Where: Dave and Patricia’s- 479 N. Oak Branch Rd in Waxahachie (but out towards Maypearl)
Head towards Maypearl on FM 66. Approximately 6 miles from I-35 to Oak Branch Rd. Turn right (Oak Branch is easy to miss. If you see the Royal Rangers camp on your right, you’ve gone too far!) Their house is about ¼ mile down on the left. Brick mailbox “479 CHRISTIANSEN”
What to Bring:
Food to share and any “adult beverages” you may want.
Bring a gift to exchange in the range of $15-20 (not White Elephant- it’s been requested to make it something you’d want to leave with).
Thanks to everyone who made it out today! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
I know I have a lot to be thankful for! This time last year, I was sitting in a hospital room with my wife, who was awaiting surgery. We spent that Thanksgiving till almost Christmas at St. Paul in Dallas. It was a pretty stressful time for sure! Fast forward to this year and Laura and our daughter, Clara, were both at the box for Thanksgiving Grace!
As you spend time with family and friends, don’t for get to count an be thankful for all your blessings this year! I include all of you guys at CFW as one of mine! Love you guys!
Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. -W.J. Cameron
This weekend Jordan and I will be in Ft. Worth for the CrossFit Endurance seminar. Running is something that I’ve been passionate about for a long time. I’m really looking forward to learning more about CFE and dialing in my running technique.
From 5K to marathon. I’ve really enjoyed the process of training and running. But nothing has been more fun than the two 200+ mile relays that I did this year with Team We Mustache. We took on the Texas Independence Relayand the Capital to Coast. What a blast! We’ll be starting a CFW Endurance Team when I get back from this weekend’s seminar. If you’re ready to go long, let me know!
T is also for T…aka Coach T…aka the female winner of the first LTC in 2010. Here’s what she has to say about the LTC:
“Two years ago, I won the Lean Turkey Challenge by losing 18 pounds and 4 inches off my waist. It was the most successful weight loss program I have ever been a part of. I have been begging for coach to bring it back ever since. You see, the “whole 30’s” work for some but not for me. I like structure, I like measurable numbers and I LOVE competing. The structure of the Lean Turkey Challenge is perfect for me. The buy in creates an emotional investment. The food logs create accountability. The challenge with others creates the ability to say “no”. Best of all, the kick butt prize at the end is what has me coming back for more this year.
The program is set up to help you achieve your goals. Coach works with you individually to tweak your meals to honor those goals. The blog helps every turkey talk through any cravings we are having as well as provide each other with recipes to use for success. I am looking forward to LTC 2.0 (as I am calling it) to see what great offers are available to us through our nutrition partners. I am also super excited to do it with lots of newbies from the box. This program will jump start your new addiction to living healthy.
Warning: the prize really does rock and I am playing to win again. Game on turkeys! Let’s do this!”
T this past summer.
Speaking of prizes, here’s what we’re playing for:
Small Group at 6:15 and Open Gym at 7:15!! Yes, this is open for members AND non-members. Bring your friends and join us!!
There are no rules here, we’re trying to accomplish something.-Thomas Edison
A small group bible study at the gym? That’s different.
Yep. We’ve been different at CFW from the start in 2010 (and BFC before that in 2009). At the center of our gym, I’ve always wanted it to be about community. I wanted it to be a place where people felt at home. Accepted as they were then shaped, sharpened and honed. Up until now it has happened mainly in the physical realm and it’s been really cool! I love seeing you guys and gals push your limits!
Now we’re going to have a chance to grow on our spiritual and emotional side. This will be an awesome time of fellowship and community! Next level stuff for sure.
We’re also going to be taking on a task to impact Ellis County. I’ll give you more details as we get things going but we’ll be partnering with Hope Clinic on a mission to help their efforts in healthcare for our area.
At CFW, we are a rather inclusive group. Show up to your class and workout for a week and all of the sudden you’ve bonded with the family (I think it has something to do with shared trauma). Anyway, what I’m saying is that CFW is a place where you BELONG.
Belong- b-lông- To be in an appropriate situation or environment. To be a member of a group, such as a club. To fit into a group naturally.
Yes, that’s definitely right. You belong. We take you in with one shared goal, one purpose- improvement. While that’s a great goal for whatever metric you’re looking for- weight loss, performance, health- did you know there certainly are other big rocks to focus on in this one life of ours?
Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.1 Timothy 4:8 (NLT)
I love, love, love the physical training we do at CFW! But did you check that verse out? What good is all my training if I’m not pursuing God? Pretty vain. On the other hand, if I’m well equipped and able to help my fellow neighbor because of my ability to do work- how beneficial is that? If I’m healthy and able to go on mission trips with my church- again, good stuff.
My one goal in starting CFW- build fit a community. In the back of my mind it’s always been fitness on multiple levels- physical, mental/ emotional, and yes, spiritual.
My pastor, Scott Wilson from the Oaks Fellowship, recently challenged our entire church body to start/ host a small group. Gulp! I began thinking- how can I make that happen? Where would I do it? What would it look like? I had one simple answer- the box.
So, we’re going to be hosting a small group and open gym on Wednesday nights starting Sept. 19th at 6:15pm. Here’s what you need to know:
What will the CFW small group do? We’re going to watch a short DVD message and have a discussion time afterwards.
Do I have to be a member of the Oaks to attend? No.
Do I have to be a member of any church to attend? No.
Do I have to be a member of CFW to attend? No. We want you to be in if you would like to join us.
What is the day/time? The small group will last 6 weeks and it’ll be on Wednesday nights at 6:15pm starting Sept 19th. Open gym time will be from 7:15 to 8:15pm.
Are you guys going to be weird? Not any more than usual. We’re not going to hold hands and sing Kum By Ya. It’ll be a relaxed time of learning and fellowship.
This will be a great time to focus on more than your physical journey. As a whole, the CFW community is strong. I believe this will be a great time of building relationships that will only solidify our community! Invite your friends who want to check out the gym for open gym afterwards. Let’s pack this place out!