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Holistic Kettlebell Training

A year later and I’m still, so clearly, a different person after the Marathon Bombings. I’m a first responder because I couldn’t run away, I have PTSD. I’m quicker to cry and faster to anger, my emotions run closer to the surface at all times.

And today, on this anniversary of an act of hate, I love you all so much. I couldn’t have made it through this last year without the support of my husband Brian, my friends, especially Denise who was there with me, my coach (and friend) Adrienne, my kettlebell practice, my wonderful clients, and some good old fashioned therapy along the way as well. Our world is a strange place these days, and as I sit home and quietly reflect on everything that happened last year the one thing I am is grateful. I was there. I helped. I made a difference to some scared, scared people and in doing so, faced my own fear. I made a difference, and I’ll never forget that.

My husband tells me I remind him of this quote.

My husband tells me I remind him of this quote.

A little weekend reading for you, a great story about a kettlebell user, Susan Sloan who lost 100 lbs in a healthy, sustainable way, setting the path to enjoy her 50′s and be a kettlebell trainer as well! Check it Out!
Susan Sloan
And if you would like to start on a path of sustainable wellness with reasonable goals and steady results…Contact me!

I’m so excited to kick off our Neuro-Mass Class officially tonight. We had a great test run last week, and I’ve really enjoyed putting together the programming for this class for the next few months! This class mixes bodyweight and kettlebell strength movements, both heavy and fast for a workout like no other! Come on by and check it out!

And because I love to pass along great articles, some reading for you this week, on the wonders of bodyweight movement: Push-ups for a Better Bench Press

PCC Push Up

Have an awesome week and I’ll see you in class soon!

“Dirty little secrets
Dirty little lies
We got our dirty little fingers in everybody’s pie
We love to cut you down to size
We love dirty laundry”
-Don Henley

What is it about tearing down others that seems to start a mob? Get one person going about a celebrity they don’t like and everyone jumps in..

This one is for my FitPro peeps…

I’ve seen this nasty habit of sharing videos of bad form or questionable exercises lately. One person shares and everyone starts in on the video. But guess what you’re accomplishing? All those views are MAKING THE VIDEO MORE POPULAR. The more you share this crap the more likely some poor fellow is going to see it, not read the comments, and make the mistake of watching it and possibly using it as an example. You’re also generally giving them a higher ranking overall, which means that good publicity or bad publicity, you’re making the person you think shouldn’t be teaching anyone..MORE VISIBLE.

Seriously, STOP THAT.

What does this group teardown really do for us? Make us feel better that we’re not as successful as some fool who can sell exercise videos? Connect with others through the spirit of spite?

Why not redirect that energy to being better and making your own mark? Why not act with honor and integrity and make your own video showing what is RIGHT to do, and have your friends share that?

Then, when someone else starts tearing you down on YouTube, you’ll know you’ve made it.

Personally, it all feels too much like bullying to me, so I’ll be over here working on the next best thing, and not wasting  time making fun of people that will (hopefully) never see the comments anyway.

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I’m a big fan of several of their products, including the below:

 

Dim Plus Supplement, for managing a healthy Estrogen metabolism and eliminating environmental estrogens that we don’t want. Contains all the good stuff we get from cruciferous veggies in one powerful punch.

Calcium D-Glucarate – For the ladies, using this with Dim can further support you estrogen metabolism.

Vegan Proteins + Natural Vanilla – This soy and dairy free protein powder works well as a base for many of the smoothies I make, I enjoy the smaller sized container for travel, and the easy to scoop texture.

Vegan Proteins + Double Chocolate – This is the chocolate version of the above powder. Nice Chocolate flavor without being grossly sweet like some out there. I’m a fan.

Ultimate 10 Probiotic, 50 Billion – They say that the stomach is the second brain, and I believe it. Studies have now shown that treatment with probiotics to promote healthy gut flora can help everything from anxiety to depression. I started out taking a double dose of these for a month to get myself in order, now I take 1 a day for maintenance.

Enjoy!

Kettlebell Goddess Workout DVD
Be Strong Be Amazing- KettleBells for Women