Good morning! Happy Saturday! Here’s my second post for GNC‘s “Total Lean Challenge.” For this one, I was asked to share my favorite kind of cardio exercise, which, I’m sure you already know, is CrossFit. I’m a tad in love with it! Since I love CrossFit so much, I decided to create a CrossFit-inspired workout for you guys. For this workout, all you need is a kettlebell and a clock or timer. Set the timer…

After lunch yesterday, I got ready to go to the gym. I put on my workout gear and then packed up my gym bag because I planned to take a shower at the gym before my doctor’s appointment. While I was packing, I thought it might be fun to show you guys what’s in my gym bag. Here’s what’s in my gym bag: Lug Life Cartwheel Overnight/Gym Bag: This is the best gym (and overnight)…

Hello, hello! Yesterday was such a great day. It started out like a usual Saturday and ended with quite a nice surprise! Breakfast My morning started with breakfast, which was a French Toast Breakfast Scramble topped with Coconut Cinnamon Pears and Teddie peanut butter. And then I did a little meal planning while I drank my iced coffee. Workout After breakfast, I headed to CrossFit for a workout that involved a bunch of rope climbs,…

Good morning! Happy Monday Tuesday! Here’s a little motivation to start your day off on the right foot! Workout This quote applied really well to yesterday’s CrossFit WOD. I’ve always been afraid of the 53-pound kettlebell (that ish is heavy!), but thanks to some encouragement from Mal and Kerrie (c’mon, you can do it!), it’s no longer (as) intimidating to me. I managed to do my very first WOD (besides farmers’ carries) with a 53-pound…

Good morning! I’m working on a new campaign with GNC called the “Total Lean Challenge,” which is a 12-week lifestyle program that includes nutrition, meal plans, workouts and video instruction, and community support. I was asked to share one of my workouts, so I turned a regular old trip to the dog park with Murphy into a 30-minute sweat session. Workout A trip to the dog park is always a great way to get moving and add a little…

For the past several weeks, I’ve taken Pro Performance L-Glutamine Powder after all of my workouts for post-workout recovery and to help heal the epithelial cells in my small intestine. (GNC sent me some Pro Performance L-Glutamine Powder as part of a program with Fitfluential.) When I visited my G.I. doctor a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned to his nurse practitioner that I was taking L-Glutamine Powder. She said some of her IBD patients find…

Yay! I did it! I achieved my goal for the Paleo Challenge: 12 (consecutive) Kipping Pull-ups!!! Ok, so now that I achieved my goal for the Paleo Challenge, I’m officially cashing it in with the diet part of it. I was never super strict with the diet to begin with (hence, the peanut butter, French fries, cake, and wine), so I was getting super low scores every week and just not really into it. I…

Here’s your chance to win some probiotics from GNC and make your digestive system happy! A few weeks ago, my friends at GNC sent me a whole bunch of probiotics to try out. I’m already taking VSL#3 (recommend by my doctor) for my ulcerative colitis, so I’m all set in the probiotics department. I didn’t want to let the GNC products to go to waste, so I asked them if I could give them away on…

For the past two days, I’ve heard non-stop jack-hammering. Mal dislikes the huge rock in our front yard (he thinks it’s annoying to mow around), so we hired some guys to remove it, but it’s turned into a much bigger project than expected. Hence, the non-stop jack-hammering. Of course, Murphy is closely “supervising” the project. The rock in our front yard is deeper than expected and putting up quite a fight against the jack-hammer, so instead…

Good morning! Happy Monday! I hope you guys had a fabulous weekend! Friday On Friday afternoon, Murphy and I drove to Fenway Park for the 1000 Pugs photo shoot. We arrived right on time and then met the photographer, Amanda, who spent a solid 20 minutes photographing Murphy. He was a natural. And highly motivated by food. Amanda had Murphy pose in 5 or 6 different places around Fenway Park. At one point, she got…

I saw this quote on the CrossFit 781 website the other day and just wanted to share: [image source] If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse. So true! Doesn’t this quote apply to so many things in life? I know I make time for the things I find important (i.e. Mal, Murphy, family, friends, blogging, CrossFit), and the stuff that isn’t as important to me…

Hi, friends! Here’s a little preview of our kitchen. Check out the shelf we hung over the stove for our spices. The previous owners had it on the wall in the living room, but we moved into the kitchen since the black shelf we used to have there no longer matched. Cute, right? Mal and I ordered a couple of things from Etsy, so once we receive them, I’ll show ya the final product. Although,…

A common saying in the CrossFit world is “stronger than yesterday.” I actually own a tank top with these exact words on it because I just love them so much. [image source: 3, 2 ,1 Go Stuff] Every time I go to CrossFit, my goal is always to improve (even if it’s just a little bit) and be stronger than I was the day before. Of course, during a WOD, I love the competitive energy…

The final day of the CrossFit Games started with a fun work with Reebok. Our coaches for the day, Blair and Lauren, took advantage of the gorgeous outdoor space at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach to create the WOD. [photo credit: Jess Allen] Breakfast #1 Before we started the WOD, I ate some fruit and drank part of a Naked smoothie. Reebok provided us with a light breakfast, so we had something in our stomachs to…

After our WOD Sandwich on Saturday morning, Heather, Kelly, and I headed to the Home Depot Center for Day 2 (well, technically, 3) of the CrossFit Games. We arrived just in time for the Women’s Clean Ladder: 1-rep Clean every 30 seconds with progressively heavier barbells Athletes will be ranked by the weight of their heaviest successful clean. Partial pounds will be awarded for each additional deadlift completed after they attempt and fail the clean….

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