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How I Fell in Love with CrossFit: My Story Of Finding Fitness

The funny thing about my story is, I didn't start out looking to get in shape. But for one reason or another CrossFit found me and changed my life forever.   Growing up I rode bikes with my family and worked at the local bike shop. I dabbled in wrestling in 6th grade and lacrosse in 9th grade. I loved the sport, but hated the training and quickly lost interest. After going to college I started down an unhealthy path. Drinking and partying regularly, I was eating whatever was around (mostly…

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Becoming a Believer

Are you a believer?? Well, are you? Don’t worry, this blog post isn’t about religion and it definitely isn’t about that song by the Monkees from 1966. This is about your belief in yourself and your abilities. This belief or lack thereof is called self-efficacy. This post won’t delve too deeply into the roots of the self-efficacy theory, but long story short, the theory was defined by a psychologist named Albert Bandura several decades ago, and it has to do with how much confidence is possessed regarding one’s ability to be…

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SMART Goals

With the New Year, many people are making resolutions and considering setting goals, hoping for change and a fresh start this January. To develop clear and concise goals and resolutions, think of the acronym S.M.A.R.T. This acronym stands for...specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. When setting a goal for yourself, be sure to include these details that make the objective well defined and doable.  For example, a person such as myself, who has difficulty hydrating, could set their S.M.A.R.T goal to drink 32 ounces of water each day in January, versus setting…

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