Time to rock your Monday and the new week ahead. How are you challenging yourself? What are you climbing towards? How will you reach it? In this episode of my Refinery29 show, #BeABadass, I give Rock Climbing a try. 😁
"Most women spend their money on stilettos. I spend mine on steak." ~Allison Hagendorf
Now I know why Fencing is called “Physical Chess” – it is VERY challenging…as is wearing a breast plate (although it did feel really fierce in a Game Of Thrones Khaleesi sort of way 🔥)
I digress, see how I did in this episode of #BeABadass
I have always had the upmost respect for firefighters, but after being put through just ONE day of training, my admiration for these dedicated and incredibly fierce and fit men and women has catapulted to its maximum potential. Wow. This was hands down one of the most challenging and rewarding days of my life. A massive thank you to the El Segundo Fire Department for giving me this unforgettable experience.
Grab this week by the horns. For me that meant grabbing a mechanical bull’s horns. Let me tell you that this was one of the most challenging feats I’ve faced. Staying on without falling off on the maximum Level 10, was HARD…but not as hard as I was squeezing my gams into the sides. I couldn’t walk for a good 4 days after this. But I did it!!!!!! #MotivationMonday
New Month. New YOU. Embrace your inner Badass this August. I’m proud to share that I am the host of a new series for Refinery29 called #BeABadass, which is all about overcoming mental and physical obstacles to become your best. In Episode 1, I give MMA a shot alongside guru Marcus Kowal. You can watch it here: #FitToFeast
Lift up your Monday…just as I lifted up the incredibly talented & nimble Steve Aoki in Stockholm this weekend, as we celebrated 10 years of Spotify! #FunctionalTraining ???Start your week off strong with a positive mindset of gratitude and endless possibilities. Surround yourself with those who inspire you and lift one another up. Pursue the power of positivity! Congrats again to the entire Spotify family – We’ve only just begun. ??
Want one of my Official Spotify Workout Playlists? Start with this one: ROCK ME UP
So I’m here at The CrossFit Games Regionals, to cheer on a few of my coaches who are competing, and I am absolutely inspired by these incredible athletes. I was checking out some Reebok gear in between heats, and there I was pushing a sled. Ha!
I was glad to see this picture, as I needed to be reminded that we are always a work in progress. Here in this photo, I was feeling my best. Strong and capable. Because of a lot of work travel and a minor injury, I haven’t been able to train as often as I would like, and my eating has not been on point (understatement! yikes!) Look, sometimes we feel on our A-Game and other times, anything but our best. That is ok! In fact, that’s the beauty of life!
Need some motivation? Start with an attitude of gratitude. Love yourself right this moment exactly how you are. Then surround yourself with those who make you want to be better. Silence all the noise (even the noise from your own mind!), and tune-IN all the positivity. You have everything you need to be your best! And remember, it’s about progress, not perfection.