 hour time difference), I had a dream I was doing cleans. I woke up with my arms in the rack position. True story.

20. Bleed this lifestyle, surround yourself with likeminded people, & want everyone that you love and care about to join your CrossFit ways…. because you know, that as of now, & as far as you can see…there is no better method.

So damn true. If only my parents would join…if only some friends would join…I WANNA CONVERT THEM. Just kidding. I’m not that crazy obsessed, but if only some really important people in my life gave it a shot.

However, here’s some real talk about the “surround yourself with likeminded people” part. I’ll admit that I had to stray away from friends who just didn’t have the same mindset as the people I spent time with at the box. Things kinda just happened gradually. It’s tough when you’re hanging out with people who just have a very different outlook on life, not wanting to shoot for the stars.

That’s their life though. You can’t criticize them for that. They’ve made those life choices. Different strokes for different folks.

However, I’m just the kind of person who isn’t afraid to fail. You tell me “NO” and I’ll keep fighting for my goals. A business project of mine tanks? I’ll move onto the next. Failed max squat clean? I’ll shake it off, rest a bit, then f*ckin catch that heavy-ass bar on my shoulders.

The truth is…this CrossFit blog is my baby…it’s a project idea I had for over a year. Now it’s time to grow this mofo.

All Kool-Aid jokes aside, I hope the CrossFit culture inspires you to dream big and actually make those dreams a reality.

What Happened To “Forging Elite Sarcasm”?

But That Guy’s An Ass…

C’mon, that stuff’s funny. For a while, ForgingEliteSarcasm/Drywall CrossFit was one of my favorite off-beat CrossFit blogs. The guy was a true troll.

His post I’ll never forget was his review on “EA Sports CrossFit Games 2012”. Obviously it was a joke, but I sent a friend of mine the Photoshop of only the Xbox 360 cover and he thought it was legit lol.

Here it is:

EA Sports CrossFit Games 2012


Good stuff, right?

So as I was getting this blog off the ground (still barely is), I was hoping to read and post on Forging Elite Sarcasm, only to find out the blogger’s done with CrossFit posts. What?!?! I’m not totally sure if this guy actually CrossFits. He said he’s not really into the subject but just enjoys making fun of CrossFit blogs.

Fight Club Project Mayhem Cult

Project Mayhem, anyone?

Regardless, that blog was hilarious. Yes, we can feel all “elite” from drinking the Kool-Aid and can get defensive whenever someone criticizes our sport. You just can’t help but laugh though. Sometimes you just have to step back and not take some of this CrossFit stuff too seriously. It’s one of the reasons the sport gets that “cult-like” vibe.

Then again, what the hell’s wrong with drinking the Kool-Aid? I enjoy every minute of it.

Greg Glassman Drinking Kool Aid

Greg Glassman...get it? OH YEAHHHHH

What’s The CrossFit Games Monitor?

Not A Baby Monitor…

…or some kind of ankle bracelet Lindsay Lohan would wear.

Lindsay Lohan Ankle Bracelet

No, we’re talking about this CrossFit Games Monitor at:

Yours truly was featured on this CrossFit news aggregator yesterday, mainly due to its awesomeness. I mean, is the best CrossFit blog EVARRRR, so you can’t expect anything less 😛

If you want to know what’s going on daily in the CrossFit world and need a break from my rambling, check out that CrossFit Games Monitor.