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New Year's Resolutions? Mmm, ok.

Meri Faulkner

Tags charlotte, crossfit, family, fit mom, fitness, new years, snatch and run

New Year's Resolutions? Mmm, ok.
What’s the point of New Year’s Resolutions anyway? Aren’t they really just us pep-talking ourselves into being better adults? Eat better, work harder, make better decisions, so on and so forth.

Instapot Applesauce

Instapot Applesauce

Holy moly you guys.  I went to Target last week and scored a brand new Instapot for $40!  I've been wanting to try one for so long but couldn't stomach adding another $100+ piece of cooking equipment to my kitchen.  So alas, this was my golden opportunity... thanks, Target <smooch>   Today I did my weekly fridge clean out and noticed that some of our apples and pears were starting to turn- perfect time to test out the Instapot!  This recipe was super easy and my daughter was able to help me add all the ingredients to the pot.  Best...


Whole 30 Approved Coconut Shrimp

Christy Rossi

Whole 30 Approved Coconut Shrimp Ingredients: 2#s deveined shrimp 1 cup unsweetened, all natural coconut flakes 2 eggs unrefined coconut oil salt and pepper Materials: Plate paper towel fork to whisk 2 small bowls pan for frying Food Processor Lay out your shrimp on a plate and pat them dry with a paper towel.  Season both sides of the shrimp with salt and pepper. Crack two eggs into one of your small bowls and then whisk the eggs until they are fully blended.   In your food processor grind the coconut flakes until they are in powder form.  Pour the...


Whole30- Getting Started

Whole30- Getting Started

The kids are back in school and I'm tackling the Whole30 eating plan.  I won't go too much into the actual plan, but if you want to learn all the nitty gritty check it out here ---> Whole 30   In summary, the eating plan (notice how I didn't say diet) has you eat whole, non processed foods for 30 days.  Sugar, dairy, soy, legumes, alcohol and all inflammation causing foods are out and fruits, veggies, meats and nuts are in.  Here's my top 5 tips for starting Whole30: Read the rules, then decide on your own.  I'm a firm believer in You Do...


Why CrossFit is good for families.

Christy Rossi

Tags amrap, box family, community, crossfit, family, fit mom, fitness, wod

Why CrossFit is good for families.

Two years ago in May, my relationship with fitness went through a big overhaul.  Prior to that I was a distance runner and YMCA junkie.  As a half marathoner, most of my training was at night or on the weekend, away from my family.  Yeah, yeah -- I know some people use BOB strollers to take their kids with them, but that just wasn't going to happen with my daughter.  Trust me.  She unbuckled herself and hopped right out mid stride one day... That was the end of that.  So onto the YMCA I went, logging my miles on the dreadmill....