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Happy Anniversary to the SIP 10,000 Steps Challenge

I'm so happy to celebrate the one year anniversary of the SIP 10,000 Steps Challenge! When COVID-19 shut the whole fricking world down, many of us found ourselves without access to our usual places and spaces to "work out" what was happening. The gyms, the pools, the classes, the tracks, the boxes, the parks - …

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Why Habits Matter

I'm a huge proponent of creating sustainable habits. Because willpower fades and motivation wanes. That's why...habits. You have a bunch of habits already. Brushing your teeth before bed. Turning on the coffee before feeding the cats. Watching the news while eating dinner. The order you do your grocery shopping. (I always start in the produce …

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Adventures In Humbling Experiences

A few weeks ago I shared that I'd signed up for the 2021 CrossFit Open competition. For those not in the know (it's ok, I was also not in the know either), this is a three week competition. The workout is posted on a Thursday and athletes have until Monday to complete the workout and …

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3 Tips to Kick-Start Your Workouts

After the past year now is as good a time as any to sit down and take a look at where you are fitness-wise and make some shifts. Maybe it's adding an extra few miles to your weekly runs or ditching the blue band at Boot-Camp for the purple one. It also might be time …

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Meatless Monday – Irish White Bean and Cabbage Stew

My mother was English and claimed there wasn't any Irish in our family. Yet my brother is Sean and I'm Keli (well, actually I was born Kelly). And until she passed in 2017, she religiously made Corned Beef and Cabbage every year. Time for some time on Ancestry.com perhaps? Where's my "Hmmm? emoji" when I …

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Why I Entered the 2021 CrossFit Open

I've never been inside a "box", have never trained with a CF trainer, and can't do a pull-up, a true pistol squat, or a variety of other exercises that scream CrossFit. Yet I paid $20 of my hard-earned sheckles to enter the 2021 CrossFit Open Women's (50-54) Division in a competition that runs from March …

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Is a Virtual Race In Your Future?

2020 was kind of a bust as far as competing in races. Most events were flat-out canceled and others transitioned to a virtual event. My cousin's husband was scheduled to run the London Marathon last year and it was postponed not once, but twice and then it went virtual. His course consisted of large loops …

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Birthday Burpee Boot-Camp Bash

I love teaching boot-camp on my birthday and like to incorporate something challenging but fun at the same time.  So for my 54th bday on Monday, I created 2 workouts highlighting my favorite exercise.  The Burpee.    One segment was 5 minutes long, and the second was 4 minutes long.  And yes,  it's a challenging …

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