FlipBelt Review & Discount Code

I always have a hard time figuring out what to do with my phone when I want to run. For me, music is a must-have while doing any sort of outdoor activity, but I can’t stand wearing my phone on my arm in a holder so I usually end up holding it in a hand. Running… 

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Inspired by Regionals, Christmas & CrossFit

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. Friday marks my one year anniversary of being a CrossFitter. It’s been one year since I started learning the strength of my own body and mind. A year of pushing myself for just one more rep during a workout, then one more, has improved all… 

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Life Hurts {My Gaga’s Sunset} – My Messy Beautiful

Life hurts. No matter how many inspirational and uplifting stories you read and surround yourself with, there will always be unavoidable pain. I have always tried to look at the bright side. When God closed one door, He always opened a window to a better place. I’ve always trusted that there is a reason for… 

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During the wod. Jackie (center) killed it with a time of 20 minutes and Heather did awesome, finishing at 26 minutes. I was probably trying not to pass out when this picture was taken.

CrossFit Open 14.5: what doesn’t kill you looks really terrible on video.

I just got home from completing the CrossFit Open workout 14.5 and all I can say is holy crap, that’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Actually, I can say more because I’ve got a big mouth so I’ll just give a quick recap of this brutal wod. Here’s the official wod: Fast forward to… 

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My WODs App

Using the MyWODs App to Track your CrossFit Workouts

When I started CrossFit 10 months ago, one of the first things the coaches told us to do was track our workouts. They didn’t care if it was in a plain spiral-bound notebook or one of the fancier WODbooks they sell, the important thing was writing down the weights and time to track your progress…. 

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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: CrossFit Games Open 14.4

Let’s start with the good: I did 14.4 with some awesome ladies at my 10am class (suffering with friends is always better than alone). I managed to make it through 29 (painful) wall balls, 50 toes to bar, and 60 calories on the rower for a total score of 139. This week was easier for… 

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5 Ways a Puppy is Like a Newborn

The snuggles. It’s been a long time since my kids would simply fall asleep on my chest and stay there. Having a puppy is a good reminder of baby snuggles. The potty training. Well, this is different in a baby since they wear diapers but still, tons of potty breaks! Instead of changing size 1… 

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CrossFit Games Open: 14.3, from the view of a newbie.

If you’ve ever looked at a CrossFit WOD and thought, “meh, that’s not so bad” then you know the inevitable: that same workout will kick your butt. That is the one where you will leave a sweat angel on the ground and won’t catch your breath for 5 minutes. The CrossFit Open workout 14.3 (which stands for… 

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Meet Miss Elsa, our little curveball.

When you’re least expecting it, life throws you curveballs. Some are terrifying and some are thrilling. Fortunately, our family’s most recent curveball was of the latter variety. On Monday, my husband’s cousin (who is a veterinarian about 30 minutes from our house) posted on my Facebook wall about a puppy she met that needed a… 

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