That number on the scale? It does not represent you. Although, it can be easy to get in a habit of weighing yourself on a regular basis and obsessing over the number, it can be unhealthy in the long run. It also may seem that checking the scale frequently can help your progress, because you […]
“Be humble or be humbled” — have you ever considered the meaning of this phrase as applied to your CrossFit journey? While the phrase can be applicable to many aspects of life, it is particularly relevant to CrossFit. Humility at CrossFit Gardendale is having an openness to learning, growing, and challenging your body. It is […]
Even if you have failed to achieve the healthy lifestyle you imagined in the past, there is still hope! Failing once, twice, or even three or more times does not mean that you will not be successful in the future. Do not give up and instead, use these tips to set yourself up for success […]
My wife, Amy, and I just celebrated our ten year anniversary. Our son, Eli, just graduated from Pre-K. I love God. I am a member of Sardis Baptist Church in Gardendale/Morris. I work for a youth development nonprofit in Birmingham, YouthServe.
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 you have more free time and you are able to […]
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 market, but it can be quite challenging to […]
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. Are you ready to buckle […]
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 are executed in our day-to-day life. Stop making these excuses to yourself […]
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 time off can be challenging. At the same time, it can also […]