The Importance of Grip Strength

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Part 1: STEPH My husband once laughed at me while I was trying to open a jar of jalapenos. "Functional fitness, huh? For someone so strong, it's hard to believe that you can't open a jar." My grip strength sucks, and I hate to admit it, but I've had little desire to … [Read more...]

What to Give Up in Order to Find Success

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Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely, that when others see us, they know exactly how it should be done. I saw this on Instagram a couple weeks ago and wrote it down in the "Thoughts" section of my journal. You know, the journal that logs my lifting PRs, my conditioning … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Living a Healthier Life

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You've seen this meme, right? Gym December vs. January? January boasts the resolutioners and yeah, if you're one of the lifeies, you know January, February, even March is a little over-crowded. But what happens in March? Sometimes even February? The gym slowly starts to clear … [Read more...]

2016 Recipe Roundup: Simple, Healthy, Smart

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60 Recipes that are Great for the Whole Family! Last week I wrote about tackling your 2016 goals "afraid." If your goals aren't important to you then you wouldn't be at least a little bit terrified, right? Do the thing you fear most, and the death of fear is certain. --Mark … [Read more...]

2016: Do it Afraid.

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In 2015, Erik and I attended Jeff Goins's TRIBE conference in Nashville for writers and bloggers. The conference was designed to help people like us--writers trying to make a living by writing professionally about what we love. The two-day event was jam-packed FULL of … [Read more...]