The Caring Gym

The Caring Gym

The moniker of "The Caring Gym" is not something that we chose for ourselves but it's something that we've heard over and over again about the place we've created here in downtown Nampa. We aren't known as that by accident either. We truly care about each and every person that comes through our doors.

Diary of a Newbie - Entry 9

Diary of a Newbie - Entry 9

I got swept up in workouts and my job and forgot to write for a week. My wife’s work has already started to ramp up, so she’s doing her workouts at different times than I am, usually.

When her work schedule got nuts in the past, we were like ships in the night for a couple of months. I’d WANT to help her but honestly didn’t know how. She used to do all the grocery shopping and laundry and I just kinda tried to stay out of the way for a few months. I felt dumb asking her “Are you ok? How can I help?” and her always just saying “I’m fine.”

Paleo Chili

Paleo Chili

Chili is a fluid recipe. Use this as a base, and get creative from here. If you don't like it as spicy, try green chilies instead of the jalapeños. Or add some heat with habeneros. This is also a good recipe to make in large batches and freeze. Divide into 8oz wide-mouth mason jars for easy single servings.

Enjoy!

Diary of a Newbie - Entry 8

Diary of a Newbie - Entry 8

I went to play pickup basketball on Tuesday night. I’ve missed a lot of this year because–well, CrossFit. But I’ve been feeling good, and my coach told me to add in a sport or easy cardio. I’m not jogging, so I’m back at Tuesday night basketball.

I went out of the gate hard. I got a couple of laughs out of the guys in the first few minutes: “Hey, pace yourself, kid. Did you forget your age?” But I was able to keep it up until we broke for "halftime".

Diary of a Newbie - Entry 5

Diary of a Newbie - Entry 5

Well, I know my month is up at my “old” gym because they’re calling me to sign up. Funny how they’re all over me when the bills come due. I’m just ignoring their calls.

I got body fat measurement at CrossFit 43 North and it said I have — well, more fat than I thought. My wife won’t even show me her printout. I guess it’s a starting point.