Reasonable Goals vs. Lame Goals

There has been a lot of talk out there this week about goals. Actually, I say "out there" but what I really mean is "inside my own head and sometimes on Julie Foucher's blog too" (because as we all know, me and JF are besties, I even met her in the bathroom at the StubHub Center once... but I digress). We even did a podcast about goals last week, and it got me to thinking that it was high time that I set some goals that didn't suck. You may remember that in June I set daily goals for a while. Read more [...]

Bulu Box Review

I have a bad habit of treating supplements and multi-vitamins like makeup. Makeup, in my opinion, should only really be used for special occasions like date night (and sometimes for chin zits)--and this is typically how I treat things like pre-workout and antioxidant drinks. Not that I take pre-workout before date night (although maybe I should start), but I really don't ever remember to take vitamins or fish oil unless there is something special coming up. Since starting CrossFit, I have Read more [...]

Tabata Ab & Booty Circuit

I think part of the reason that I have been bummin on Whole30 a little bit is because I haven't seen any real physical results. I really am not doing Whole30 to get my body fat down, but sometimes I just have to fess up and realize that part of the reason I eat Paleo and do CrossFit is because I want to look good, dang it! I also have to admit that CrossFit has not been a huge priority for me for the past 2 or 3 weeks. I don't know what the deal is, but I am definitely feeling a little lull Read more [...]

Spring 2013 Health & Fitness Goals

I just realized that my Winter Goals timeline came to a close on April 1st! Apparently this has not been a very goal-oriented quarter for me if I'm just realizing this now. In fact, I feel like I have been a little out of the CrossFit mental space for the past few weeks, thanks to traveling and focusing more on my diet, so it's time to get back on the bandwagon! I only accomplished half of my Winter Goals, which you can revisit here. I did get what I considered to be my most important goal, Read more [...]

Day 365: How Did I Get Here?

First of all, I just realized that I never officially said a huge THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to write guest posts for me last week. It was an amazing honor to be trusted to post some of the most personal and vulnerable moments in your lives, and to learn about what makes each one of you tick! Thank you thank you thank you!! If you missed 'em, you can check them out here: Jessie, Shilpa, Martha, Simone, Dana, Mandy, Laura, Evan Last week while I was out playing in the desert, Read more [...]

The Art of Running with Small Dogs {by Evan Pollitt}

Editor's Note: Our final guest post comes from Evan of Salt, Dogs, and Duct Tape. He is an hilarious writer with a knack for calling it as it is, and I am so excited to feature him as we wrap up this awesome week of stories! By the way, I didn't exactly give Evan the chance to approve this title... But I think after you read this, you will understand. Hello Ascent Blog! Let me start by saying I’m happy to be here. I’m Evan and I write salt, dogs, and duct tape. Allow me to introduce myself. Read more [...]

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