Ég sló til og fór á grunnnámskeið hjá crossfit Hamri fyrir 4 mánuðum (aldrei segja aldrei!) 👏 Æfingin í dag var einstaklega ánægjuleg! 🎉 Nýtt PB í réttstöðulyftu, get loksins tekið Wall ball með þyngd, og stökk á 50 kassa í kassahoppi (datt kylliflöt á rassinn á 30 kassa fyrir 4 mánuðum😆!). Þar að auki kemst ég loksins upp í brú en það hafði ég ekki reynt síðan ég var krakki 😁
My birthday was recent and as a gift to my self I picked these two amazing pups up to join my son and I in our little family but to also help me with my PTSD and recovery. I’m getting them trained as service dogs so not only will they be members of our family but they will also help me with my PTSD recovery.
Most of my posts you see me doing something fun in the gym but that’s because the gym is my release and my happy place. What you don’t see is me sitting in my car for 45 mins to mentally prepare to be in Kroger for all of 5 minutes or the time I was air lifted off Putin bay for a massive panic attack that seemed to resemble a heart attack...everyday presents struggles that I have to face and these little ones will eventually be able to go with me everywhere I go to help me get through life a little easier. #ptsd#ptsdawareness#ptsdrecovery#servicedogintraining#germanshepherd#gsd#roadtorecovery#crossfit#crossfitmom#crossfitter#crossfitaddict#fitvet#militarymuscle
Made breakfast, did laundry, went to CrossFit, took all 3 girls to get their haircuts (minus Izzy) and now we are cleaning out closets!!! Huge thanks to this little “sticker” right here that gives me the energy I need to chase my 3 kids this summer!!! #creatingmemories#energyfordays#mommyof3#crossfitmom
Love the never ending combinations. Love the crazy challenges. Love the positive energy. Love the including. Love to be part of. Love to support. Love to get the chance. Love to have the possibility. To see if I can. Do things like this. Like a one armed burpee. ✋🏻😅🤚🏻
I’m probably the hardest on myself when it comes to my fitness journey. Going from one lifestyle to another is very difficult on its own. When I think of myself I think back to a better me when I was active and I could work out with ease. It was not a problem for me but then I got off track, and now I am just not where I want to be. I just have to accept the fact that I am where I am. The only thing I can focus on is being consistent and dedicated. The fun part is always getting to try new things to see what’s going to work best for you. What works best for someone else might work for you and what doesn’t work for someone might work best for you. You never know and you really won’t until you try it. - Its only YOU 💜🏋🏽♀️✨🧘♀️🌵🏃🏽♀️🖖🏽🌻🍓♏️💛
Today: 155 lbs/ 70.3 kg
Total lost: 36 lbs/ 16.33 kg
That laundry basket and those little finger prints remind me that I’m a mama, a wife & a human!! And that this journey will be broken up by days that won’t go perfect and chores that need to be done!
We hired a babysitter.......yes! It’s been such a blessing to our family and our dynamic! It is not easy working from home AND doing all the things but it’s possible!!
Id like to give you permission to do the things you want to do! You just have to [show up] for your goals!💫
Dizem que ontem foi dia da gestante.
Mas é o que digo; todo dia é dia.
Eu amei meu momento gestante, sentir seu amor maior se desenvolvendo, crescendo, mexendo dentro de você não há nada igual.
Hoje este amor só aumenta e com ela do lado de fora tudo é mais feliz e tem mais sentido.
#crossfitmom#pra 🍉ver #crossfitcorcovado2
Yesterday I went pants shopping. You know how people feel about bathing suit shopping? That’s how I feel about pants shopping. I actually don’t mind bathing suit shopping, there is less fabric to find the right fit. I haven’t bought dress pants for work in years, I keep making do with what I have and they have met their final days. I spent hours in the mall going in lots of stores trying on pants. It confuses me that in the same store you can be 3 different sizes. I need the waist of one size and the butt size of the size larger. I either end up with pants that are too tight on my hips or too big on my waist which give a weird fabric bulge under my belly button. And I’m only 5 feet so I also need them to taper in properly on the legs because most come in at the wrong spot for short legs. I realize I can get the waist altered but I don’t have time for that or money when someone is just going to smear glitter glue on them in the next few weeks. Skinny pant styles are not meant for people of my stature. I wish they would go out of style ASAP. It is so hard to find a plain pair of pants! I left the mall with one pair of pants. I then saw a marks work warehouse and stopped in. I found 3! 3 pairs of pants that fit all parts of my lower half properly and they were even in short length!! Anyhow, as frustrating as shopping was, this is the first time I have actually just loved myself through it with positive self talk. Before I would mentally bash myself in the change room. Your legs are too big you need to lose some weight. The pants show your cellulite. You need to eat less.
Yesterday I said, these pants are not designed for someone who can squat like me. Someone needs to open a store for people who CrossFit.
So my point is, though the experience is the same, mindset plays a huge role. Change the negative self talk to positive self talk. Think about what your body can do, not what it looks like. Today, I tried on everything in my closet and if it didn’t fit it went in a bag. I got rid of 3 bags of clothes that do not fit. #loveyourself#bodypositive#thickthighs#crossfitmom#healthylooksdifferentoneverybody#behappyinthemoment#choosehappy
#throwbackthursday to that time during @olychad weightlifting seminar @crossfit.endure where he told me to go ahead and overthink it for 10 seconds and then get after it with my 3 points of focus for the lift. He totally called me out on overthinking and it was awesome. I needed that. •
I went to his seminar to learn more about Olympic lifting (which I did!) but what I took more from this experience was the importance of not over or under thinking movement, but thinking of 2-3 cues at a time through optimized focus. This was huge for me to start applying this to my postpartum recovery as I keep progressively adding in “all the things” back into my programming. Prior to this seminar, I overthought everything which often left me feeling stuck and overwhelmed a lot of the time. This applies to me for life in and out of the gym. •
This lesson on focus, helped me connect more dots in my postpartum journey as a coach and athlete. This is why trying new things, meeting new people, and for me not always being a coach but being a student is so important. never stop learning! Oh and I should add my snatches and squats have felt awesome! 🙌
@vaughn_weightlifting @pregnant.postpartum.athlete #neverstoplearning#crossfitmom#tulafit#focuswithintention#postpartumfitness#pregnancyandpostpartumathleticism#pregnantandpostpartumathlete
For both pregnancies I prepared myself physically, mentally, emotionally, for vaginal births. I saw myself as strong, capable, powerful, and ready to experience a natural delivery. The outcome was two very different c-section experiences. Each with their own complications, each with different disappointments. The first time I was devastated and I felt my body had failed me. The second time I felt helpless but accepting of the situation. (Check my story for blog post link)
No matter what journey you go through, planned or unplanned, the outcome you wanted or not, it’s HOW you deal with what life hands you that will be the determining factor.
I choose to be grateful, positive, and accepting of my body and what it’s been through. Truly a woman’s body is powerful and amazing. .
I’m so thankful that I am able to build myself up again as an athlete.
When people decide that they want to lose weight they often think that exercise is the first and most important piece of the puzzle.
While exercise is important it is probably not the first or only piece of the puzzle you should be focusing on.
If your averaging less then 7 hrs of sleep a night you should start here.
Lack of sleep will set you up for weight-loss failure, frustration and misery.
When sleep deprived you have a tendency to burn lean tissue rather then fat (eekkk)
You body is all out of whack having you crave quick acting sugars (processed foods) as well as always feeling hungry but never satisfied.
Don’t fight an uphill battle.
Get some sleep! See results.
Work smarter! Not Harder.
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