Sunday, November 30, 2008

Eye of the Beholder

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Join in on the conversation?! Ever since I joined Twitter I really stepped up my 2.0 web usage. I have blogged more frequently visited my facebook page and posted my times on and left comments on other bloggers web sites. It is actually a lot of fun and quick to do!
I am in town until Thursday then headed to Atlanta GA for a Business Conference! Visited with Mike G from Crossfit Atlanta and plan to work out with him when I am in town.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Moving Video

I am really looking forward to 2009 and all the adventures! I am ready for all the great things happening and coming!

2009 The year of Destiny

Thursday, November 27, 2008

My Promise

Thank you Thank you Thank you. I will give all I am.... at all times.....with all my strength, heart, and mind!

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Does it take charisma to be a good coach/trainer? If you say that word ten times is doesn't even sound like a word!
The word charisma (origin from the Greek word χάρισμα (kharisma), "gift" or "divine favor," from kharizesthai, "to favor," from kharis, "favor") refers to a rare trait found in certain human personalities usually including extreme charm and a 'magnetic' quality of personality and/or appearance along with innate and powerfully sophisticated personal communicability and persuasiveness.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Travel with me

One of my favorite things to do at the end of the year is to look back at all the experiences I have had. I wanted to list some accomplishments and experiences and write a few lessons I learned along the way. Listen to Explosion in the Sky and make your own list!
1. Opened Crossfit Central in a 3,500 sq ft facility with my family and best friends
2. Found the woman of my dreams
3. Placed third at the Crossfit Games July 5th and 6th
4. Lance Cantu moved to Austin
5. 200+ of the best clients in the world
6. 100% credit card debt free (still owe on my pretty little Land Rover/pay off in 09)
7. Found Jesus Christ in a whole new light
*Not in order of importance
Some lessons learned
1. Calm down, no really calm down and go with the flow
2. If you always get what you want it takes a whole lot of patience
3. It is a great thing to have strong women around you
4. Pain is relative
5. All the good things in my life don't have to come through pain
6. People think I am weird, obnoxious, too loud, too intense and that's ok
7. Women and men really do speak different languages even when they speak the same language. Who would of known?

Lean Turkey Challenge

Lean Turkey Team Los Muertos! We showed up, gave it our all and came in third! I am proud of all my Lean Turkeys!

77 fit CrossFitters will have completed the group workout! The teams will complete the challenge as a group. All the details will be discussed in the morning.

The Workout

800 Meter Run, 1000 Meter Row
300 Thrusters, 200 Pull Ups, 200 Burpees
500 Sit Ups, 300 Box Jumps, 300 Kettlebell Swings

800 Meter Run/1000 Meter Row

The Teams: Los Muertos (Jeremy Thiel's Team), Ichiban (Carey Kepler's Team), Semper Fidelis (Lance Cantu's Team), Fear The Turkey (Randal's Team), Vicious & Delicious (Jessica Sharratt's Team), We're Gonna Smoke You Like a Turkey (Therin Smith's Team), Showouts (Sarah Mount's Team), Resilient Heart (Michael Gregory's Team), Tabata Turkeys (John Del Peral's Team), and Chris Hartwell's Team

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Crossfit Texas Affiliates

Crossfit Austin Crossfit A&M and Crossfit Central Austin Texas
Crossfit Austin a new affiliate in Austin Texas will host its Grand Opening
December 6th

CrossFit Austin Grand Opening
CrossFit Austin
Austin, TX
10am - 3pm

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Vanus my man!

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Trigger Point is the secret candy I use each day to get ready to wreak havoc on the Wods. Range of motion issues? Pain in your shines? Pain in your knees? Trigger point is the Candy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Deep Eddy Boot Camp

GRRRRRRRRRRRR Tiger. Deep Eddy Boot Camp getting it done early in the am. 530 - 630am Tuesday Thursday
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Judy Paul

Tuesday and Thursday 5:30am boot camp- Me and Judy Paul! Judy is an artist and will be featured at the Big Red Sun art show. Judy is an awesome woman and I am looking forward to seing all of her work! East Austin Studio Tour
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Is there a reason.....

Julie Ward a mother of three daughters referred me to a commercial from put together called Dove Onslaught. In the past year I was fortunate enough to help over 60 Girl Scouts earn their fitness badges. I am so excited in December that we have 60 more young girls coming through Crossfit Centrals doors to learn about Crossfit Kids and how much fun fitness can be! I have a personal mission to positively impact the youth of our nation and the World! If your ready to make a difference join me....

Trainer Therin Smith is heading up our kids program at Crossfit Central and I am proud to work with her.

CrossFit Central is excited to announce a new program just for kids! The new program is designed to expose 10 to 13 year old boys and girls to fun fitness through games, challenges, and relays. The kids will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-4:45 pm at the CrossFit Central Facility on Burnet Road. This pilot program will run from November 24th through December 17th - Find Out More

Monday, November 17, 2008

Lululemon Bizarre Bazaar!

Crossfit Central had a great time at the Lululemon Free workout and the Bizarre Bazaar Festivity! Lance Cantu and I did strong man demos from 12 - 2pm. After meeting all the people from Lulu I have to say they rock! Thanks to all the Lulu folks and we look forward to joining you guys again in fun fun fun functional workouts! Lululemon Austin Texas
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Crossfit Central and Lululemon

Our friends at Lululemon are holding their Grand Opening this weekend! Beginning Friday, November 14th there will be tons of fun festivities including jugglers, strongest man demonstrations, yoga much much more!

There will be a Free CrossFit Central workout - open to everyone! Come Join the community at this great event!

Saturday, November 15th
@ Lululemon Store 6th & Lamar


Muscle Ups, Double Unders, GHM sit ups, hand stand push ups and now inverted burpees are movements needing focus and skill work. The muscle up picutred above has an extreme kip to it! The photos are from my last 5 Reps of 50.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


In the last two weeks I have started setting my personal and professional goals for 2009! There is a lot of emotion of uncertainty in the air as our country and the world goes through challenging times via wars, economics, and natural disasters. I have chosen to take on an attitude of determination and resilience and stand in hope!

My theme for 2009 is The Year of Destiny!
If you want to join me in confidence that the best is yet to come start setting your goals today!
I started the Magic 100 by Dax Moy if you would like a program. I found him through Zach Even Esh Owner of Under Ground Strength Coach
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fight Gone Bad III

Fight Gone Bad III Photos

Youtube Video FGB III Voted 2nd Place In Crossfit FGB Video Challenge!

Youtube Video FGB II Last Years video
Crossfit Central Article by Nicole Hughes

Crossfit Central raised over $30.000 for the 2008 fund raiser coming in third place over all!

Following WODS scored 425 yesterday!
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Monday, November 10, 2008


Today I thought I'd share with you one of my favourite quotes...

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear
is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light , not our
darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be
brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of god. Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Coming Change

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If anyone has been living under a Rock the last couple of days the United States recently elected a new president. "Change" has been the word of choice used by both candidates leading up to election day. I ponder what this really means for my life and what it will mean for future generations. I have one prayer and that prayer is that President-Elect Barack Obama will truly live up to his promise.

God Bless you and keep Crossfitting!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Go Bulldogs!


Emily and Tootie are regulars at Sherry Matthews Corporate Wellness Program. The Sherry Matthews program is one of my favorite programs to work with!

Go Bulldogs!
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Monday, November 3, 2008

Leave Nothing

I was able to read The Alchemist these past week. If you havnt picked up a good book in a while you should try it out.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Collective Thought

Humility and Gratitude
This past week a great friend past away I want to honor his life.
Robert Heath Stewart
November 10, 1981 - October 29, 2008
"But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:31
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