New Year Stuff

Happy New Year friends! I always like to write a blog this time of year, as it helps me reflect on the year that has just passed, and think about my hopes and goals for the one that lies ahead. Since I have quite a bit of free time lately and honestly am pretty bored waiting for baby boy Schuil …

Because it’s been forever…

I started my first blog ‘Oh Sweet Life’ back in 2008, shortly before moving to Costa Mesa. That feels so long ago now, and when I read my old posts I can’t help but think of all that has happened between then and now. I started working out at CrossFit Costa Mesa immediately after we moved here, and my blog …

Lessons from the 2014 CrossFit Open–14.4

Week 4: “Good enough” isn’t good enough for me. I got my first muscle-up on December 21st, 2011. This is approximately 2 years and 4 months ago. (I tattooed the date to my arm… No I didn’t! But I did write it down). As most of you are aware, it’s kind of a big deal to get your first muscle-up… …

“Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.”

Scott likes to say this too… “Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.” I have come to really love this line. I often forget about it until it’s too late, but when I remember, oh how it has the ability to change me in the moment! The saying is used often in the military… moving too fast or rushing things …

Lessons from the 2014 CrossFit Open–14.3

Week 3: God sees me. After several years of letting my CrossFit training be the priority in my life, I finally decided to loosen my grip a little bit and make room again for people and other things that are important to me. I have always wanted to have kids, but when I began seriously training, this desire got pushed …

Lessons from the 2014 CrossFit Open–14.2

Week 2: Stay focused and stick to your plan. (I apologize that this is mostly a workout recap) 14.2 was a hard workout for me… overhead squats and chest to bar pull-ups are not my strongest movements, but at least the weight (65 pounds) was manageable and my butterfly chest to bars were coming along. I actually thought this one …

Lessons from the 2014 CrossFit Open–14.1

I decided I wanted to write about what I learned over these past 5 weeks of the CrossFit Open, but trying to condense it all into one post was a bit daunting, so I’m separating my lessons out week by week. Week 1: “Yes, Lindsay… you can be high maintenance.” A lesson on letting go of control. Maybe a couple …

Pain and beauty.

When CFCM was at it’s former location on Placentia street, we had some CrossFit posters laminated and hung on a couple of the walls. My favorite one was of a girl overhead squatting, the word “strength” was tattooed on her back, and next to the photo were the words, “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” I have loved this …

Here and now.

I am exactly where I am supposed to be. This is the primary thought on my mind today and one that gives me a great deal of peace, especially going into the CrossFit Open. This time of year is typically one of stress and high emotion for me. I put a lot of pressure on myself to do well in …

This may be mumbo jumbo…

So it turns out that the things we really want most in life usually take a lot of hard work. This is shocking, I know. Honestly, I think many of us (me included) still live with the delusion that things like relationships, successful careers, skills, and strong, able (or perhaps good looking) bodies will just happen for us… that if …