Hi, guys! I hope you had a nice Labor Day Weekend! I took some time off and truly disconnected from social media, which was awesome and much-needed, but I still “documented” Saturday morning, so I figured I’d share since there were definitely some fun highlights! The first of which was quite the challenging hero WOD at CrossFit. “Chad” was no joke and our team carried a 185-pound barbell for 1.25 miles. My gosh, my grip…

Hi, guys! Happy Monday to you! How was your weekend? Mine was quite awesome and kicked off with a FUN girls’ night on Martha’s Vineyard. One of our friends from CrossFit has an incredible house there and invited a group of us to spend the night. It was SUCH a great time with a seriously wonderful group of women! In CNC fashion, let’s do a High, Low, High post to recap! 🙂 HIGH: Taking a SoulCycle…

Hi, guys! I’m a little behind on “live” blogging, but I wanted to share this post since I get questions ALL the time about how I count macros on the weekends. And, truthfully, I typically take breaks from tracking on Fridays and Saturdays (sometimes Sundays too), but I still “game plan” my food choices – just so I don’t go totally off the rails. Not that there’s anything wrong with letting loose every once in…

Hi, guys! I hope you’re enjoying your Memorial Day Weekend! Here’s the next edition of my Instagram Live series. If you missed the video on Thursday/Friday, here it is for your viewing pleasure! And keep those questions coming – feel free to send them along whenever! 🙂 In this episode, I talk about: Our reasons for putting Quinn in Early Intervention and how we knew he needed it Wanting to try CrossFit, but thinking you’re…

Hi, friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Ours was awesome all around! So much, in fact, I broke up my recap into two separate blog posts because I just had so much to say about our weekend. Shall we get to it? Yes? YES?! Ok, here we go with a typical yet awesome Saturday recap! Saturday morning started like a lot of them with a fun partner workout at CrossFit. Mal and I…

Hi, guys! I hope you had a lovely weekend! 🙂 Ours was really nice – lots of family time and plenty of FUN! We were busy, but not crazy-busy, which was the perfect balance. I hate it when we have TOO many plans, but I also don’t like wasting away the weekend doing nothing. I mean, you guys know me… I can’t sit still for too long, so some sort of adventure or activity is…

Hi, guys! If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed a bit less CrossFit in my Stories. I know. It’s a big change for me. CrossFit is so, so, so fun, and I would do it everyday if my body could handle it. But, sadly, it cannot. So, I’ve decided to cut back and deal with some pretty bad muscle imbalances (due to scoliosis) and nagging injuries (due to old age). I recently…

Hi, guys! Happy Saturday! 🙂 So, I totally slacked on taking food photos this week (whomp whomp… P.S. Quinn said this the other day, and it was hilarious), BUT I have a whole bunch of CrossFit workouts for you to try. It was definitely a CrossFit-heavy week. I went 4 days in a row, so, by Friday, I was more than ready for a rest day, which, if you’re following the Open, means I didn’t…

Hello! My name is Katie Lyn. I am a writer over at Garage Gym Power. I am also a mom, a woman and an athlete. I am honored to be given the opportunity to write this guest post for Tina. I learned about Tina’s blog at the suggestion of a friend, and was happy to discover a like minded blogger with a lot of great recipes and an interesting CrossFit journey to share. This topic…

Hi, guys! Happy Saturday! We had quite the eventful Friday night. We got a crazy rain and wind storm yesterday and ended up losing power for a few hours. We ate dinner via candlelight, which was kind of fun and reminded me of times as a kid when we lost power. Our dinners were kind of ridiculous – I ate tortilla chips, cheese, and pepperoni – but, hey, we made it work. The power came…

If you guys follow me on Instagram Stories, you’ve probably seen me post the WOD (aka “Workout of the Day”) from my CrossFit – and you might be thinking: What the heck does that mean?! I’m going to explain a recent workout that was “prescribed” and how to modify it so you can do it at home or another gym with just some dumbbells. Check out my video below!

Hi, guys! I just landed in Austin a little while ago, but I wanted to share a quick recap of my impromptu “day date” with Mal yesterday. He had Monday off from school, but Quinn’s daycare was open, so we used it as an opportunity to hangout just the two of us. I mean, it was “free” childcare since we have to pay for it if he goes or not. And, well, childcare just gets…

With Christmas just days away, I wanted to share some tips for finding the right CrossFit gym – just in case you’re planning a drop-in while you’re away from home. I love to travel and I love CrossFit, so I try my best to get a WOD in when I’m on the go. Some people are restaurant people; I’m a gym person. But part of the fun of CrossFit is the community, so I try to…

Hi, guys! Happy Friday once again! I just wanted to pop in with a little recap of our morning. Now that we’re not traveling a ton, I’m hoping to get back to a regular schedule with the day in the life posts! 🙂 Ok, so we’re up and at ’em this morning at 6:38 AM. I actually didn’t set an alarm because (in theory) Quinn’s OK to Wake! Clock is our alarm clock. He usually comes…