slow and steady

It’s a new year. Again. Does anyone else feel like they should stay the same age this year’s birthday? Can I turn 26 again in 2021? 2020 was a limbo year. When 2021 hit, like most others, I set some new year intentions. Also like most others, one of those intentions is to lose some weight and gain some strength. Ground-breaking, right? This time felt and is different though. I didn’t set a date that revolved around me being in a swim suit. I didn’t start January off with a Whole30 or cut out sugar, although I almost started a Whole30. So what’s changed? Why is this time different? Why is this year, really the year I get healthier again?

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the at-home workout epidemic

So how is your quarantine going? Mine is actually going pretty well believe it or now. I am crossing so many things off my “To Do Eventually” list, moving more throughout my day, and feeling overall more relaxed (you know, when I’m not thinking about the news and current events and future…). One day at a time everybody!

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quarantine time

It’s crazy to think about how much has changed these last few weeks/days/hours. The world is a very different place. I am taking this time to get back to doing everything I love that I have been missing like personal training and blogging. I am posting workouts to my instagram that can be done with minimal equipment and include modifications to movement and equipment. I will be posting those videos here as well for you all.

There is so much to catch up on this blog, but I will slowing start updating things and find my ground again as I start posting again.

For now, stay kind, stay loving, stay inside or outside and six feet away from people.

~Emily

summer of wellnesss

summer of wellness | Moving Mountains Wellness | muscle | training | weightless | fat loss

My oh my, where has the summer gone?  It’s officially fall here in Colorado.  The weather has been cooler, a slight breeze to the air, and sweater and boot season is upon us.  I am happy fall is here.  For me, seasons are a time of change and renewal.  Fall for me is a time when I start to calm down, slow down and streamline a lot of the business in my life. Continue reading

back to my regularly scheduled program

training | train it tuesday | overhead incline presses | workout | deadlifts | overhead squats | overhead presses | Moving Mountains Wellness

I am back baby!  Back to my regularly scheduled program.  Last week and this week, I consistently got in the gym, something I use to do an auto pilot.  It turns out though (I will say this over and over again), that when I spend the day programming and training for others, my workout plans go out the window.  For a while that was just fine with me.  I needed a rest, my days were jam packed, I was still staying active in my days… but my body adapted and got used to my non-training life, so I ramped up and prioritized my own workouts and I have never felt this good in a while!

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take a hike

train it tuesday | hike | colorado | mountains | outside | Moving Mountains Wellness

Sometimes I just have to get outside and move.  I have been feeling unmotivated and uninspired in the gym setting.  This past Saturday, however, was the first warm, beautifully sunny Saturday I’ve had in a while.  I had no agenda.  No work.  No exams.  Just nothing.  That is truly beautiful to me.

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train it tuesday trx & squats

train it tuesday | gymnastics | core | workout | fitness | trx | squats | Moving Mountains Wellness

This week’s work out includes the use of a TRX suspension system, or you can use gymnastics rings.  You need some kind of suspension for rows or ring rows, where you hold on to the grips and pull your body up to the grips/handles/rings.  It’s always a bonus to add a second pause at the top of the pull.  Try it for yourself!

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train it tuesday!

train it tuesday | workout | fitness | train | Moving Mountains Wellness

dear blog,

I’ve been neglecting you.

It’s not you.

It’s me.

love,

emily

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the open ended| crossfit

crossfit | open | training | competition | workout | fitness | health | wellness | Moving Mountains Wellness

The 2018 CrossFit Open ended.  I did each workout as prescribed, meaning I lifted amounts of weight as written, and followed all the rules on burpees, handstand push-ups etc.  Each year, I can compare fitness to others around the world and see my ranking over the years.  I was a little disheartened at first to learn that I did worse than last year, according to my ranking.   Continue reading

yoga for athletes

yoga for athletes | Journey for Jessi

Athletes are focused.  Athletes are dedicated.  Athletes are ambitious.  Athletes are intense.  We do what it takes to train, practice, condition, work hard, fine-tune and push our limits to be the fittest and perform 110% at our sport.  My chosen sport: CrossFit, the “sport of fitness” as it is known by the global CrossFit community.

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