Introducing my intention for the year, The Next Right Thing. As in, “Just do the next right thing one thing at a time. That'll take you all the way home.” - Glennon Doyle Melton.
I’m a bundle of nervous energy as I start teaching my first Orchid Story class next week. This intention is already helping to reign me in, focus and … breathe. Sometimes (often maybe?) breathing is the Next Right Thing.
Crossfit Hero WOD “Bowen” in honor of Capt Jeffery Bowen of Asheville Fire Department Rescue Co 3 who died in the Line of Duty on July 28, 2011 honor him by giving your all!
10 Burpee Pull-ups
14 single arm Thrusters
20 box jumps
Get after it!
Very excited for 2 reasons: 1) it was 63 outside this afternoon and I got to drive home with my windows down and 2) today was by far my best workout since moving to Virginia. I didn’t crush any PRs but it felt great. Great coaching (thanks @leggymeggy20 🙌🏼) and more so I felt improvement. 5 sets 3 overhead squat, I got to 55# AND I feel like I am finally beginning to fully squat, with good form while adding some weight, which is huge for me 💪🏻 wrapped up with 21-15-9 sumo deadlift high pull + ohs (45 then 35#). Gotta keep pushing and working #practicewhatyouteach#peteacherlife#getfit#crossfit#squats#girlswholift#struggletostrength
I PRed front squat today 🙌🏼💪🏻💞 95#!!! Super proud and ready to hit those triple digits!! My squats have come a long way and I know I have a lot more to do. We did 1k row + 50 burpees for time, 11:25, I hate burpees, but got it done!! Feeling good about 2018 and fitness so far. Grateful for the hours with @crossfit_9110 to get me back on the right track and feeling motivated to keep working and see where I can get 😍 #practicewhatyouteach#peteacherlife#crossfit#getfit#girlswholift#squats#pr#struggletostrength
Not sure if my nose is red from my workout or the 40ft walk to my car in 20 degrees 🤣 5 x 5 bench press, completed last set at 85# which made me happy as its close to my 1rm!! Then “JT” kicked my @$$ or I should say upper body! 21-15-9 handstand push-ups (mod on box), ring dips (mod on boxes) and pushups (on knees) finished 15:49... The struggle was real! #practicewhatyouteach#peteacherlife#crossfit#getfit#girlswholift#struggletostrength
If you (like) answered a resounding YES to these questions, my in-person class starting Jan 16th is for you. Come find out more including sign up details. #struggletostrength https://www.orchidstory.com/new-essay/
Meeting @shaunt is still one of the best moments of my life. I'm so glad I got to meet this extraordinary man. I can't believe the connection we had. It was so real. So honest. So emotional (for me at least). This took me forever to post. So I had to cut back on some of the pictures. I truly truly truly hope I can connect with you again my friend. I'm so happy you are a father now 😁 I've been following and it's just beautiful.
I aspire to inspire to the extreme that you do. It's changed so many physically, but it only instilled in me the mental power to REALIZE...I am unstoppable, and I can help many as well. Much love 😍❤
Sometimes workouts seem like they are going to kill you, and you fly through... like yesterday. Today, looked not too bad and I just about died. Hit my 80# 1rm front squat with a 3sec hold at the bottom and that’s my sticking point for now. Then 21-15-9 kettle bell swings + 400 meter run at the end of every round. Died. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger right?! Ending my way too short week of winter break off right 💪🏻 also- check out my new knee protection 😍 Christmas present curtesy of my best workout buddy and husband ❤️ #practicewhatyouteach#peteacherlife#crossfit#getfit#girlswholift#struggletostrength
Chalk and sweat kids, thats what 6am is all about! 1-2-3 strict press, push press and push jerk, got to 60# for 1rm on strict... followed by 20min amrap 18 box jumps, 15 knees to elbows and 12 pull-ups (modified for me), got 4+21 💪🏻 getting back in routine feels amazing, just in time for 11 days off work 🤣 This week I am really missing my @crossfit_9110 fam (@kristen.martinez0509).... new gym, new people, new everything is always hard. #practicewhatyouteach#getfit#peteacherlife#crossfit#girlswholift#fitfam#struggletostrength
A gentle reminder that a misstep isn’t a step backwards. If you’re feeling discouraged, look at your journey from the beginning to now, and see that you have indeed come a long way. Struggles turn into strength. ✨
Several times this week people have approached me at the gym to tell me I have put on a lot of weight in the past few weeks and enough is enough yes I did a bodybuilding show and was down to 119 pounds 6% body fat that is NOT maintainable year round that is not in line with my current goals of chasing a 405 squat and deadlift in 2018 I started my fitness journey powerlifting and that's the sport where my heart lies it is never okay for you to make negative comments about someone's weight and even if it wasnt intended to be negative think before you speak you are telling a girl who was overweight her whole life who is just coming back into powerlifting after doing a show and is in that awkward phase of yeah you have put on weight but the strength isn't there yet that she is noticeably heavier meanwhile what you dont know is behind closed doors she struggles with binge eating followed by starving herself to compensate for it and your comments only fuel that fire truth is I dont have it all together I'm struggling mentally and fighting to find the balance #honestyhour#struggletostrength#fitchick#bodybuilding#powerlifting#girlswithmuscle#girlswholift#rawpost#fitness#weightlossjourney#brainsurgerysurvivor#ihadbrainsurgerywhatsyourexcuse
Growing up as some who has disabilities (dyslexia, Fetal alcohol syndrome) I felt very alone and alien. I slowly began too realize that my disabilities would always be a part of who I am but not all that I am. Let’s pull back the vail on are different abilities-throw shame and bullying to the wind and live are worth.