This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. Good morning, friends! Last week, I received a great question from a reader about my experience with diet and exercise, and how they helped me lose weight. Over the years, other people (both CNC readers and real life friends) have asked me this same question, so I figured it was time to finally turn it into a blog post. Here’s the question that I received: Hey Tina, Longtime reader from Minnesota here,…

Hi, guys! Happy Monday! I’m feeling a tad exhausted this morning after completing CrossFit Open WOD 15.1 on Friday night and then running 15.1 miles yesterday for my long run. After all of that activity, I am so thankful today is a rest day. Heck yes. Rewind to Friday night Mal and I are both participating in the CrossFit Open this year. I’m honestly not sure why I signed up, considering I’m training for a marathon and…

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Kill Cliff to interview one of their elite CrossFit athletes at the 2015 Kill Cliff East Coast Championships. Unfortunately, I was out of town and unable to attend the event, but I still had the chance to interview (via email) Valerie Voboril, a CrossFit Games athlete, mom, and kindergarten teacher. Incredible, right? She is such an amazing role model for women and inspires me so much. At…

Good morning, friends! How’s life? I hope things are going well for you! So, let’s start with some photos from yesterday! My friend Erin came over to spend the day with Quinn and me. It was so nice to see her and catch up. She’s the best. And, of course, my guys (the furry one and the one-so-furry one) loved seeing Erin too! Some eats from the day”¦ Breakfast followed by Marylou’s white chocolate chip iced…

Hi CNC readers! My name is Katie and I blog over at Talk Less, Say More. I’m so excited Tina is letting me stop by today to share a really cool project I’m starting called 50 States In A Year! The last few years as CrossFit started to come in the forefront of fitness, I’ve wanted to try it but it wasn’t until May of this year when I finally bit the bullet and signed…

Hi, friends! Just checking in with a recap of my workouts from the past couple of weeks. I’m officially 10 weeks postpartum now, and I am finally feeling like my old self again when it comes to working out. I’m not 100% back to my previous fitness level, but I am seeing progress everyday! WEEK OF AUGUST 3 Sunday: Off Monday: CrossFit WOD “Competitors Baseline #1” For time: 21 Deadlift (155, 115) 400m run 15…

Hello! Happy FRIDAY! Here’s another edition of What I’m Loving Lately! 60 Practically Free Ways to Update Your Home <— So many great ideas! THIS is CrossFit A local CrossFitter wrote this blog post after competing at the Battle of the South Shore Boxes at CrossFit 781 (my box) this past weekend. Her post shares her struggles and how she overcame them at the competition, which, of course, is so incredibly inspiring, but her post also shares…

My CrossFit box did “Dirty Diana” a few weeks ago, and I saved it as a “must do” workout for at home. I finally had a chance to do it this past weekend, and it was definitely a lung-smoker! For this workout, you only need a kettlebell, timer, and some space to run (outside or on a treadmill). I also used a yoga mat, but only because I didn’t want to scrape up my knees on…

The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. Good morning and happy Friday! I ventured in Boston last night to attend a fun CrossFit event hosted by City Sports and CrossFit Back Bay. Every Thursday night from now until August 21st, you can participate in a free CrossFit workout on the Greenway (North End entrance, near the intersection of Cross and Hanover). To participate in one of these workouts, you just…

Hi, friends! I have another fun WOD for you guys! It’s called “Death By Slamball,” and it’s a tough one! For this workout, you only need 2 pieces of equipment: a slamball and a timer. (I used the one on my iPhone.) Here’s how it works: Start your timer and then, every minute, add one slamball rep to the rep scheme. So, starting with the first minute, you perform one rep. After that, the remaining time is…

Now that I’m back at CrossFit again, I’ve received a ton of questions from you guys, especially those of you who want to give it a try yourselves. (You should!) I’ve written all sorts of posts over the years, so I thought it would be helpful to link them up all in one place. I hope you find them helpful! If I missed anything, leave your question in the comment section, and I’ll do my…

I eased back into CrossFit with, uh, 5 workouts last week. HA! That’s more than I went before I got pregnant! I just couldn’t stay away! But, seriously, I took it easy and didn’t push myself too hard. I was never super sore, so I just kept going to classes and before I knew it, I had racked up 5 visits. Man, it’s awesome to be back. It’s even better than I remember! Sunday: Off…

Hello! Happy Thursday! Let’s get right to it! BREAKFAST Breakfast was the usual: toast, almond butter, banana, and iced coffee with chocolate almond milk. WORKOUT We did a hero WOD at CrossFit this morning: “Michael” (3 rounds for time of 800 meter run, 50 back extensions, 50 abmat sit-ups). I scaled/modified the workout because my abs aren’t totally healed after child birth. Have you heard of diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation)? Sounds crazy, right? It kind of…

I went back to CrossFit today, and IT WAS AWESOME! I am so happy to be back!!  SNACK Q and I were awake bright and early this morning, so I snacked on a Crunchy Granola & Seed Chocolate Chip Chia Bar from my friends at Kashi. These bars are really tasty and even more delicious with a little smear of peanut butter on them. I probably should have gone back to bed after Q started…

Hi all! A big thank you to Tina for allowing me to share my story on CNC. I’ve been reading CNC for yeaaars and am glad to have the opportunity to take over for a bit! A little background: My name is Gabby and I blog over at Gabby’s Gluten-Free. I live in Virginia, am an adjunct professor, a freelance writer/blogger, have dabbled in professional recipe development & food photography, have a crazy dog, and…

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