Friday, February 19, 2010

Our Greatest Fear

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is

that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness

that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,

gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a

child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is

nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel

insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were

born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just

in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we

unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are

liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates


Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, February 9, 2010



By Nicolette Clancy
We "want" the praise
but can't make the effort
We "want" close family
but don't have the time
We "want" a strong faith
but can't make a commitment
We "want" the love
but have nothing to give
We "want" to relax
but won't turn off the distractions
We "want" the skill
but can't find the time to practice
We "want" the peace
but continue to argue
We "want" these things
but apparently not enough

Life is all about making priorities, what are your priorities?

This poem hits close to home for all of us. At some point we all say I want to be a better son, daughter, parent, athlete, co-worker, husband or wife. We have all said to ourselves, I want to be healthy and fit. I want more meaningful relationships in my life. I want a better relationship with God. We say these things on a daily basis... Why is it that we all want these things but we just aren't willing to make these things priorities in our lives so we can have them? Maybe Nicolette Clancy said it best in this poem... Maybe we just don't want them bad enough!

I believe that we have become accustomed to taking the easy way out of things. Allowing ourselves to become to comfortable in our lives. We allow our daily stressors distract us from what is truly important in life. We have allowed ourselves to be okay with mediocrity. I say it is time for a change"! Now is the time make yourself a priority. Whatever the goal may be, make it a priority in your life and go after it. Get comfortable being uncomfortable! This is when you will find your true strength and accomplish great things in your life.

CrossFit has been my vehicle for change in my life. It has shown me how to get comfortable being uncomfortable. It has shown me how to go the extra mile to make sure I get the results I want. It has taught me to never settle for mediocrity. All these lessons I have learned in CrossFit I have been able to carry over into my personal life. CrossFit has helped me to improve my relationship with God. It has taught me to put in the extra effort and make time for my family and friends. It has also taught me how to be a leader and set a good example for others. It is because of my love for CrossFit that I am the person I am today!

So let me ask you again... Life is all about making priorities, what are yours?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

It's game time!

I am ready guys! I have 5 weeks until the CrossFit sectionals. The count down begins tomorrow.

I am so excited and ready to compete this year. I have prayed everyday for the last year...I have given thanks to God everyday for all he has blessed my life with, and asked him to please give me the strength both mentally and physically to be a true competitor this year in the CrossFit games. I am confident that on the day of the competition I stand up against all of the other amazing athletes at my sectional and be able to say I have done all I can do to prepare for this competition. I have given 100%, and no matter what happens... win or lose, I have no regrets.

I Love CrossFit!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. -- Gandhiji

CrossFitters... Never stop learning, always strive to improve yourself. Do not be afraid to take chances, this is when you will find out what you are truly made of and life will be most rewarding.

Breakfast: 9 a.m. (3 blocks)
1 egg, 4 egg whites
3 tbsp almond butter
1/2 cup cantaloupe

Snack 12:00 p.m. (pre-workout)
1/2 cup natural apple sauce
1 egg
3 almonds

Lunch 2:30 p.m. (3 block, post-workout)
3 oz turkey
3 tbsp avocado
2 cup spinach
1 cup okra
1/2 cup pineapple

Snack 5:30 p.m. (1 block)
1 oz turkey
3 almonds
1/2 apple

Dinner 8:00 p.m.(3 block)
4.5 oz fish
2 tbsp avocado
1 cup spinach
1 cup okra
1 tbsp almond butter

Monday, February 1, 2010

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.

"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible" Arthur C. Clarke

Do not be afraid to push the limits guys it is only then when you will find out what you are truely made of!

Food Journal 2-2-2010

Snack: 6:00 am
1 oz chicken
1/2 pear
3 almonds

Breakfast:9:00 am
1 egg, 4 egg whites
3 tea spoons almond butter
1/2 cup cantelope
1/2 pear

Snack: 11:00 am
1 egg
3 almonds
1/2 cup natral apple sauce

Lunch 2:30 pm
3 oz turkey
3 table spoons avocado
2 cups steamed spinach
1 cup pineapple

Snack:5:30 pm
3 almonds
1 oz chicken

Dinner 8:00 pm
4.5 oz salmon
1 cup broccoli
1 cup spinach
3 table spoons avocado

The future depends on what we do in the present. - Mahatma Gandhi

The future depends on what we do in the present. - Mahatma Gandhi

CrossFitters... How true is this quote? Work hard today, and let CrossFit be your vehicle to success. If you do this you will be able to accomplish many things in your life that you never thought you would be able to do. "pull ups and muscle ups"

Good luck to all of my CrossFit Teams doing the February Zone challenge. I am here for you to guide and motivate you through the challenge. I will also be posting my food log daily to my blog so you can see what I eat on a daily basis to fuel me through my day as well. Hopefuly it will help give you some different ideas on how to plan your meals as well.