Trying Something New

21-15-9: Deadlifts and Overhead Squats
21-15-9 reps, for time of:
Deadlift, 225 lbs
Overhead Squat, 135 lbs

 Hello hello CrossFit Forest-

I have now been contributing to this inspiring community for about two months with setting you all up for success on the whiteboard all the way to providing updates and prevention information here on the blog. Therefore, I thought (and Pete agreed) I should introduce my voice behind the blog, because I hope it is obvious that Pete is not currently writing this. 

For those I have not met yet... I am Lindsay, Pete's fourth of five younger sister. Pete introduced me to CrossFit I think three years ago. Okay, maybe I do not know how long it has been but I do remember my first workout [as most of you can, too.] Our family was home for Christmas, Pete insisted that my sisters and I do 100 sit ups, 100 push ups, 100 pull-ups, and 100 lunges. We were sore for 3 weeks! My sisters hated Pete and I was hooked. I headed back to school with a new log-in name on the "Whiteboard" and a new hope. Like most CrossFitters, I have been a regular gym goer and sport player,  and was not getting the results I wanted. After a year and half, I had run around like a chicken with my head cut off in the rec center, watched more YouTube videos about Olympic weight lifting than I thought were out there, became stronger, and found a new definition of fitness. Now for the past year and half I have been regularly attending a "box" and applying as much of what I have learned from Pete's opportunities and the CrossFit professionals to every day life as practical to being a part of the world. 

I love putting together this material for all of you. Thank you for being receptive to this information. I am always up for recommendations, coaching, opinions, criticism, concerns and appreciations.

Make comments towards the posts so I can make progress on them. 

The recipe today:

1/4 lb Grass Fed Beef Sirloin

2 Carrot Sticks

1/2 Sweet Potato

2 Cloves of Garlic

1 Jalapeno

7 Cherry Yellow Tomatoes

4 Cups of Water


Black Pepper Corn (whole)

I started by boiling the water, putting the cubed Sweet Potato and Carrot coins with finely chopped jalapeno, garlic, black pepper corn, and salt together. (When jalapeno and garlic are boiled the oils are released from the vegetable and make the flavor amazing.) This is in a large sauce pan boiling while doing the following. 

In a skillet, the beef (cut into 1.5"x1.5", basically cubes) are placed in med high hot coconut oil, pan sear both sides for three minutes, then cook and med low for about 5-7 mins depending on your size. Cook it only to med rare.

Take cubes and drop into boiling vegetables and broth. Add the oil BUT slowly into the bath :)

Boil for 4 minutes and then simmer on low for infused flavor deliciousness. 


Note** all times are relative to your perspective of done and quantity of cooking.

This recipe served me twice. 


I hope you are impressed with yours as much as I was impressed with mine. I cannot wait to catch up and meet all of you next time I am in town.