Wednesday, March 21, 2018

9 Things You Should Snag From Target

Calling all Target Shoppers... I rounded up 9 things you might want to snag from Target right now. Let's face it because Target is awesome and they are still slaying it!

So let's break it down a little further. Instant Pot seemed to be the IT kitchen gadget of 2017. Did you by one? Guess what I didn't either, but I still want one and this cookbook to go with it. I also can't make up my mind about an Airfryer. Do you have one? Are they worth it?

#TargetStyle! Come on, everything is so cute right now. I purchased the Free People knockoffs when they first came out and LOVE them. I wear them all the time and receive so many compliments. Universal Threads also has a number of basic tops to help transition to spring. Oh and the dresses! This one is in my cart!

You can't leave target without browsing all things home decor. After 8 years we still don't have patio furniture etc. Well, things are changing this summer! I think some outdoor lights would be a nice touch.

I'm still on the hunt for the perfect area rug and while the above rug might not work in my house I think someone should totally pick it up.

Anyway, I didn't even scratch the surface. Until next time...

What did you recently purchase and Target that's amazing?

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In the Open: Thoughts on 18.4

leggings | tank | shoes

Four weeks down one to go... I can't hardly believe the open is over after Friday! I've loved the process this year even if the workouts are totally random. Sometimes I wonder what HQ is thinking. I mean scaled this week had bear crawls?! That's not a workout that's a warmup drill! Anyway, embrace the process right?

Without further adieu...


For time:

deadlifts, 155 lb. + handstand push-ups


21 deadlifts, 205 lb.
50-ft. handstand walk
15 deadlifts, 205 lb.
50-ft. handstand walk
9 deadlifts, 205 lb.
50-ft. handstand walk

Time cap: 9 min.

Yup, my neck and back are going to HATE me. Deadlifts are not my jam and I've said it before -- no one should ever do heavy deadlifts for time. With that said, the new HSPU standard didn't really phase me. You just do what you can do.

Last year the 55 rep DL workout KILLED my back. Although overall I'm in much better shape this year, I was very conservative in this workout. While I could have gone with big sets on the deadlifts I did all singles. Yup, that's right, ALL singles. Then busted out big sets on the HSPUs. But guess what? My back didn't lock up on me and I feel great. I finished with 79 reps... not my best performance. Oh, and the new HSPU standard didn't bother me at all. I made sure my HSPUs were slow and controlled so I made each rep.

While I know I could have pushed harder and logged more reps I'm not advancing this year so why kill my back and be out for weeks?! Yes, I want to push, but I'm also in this fitness thing for the long haul. However, even with an extremely low score, I'm still sitting top 10% worldwide in my age group. This is HUGE. Last year I finished top 25%!

Did you do 18.4? Love it or hate it? Any predictions for 18.5?

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday Favorites

Hello, hello! It's snowing again in Tahoe! What the what! Where is spring... It's all good I'll take the snow as long as April is sunny. I'm sitting here in my office visualizing 18.4, watching the snow fall and procrastinating working. It happens.

So what am I loving this week?

If you guys haven't made these protein oatmeal bars you need to stat! Emerson requests these weekly... not kidding. They are full of fiber, protein, and greens. I use Amazing Grass Organic Plant Based Vegan Protein Superfood Powder so Emerson can enjoy them.

There's really no explanation needed just go read: How to handle a changing body image

I've been rocking this 'Love Yo Self' tank for the open workouts and well I love it! It's cute and a reminder to not be too hard on yourself. It also will be fun for summer with a pair of jean shorts.

I love Free People, but sometimes their prices are ridiculous. Either way, this sweater is super cute and I'll snag it once it's on sale.

I'm on the hunt for a chunky heel summer sandal and I need these Lucky Brand Xaylah Ankle Strap Sandal.

All things Athleta! Seriously though if you're not rocking Athleta workout apparel you're missing out. Durable, soft and stylish I couldn't ask for anything more.

That's all folks. Have a great weekend and good luck to all my CrossFit peeps doing 18.4!