Monday, March 7, 2011

Strong is the new skinny

It's one thing to look fit and be fit, but SICFIT is a whole other playing field.  Let the 2011 Games BEGIN!

This is SICFIT...

Women Of The 2010 CrossFit Games from Boomer Alred on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Fittest Games 2011

Last weekend I competed in The Fittest Games at Crossfit Central. This was my first crossfit competition, and I knew my chances of placing in the top 10 was very slim.  I was going head to head with some of the strongest, fastest women in the sport.  So, I went in with the mindset to have fun, gain experience and do my personal best.  

Mission accomplished.  I had a great time competing, even though I was exhausted by the last workout and was not up for it.  I learned a lot about myself as an athlete and a competitor.  I now have a better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses.  I managed to pull a top 10 finish after the 3rd WOD (workout of the day); however, the last WOD got the best of me.  I can't help but think that maybe if I had a better attitude going into the workout, I may have held onto to that #10 spot.  

You LIVE AND LEARN. All in all, I can't wait for the next competition. I have a whole new perspective on training.  Coach Big Mike, It's time to get some work done.

Best part of The Fittest Games was competing alongside a group of amazing, inspiring women.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

LIFT gets a Makeover

New look, same great quality.  I made the executive decision that LIFT Fitness needed a new and improved look.  I wanted a logo that was bold, yet simple.  I consulted with a fellow Master Mind Fight Clubber and Crossfitter, Erika Jeanne. She is an amazing artist and graphic designer. Check out her t-shirts HERE!  They are brilliant.  Anyway, I told her what I wanted for my logo and here is what she came up with:

I LOVE it!  I couldn't be happier with this design.  I think it fits my personality and my business perfectly.  I am ready to hit the printing presses for biz cards, shirts, postcards and stickers.  The new logo is just the beginning for LIFT Fitness.  It just needed a fresh start and a makeover.  

For those who may not know what my previous logo looked like, here it is:

Thanks again Erika for all your help!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Black & Red Gym

Four days a week I get to workout with these amazing athletes and do fun stuff!  Not only do we lift heavy shit, but we also get in a little gymnastics skill work as well.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Goal Setting...all the cool kids are doing it.

If you want to make things happen in your life, you have to set GOALS.  I have learned goal setting from the best, Carey Kepler. Here is how it works in a nutshell:

  • Make a list of things you want to accomplish in 2011.  That list becomes your goals. Do NOT be afraid to go big.  I've recently learned that "big risks, equal BIG REWARDS."
  • Then, divide your goals into 1 month, 3 month, 6 month and 12 month deadlines.  
  • Next, assign an action to each of your goals. This is something that you will do daily, weekly, monthly, etc to help you reach your goal, as well as keep you on track.
  • Finally, tell someone (or several people) about your goals.  It is extremely important to have people hold you accountable for achieving your goals. You don't go through life alone, so find yourself an accountability partner and make shit happen!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's that time of year again

The Holidays are here, and for most of us this time of year means friends, family and food, food, food... followed by New Years Resolutions.  The most common New Years Resolutions are, Diet and Exercise.  For my profession this is AWESOME; However, people go about it the wrong way. They decide they are going to try some crazy, impossible diet or whatever the latest "fad diet" may be...and trust me there will be some new ones popping up soon.  I'm sure there are many people out there that have found a program that works for them and have made the lifestyle change.  But for most of the population, it's a super fail.  Don't be a victim to "fad diets" or weight loss/exercise gimmicks (ie the shake weight).  The following videos are all you need to know about losing weight, getting fit and living a long and healthy life.  

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I train to get me here....

Every workout brings me one step closer to my goal... the Crossfit Games.  I have found my new sport, and I am prepared to do whatever it takes to get to the next level.

What's your next level? What are you willing to do to get there? Make it happen!