Grit, Tears, Growth: Lessons Learned from the 2017 CrossFit Open

The CrossFit Open ended a few weeks ago and it was a roller coaster ride. I’ve had some time to reflect, refresh and refocus the past two weeks and I wanted to share my experience.

Does Eating Fat Make You Fat?

“Eat good fats”, “avoid bad fats”, “eating fat makes you fat”. No wonder there is so much confusion when it comes to fat in the diet. There was a time when non-fat foods were all

Carbohydrates: The Enemy or Energy?

With the popularity of diets like Atkins and Paleo, carbohydrates have been labeled a “bad” food that can cause obesity. In reality, eating too much of any food can lead to weight gain.  Carbohydrates are actually critical

Want to build muscle? Eat more protein!

What is protein? Protein is a macronutrient that is made up of amino acids. It plays an important role in building and repairing tissues. Your hair, nails, bones, muscles, organs, cartilage and blood are

Finding Your Why

For Christmas, my family bought me a new pair of Nike Metcons.  I was so excited when I opened them up because I really needed a new pair of shoes for CrossFit.  I was immediately