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Fitness Outside The Box and Other Ramblings

Sometimes when I stay quiet on the blog for too long it is because I don’t feel like I have anything deep or profound to say. Just because I don’t currently have something deep, profound, or emotional to say doesn’t mean I don’t have anything to say at all. So today I feel like rambling on about random things….

Did I ever tell you about the time I won the USSF Missouri State Weightlifting Championship?


Last summer right before my surgery I spent a good 6 weeks on a dedicated Weightlifting Programing Cycle. We heard about a local meet going down and decided to sign up. There was like 8 of us all together. 3 girls. It was rather informal and not a USAW Sanctioned meet or anything. We competed in 3 events: Snatch, Clean & Jerk, and Clean & Press. I was pretty reserved with my attempts. My shoulder was having issues so I stuck with a pretty nasty 95 on the Snatch. I got a no rep called on one of my jerks because I pressed it out, but ended up hitting 125. I hit a not so impressive 90 on my Clean and Press. HOWEVER. one of the other girls competing started out too heavy on her clean and press and couldn’t make any of her 3 attempts at the lift, leaving her with a 0. She totally smashed my other 2 lifts but because I came out conservative on my clean and press and hit all 3 lifts and she had a 0, I ended up winning. So technically I am the USSF Missouri State Weightlifting Champ.


I won my $50 entry fee back and I was invited to “nationals” with them, which are next month in Kansas City. I don’t think I’m going, but getting the message about signing up reminded me I never told this story on here. and it’s a good one! ha.

One of the things I’ve been trying to do lately is think about ways I can use my fitness outside the box. I love love love CrossFit. But now that I’m in the best shape of my life I want to branch out and try things I was always intimidated to try. Last month we put together a fun event with another local fitness business, Pink Lemon Studio. We had a handful of our members break out of the box and try a Pole Fitness Class. What a blast!

Pole Fitness at Pink Lemon Studio in Wentzville


It was seriously one of the toughest workouts I’ve had in awhile. It was such a fun experience. It was also sponsored by my friends at Fabletics, who provided some sweet swag for all the attendees! I enjoyed it so much that I’m actually trying out another class there on Sunday – It is called Buti Hoop and incorporates parts of Buti Yoga, Plyometrics, and Hula Hooping (which I can’t do to save my life). So that should be interesting!

Oh, and about Fabletics… They released another set of outfits this month that are totally on point.


This is the Voyageurs out fit which came with this awesome headband, the Valhalla Tee, and the Salar Space Dye Capri. I paired it with one of the many Oula Tanks I already had. I love the longer length of this tee and the adorable open back…



I have these space dye capris in pink as well and they are probably the most comfortable capris I have right now. So Soft. You basically need them in your life. Use my referral link and get 50% off your first outfit!

And since we are now talking about things we just needed to have in our life, I may have accidentally purchased my very first Kate Spade purse. The other day I was just planning on stopping in at the outlets to get Payton some shoes and I somehow ended up in the Kate Spade store… which just so happened to be having 50% off the entire store…. I walked out, I swear. But then I felt like I’d regret not buying the purse I have been eyeing forever when it was 50% off. So I walked back in and bought it. And I love it.


It’s so pink and pretty and perfect! It was my early birthday present to myself! My birthday is just over 2 weeks away so it is totally justifiable, right? Right.

Not only did I buy myself a pretty awesome birthday present, I happen to have a pretty amazing husband who bought me my very own barbell!! It is an Again Faster Team Barbell, which has a mixture of needle bearings and ball bearings. I can’t wait to get my hands on it! It’s on the way now… Cue the delivery man stalking!

Alright that’s enough rambling for today. I’ll be back soon with an awesome Total Tabata workout for you!

Tell me, what is on your mind? Have you ever won a competition? Or bought yourself an awesome birthday present? 



4 thoughts on “Fitness Outside The Box and Other Ramblings”

  1. Few things..
    1. I can never see your IG pictures on here – does anyone else have that issue?
    2. LOVe the pole fitness idea.. I went about a year and a half ago.. what a blast lol.. embarrassing, but fun! 😉
    3. Adorable purse!!
    4. LOVE weightlifting! I did an event that was just the two Oly lifts; not sure how the clean and press works though but sounds like you had fun!


    1. OMG – Thank you for telling me that. I had the plug in installed but not activated. I hope this fixes the issue going forward! I’ll have to go back and look at old posts… yay blogging! LOL


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