the struggle is real post

The Struggle Is Real…

They say when life gives you lemons you should make lemonade – but what if you don’t have sugar or water?? And what if life isn’t ‘giving’ you lemons but it’s shooting them at you with a freaking potato gun? There you are bruised and thirsty. So you just pick up a damn lemon and… Continue Reading


Is Your ‘Parking Lot’ Paleo??

  So, recently (well actually it was back in October, it’s just taken me this long to actually write something…), I did some traveling that required a flight from DIA (the Denver airport) to Minneapolis-St.Paul to do a little seminar for Crossfit Twin Cities. This excursion required that I park the G6 (my money car… Continue Reading

Day 30

30 Challenges In 30 Days – DAY 30!!!

Day 30 Challenge: Evaluate your situation and progress. Ask yourself – “How do I feel and where are my energy levels now compared to when I started making these changes?” or “Has my gym performance and/or how my clothes fit changed since I have been eating better?” If you like your answers to these questions… Continue Reading

Day 29

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 29

Day 29 Challenge: Play the “what if” game. What if you forgot your lunch for work today?  What would be your fallback plan? Where would you go and what would you buy? How far are you away from a grocery store, restaurant with healthy options or a foil packet of tuna? Have a plan for… Continue Reading

Day 28

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 28

  Day 28 Challenge: Add some SPICE to your life! Try cooking with a new herb or spice today. If salt and pepper are all you’re using – you are missing out. Fresh herbs are great and can be found in the produce section – basil, oregano, thyme, cilantro, sage, rosemary, parsley (yes, you can… Continue Reading


Go Down Swinging…

This post was written by Russ Blanck, a 56-year old police officer who adopted CrossFit and a Paleo lifestyle as a means to maximize his functional fitness.  CrossFit and Paleo have helped him achieve his goals.  He works and trains alongside officers 20 to 30 years younger than him.  As a certified emergency manager he provides logistical… Continue Reading


30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 27

Day 27 Challenge: Tonight, 1 hour before bed – turn off the TV, computer, tablet, phone and any other form of artificial light. Instead, relax by reading a real book with pages (yes, they still make these…), do a crossword puzzle, journal, talk to your family or just zone out. Your sleep quality will be… Continue Reading

Day 26

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 26

Day 26 Challenge: Eat what’s in season! Do some research and find out which fruits and vegetables are at their peak right now. This might mean you have to step away from that banana today… Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway:  Keto diets aren’t for everyone and neither is Intermittent Fasting – don’t jump on the latest and… Continue Reading