Workout Week: In Bloom

Workout Week: In Bloom

Hello, Springtime! Hello, you ray of sunshine! I’m ecstatic to be writing to you from my new home! I feel as if my life is in bloom alongside the trees and flowers. Now that I’m a month moved into my home, I thought I would miss the excitement of being on the go. Settling down sounded BORING. To my surprise, I’m so much happier now that I’m a home owner. I love my house so much I can’t even stand it. I feel more secure knowing I have all the time in the world to enjoy it. It’s not like renting where you know it’s temporary.

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Workout Week: CrossFit Geeks in CA

Workout Week: CrossFit Geeks in CA

Hey guys! I’m baaack in full swing! I apologize for taking the last couple of weeks off from the blog. I was insanely unmotivated after my trip from California. I caught a nasty chest cold for the second time in a month. I hardly had enough energy to go to work let alone exercise. I was in a crap mood, tired of the gloomy, cold days and dreading yet another house move!!!

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Workout Week: Hello San Diego!

Workout Week: Hello San Diego!

Happy Sunday! I hope you are making the most of your weekend! I’m en route to California for the very first time!!! I’ve been dreaming of California since I was sixteen years old. As a teenager, I was madly obsessed with the television series The O.C. with Mischa Barton, Ben McKenzie, Rachel Bilson, Peter Gallagher, etc. Ask anyone who knew me then; I was the show’s biggest fan! I fantasized about the glamorous side of California. I was captivated by the beaches, the sunsets, the ocean, the palm trees, the mansions, the models, the cars, the country club way of life. I wanted to be Marissa Cooper aka Mischa Barton livin’ it up on a yacht or cruising along the coastline in my convertible. Sounds like fun right?!!

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Workout Week: I’m Ready For Vaca

Workout Week: I’m Ready For Vaca

Hey! How’s it going? I’m feeling pretty bad for the Green Bay Packers. I’m watching this sad playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons. I’m blogging instead of watching because it’s just too painful to watch. So my house inspection went really well this past Friday! The house needs a few things fixed here and there, but nothing serious. What a relief. Let the countdown to closing day begin!
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Workout Week: One Last Move

Workout Week: One Last Move

WOAH. I will be a homeowner next month! Life just got super real for me. I have mixed emotions about the whole thing! Of course, I’m HAPPY. I will have more living space and storage than I’ve ever had. I’m most excited about having complete privacy. I don’t have to worry about closing the blinds or worry about noisy neighbors stampeding through the apartment above mine. I can remodel, decorate, and do whatever I like because it’s my house!

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Workout Week: I HATE SUGAR

Workout Week: I HATE SUGAR

And so I’m back in full swing from missing an entire week of workouts due to being sick. I’m so incredibly sore and hungry these days. My body is detoxing for sure from the sugary holidays. UGH. What a pain in my rear end to have to start all over to find my groove. There’s nothing more annoying than being majorly distracted from accomplishing my goals. UGH. I’m just super angry at sugar, and I despise it with all my being.  Read more
Workout Week: Because Paleo

Workout Week: Because Paleo

Happy 2017!!! I’m thrilled to start the new year with a new blog post to get motivated! I was completely useless last week due to a horrible cold I caught; sore throat and pounding headache. I felt so guilty taking time off from work and the gym, but I knew my body needed to rest to make a quicker recovery. While I was plopped on the couch, I came across an article, I’ll Never Follow A Paleo Diet, Because Bread. Naturally, as a Paleo enthusiast, the headline caught my attention. Nonsense I thought.  Read more
Workout Week

Workout Week

I hope you enjoyed your Christmas as much as I did!!! This holiday season is real quiet. It’s just my husband and me! We miss our family in WI and NJ very much and feel terrible we couldn’t make the trip to visit. Having just moved this past summer from WI to VA we thought it wise to stay put. People feel sorry for us because we are alone for the holiday’s, but the truth is we’ve grown used to it. My husband and I lived overseas for a few years, missing family get-togethers and such, we had no choice but to be grateful we had a family to miss!

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Workout Week

Workout Week

We dream big, but do we make our dreams reality? We all have the best intentions for our health and well-being, but do we fight for greatness? How content have you become with yourself? Stay with me because I’m talking heavy in this Workout Week tidbit. I’m giving ya a loving, motivational jolt.
If you are entering 2017 with good intentions to eat clean and exercise more, you are setting yourself up for failure. Failure because you are most likely a resolutioner who along with 80% of all the other resolutioner’s abandon losing the weight and getting in shape within the second week of February. How come those mighty high intentions aren’t good enough?
Your mindset is all wrong. You are too focussed on the physical aspect of changing your belly fat or flabby arms that you lose all emphasis on self-discipline. Self-discipline doesn’t come naturally nor does it develop over night. Self-discipline is a trait you have to practice every second of every day because the temptation of doubtful thinking never goes away. When you think negative thoughts or positive ones you are most likely to act on it. You are the only one who is in control of your beautiful mind! Happy thoughts will get you through the day to day challenges! 
Take every day as a practice day of fitting your workout in your busy schedule and eating nutritionally dense foods, so you don’t binge on junk food! Do you want to see truly amazing results for 2017? You have to work your ass off for a better, healthier you. The more you practice self-discipline the stronger you become and defeat your weaknesses. 

 

Running Gloves for the brave!

Keep your ears nice and toasty in this CUTE Chunky Beanie

I have two pairs of the Adidas Pure Boost Shoe

Snow white Sport Legging!

Long Sleeve Texture Cowl Neck Tee 

Activeware Tank Top

Love a Cowl Fleece

Intensity Athletic Legging

I absolutely adore my Nike Hoodie Sweatshirt

Super cool crewneck Adidas Logo Sweatshirt 

Super affordable Mesh Insert Jacket

Warm up in this 1/4 Zip Pullover

Music Jam for the Workout Week:

The Ocean by Mike Perry

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Sunday- Rest Day! 

Monday- CrossFit WOD

50-40-30-20-10 reps for time of:
weighted  5 lb. dumbell sit-ups- Video Demo
30 lb. kettlebell swings (I use a dumbbell)- Video Demo

Tuesday- CrossFit WOD

Elizabeth

21-15-9 reps for time of:
cleans- Video Demo
Ring dips- Video Demo

Wednesday- 3 Mile Run

Thursday- CrossFit WOD 

3 rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters (.25 mile)
15 pull-ups- Video Demo
50 squats- Video Demo
15 pull-ups

Friday- CrossFit WOD

Back squat 3-3-3-3 reps- Video Demo
Thruster 3-3-3-3 reps- Video Demo
4 attempts at a max L-sit hold for time- Video Demo

Saturday- Rest Day

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