A while back I wrote a post about Crossfit and dating.

It was not meant to make me come off as shallow or pretentious or anything; rather it was me finally finding a happy place in being by myself. It was months after having my heart broken, and it was through Crossfit that I was able to cope with my new-found forced independence. It was Crossfit that gave me the confidence and strength to learn to find happiness on my own. I had always based my happiness on someone else; and that was no longer the case.

It was only natural that when it came to getting back into the dating scene, things were going to be different. I was more comfortable with myself and I was not looking to just settle as I may have in the past. I had high expectations and standards, and frankly, no one was good enough for me.

In a way, Crossfit took over as an acceptable replacement for a boyfriend. We had our ups and downs. It gave me something to do on a Friday night and it made me feel good about myself. It made me put a higher emphasis on my body and what I put into it. I became physically, mentally, and emotionally stronger because of Crossfit. And for that, I have zero shame. I needed that time being single to discover myself and loved the supportive community I surrounded myself with.

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20140725 Friday Finds

July 25, 2014

Happy Friday! It has been one of those weeks where it seems like everyone except for me is on vacation, which has made the day job pretty uneventful with no one around to delegate work or come up a million and one requests for reports or interpreting reports. Nice and peaceful- always a plus! Last […]

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Eat to Perform: Crossfit Competition Day

July 24, 2014

After my last Crossfit competition, I provided a handy guide for what to pack. But how do you Eat to Perform for a Crossfit competition day to ensure you are properly fueled for the workouts? Without strictly following any program, I had previously suggested items like Larabars, raw veggies, nuts, and avocados. While these options may work for […]

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Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs: Flavoring with Lemon instead of Salt

July 21, 2014

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

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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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