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 […]
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.
I’m really so excited for the next few months because there is just so much in the works.
First, I’m a year out from the leaving the public school system and things couldn’t be going better. Well, they always could go a little better, but things really are great. It’s amazing what happens when you commit your time and energy to something. It truly will manifest itself in your life. Business couldn’t be better, I’m training harder than ever, and the fruits of my efforts are being shown in all aspects of my life.
So, what’s next? Well, right now I’m currently working with a few individuals to develop a home for my blog. A website that will house my blog, links to the companies I work with, and a home for all things CrossFit and Fitness lifestyle related. I’m basically trying to brand myself and I’m really kind of excited about it!
This past Saturday I attended Prs for Pulse, a charity event to benefit the families and victims of the Orlando shooting. The competition took place at South Orlando CrossFit, the closest gym to Pulse night club, the location of the shooting. My friend Casey and I drove down on Saturday morning for the one day, one workout, team event.
Man, I must say, the CrossFit community never ceases to amaze me. In a matter of four days, the individuals at South Orlando CrossFit and One EW at Kingspoint put together a pretty killer event. It was extremely well organized, ran on time, and had an amazing environment. To top it off, the workout was a good grinder, perfect for teams of three, and the meaning behind it was well thought out.
I am a right-wing conservative. I grew up in a conservative house and I follow many conservative values. I recently started attending church for the first time in my life. Every Sunday I feel blessed to be able to listen to a good sermon, on a variety of topics, that all help me to become a fuller, more complete human.
Not once at my church have I been told that being gay is “bad” but I do understand that that is part of the “normal” rhetoric for church in the United States and abroad. What happened to “God loves all his children”? More and more I feel certain that people paraphrase the bible, a book written 2,500+ years ago to fit their agenda.
Since Sunday morning’s shooting in Orlando, Florida, my hometown, I’ve been struggling with how I would share my thoughts. As a society, we have stripped a group of people of their undeniable human rights, we’ve limited their exposure in our culture, and we attached a plethora of stigmas to their community.