Archive | December, 2012


28 Dec

For the past three days I have come to the conclusion that I am going to be one of “those” people who set a fitness-type new year’s resolution. I have set resolutions in the past, and have done my best to accomplish them, but this year’s resolution is different. I want to better myself, mentally & physically.

This resolution may seem very open ended, and that is what I like about it. In the past, I have set very goal driven resolutions like my 2012 resolution was that I wanted to run in my first half marathon. In January of 2011 I set a resolution to run a race with my boyfriend, and even the year before that in 2010 I decided I would participate in my first sprint/mini triathlon. This year’s resolution or….. goal, as I would prefer to call it, has pretty much already began. Tomorrow I am signing up for my first months of Cross Fit. I have had the opportunity to work out for free at Cross fit Denver a handful of times, but starting tomorrow- it is on.

I am excited to start working out at the same gym that Dan works out at, and to become stronger not only physically, but mentally as well. I believe that Cross Fit will be perfect for me because I am always competing with myself, and always striving for more. I hope to write more about my Cross Fit experiences and sorry if my blog gets a little bogged down with WODS, pictures of my worn out hands, or me complaining about how sore I am. I cannot wait to start this journey and tell you all about it!




Julie Foucher’s Video says it all – Check it out.


26 Dec

Today, while I was in my lunch-time spin class I wanted to just give up, walk over to my gym bag, go shower and go home and take a nap. But something kept me fighting. Something kept me going. And what kept me going surprised me.

There is this guy I know, who I have only met maybe twice or three times at most through a family friend who will be competing in the newest season of Biggest Loser on NBC and really I know him better because of Facebook and Twitter… which really means I don’t know him at all. His name is Jeff Nichols, and he was my inspiration today at spin class and I haven’t even seen him compete on the show yet- but when I thought about him competing, and the heart and drive those contestants give, it made me keep going.

Whether it is a person, an object, a photo, or someone yelling in your ear to keep going, do just that- keep going! And keep moving. We can all do it.

Good luck Jeff!

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19 Dec

Tis the Season… to eat.

I am sure many of us have already started the holidays and have tried someone’s Christmas treat that was brought to the office, or drank a cute holiday drink from Starbucks that isn’t anywhere near ‘calorie-free.’ And while some of us live day to day counting calories, and counting our steps with a pedometer, for the next week, as a friend of mine just told me- live a little, enjoy the holidays. Christmas only comes once a year… counting calories, or working out, can happen for the other 364 days of the year. Don’t stress yourself out more than you already are by worrying about what you eat. Enjoy your time with your friends and family, and enjoy your plate of food that could normally feed a family of five.