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Feeling Supported – Opening Week!

I’m so happy to finally check in! We survived opening day of Metro CrossFit & Training Center on Monday…and it was a HUGE success! We’re offering free classes all week to anyone in the community that wants to check out our new facility as part of our preview week. Classes have been packed and the energy has been amazing.

I have felt lucky and grateful this week for the support of my amazing friends, the yoga community and fellow bloggers. So many of them have either come in for a class or wished me luck and helped spread the word.

Miriam of Bellaspire was in Charlotte on Monday and stopped by Metro so we could finally meet in person. She was so thoughtful to bring me a goodie bag full of her Whole Foods favorites and to congratulate me on the opening. I can’t wait for her to come back soon so that we can workout together and go on a Lululemon shopping extravaganza! 😉

My friend, yoga student and fellow blogger Dominique came in to try a CrossFit class and loved it. She’s an endurance athlete and was impressed by the challenge that high intensity training provided. She’s already signed up to come back again later this week! Be sure to check out her blog – especially if you’re into triathlons!

I loved meeting blog reader Sarah who brought her brother along with her to class. Read all about her first experience with CrossFit on her blog.

Our director of CrossFit was evil (in a good way!) and made the opening day WOD “Fight Gone Bad.” We did it partner-style so it was fun to watch everyone cheering each other on and working hard.

This is my friend Deb and she totally crushed the workout. She’s a machine! But I think the consensus was that the foam rolling at the end was the best part after FGB!

How have I been surviving all of this craziness?

Coffee and dark chocolate.

Dinner the last two nights has been grilled cheese. On Monday night it was consumed in bed at 10:30 p.m. before I passed out for 11 hours. Last night I got a little more serious with it and added heirloom tomatoes and pancetta.

More caffeine. Espresso shots. I did manage to get a healthy breakfast in this morning. Plain greek yogurt, bananas, homemade granola, blackberries, blueberries and maple peanut butter.

Time to work! Have a good day!

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  • Emily Zimmerman June 13, 2012, 9:22 am

    Congrats, Jen! If I lived near Charlotte, I would have checked it out!

    • Colleen Keith June 13, 2012, 11:55 am

      Emily! Omg hahaha I didn’t know u followed this blog 😀 did u check out her recipe one? Oh and Only two weeks until our half marathon! Excited!

      • Emily Zimmerman June 13, 2012, 12:06 pm

        One of my fave blogs! 🙂 I’m doing the half in September. Which one are you doing, Colleen?

        • Jen June 14, 2012, 3:13 pm

          this is so fun! 🙂

  • Erica June 13, 2012, 9:49 am

    Congrats! I love how happy everyone looks to be there! Sidenote: I made the garlic lime pork tenderloin & marmalade from your cooking site and YUM! Loved it!

    • Jen June 14, 2012, 3:13 pm

      oh i totally forgot about that recipe. yum! i haven’t had pork tenderloin in forever!

  • Devon @ the food bitch blog June 13, 2012, 10:12 am

    Congrats on the opening! That grilled cheese looks wonderful!

  • Erica { EricaDHouse.com } June 13, 2012, 11:02 am

    I have been craving grilled cheese all week – I’m officially making them today now! Congrats on the smooth grand opening!

  • Miriam @ Bellaspire June 13, 2012, 11:08 am

    Already saving up for our Lulu trip! Congrats on a successful opening!! I would totally work out at Metro if I lived there. xoxo!

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  • Danielle @ clean food creative fitness June 13, 2012, 11:15 am

    Congrats on the opening! Looks like an awesome CrossFit facility! Way to kick things off with Fight Gone Bad! I have to agree with you too, coffee and chocolate are the best ways to get through anything 🙂

  • Ashley June 13, 2012, 11:41 am

    Congratulations on the opening!! What gorgeous rooms, I am so jealous! I wish I could visit there! 🙂

  • Lisa June 13, 2012, 12:30 pm

    Congrats on the opening! You have me craving my daily espresso now! I need to get my own espresso maker bad!

  • Kimberly June 13, 2012, 12:51 pm

    Opening week looks like it is going swimmingly. I hope I get a chance to come by!

    • Jen June 14, 2012, 3:12 pm

      thank you so much for trying out e3 today! it was great to meet you!

  • Blakely @ The Husky Life June 13, 2012, 12:56 pm

    Congratulations on everything! So awesome that so many bloggers came out to support you!

  • Debbie June 13, 2012, 2:15 pm

    You’re right…the foam roller was the best part of the workout! I loved it! It’s a great gym! So happy for your success!

    • Jen June 14, 2012, 3:10 pm

      thank you so much for coming! 🙂

  • Corrie Anne June 13, 2012, 4:51 pm

    Congrats!!! How exciting. It looks beautiful, and what a great way to break in a gym!!!

  • amy June 13, 2012, 7:04 pm

    congrats thats so awesome!! i cant wait to get back into crossfit (im 7 months preggo) i love it!

    • Jen June 14, 2012, 3:08 pm

      one of our coaches just had a baby and she is dying to get back to it! i bet it’s interesting because you have to build back to where you were. i have to think it would be cool to see where you were then v. now v. after a few months back.

  • Julie June 13, 2012, 9:01 pm

    Yay for a successful opening day! The space looks great.

  • Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) June 14, 2012, 9:52 am

    Looks like this week is turning out to be such a success!! Great job, Jen! Wish I could make it down to try it out. Maybe when H is older 🙂

    • Jen June 14, 2012, 3:07 pm

      yes, ANYTIME! just let me know when you want to try out a class. we’re going to have free classes every saturday and you are welcome to come if your schedule ever allows.

  • Bethany June 14, 2012, 12:17 pm

    You must be so proud/excited! I am happy for you and rooting for this new journey you are on 🙂

  • Ann June 14, 2012, 12:42 pm

    Haven’t seen Brandon on the blog lately. Does he do a lot of the cross fit/workouts with you?

    • Jen June 14, 2012, 3:06 pm

      he is getting into crossfit. he does it more than i do.

  • Megan@eatmybeets June 14, 2012, 3:06 pm

    Congratulations! looks like your hard work paid off. 🙂

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