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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...

The “I’m getting older” post

Yep. It's happening. We're going to talk about it. 47 years ago today I graced this world with my presence.  I'm not so sure that the world feels the same way since I've not been very graceful most of my life. It's been a struggle sometimes, I was a single mother by...

If you’re going through hell….

Keep on going. Simple, right? Nope. Not even close.  Our typical instinct, at least for my past self, has been to turn around and go back when I've hit the hard part. It's true. When things got difficult for me I gave up, I u-turned, I escaped. It's not something I'm...

Let’s talk goals!

What's your goal?  Ok. Ok. Let me narrow that down for you a bit. What's your health or fitness goal? I'll share some of mine. (but only because you asked!) I want to stand on my head.  I want to hang from the rig. Better yet, I want to do a toe to bar movement or a...

Let’s just put it out there….

Let’s just put it out there….

Raise your hand if you hate the assault bike? How about the rower? Running? Power snatches? (I think EVERYONE hates those!) What about just going to the gym in general? Yep. I'm with ya.  I could make the longest list of things I absolutely dreaded doing at the gym....

Run, Forrest, Run!

Run, Forrest, Run!

I want to run. I really do. I want to be good at it, too. I want to be fast and nimble not slow and awkward. I want to be able to run the entire way around the building without having to stop to walk. I want to be unafraid of a 5K. I want to just automatically be good...

Who I used to be

This past Saturday, after a tough workout and some extra jump roping work, I met my wife over at my moms to help her put out patio furniture and clean out the shed in her side yard. Since my mom's spouses passing, I've been called on a lot to do things like this and I...

Instant Gratification?

We get instant gratification almost everywhere in our lives. We turn on the television and there's a TV show. We unlock our phones and there's our apps. We get into bed at night and instantly feel comfortable. Where we DON'T get instant gratification is at the gym or...