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Celebrating 2 Years of a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle Change

It was a little over 2 years ago (Jan 2009) that I committed to a lifestyle change. I began making wiser food choices and walking and running again. About 1 year ago, I started P90X and finished it. Then about 6 months ago, I started CrossFit. 7 weeks ago I began the Paleo Challenge. Basically,…

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Programming for Strength Training – Jim Wendler's 5.3.1 Methodology

Guineapig lifting barbellStrength training using Olympic-style weightlifting was something I avoided until just a few months ago. For the last 30 years, I have primarily done bodyweight training (e.g., push-ups) and some lighter lifting with dumbbells (e.g., bicep curls). That’s about it. But, when I joined my CrossFit gym a little over 5 months ago, weightlifting was a core component of the training. I dreaded it at first. But, now I have come to realize how much the increases in strength have improved my overall fitness, my cardio performance (e.g., long trail runs), and the muscle tone of my body. It is worth the investment of your time and energy.

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Women and CrossFit – Time to Kill the Weightlifting Myths

Photo of CrossFit WomanI read this great article yesterday titled “Dispelling some myths: Women in Crossfit“, so I thought it was a great topic to share. There are just too many misconceptions and poor role models for women who want to be fit. It isn’t about becoming “skinny” and looking like some supermodel who pretends to be a fitness expert. I won’t name any names. It is about being healthy, strong, and achieving a level of fitness that is right for you and sustainable for your lifestyle. It’s one of the reasons that I love CrossFit.

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Want Some Fun "Kill Fat Me" Gear?

Image of Kill Fat Me Sigg water bottleOne of the friends of Kill Fat Me suggested that we offer some custom gear and we think that’s a great idea! So, I just opened our first Kill Fat Me store on Cafe Press at http://www.cafepress.com/KillFatMe Check it out and have some fun with it!

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Was I Really That Fat?

I guess it is a mixed blessing when people notice that you have lost weight. At first, it is nice that people notice when you’ve been working out and eating right. It is usually your first external validation that things are starting to work. And, come on, be honest. It puts a smile on your…

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