Go Becky Go

I'm Becky, 23 year old Florida native living in Colorado. Marathon runner trying to get back into running, I also do capoeira on occasion and like to go on adventures sometimes. I'm a certified EMT (but still trying to get a job as one). I like to lift, and am currently working on "getting back on the wagon" for weight loss. I originally started this blog and lost 25 pounds and kept it off for a long time, then life happened and I'm up higher than my original starting weight.. I am pretty ambitious and am signed up for some races this year to boost my motivation, including a half that goes up a 14er, and a 50k in the mountains.

This is not a weight loss blog, it's my blog and I talk about whatever I want including weight loss and food and boys and running and drinking and lots of pictures of myself. I have little to no filter when it comes to the things I say, I am kinda opinionated, so sometimes I'm awkward, but I'm pretty awesome.

Height: 5'1"
HW: 174 lbs
LW: 142 lbs (Sept/2011)
CW: 172.4 lbs (3/11/13)
Goal: to run fast and be healthy.

I love talking to new people, so if you have any questions just ask!

My Workouts
Weigh Ins
Some more goals?
Non Scale Victories!
Marathon Stuff!
Tumblr Tuesday!
Yummy Food!
Gun Show Thursday!

My Capoeira Blog!

Recent Tweets @
Posts I Like
Who I Follow



march in colorado. 

april in colorado 

(via liftingbeerandliz)


“Why Women Need Iron Women need iron. Not the vitamin. The barbell. We are trained by the world around us to have fucked up ideas about our bodies; iron unfucks them. We are supposed to be as thin as possible, as small as possible, perhaps until we disappear; iron teaches us to take up space. We are taught that the only good direction for the scale to go is down, and to agonize ritualistically when it goes up. Iron teaches us the power of gaining weight for strength and gives us another weight to care about – the weight we are lifting. We are taught to eat small amounts daintily and treat food as sin and pleasure. Iron teaches us to eat heartily, to see food as fuel for life, and to seek out nutritious food rather than avoiding sinful food. We are taught to think of our bodies as decorative, an object to be looked at; iron teaches us to think of our bodies as functional, our own active selves, not passive objects for another’s regard. Whole industries exist to profit by removing from us our confidence and selling it back as external objects. Iron gives us confidence from within through progressive training and measurable achievements. We are taught to be gentle and hide our strength or even to cultivate charming physical weakness until we start to believe our bodies are weak. Iron teaches us how strong we can be.”

— I will tell anyone how much I weigh, it doesn’t bother me. I take up space. I am strong. I am determined to succeed. This attitude has put off so many people, mostly men, but I really don’t care. If they can’t handle a little confidence then do I really want to know them? Nope nope nope octopus I do not.










More like “I am Gullible.” Thanks, Tumblr.

Happy April Fools’ Day!

I saw it and thought “I don’t need that… I’ll ignore it… then I saw this post. Well played, tumblr.



More like “I am Gullible.” Thanks, Tumblr.

Happy April Fools’ Day!

I saw it and thought “I don’t need that… I’ll ignore it… then I saw this post. Well played, tumblr.

Oh, and this part. 

Oh, and this part. 

I can’t stop watching Frozen. 

But by far this was my favorite part of the movie.

Math lesson from tonight:

85 kg + 20 lbs.

I accidentally hit my one rep max today at the gym!

It’s only 3 lbs away from my all time one rep max that I had three years ago!

Today’s workout at CrossFit:


5 (55kgs)-5 (75 kg)-3-3 (both at 75 kg+20 lbs)-3 (turned into one rep unable to do more 85 kg + 20lbs) on the 90s


12 min AMRAP:

750m Row Buy in

10 Deadlift (@ 121 lbs)

10 HSPU (I subbed db shoulder presses w/ 20 lb db)

I did 3 rounds + 18 reps.

Core: 50 weighted Sit ups w/10 lb weight

Guys I’m so proud of myself for that. I am so excited and glad I went and deadlifted today.




Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Legit my fav donut from voodoo. Maple bacon is a close second.

Pretty sure I’m going to make my sisters wait in line with me at the Denver location this weekend!

Hmmm…may consider going there tomorrow when I go up to Denver!

I forgot to post this last night, but it works out anyway to post today since its gun show Thursday!

Got to admit, I had not really checked out my arms much since I’ve started CrossFit, loving the progress I’ve been making. I know I haven’t been posting much, but I have been going to CrossFit every day I can, and last night I learned that as much as I love running, a wod with running in it is awful! Also if never yet done thrusters before so this was torture. When I was halfway through the second round I was like “how the fuck am I going to make it 3 more rounds” it seemed impossible. I think my weight that I was using the first 3 rounds was too heavy (45 lbs), I thought I could handle it but I had to drop it to 35 pounds for the last two rounds, it was:

5 rounds for time:

200 m run

15 thrusters

We did strength stuff involving cleans and hang cleans and front squats also prior to the wod, but that wasn’t nearly as impressive for me as I was hoping to be able to go at least a bit heavier. Oh well. I can clean 85 lbs which is cool.

Okay so there’s that!

Less than two months ago, I started CrossFit. After about a week, I was always like, “how the hell do people do anything exercise related after a wod?”

Well today, I did something exercise related after a wod. Mind you, it was athletic recovery yoga, but still!

And I found my 1 rep max for my shoulder press! 30 pounds more than my last 1RM, and I opened with that last pr weight!

Today was a good day!

I made dinner. It was delicious.

Steak, eggs, and asparagus. Nice and satisfying after my wod at CrossFit where I almost puked.

The wod?

Strength on the 90sec

Front Squats

10-8 -6-4-2 @ 55-65-75-85-95 pounds


12 min AMRAP

200m Run

20 Front Rack Alt Lunges (45 lbs)

10 Bar Facing Burpees

(Second round coach scaled me to only 12 reps on the lunges because they took me forever)


T2B 3 x 1 min on/ 30 sec off (I did hanging knee raises)

It’s amazing how easy it is to get out of bed when you have no one else in your bed :/

Anyway, I went to Crossfit this morning, it was really hard, but fun!


12 mins to warm up and find

1RM Back Squat (I made it up to 135 lbs… it was really hard but I don’t think it was quite my 1RM, but for now I’ll take it!)

Then switch weight

2 min ME back squats @50% of 1RM (65 lb weight)


3 Rounds for time:

200m Run

20 KB Swings American 24/16k (I used 12 kg)

20 KB SDHP (12 kg)


5 x ME (maximum effort) hanging L holds

The metcon was way harder than I expected! I’m much worse at running than I’d hoped to be. It was a good workout though!

My old trail! How I have missed it.

Today my favorite trail and I became reacquainted after a long hiatus.

3 miles done. I felt really out of shape, but it was good.

I am possibly looking at doing a marathon in the fall, so I am going to start incorporating more running for training. My only thing is figuring out a balance between CrossFit and running without hurting myself. Been doing research but everything keeps pointing to doing CrossFit Endurance workouts, which I’m kind of ehh about because I want to do the wods at my gym, not do something different from it.

Also, today was beautiful. 70 degrees out! But of course that means nothing in Colorado, we can have a blizzard tomorrow. But today was perfect! And look at my cool CrossFit shirt!

To attempt to soothe my broken heart, and possibly distract the fact that I have a lot more room in my bed now, I bought myself a new bed comforter set. Got it at target, I love it!

Did not work in distracting that my boyfriend is gone. :/