Crossfit to Powerlifting 

What I’ve learned in the last 6 months of crossfit can be summarized in one sentence: as long as you’re always working hard, you will crush your goals!  There’s no denying that my fitness goals are always evolving, I started 6 years ago with the couch to 5k program and over the last few years…

What I’ve learned since ankle injury

If you’ve been following my posts, (sorry it’s been awhile since I’ve posted) you know that a few months ago I severely sprained and avulsion fractured my left ankle. It’s been a tough road to recovery and I’m still not fully recovered, but I’m finally feeling a bit better. I’m finally able to complete the…

Road to Trifecta, Road to Recovery

Palmerton, PA. Saturday July 11th. Picture this, looking up at a mountain, knowing that only a few minutes are left before you face one of the hardest challenges of your life…   The Spartan Super, 8+ miles, and 32 obstacles, up and down a mountain with a total elevation gain of over 3000ft. Hydration pack, gels,…

Intermittent fasting: another diet trend?

Recently a fellow fitness professional told me he was toying with the idea of intermittent fasting. He began explaining that it had to do with insulin sensitivity and some of the research was pretty astounding – he said that if done right one can lose fat and gain muscle .. Wait for it… At the…

Getting stronger::New ink

I literally learn something new every single day that I go to crossFit. The cardio work is my least favorite but mostly because it needs the most work. I am starting to become a stronger rower, but I still find myself going out too hard to start and tapering off at the end. I do,…

Update: I’ve turned into one of THOSE people

What an interesting title since I haven’t written in awhile. Sorry, life has been a bit hectic around here – I just seem to never stop working lately! With our focus on building our AdvoCare business and my schedule at my full-time vet tech job, life has been a bit crazy!  I can’t believe my…

I am a Spartan! Aroo!

Today I completed my very first Spartan sprint in Tuxedo, NY. My husband had to work so I went alone and ran it alone… Well, alone in the sense that I didn’t know anyone personally.  I picked up my bib number and headed to the start line but of course I had to snap some…

24 Day challenge: Day 9

Charlie ate!!! Sorry this blog series has turned into a little sour my challenge and a little about my pup but… That’s rhe beauty of “pugs and pushups!” Woke up this morning on my own around 6am, did my regular morning routine including spark and probiotic followed a half hour later by breakfast – today…

24 Day Challenge: Day 3

Today has been a good day yet again! I promised I’d be transparent so.. Here we go.. Don’t yell at me… I weighed myself today and… I was down 5lbs!!! I’m the first person to tell my challenge group that this is most likely water weight in the beginning but I was still super excited!…

Spartan Workout Tour

Today I went to a free Spartan workout as part of the Spartan workout tour. I won’t lie, I was a bit nervous – but as I arrived I saw people of all different shapes and sizes and my nerves began to ease.  I didn’t know what to expect other than burpees… Lots of burpees……