Thank you to Sunkist for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try seasoning with lemon as an alternative to salt!

Using Sunkist lemons as an alternative to flavoring with salt with a recipe to try it out for yourself. For more healthy tips and recipes, check out @winetoweights at www.winetoweightlifting.com. [click to continue…]

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20140718 Friday Finds

July 18, 2014

Is anyone else in the Midwest area? I am absolutely loving these early-fall type temperatures we have been having in Michigan! Yesterday was the first time I put on a pair of jeans since probably June; I have been living in sundresses and skirts for work and going out, and rocking the short shorts for staying […]

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Out of the “Geriatric Crossfit Club”: Crossfit Games Masters Athlete Bob Boshoven

July 16, 2014

I may be a bit biased to want to talk about one of the athletes that hails from my box, partially because he claims I am an inspiration to him and partially because he once confided in me that reading my blog is a guilty pleasure of his. With my personal bias or not, this Crossfit Games Masters athlete has […]

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20140711 Friday Finds

July 11, 2014

Holy dang, it’s July! I have been busying myself with my middle sister’s wedding (crazy!), taking a little vacation, painting my living and dining room, lots and lots of Oly lifting, and prepping for an upcoming partner Crossfit competition, with a team name inspired by Girls Gone WOD! On top of all that, this month […]

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Taking it off for my Birthday: A Fitness Boudoir Photo Shoot

July 9, 2014

A while back a good friend of mine stripped down and posed for a boudoir photo shoot. I remember her telling me that even though she was a bit self-conscious, it was a unique experience and a boost in self-confidence. While her pictures may have been intended to be shared with a significant other at the time, releasing […]

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Crossfit and Body Image: Embrace who you are becoming

June 17, 2014

Forever ago I started a post as part of a monthly blogging challenge (September, 2012 to be exact). I wrote and re-wrote the post and tried to get my thoughts out how I best wanted to say what I wanted to say, but nothing came out right. So there it sat, collecting dust in my […]

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5 Things to Know in your First Three Months of Crossfit

June 9, 2014

While I have been doing Crossfit for over a year, I see so many new people coming in that takes me back to my first three months of Crossfit, things I have learned, and things I wish I knew. I’ve put together a few things that I think anyone starting Crossfit should keep in mind […]

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Don’t get your toes wet – dive in.

June 2, 2014

There is no doubt that I love Crossfit. I love the feeling of my hands gripped around a barbell or wrapped around a pull-up rig or rings. I love flipping upside down into a handstand, springing onto a 30″ plyo-box, and have a love/hate relationship when my hands are grasped around that leather-bound wall-ball. I love the […]

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Train Yourself Not to Suck: Surround Yourself with Those Who Don’t

May 22, 2014

Once upon a time, February, 2012 to be exact, I began life in the globo gym. Months later, I later moved on to my own garage gym. I had followed New Rules of Lifting for Women and advanced to Stronglifts 5×5, falling deeper in love with the barbell. My support system was great, but was made up of just one […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend Crossfit Regional Games

May 20, 2014

For the second year in a row, I had an opportunity to spend my weekend at the Crossfit Games Central East Regionals. We were fortunate to have a team from our sister-box, Plymouth Crossfit, compete, including one of my coaches, Lynn, but I would have attended even if we didn’t have a team to support! Even though […]

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