Maggie's Story balance crossfit nutrition Jul 03, 2018

Just like others, I never responded well to all the different diets out there.  I've tried many different ways of eating and would join the bandwagon of things like paleo or the Whole 30.

Those ways can be good to a point, but each time after trying to better my nutrition with one of those...

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Pivotal Focus Podcast Episode 006 bodycomp crossfit fitness journey motivation ortho Jun 28, 2018

Terri Farley is a masters CrossFit Athlete that has overcome numerous physical challenges in her pursuit of a healthy and fit lifestyle.  Terri is inspiring because she doesn't put limits on what is possible.   If you have ever felt like an injury or physical issue was a barrier to...

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Diane's Story change keto nutrition plateau running weightloss Jun 06, 2018

I have done many diets and had temporary success. But with my last one, I plateaued and also realized I had binging issues. Christy helped me through all of this with one on one support and gave me a good push when needed. She also adjusted my nutrition based on my current goals. She actually...

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Donta Finney- The original Mr. Pain in the Park coaching fitness mentor pip May 22, 2018

Donta is a friend and a mentor.  He was my coach the year I lost 40# and fell in love with fitness.   His class Pain in the Park inspired my coaching style and led to the Pain in the Park classes in Washington state.   Donta is honest and inspiring and specializes in...

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Lessons in reading...good ones dyslexia journey lessons reading May 17, 2018

I woke up this morning a little smeary-eyed after saying goodbye to my son’s reading tutor last night.  I expect there will be lots of sad tears in the next 2 weeks as we say goodbye to special friends and embark on our cross-country move.  But last night, I think those were...

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Real Life Nutrition challenge family habits military momlife nutrition May 09, 2018

Here is the thing...we live in the real world.

Yesterday was one of those “real days” for me.

Josh left to head to Washington state and report to his ship.   We won’t see him for just over a month while we wrap things up in Maryland.   Once we follow him to...

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Jen Lovelace- When Macros Didn't Work family fitness kids lifestyle momlife weightloss May 01, 2018
Jen Lovelace is a military spouse and a mom of 3.   This interview is about her journey to rediscover a healthy lifestyle.  She shares the real-life challenges that forced her to put her own fitness and nutrition on the backburner.  Her story is about making progress one day...
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Kick Stress for Weightloss-Pt 3 cortisol habits stress weightloss Apr 27, 2018

In part 1, we looked at how our stress response system works.   We talked about our emergency response system and how it was and is vital to survival.  In part 2, we talked about how when acute stresses become chronic stress, our emergency response system stays on!  Modern day...

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Stressed to the Max- Pt 2 endocrine hormones stress Apr 16, 2018

Modern-day stresses are everywhere. In fact, stress and worry are a part of our daily and weekly routines. Many people stress regularly before bed, or in traffic, or around certain groups of people. Even seasonally, we joke about the stressful holidays. We accept these routines of chronic stress...

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Othon Costa - Get in Your Own Head focus meditation mindfulness mindset podcast Apr 11, 2018

I'll be the first to admit, I have a hard time slowing down.   My mind races from one task to the next.   A lot of times I think about controlling my mind, or pushing thoughts out of my head.  But what if be-friending your mind leads to peace, focus and less stress? ...

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Nicole's Story crossfit nutrition results weightloss Apr 06, 2018

or someone who has been doing CrossFit consistently, at least 4 days a week, since September 2012, it sure didn’t feel, or look like I did.  I wasn’t comfortable with the way I fit in my clothing, I hated how I felt like I put in so much work at the Box, but it never reflected in...

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Stressed Out- Pt 1 hormones stress weightloss Apr 06, 2018

Human bodies are built for survival.   

Back before the modern luxuries of houses and cars, our ancestors lived in a difficult and threatening environment.  Out of nowhere, a tiger could emerge from the trees ready to pounce and make you lunch. Fortunately, our bodies are...

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