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Have you ever shown up to the gym and thought, why am I doing this? This workout is stupid. These are thoughts that we’ve all have so all ya’ll should have your hands raised. What I’ve found as a coach and programmer for my affiliate is this:  There are many members that feel that the workouts are programmed incorrectly, aren’t designed with real purpose, and/or aren’t fulfilling their individual workout needs.  And this is a theme throughout many gyms. People are members for six months and think they know everything there is to know about programming. The truth is, programming takes a lot of time and effort.  There is a specific formula that is followed and workouts are designed with an end goal in mind.  Programming is generally written out a month or more at a time and a plethora of factors are taken into account when developing workouts. Is every gym this thorough?  No.  And I apologize in advance if you’re at a affiliate that randomly programs with no real rhyme or reason.  But CrossFit Iron Legion is not one of them. I’m on this topic today because last week I was speaking with a good friend and family member about going to CrossFit.  You see, she was making […]
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Raise your hand if you’ve been on vacation before and completely fallen off the wagon. Good, I’m not the only one. I went to Nashville Tennessee this past week, and boy did I fall off the wagon.  It wasn’t so much the food as much as the booze but I assure you, I did in fact nose dive off the sugar cliff of hell. You know what though?  Shit happens. This week I want to talk about how we get back on the wagon after we’ve been kicked off for a few days. So, everyone eats bad in their own way.  For me, I didn’t really eat that poorly but I sure took down a plethora of sugar filled adult beverages.  From wine to margaritas and everything in between, my belly got its’ fill.  With that being said, for me, getting back to clean eating means cutting the sugar. Monday I went right back to my macros, tracking everything I ate.  Honestly, in just 24 hours, I’m already feeling better.  It’s as though my body was saying “Thank Goodness! It’s business as usual again”.  For me, getting back to healthy eating is easier than it is for others. I can […]
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I’m so excited.  For the first time in forever it seems I’m taking some time off work – well kinda.  I’ll still be attached to my phone I’m sure, checking emails and Facebook updates. I’ll be traveling to Nashville, TN with my family for my Aunt’s wedding.  I will be gone Wednesday through Sunday–5 whole days! That being said, this week I want to focus on how to train while your travel – especially while on vacation! My going in plan (I’m sure it’s certain to change) is to workout at my home box in Apopka, Florida before we leave for the airport on Wednesday morning.  I have had every intention of maintaining my normal programming but the more I think about it the more I realize just doing the 1 hour class at the places I drop into will be easier and more realistic.  I hate being the girl that’s like “can I workout in the back and do my own programming”.  I know sometimes you have to but to me it kind of comes off with a hint of arrogance.  Due to our travel time, I will have to hit the 6 am class – I’m really looking forward to […]
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I think sometimes people think I’m kidding when I say thoughts become things. I think that people also don’t believe me when I say you have to do something every-single-day if you want to get better at it. I’m here to tell you people, I’m not making this shit up. I didn’t always live by this concept and honestly, for most of my life, I just tried hard and things came to me fairly easily. I must also say though that I never really attempted much that was outside of my comfort zone or realm of possibility to accomplish. When I started CrossFit it became evident rather quickly that to get better at this sport, I had to practice. Like, every single day practice. About 3 months ago I was completely fed up with not being able to do a strict handstand push-up. At Wodapalooza in January of this year, I was little help for my teammates Lindy and Katie during the swim wod because I literally could do like 1 or 2 strict handstand push-ups. That’s it. This was a skill that had evaded me for so long. The kicker though was that I hadn’t worked on it either. I had continued to bitch and moan about not being able to do them but was doing nothing to improve my abilities.
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