September 26, 2016

five was my lucky number

i was born january fifth. five has always been my favorite number. i like things in multiples of five. and i like doing things five times. and for the first time since i started doing five a.m. workouts, i was going to do five. five days. every. single. day. i would wake up at four. get dressed, drive to the box, and workout. see… until now, this has never happened. two days, easy. three days, got it. even four. but i always said, “my body can’t handle five days that early.” truth? maybe. but maybe not. i just said it. i went into this goal knowing that it was quite simple. i also went in knowing i had tweaked my back last friday and all my workouts would need modifications [yes, friends, crossfit is all about these… can’t do it, trying to learn it, whatever your case – modifications are […]
August 21, 2016

i lost the why.

everyone begins their journey. and everyone embarks on their journey. not everyone finishes. but what happens when you do finish? well, that’s a question that i wish i had planned for in this journey. i am not saying i am finished. i am not saying i have achieved irreversible [badassery]. but i set a goal, and i made it. i wanted to reach a certain level of fitness after childbirth, and i did. so, like every good coach, i made a new list of goals. around the time i felt like i “finished” with my postpartum goals, i wrote new ones. measurable, attainable, goals. and i even threw in some emotional and spiritual components as well. 1. squat 200 2. deadlift 300 3. squat snatch 125 4. squat clean and jerk 160 5. sub 8min mile 6. complete 27health&wellness 8 week nutrition challenge 7. compete in 3 crossfit competitions 8. tour […]
July 16, 2016

let’s talk bikinis

remember when we blogged about bikinis and told you to try a new measure of how you felt in your infamous b.suit? well… summer is here and i think it’s time we spoke about that again. i have been working my [badass] off since charlie was born. i’ve done 24-day challenges, i’ve done 8 week nutrition challenges, i’ve done two-a-days, i’ve done personal training sessions, i’ve done extra workouts at home, i’ve joined sand volleyball leagues, and i’ve set my alarm one too many times for 4:20am. this journey has been no joke. there have been tears and there have been celebrations. there have been times i looked in the mirror and thought, “i see abs! i see muscles in my legs!” and there have been times i suffered through a workout and felt like i would never be as strong as i wanted. being a mom and putting fitness as a priority is one. […]
June 12, 2016

i worked for this

i have a group text with two of my favorite peoples, and we named the thread “three little badasses”. each of us are moms, each of us are at different stages in life, we all get our [badasses] kicked at crossfit and live to tell the stories, and we just really love each other. so as we did our usual conversational texting about family, trips, and crossfit – this conversation went down: their compliment made me smile. their jokes made me laugh. and then, i decided it was time to post this blog [yes, post means i had already written it… edited it… sent to abbie… rewritten it… edited it again… etc…]. i have been working my [badass] off since charlie was born. [4 months postpartum] i’ve done 24-day challenges, i’ve done 8 week nutrition challenges, i’ve done two-a-days, i’ve done personal training sessions, i’ve done extra workouts at home, i’ve joined […]