I have always been really good at showing up for others. I have the ability to get things done. I pride myself on people being able to count on me. If someone asks me if I can do something to help them or needs my assistance I am going to do everything I can to be there for them. I am good at that. I am good at getting tasks done. I enjoy getting tasks done and making sure that boxes on the to-do list…Continue Reading “Showing Up … For Myself”

I have missed Crossfit and the way I feel after a Crossfit class. I did all sorts of research looking for a Crossfit gym that fit within my monthly budget, appeared to be all levels and welcoming to new members/ people. I chose a gym, registered and paid for a class. I was so excited to lift things again. I arrived to class about 15 minutes early. I was already terrified because I hate trying new gym classes, it is intimidating. Today I was placed…Continue Reading “Gym Bullies are Real”

I would be lying if I said the last three weeks have been easy. I am new in a city where I don’t really have any friends yet. The lack of social life has been hard. I expected this to be hard. I did not expect to make friends overnight, this will come in time. The thing I did not expect to be hard was to figure out a workout routine. I expected to be able to just jump right in and find that perfect…Continue Reading “Finding My Confidence”

A little over a month ago I wrote about how scared I am to train. I am physically weak (not putting myself down; just truth). I am however mentally strong. I also come up with some batshit crazy ideas sometimes. I am also usually good at finding a friend to join me. I like to call this the “Here hold my beer” challenge. A few weeks ago I sent my friend Lisa a text asking if she wanted to go back to Crossfit with me. She…Continue Reading “Shit Show Starts Now”

I just realized how NEGATIVE my last few posts have been. This is real life though. I promised myself when I decided to start a new blog and write that it was going to be real. Real life brings seasons of negativity but I am an overall positive person and I love life. The running and working out thing is HARD. This week I started a new job and joined the gym in my building so I am a member of a gym again. I…Continue Reading “No More Negativity (for now)”

Have you ever been sitting in your car at the gym, and actually terrified about stepping out of the car? I am talking being genuinely scared to get out of the car and go inside. I mean this seems silly right, every person in there was once a beginner and yet it is a legitimate fear. I know and understand this fear far too well. This fear actually prevented me from truly becoming involved in a Crossfit gym. I went to a few classes and…Continue Reading “Fear in Training”

I am stuck right now. I am stuck in a black hole. I am just not sure how to begin my training plan AGAIN. I know, the old saying that you just need to tie your shoes and go. This is so much easier said than done. I am working a weird schedule right now as I prepare for a big move in my life over the next few months. I am working later nights some days and then morning shifts others. I am tired so…Continue Reading “The Black Hole of Training Motivation”

My name is Leona and I have created this website / blog after a long time of thinking about it. I have a story to tell and a  journey I am inviting to go on with me. I will be blogging about my training, my eating, my life and my adventures. I will be writing about the really great workouts and the really crappy ones and lessons I learn the hard way along the way. I will be writing about new and upcoming adventures I am going on. I will…Continue Reading “The Athena Athlete: I am a Goddess of Kickass”