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Home is where the best food is

Home is where the best food is

As a kid, I remember my Mom doing most of the cooking.  There were 4 small mouths to feed, she was a stay at home mom and my Dad worked a full time job and a part time job to support all of us. Going out to eat or even getting a pizza was a treat that my brothers and...

Congratulate yourself!

Congratulate yourself!

There are several quotes out there about being humble, not praising yourself, not showing off... on and on.  I just read one that said "Self praise is for losers."  I couldn't disagree with that more. What if we run a whole mile and no one is around to say "Good job!...

What does your inner voice tell you?

What does your inner voice tell you?

Here's a little list of what mine has said: "You can't afford it." "It's just ONE cookie." "You really were thirsty for that soda." "You'll just have to buy bigger pants." "She married you, she knew what you looked like." "It'll be a while before you'll need to get on...

The Two Cs – Coffee and Confidence

The Two Cs – Coffee and Confidence

Ok... I know. They don't really go hand in hand but I promise you, I have a point. Among many things I have noticed about this journey, one of the most surprising is how much less coffee I'm drinking. I'm mean, I didn't drink a TON before but I drank enough that when...

Being supportive means everything

Being supportive means everything

I married into the most amazing family. No, really. It's true. They saw me at my heaviest and I know they were concerned about my health. Some of them told me and some of them didn't say anything at all but I could see their concern for me on their faces. One person...

It’s complimentary!

It’s complimentary!

Who here doesn't take compliments well?  *throws hand in the air* Yep. Me. I'm one of those people who will receive a compliment and then say something contrary or shrug it off. I'll explain it away. For instance; if I give the coach my time or my rounds after the...

We all have our story.

I have been overweight ALL of my life. I was the chubby baby who turned into the chubby girl in elementary school. I carried that weight into junior high school where I discovered what being picked on was.  When I got to high school I found the tribe of misfits, the...

55:23

That's how long it took me to do the scaled version of Murph. For those that might not have heard or might not know or might not have seen the 8 million posts from CrossFitters around the country/world/universe Murph is a Hero WOD.  It's named after Lieutenant Michael...

Power clean

Ya'll... I LOVE lifting. It's not a secret.  I seriously could do away with the whole cardio situation and just lift heavy things all the time. Nope. I'm not even kidding. I do the cardio because I have to. It's part of the WOD. I do it. I might not like it but I do...

Call yourself out!

I'm about to tell on myself. I have found, especially lately, that I'm cutting corners in warmups.  I know that seems silly and "it's just a warmup" but there are some things I still struggle to do and, in my mind, I feel like I'm already sweating so why bother trying...