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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.



Counting plates some times challenges me more than I would like to admit.
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Its my birthday today! WOO HOO!
I woke up, grabbed coffee and did some weightlifting.
Do what makes you happy, right? Today and every day. It felt great.

I decide I would share a play list I have been building recently that I call: Loving Life. Its great to play when you are happy and filled with gratitude and great to play when you are feeling a bit bummed out. Music is powerful that way right?

Best Day of My Life - American Authors
I'm Good - The Mowgli's
Could Have Been Me - The Struts
I'm in Love with my Life - Phases
I Am - AWOL Nation
Good Life - One Republic
My Body - Young the Giant
Happy - Pharrell Williams


What songs would you add to it?
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Good morning beautiful people!

Its a day off from the gym for me so that means a nice long walk, some mobility and the Original strength resets that I have been doing.

What are your favorite ways to recover in between workout days?
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