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I hope you will kick off your shoes, grab a cup of coffee, and stay for a bit.  The blog offers insights on lifting heavy things, nutrition, and loving who you are right now.  When I’m not lifting, coaching, or writing, you can find me having fun over here.

 

 

Last week I was at the beach for my family. For the first time ever, I wore a bikini on the beach.

I am sharing that with you all because I want you to know that I work hard to practice what I preach. It is something I have wanted to do but was scared. Of what I am not sure. Perhaps being judged. Of comments being made. Over every one on the beach turning around and pointing. 😊 The "I am not good enough" voice kicked in big time...until I just did it and then it was no big deal. 😊

I'm not pretending that this was some big act of bravery but it was a big step for me in self acceptance and loving this body right now in this moment. Even when that can feel a little scary.

Love who you are. Love your life or change it. Awake and alive, baby!!
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I have been having fun again this week. I did workouts on Monday and Tuesday where I did things that I didn't think I could do and I ended up accomplishing it. It meant that I finished each work out with a smile... I mean exhausted and sweating like a crazy person but with a smile. I love that feeling so much.

I am also loving being sore this week. I am not sure why as usually I dread it. I don't get overly sore with weightlifting training but this playing with crossfit over the past few weeks has been fun and I have been sore. It feels like the creation of something new - new muscles being built and carved out, new foundations, new potential. Its fun.

I thought I was ready to go back to being on a plan but I am not yet. Just going to show up every day and do the work and see what happens. I have a 5 week weightlifting plan just waiting for me to start it... so it is there when I need it. Wendler's 5/3/1 book is sitting on my desk waiting to be read and work waiting to be programmed... when I need it. Lots of options.

But as long as I have a barbell and I am having fun I think I am in a good place. <3
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I have one more space available in the ZenBarbell Flexible Dieting coaching program. It starts tomorrow! Let me know if you are interested! ... See MoreSee Less

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oooh yeah. My workout felt great yesterday. I did more than I thought I could. I was actually smiling after! It was a weightlifting based WOD so THAT always makes me happy. Barbells make me happy. Did I tell you all that I got that as my new license plate on my car? BARBELL! I love it. <3

LOTS of cleans yesterday and some jerks. I love that my back, biceps, triceps all feel awake and alive this morning!

WOO!! Go kill it today!!
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