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Bucket List: CrossFit Level One

June 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments



I passed!

On my birthday, no kidding! I am now a 40 year old mother of 2, Level one Trainer!!! WHOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!

Big thanks to my family and friends who’ve supported me in the last year and a half.


Came straight home to a small family party.

P.S. See if you can find me on the main page today.

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Wordless Wednesday

June 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment



Not Paleo, but, Delicious, Homemade Hummus from a Mediterranean home. Worth giving up the days points for along with all the other Mediterranean dishes at the party–Baklava?!



Grilled Chicken, Anaheim Green Chili’s and Tomatoes!



Not one, but, 2 deserts.

Life is good!

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Celebrating the last of my 30’s

June 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

I’m closing in on that big bday of mine….The big 4-0 is just around the corner, and, to me it’s OLD, but in my heart I’m still young. I have no idea what my 40th year will bring yet, but, I do know that I will kick it off with one serious competition.

I’ve learned much over the past few years being an athlete and I’m only scratching the surface of what my body can actually do. And, as of yet, I have not seen any decline in strength…whoo hooo!

Next year {the year of my 40th} I’d like to…
Take the kids to Italy
Reconnect with old forgotten friends
Compete in more crossfit competitions
Work Less
Participate in appropriate yoga for my tight body

What would you like to do for your big birthday?!

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45 Days on the Paleo Diet

May 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

We, hubby and I, have been following a fairly rigid paleo diet for the last six months now. For the first few months of it, I referenced Robb Wolff, author of the Paleo Solution, as the source for most of my food choices. For the last two months, we’ve eliminated a few more items from his list, just to see how’d it go. The items we eliminated were all dried fruit, chocolate, maple syrup and cashews. Prior to these 45 days, I very likely ate more than my share of those choice items, and for the last 45 days, I have not had any except for chocolate– which I saved for one cheat meal per week.

In a nut shell paleo is eating like the caveman! What you can grow or pick yourself, is probably considered paleo. What you can buy in the farmer’s market is the best place to start.

What paleo is: Nuts, Seeds, Fruits, Vegetables, Lean Meats, Seafood
What it isn’t: Dairy, Sugar, Grains, Legumes,

We added: Coffee and wine on occasion

What we can offer as a testimony for following a paleo diet is the following:
Both of us have had huge PR’s in our workouts–either in strength or by decreasing our times for named workouts.
We feel and look better and leaner.
It’s likely that my quads are bigger…not that is a good thing, it simply is.
I’ve had a tough time eating enough on my work days as I teach in three hour blocks.
You can eat out at nice restaurants easily, although, we really haven’t done that too much.

Books to Read/Websites to Check:
The Primal Blueprint
Everyday Paleo
Whole9
Rob Wolff
Loren Cordain

Final Thoughts:
We will continue to follow this style of diet forever. We will bring in non-favorite paleo foods on cheat meal days or special occasions, but, for the most part, but, I’ve learned how to manage a household and our food choices with this style of diet. Slowly, but, surely, I will bring my kids on board!

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Tags: Nutrition · Things that motivate me · Zone Diet

Swim Spot Event

May 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment



News flash! I’ve never heard of SwimSpot, have you? The website looks fantastic for picking a suit based on body type (athletic), price, color, brand….I’m definitely going to be spending time here searching for a suit!
If you’re local to Orange County, there are some fun looking classes taught by some of my Yoga Works classmates this weekend.

To learn more, click here.

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Tags: Fantastic workouts · Things that motivate me

“Do I Laugh or Cry?”

May 17th, 2011 · No Comments

is now published on Breathe Magazine.

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How Can I Improve Your Day?

May 16th, 2011 · No Comments

You know the people whom you love to be around, all the time? They always improve the silence, always have super positive things to say and their personality just rubs off on you? Those are the people whom I love to be around. Today, I’d like to take the time and opportunity to say thank you, to you, my readers for spending your valuable time reading my blog.

Five Things That Can Improve Your Day

#1 LIFT HEAVY WEIGHT.
#2 Always Change Up Your Routine
#3 Make Epsom Salt Baths Your Friend
#4 Find ways to lift up your friends and encourage them.
#5 Smile More.

And, Finally, Thank Someone who has improved your day, Today!

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Things CrossFitters Love!

April 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments



Penzey’s Spices, Epsom Salt, and Macademia Nuts. It’s the small things in life, but, oh so good!

Night all!

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Tags: Miscellany · Things that motivate me

Be Your Own Super Hero!

April 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Who Inspires You?

am wordless today….

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Tags: Miscellany · Questions for Readers · Things that motivate me

Spring Fashion Picks!

March 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

is now live on Breathe Magazine!

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Tags: Things that motivate me · workout apparel