My 26th birthday is next Tuesday. Yep, it's my golden birthday. And my birthday present to myself is to not plan anything, because I am very much in a constant state of wedding planning right now, and the thought of planning something else sounds ridiculous. So I am going to do a birthday WOD at Jai, then probably come home and go to sleep. And it's going to be awesome.
When I was little, I thought that by the time I was 25, I would have shit figured out. If you had asked 13-year old me what Read more [...]
Well, sort of buns of steel.
Actually right now it's more like buns of Jell-O.
After all of you wonderful people reassured me that I was seriously overthinking this whole extra lifting thing and should just go for it, I woke up the next morning ready to get to work. Making this fit into my schedule is taking a little bit of finagling--there are evening Open Gym times on Wed-Fri but Monday and Tuesday only have Open Gym from 7:30-8:30AM, and I need to leave for work by 8:15. Luckily I can Read more [...]
Lately I've been struggling to find my focus in life. I like my job but I know it isn't what I want to do forever, and I'm ok with letting it move forward organically and lead me to where I need to go next, but that doesn't mean that I don't feel unproductive some days. When I'm not working, I'm either doing CrossFit or planning a wedding (or cooking or cleaning, but those sound boring), and the wedding planning is getting more all-encompassing every day. I'm enjoying the process, but I know it isn't Read more [...]
Over the past year and a half, I have experimented a TON with my diet. It's crazy to think that not long ago, I was eating yogurt and granola for breakfast almost every day, sandwiches for lunch, and pasta for dinner at least twice a week. I was also constantly exhausted, had terrible bloating and heartburn at any given moment, and thought that constant belching was just a cute little personality quirk, but that's another story.
Most of you will recall that last January, I spent 4 weeks eating Read more [...]
In the past week or so, I have been reading an increasing number of blog posts and responses to those blog posts about women and the ways that they look. Whether it's the post about the mom who posted an image of her fitness model physique posing with her 3 children beneath the slogan "What's Your Excuse?" or the blog post about the female Russian powerlifter with wide eyes and huge lats, or the poetry slam by the girl whose mother taught her that she should take up as little space as possible on Read more [...]