If you are anything like me, you see things on your newsfeed or timeline with Beachbody or Shakeology, Advocare, Nerium, Thrive, or whatever the next great big MLM fad is.

And if you are anything like me, you hide those people from your timeline. Maybe unfollow on instagram, or Twitter.

I get it.

Totally get it.

I recently was suckered into going into one of these at-home “parties” which was masked as an at-home facial for five friends. I walked in, was greeted by one of my box-mates, then was led into the bathroom where the girl hosting the party proceeded to walk me through slathering my face in some green goop. It smelled like berries, with a gritty texture. Cute, guys.

itworks greens on face

As we were led back into the living room, I saw brochures, clipboards, and order forms on the table.

No, no, nope, nope, nope.

Absolutely not.


Pyramid scheme.

What was I doing there? [click to continue…]


Crossfit Games Open 15.5: Would you redo?

April 1, 2015

And the Open is OVER!!! I know you all think I write these recap posts for you to read and enjoy, and yes, I do love that you get to share in my struggles. But in full disclosure: most of the blog posts that I write are for me! I love looking back at my […]

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#WODSwap: April 2015!

March 31, 2015

Whee!! We have finished another Crossfit Games Open and now onto some fun stuff! It’s that time again for another monthly #WODSwap!! So far, everyone seems to be loving the program and I am loving seeing what everyone scores each month even more. #WODSwap: April 2015- Sign up HERE!! Last month, we had a record 30 participants from […]

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Crossfit Games Open 15.4: An Unexpected PR

March 25, 2015

Another week, another Crossfit Games Open workout down! When 15.4 was announced, the first thing that came out of my mouth (despite not being very strong at HSPU and despite my max power clean being less than the prescribed weight): I love 15.4!!

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Crossfit Games Open 15.3: So You Didn’t Get that Muscle Up

March 19, 2015

Spoiler alert. The title sums up my quest to log an RX score all of the 2015 Crossfit Games Open workouts. If you missed my first two events you can check them out, though nothing too revolutionary in there: Crossfit Games Open 15.1 Crossfit Games Open 15.2 I’m not sure what it is about this Open […]

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Crossfit Games Open 15.3: Is the scaled division too scaled?

March 13, 2015

The last two Crossfit Games Opens that I have participated in have had muscle-ups, and as a non-official marker of elite athleticism in Crossfit, it was inevitable that would be in the Open this year. And in typical Castro fashion, the curve-ball was going to be thrown at us – placing them smack in the beginning […]

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Crossfit Games Open 15.2: Can Regress indicate Progress?

March 11, 2015

Last year when Crossfit Games Open 14.2 was announced, the Crossfit community was in a bit of an uproar as a pretty advanced movement, at the time, was programmed that a lot of athletes couldn’t do. I, being one of said athletes, saw it as an opportunity, and not only got my first chest-to-bar pull-up but ended up finishing […]

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[Ladies Only] Sckoon Cup: A less toxic alternative

March 8, 2015

This post was created as part of the SckoonCup Review Campaign in which I am a financially compensated blogger. The opinions are my own and based on my experience. One thing that I have loved about blogging is the ability to share great information that I find with those who are unaware. A favorite saying of […]

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Crossfit Games Open 15.1: You Ain’t Cool Unless You.. What?!

March 3, 2015

Another year, another Crossfit Games Open! This will be my third time participating in an Open (after doing Crossfit just a little more than two years, completing my first one pretty fresh out of On Ramp!), and honestly – I will admit that I am less than excited this year than I have been in […]

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#WODSwap 5: March 2015!

March 1, 2015

It’s finally March, which you would think would mean it’s time for some nice springtime temperatures. However, Mother Nature is not giving Michigan a break, as I think it is one of the first days it has been above 20′ in a long time! Let’s just all think happy, warm thoughts.. booty short season has […]

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