Many of us have probably heard the name Murph or Murphy at some point if you’ve been doing CrossFit for a while (or maybe even only a few months). This post is going to give you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the word Murph and all the who, what, and why about it. Hooyah! The Who: Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, United States Navy SEAL, awarded the Medal of Honor after being killed in action during his efforts overseas in Afghanistan. You might know him from the N.
Everywhere we look on social media, we see stories of people working through amazing transformations by way of CrossFit. Recently, CrossFit.com featured the story of a woman who lost more than 150 pounds. Sometimes these stories seem very far removed from readers. They may not hit home to someone who has never struggled with weight. But in my case, these stories ring so very true because their story is my story. I am one of those success stories, and through commitment to the
How often do you hear the word ‘diet’ being thrown around in conversation? “I’m starting my diet on Monday,” “I need to get back on a diet,” “I’ve messed up my diet,” to name a few. Throughout my fitness and nutrition journey, I’ve realized the word ‘diet’ is no longer in my vocabulary. Why? Because a diet has a start and end date. A word that IS in my vocabulary (and I live by every day) is lifestyle. I’ve spent years tailoring my food choices to fit my lifestyle. Food is my
Healthy children are usually happy children. As a mother of five children, it is extremely important to me that my children are both healthy and happy. Teaching kids at an early age that exercise can be fun builds a great foundation for healthy habits that will hopefully stay with them throughout their teenage years and last into adulthood. Childhood obesity rates are a concern, not only in America but world-wide. It is paramount that we encourage our children to continually