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]
If you think you have to give up enjoying your food and splurging on your favorite meals when you start eating healthy, you are wrong! Eating healthy can be fun and delicious. Instead of dreading your next healthy meal, get excited with these perks … [Read more]
Think about what your mornings look like now. Are they healthy? Do they jumpstart your day with energy and nutrition? A healthy morning routine goes beyond eating the right foods or squeezing in your WOD, it is about setting yourself up for a happy … [Read more]
When it comes to finding the motivation to workout, stick to your eating plans, or live a healthy lifestyle, it can be a challenge at times. There is a solution: mindset. Mindset makes a world of a difference when it comes to uncovering that … [Read more]
When is the last time you took a rest day? Did you do so because you had to or because you wanted to improve your performance? Most people think that rest days, although necessary, decrease your performance and set back your progress. In fact, quite … [Read more]