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Keeping up

Keeping up

This past weekend I noticed something about myself. Stick with me here. I dropped into a CrossFit box in Toms River, NJ called Apache CrossFit. If you're ever in that area and need a place to drop in, Apache is it!  Anyway, I'm always a little nervous dropping into...

Steps

Steps

Last August when I joined 13 Stripes I could barely walk up the stairs into my house without getting winded. As a matter of fact, I HATED steps. I wished we lived on the 1st floor. I wished I didn't ever have to step up on a curb or take stairs to get somewhere.  I...

What is YOUR why?

What is YOUR why?

I have been asked on MANY occasions why I go to the gym as much as I do.  I've even been asked HOW I go to the gym as much as I do.  Since sarcasm is my first language my typical answer would be "I get in my car and drive over there." but, since most people really...

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...