Taking a vacation means escaping from work, stress, and the day-to-day routine. This does not mean you have to (or should) skip out on your workouts. In fact, vacation is one of the best times to challenge your body and get great workouts in, because … [Read more]
Did you know that each can of Coca-Cola is 140 calories? And that it has 39g of sugar? It also has no protein, no vitamin D, no potassium, no calcium, and no iron. Okay, you probably already know that soda is not the healthiest beverages on the … [Read more]
It is hard to believe it’s June! We are officially halfway through the year! Now that we are halfway through the year, it is the perfect time to look at our goals and see where we are and how we can progress and get focused for the remainder of 2018. … [Read more]
More often than not, when we make excuses, they are excuses we make to ourselves, not to others. This is a dangerous habit, because these repeated excuses can prevent us from being our best. The thoughts that are repeated in our mind … [Read more]
I am a wife, a mom, Jaxon's "Lovie" (grandmother), a teacher and a former pet therapy assistant. I have taught kindergarten/first grade for 27 years. I currently teach 1st grade at Gardendale Elementary. I volunteered with Hand-in-Paw for 7 years as a pet therapy assistant with my dog, Daisy.
Welcome back to CrossFit Gardendale! Picture this: you come back to CFG and you crush your WOD at the same weight and reps you were doing before your break. This sounds great, but unfortunately, it’s not realistic. Coming back to CrossFit after some … [Read more]
When you take control of your mind and stop your negative thoughts, you are freeing yourself of the weight of your mind. Do not let your negative thoughts hold you back. Let go of these negative thoughts to unlock your mind and give yourself … [Read more]
If you have mastered nutrition and exercise, congratulations! You are ahead of most. Sleep is the next step to conquer and is equally as important as nutrition and exercise. There are many reasons why sleep is important, so the next time you need an … [Read more]
I’m currently in my 14th year as a fleet logistics supervisor with a rental car company.
We cannot change our birthday (or stop them from coming), as much as we may like! We do have the power to slow down the aging process with a healthy lifestyle. This includes eating healthy, working out on a regular basis, and making healthy habits a … [Read more]