New Year Resolution, check. Charli Is All Mine!

One of my resolutions this year was to get my car paid off. I’ve been working at this for a little while now, paying double payments to get it done early. I’ve made the last payment and now she’s all mine!

Charli is the first “new” car I’ve ever had. Hers was also the first car payment I’d ever had… and making that payment every month SUCKED. It was basically a plane ticket equivalent. Every month when I made that payment I thought, “I could be taking a weekend trip with this money.” But it’s all good! She’s paid off and I plan on driving her until she doesn’t run anymore. Just like Mona… 


*Flashback*
2009, Trading in my old car, Mona
(a ’95 Corolla with 230,000+ miles on her!)
I cried a little… 
And getting my new car, Charli!! 
She’s an ’08 Mazda 3 that only had 10,000 miles at the time. 
Only a few months old, practically new, and $10k cheaper than a brand new one. 
#score

So far, Charli has been all over with me; 
from west coast to east, all the way up north, 
and almost all the way south. 
Between road trips and moves, she’s been through a lot. 
I’ve put 100,000 miles on her in 4 years, 
but I know she’s got a LOT left in her. 

Is anybody else in love with their car?
How good does it feel to send that last payment in? 
#accomplishmentsrule
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What’s Been Goin’ On…

One of my #BeABeast resolutions was to do 20 pull-ups. 
This is where I’m at so far:
My goal is 20 without stopping. So far I’m at 7 (even though I did 9 the other day).
Ignore those couple where I don’t go down all the way… ; )
This was me in Texas last weekend. 
Outside. In a t-shirt! Enjoying 75 degrees : ) 
Not my best work. I know.


This was the group I trained: 
This is my morning TRX bootcamp class, killing it this week. 
This is my friend, Scotty D 
who just said “F you” to his corporate job to go travel the world. 
Yee-haw! 
Check out his new blog documenting his ish.
He’s headed your way, Australia and New Zealand!
Here are a couple of the local lululemon chicas, 
Caroline and Mhyria, 
that take my TRX bootcamp and rock it out! 
Guess who the latest Louisville Lulu Ambassador is?! 
; ) 
And this is me being glad there’s at least sunshine. 
It’s been SO cold lately. And everybody’s sick.
I’m over it. 
BUT there’s sun. #GladGame
What’s been goin’ on with you guys? 
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Resolution Race: Pace Yourself

It’s almost a joke – setting a resolution. 
Everybody knows they’re rarely kept. 

Sooo many people jump on the New Year Resolution train and start going so hard that they overdo it. I believe people get really amped after the holidays (and with good reason after all those parties and holiday dinners). They want to feel better. They want to look better. They want to BE better. Myself included. And what better time to hit the ground running than Jan 1st?

Just a quick reminder though: It’s only Day 4 of the year. 
You’ve got 361 more days left in 2013. 
Save yourself from burnout that will make you quit. 

Pace yourselves, peeps!

I needed this reminder in the middle of the afternoon yesterday when I was so overwhelmed with all the ish I wanted to accomplish (and didn’t) that I had to just STOP. And take a minute to decompress. 
#romewasntbuiltinadaybitches
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My New Year’s Resos

If you want to follow through with something,
putting it out there is the best way
 to ensure you actually do it… 
so that’s what I’m doing now.
Some small resolutions for this year, for myself: 

Be a BEAST! 
I’m active, I’m fit, but I could be better. I take it easy sometimes in my own workouts and there are things I should be able to do, that I can’t currently do (20 pullups, TRX 40/40 challenge, etc).  I haven’t been pushing myself and am capable of a LOT more, so I’m going to get back into the swing of kicking ass. And be a beast.

Workout Vlogs
 I’m horrible. I hate videoing myself, but I’ll do it this year. Because I know you guys want exercises. And I have a million combos that I teach in my classes and just have never recorded them for you guys. So I’m declaring, here and now, that I will do this for you! I’m not declaring how often, but my goal is at least once a month, damnit!

Things like
“How to get sexy shoulders”

“How to get a sweet ass” 
ha

Get Back to My Financial Goals
I play more than I work. It’s a problem. Yes, I still pay my all my bills on time, but I used to be on track with certain financial goals for myself (saving and investing) and have definitely lagged on that end the past year and a half. I took a million trips this year; a lot for business, but a lot of fun trips too. Those trips were worth it, but when you’re self employed you don’t get paid vacation. So I spent money on all those trips, and didn’t make any money while I was gone… Tsk tsk tsk, says my financial planner. So this year, I’ll still travel, but maybe less. And only after I’ve met certain revenue goals. Meeting with my tax chick this week, and my finance person in the next week or so after that. Gotta get this ball rollin’ again.

Conference Presenting
In my field, the next step up is presenting at conferences… I was supposed to present at my first one this past September and I was STOKED, but then it got cancelled. But I’ll be presenting for TRX this March in Chicago which should be fun/stressful/exciting. I’m looking forward to it and trying to push myself to create my own content for future conferences. We’ll see how it goes!

This is my serious, professional face: 
What are your resos for 2013? 

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2012: Hitting The Ground Running

Or not, because I feel like ish…
So many holiday parties, so many germs,
so much snot.
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Neti Pot because it’s attractive? NO
Neti Pot because I want to feel like I’m drowning? NO
Neti Pot because I want the water to go in my nose, then down my throat? NO
Neti Pot because it’s amazing and makes you able to breathe? YES
…even if it’s only good for 30 minutes…
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My plan of making 2012 my bitch isn’t starting out as strongly as I’d hoped…
p.s. I’m sorry if this is your first visit to my blog.
I swear I’m better than this.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Personal Training Giveaway!

So it’s that time of year where everybody (well, most people) make those New Year’s resolutions to whip themselves into shape. This tends to be a very busy time of year for me and I love it. I love seeing people motivated to make a change for the better in themselves. That being said, it’s also time for another Personal Training Giveaway! And what better time than New Year’s Day?!

  • Wanna win two FREE personal training sessions with me?
  • Wanna learn some cool stuff that you can add to your current (or non-existant) fitness routine?!
  • Live in the Louisville, KY area?! (Sorry, rest of the world, but I can’t be everywhere)
Yes? Sah-weet! Well then here’s how you can enter to win:
1) Leave a comment below.
For extra entries:
2) Become a follower.
3) Follow me on Bloglovin’.
4) Tweet about it! (And leave a comment to let me know)
5) Facebook about it! (And leave a comment to let me know)
6) Send me an email to fitwithflash@gmail.com telling me why you’d like to win. Don’t write a book, just a sentence or two. ; )
So there ya go! 6 Ways to enter and win! Don’t need it for yourself? Enter for somebody you know that might like it! Especially if you didn’t get them a Christmas gift and they got one for you…
I will draw the winner on New Year’s Day! So you’ve got until midnight, New Year’s Eve. Go!
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