Archives for March 2013

It’s a big day for LOVE!

Today the Supreme Court votes for marriage equality. 
I couldn’t be more excited. 
This was me, protesting against the passing of Prop 8
in California in 2008. It was a bill that took away
same-sex rights in CA. It devastated thousands that had already 
been granted the right and had gotten married. This proposition threatened to annul their marriages.
Can you imagine lawmakers saying that your marriage was never really REAL?!
And telling you can’t marry who you love? 
And you can’t have any of the legal rights that married couples receive?
And hearing from people who don’t even know you or your partner and 
telling you your love doesn’t count?

Love/Families exist in multiple forms.

Love will always be there and knows no bounds. 
Your religion may not agree with same-sex marriage, 
but if that’s the case, then don’t marry somebody of the same sex
But don’t vote to take away that right for others. 
I mean, seriously! It’s like we’ve stepped back in time, all over again. 
This video says it all: 
Keep up with the court hearing’s and progress
via the Human Rights Campaign here
Let’s support LOVE.
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Last Week’s Jams

If you follow me on Instagram, none of these photos are new,
but if you don’t…

These things were my JAM last week
(…and this past weekend)!
Having Bonna’s B Party! 
(more details on that later)
Me, Bonna, Amanda
Getting in a workout Saturday, hill sprints with Chris Tuesday, 
2 hours of climbing with my college buddy, Noble, on Friday, 
and a BEAST mode workout alone Sunday. 
Some serious sun-spot time with Tang and Church:
(that are in NO WAY healthy)
Getting to hang with Mariah’s brand new son, Chase! 
Watching a shit-ton of basketball, while lying on the couch w/ Willie & Emmy
and lastly, and most importantly: 
getting REALLY REALLY lucky totally kicking my man-friend’s ass
in our NCAA Tournament Bracket competition*. 
What’s your JAM right now?

*probably just jinxed the hell out of myself for the remaining games
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Workout Playlist: Dance Party!

  • I’m LOVING the Mirrors song (as it’s the only good song on JT’s new album, but that’s another blog post). 
  • I can’t get enough of Emeli Sande’s song, Next To Me. It may be my new ringtone soon…
  • And I can’t help myself when it comes to One Direction. Their songs are super cheese, but my inner teen can’t get enough… 
Which songs are your workout jams this week?

All my workout playlists are an hour long
and include some more chill songs for cool-down/stretch.
Now get after it, bitches! 
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I confess

“I Confess” theme by Carissa:
Today I confess

that although I missed reading all your blogs last week, it felt great to have NO internet or cell service out in Red Rock Canyon. It’s nice to unplug every now and then and get a little break from your computer and cell phone…

that even though Tamara and I live together, we hardly ever get to actually hang out. My goal for the next 3 weeks that I don’t travel: hang with my peeps. This is us when we took the dogs to the park Saturday morning #roomiebonding

that I can’t get started working in the morning (after my clients are trained) until I light all the candles in the house and make some green tea… Then it’s nice and comfy and I can concentrate.

that I purposefully didn’t use sunscreen two of the days I was in Las Vegas… just to tan (only for an hour at the pool though!). I’m now a slightly dark shade of “pale”

that I get rocked when it comes to jet lag… the sleeping schedule isn’t so much what gets me, it’s the bathroom schedule. You wouldn’t think 3 hour time difference makes that much of a difference, but when you need to do your duty (pun intended) in the middle of the night… you’re bummed.

that I felt like an idiot this morning after I got a text from a colleague (that I’d asked about a missing check the night before)  telling me that my check would be cut when I got my invoice in to her! A month later I’m wondering where my payment is… In contractor world, invoice = check. Duh. #independentcontractorlife

that I completely forgot that it was my boyfriend Adam Levine’s birthday today and I was supposed to send his gift a few days ago! #doh

I apologized but he was just like, “don’t worry, girl!” 
I’ll just have to get it ready 
so that when he sends the jet for me later tonight
 I’ll be good to go… 
Hate when that happens.
; ) 
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Friday’s Letters

Friday’s Letters theme borrowed from Ashley K
who borrowed from Ashley S
Dear TRX, Thanks for bringing me to your team all those years ago and letting me share education to help e’erbody move BETTER. You rock my world… and being a Presenter KICKS ASS. 
Dear Reebok and Empower Fusion, thanks for hookin’ us up with these sweet new kicks! My feet are stoked. ; )  #beingapresenterkicksass
Dear Presenter VIP Room, I’m thankful you’re stocked with lots of healthy snacks… and Snickers bars. 
Dear Intercontinental Hotel, thank you for your giant mirror in the elevator that I can’t stop using. And your waterfall shower head. And for the cute bird decor in my room. You are my latest hotel jam. 
Dear Shana Martin, thanks for having my same sense of humor (mostly dirty joke humor). #TRXpartnerincrime

Dear Shana and Peter, good job on those Tabata intervals. I’m glad I just sat there and watched instead.

Dear Red Rock Canyon in Vegas, get ready. I’m about to climb all over you for the next few days. 
Dear Sun, I’m looking forward to seeing you again. It’s been a while. 
Dear Skin, I’m sorry. You’re probably going to get slightly burned this weekend, even though I’ll use sunscreen. I don’t care. You’re getting more color one way or another. And spray tans just aren’t my jam. #trieditthreetimesandalwayslookedbad
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Pretending that I have actual blog content…

I’m presenting at a fitness conference in Chicago this weekend! 
So here’s some random ish: 
The best video I’ve ever seen this week. Thanks, Sarah for sending this my way!! 
The difference in females from when we’re 29 and 31:
(apparently we need to be striking while the iron’s hot
because after… well, it’s all downhill)

It’s been a busy couple days,
so naturally I send out photos to various people, twitter, facebook, etc. 
Apparently I’m unable to take a selfie without opening my mouth. 
Showing my mom I’m actually ironing: 
Setting up my session room for the Rip Trainer Course I’ll be teaching

Being alone in an elevator with a giant mirror: 
(whatever, you’d do it too)

Gooooooood Morning!

And clearly, all presenters need to practice protective sex…
these were on my stereo when I got to my session room this morning. 
At least I’m set now…

Fun fact: Just kidding on this last photo. Condoms are actually used as a cover
for our microphone packs! When you clip the mic pack on your pants/top 
it can get sweaty and short out. Slip a condom on, that doesn’t happen, and your mic keeps going strong!
Now you have some sweet fitness instructor facts : ) 

What random ish is happening in your world this fine Thursday night? 
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8 Ways to Act Like A Douche at the Airport

If you’ve been around this blog for more than a couple weeks, you know that I travel for work. A lot. I’m in airports nearly every week and I see a lot of annoying douche bag behavior.  So if you don’t fly a lot, check these out to make sure you’re not that douche in the future. In no particular order, I give you:
8 Ways to Act Like A Douche at the Airport
(or on the plane)
{1} Going through the 1st class security line… when there’s nobody in the regular security line. 
Don’t get me wrong, I love having higher status and being able to sail through the shorter lines when there’s others are incredibly long. But when there is no long wait, I just go through the regular line.
{2} Using 58 bins to put your ish in before going through the scanner. 
You need ONE bin for tablet or laptop and ONE bin for your clothes/shoes. NO MORE. Your millions of bins, plus your suitcase, plus your carry-on bag, plus your shopping bag of whatever you just bought at the gift shop makes the line go slower than it already is. #aintnobodygottimeforthat  I have one word for you: CONSOLIDATE.
{3} Having a loud phone chat while sitting in the middle of everybody. 
This goes for convos in any public place. Walk away from people to have your conversation. Nobody whats to hear it. Any of it. I think I’m going to start sitting down next to these people and having my own loud-ass conversation… and see if they get annoyed.
{4} Flossing/grooming at the gate or in your seat on the plane. 
Nobody wants to see that. That’s why they have bathrooms. If you’re picking your nose, you’d be better be younger than 5.
{5} Bringing your (too) big carry-on bag onto the tiny planes…
…when they’ve made 5 announcements saying you need to leave it on the jet bridge.
When you ignore those announcements and bring your giant ass bag on the plane, then look completely bewildered when it doesn’t fit, then have to cram your way back through the plane to take it off anyway, you annoy EVERYBODY. And you make the boarding process longer than it already is. Listen to instructions, check your bag, or pack lighter.
{6} Get angry when there are babies aboard or crying.
Look, babies cry. They won’t cry forever though. Their ears will stop popping, they’ll get tired, or hungry, and eventually go to sleep. The parents are mortified as it is and struggling to keep them as quiet as possible. They don’t need you huffing loudly and obnoxiously from your seat as a visual reminder that you’re uncomfortable. If you don’t want to hear anything on your flight, invest in some noise-cancelling headphones.
{7} Act a fool in public when your flight gets delayed or cancelled. 
Everybody else on your flight is bummed too, but yelling at the airline customer service rep just makes you look crazy and the rest of the people in line behind you aren’t getting their ish rebooked any faster. Calmly get your flight adjusted, voice your complaint to the rep, and then write a letter/email to the airline. That’s the process. Yes it sucks, but unless you want to get in the car and drive to your destination, it’s what you have to deal with when flying.
{8} STAND in the middle of the moving sidewalk. 
Ooooooh I can’t stand this one. The moving sidewalk is there to MOVE YOU FASTER through the long terminals, NOT for you to take a load off while you get carried from one end to the other. If you need to stand, move to the right side with all your bags and get out of the way of people actually trying to get through quickly.
What are your biggest airport/plane peeves?
Did I miss any?
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