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Practically Perfect In Every Way

August 20, 2014

I love Mary Poppins! She’s…magical. Despite the fact the she can fly in on an umbrella, slide UP the stair banister and clean a room with a SNAP…these are the things that made her magical to me when I was child, but we know it’s make believe, just fun fiction. Trust me, I think I […]

Taking Back Control

August 13, 2014

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone said to me, “you have so much self control.” Actually, that would probably only leave me with $100. I wish I had $100 for every time someone said to me, “you have so much self control.” That’s better, now I can pay my car off, […]

I’m not making an excuse. I just made a choice. 

August 8, 2014

At the beginning of January I was in the gym 5-6x a week, lifting heavy 3x and at the kettle bell studio 2-3x a week working on recovery and functional training. I was in a good routine and actually seeing some changes in my body for the first time in many many months. At this […]

Take advantage. Really, it’s okay.

July 18, 2014

I’m not talking about taking advantage of someone because you know they’re the type that can’t say no. Or even worse, taking advantage of someones love for you, because you know they love you so much, that no matter how you treat them, they will stick around, forgive you and still love you. That’s just […]

Lift BIG. Love BIGGER. Laugh every chance you get.

July 11, 2014

Have you ever known exactly what you want to say, but then can’t find the words to say them? That’s practically been my week and that’s why I write. For some reason my fingers find a way to say what my mouth can’t. My mind has been in a weird fog about life, where I’ve […]

The 3 Main Lifts…

February 5, 2014

I don’t mean the squat, bench and dead-lift (though they are important and will be covered by 1/3 of this blog). I wanna dig a little deeper into the soul than that. I have 3 major passions in life, and if I didn’t make them a priority, I’d be lost, unhappy and weak. These 3 […]


November 10, 2013

I’ve been struggling with fear this past week. I don’t like it. It makes me feel weak in my faith and frankly, it’s a pure joy-suck. I wasn’t able to attend small group last Monday, so my friends randomly drew a “spiritual experiment card” for me in my absence. Before I share the verse, let […]

Quit? Slow down? I don’t know what you mean.

October 26, 2013

I’m sitting here with ice on my back and 800mg of ibuprofen in my body. I think this makes the 4th time I’ve done this. It’s the same back injury that started back in 2006 while fielding a softball at first base (it hurt but I still got the out ;)). I can injure it […]

“Fit” is not a shape or size

October 13, 2013

Saturday, I had the privilege of training with five, strong, beautiful, intelligent ladies, whom I’m also blessed to call friends. Every other day of the week I have the privilege of training with my bff, Jenna…also strong, beautiful and the smartest person I know (she hates when I say that, but she really is). So, […]

Lies I Used to tell Myself

September 25, 2013

I was asked today what my goals are. Since we were talking about me going to train later, I think she meant in the gym, but when I think about my goals, whether in the gym or in other areas of my life, they all intertwine.  If I think of my goals in the gym, […]