The Opens (Why I’m Crazy)

Jake, is the head coach of a CrossFit box in Arkansas. I’ve had the pleasure of taking his class, being coached by him and watching him develop into a wonderful trainer and athlete. He’s one of those annoying people who can envision himself performing a skill or moving heavy weight and actually do it.  He […]

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24 Day Challenge: Week 3

The challenge ended on Sunday. In typical fashion, I was delinquent in my blogging efforts because I was too busy telling the world I spent the last 24 days sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free. I lost over 10lbs. Five inches from my waist and two inches off my hips. To celebrate, I ate the icing of the […]

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24 Day Challenge – Week 1

I am constantly looking for ways to improve my nutrition and eating habits. I read frequently. I have many leather-bound books and my house smells of rich mahogany. (Ron Burgundy, anyone?) Anyways, one of the things I tend to be horrible at is eating consistently clean. I will do wonderful for about a week. But […]

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The CrossFit Preggo.

Disclaimer: I’m writing a personal blog about my own education and experiences of exercising during pregnancy. In no way am I trying to tell anyone what to do during their own pregnancy or claiming to be an expert on fitness during pregnancy. While I am a personal trainer and fitness instructor, any exercise done during pregnancy […]

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27+

it’s shameful it’s been over a month since my last blog post. I feel like life (this pregnancy especially) is flying by with so many memories and precious moments as a family of three that I don’t want to lose. My mom tells me constantly to write these precious moments down to freeze them in […]

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Resolved to be Unresolved.

I wrote this last month for LaModeDallas.com, but I think it really applies with maintaining a healthy balance during the entire year and focusing on healthy living rather than weight loss and bikini season. My one resolution for 2013 was to not be pregnant, but as you can see, I already bombed that one (AND […]

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purgatory.

I am currently in purgatory. You know, the place in-between heaven and hell? Yeah. Currently, sitting in a gorgeous apartment with stuff still sitting in my old house. Still in the same city, thank God, but still a huge pain. Especially with a toddler and a Great Dane. I basically scramble around trying to figure […]

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The cult of CrossFit.

I love working out. Always have, always will. In an effort to do things together, my rock star husband will work out with me. He comes to my fitness classes, always standing in the front or grabbing the spin bike nearest me. He cheers, he hoots, he hollers, he whines, he complains, he hobbles around […]

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Run, Forrest, Run!

Originally posted here.   “I’m in Maui! And I’m running!”  I hate running. To me, running is the quickest way to make a creative string of expletives that would make a sailor look like the Pope. Even after doing a couple of triathlons and a half-marathon, I’m still horrible at it and it drives me […]

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The Pursuit of Healthiness

I’ve been doing some guest blogging on a local fashion magazine’s website dedicated to all things fitness. To see all original posts from my guest blogs go to La Mode Dallas.   This is me in Maui in 2010 doing a handstand. It took me about 5 tries to get this right, haha. “My name […]

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