5 Ways to Measure Progress Without the Scale

By christycampbell | June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

At 12 days post-partum, I am definitely NOT ready to start actively trying to lose weight.  But as I sit and cuddle my new baby girl, I am considering how I want to structure my weight loss plan (when I am ready) and HOW I will measure progress.   The scale can be helpful as … Continued

Be Brave

By christycampbell | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Molly Shea   As I’ve gotten older and I’d like to think wiser, it becomes more and more apparent that we are never done. We’re never done learning, we’re never done changing and evolving, and we’re never done growing. When we’re done—we’re dead. I always had this belief that at some point I would … Continued

How one mom used nutrition to improve her son’s autism symptoms

By christycampbell | April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rita Mastrangelo is a nutrition coach.   But she is also a mom of an autistic son.  Up until a year ago, therapies and government run support programs were her primary resource for managing her son’s autism symptoms.   Then with the help of a functional medicine doctor, she not only addressed her personal gut health, but … Continued

Nutrition in Pregnancy with Lily Nichols

By christycampbell | February 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Christy Campbell of Fit Me Nutrition interviews Lily Nichols, author or Real Food for Pregnancy. They discuss important foods to include in a pre-natal diets as well as the research behind certain foods on the prohibited or limit list. Check out her book here! https://realfoodforpregnancy.com/

Fueling for CrossFit Competitions

By christycampbell | February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Fit Me Nutrition performance expert, Kaitlyn Bauer discusses how to fuel for your local CrossFit Competition.  She reviews fueling needs the week prior, and the day of.  You will learn a step by step strategy for what you should pack on “game day” and the most important things to avoid so you can perform your best! … Continued

Positivity: My Approach for 2019

By christycampbell | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Molly Shea I’ve come to value the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The racing pace of Christmas is behind us and the new year dawns up ahead. It’s a neat time, suspended between two eras. It’s nice to muse on the events of the past year, the changes and how they’ve shaped … Continued

Oh Snack!

By christycampbell | January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Coach Kaitlyn Bauer   Running out of creativity with snacks? Just remember… throw the conventional “snack” food idea out the window. A snack is whatever you want it to be. Any meal is for that matter. You want shrimp for breakfast….doooooooo it! Here are some snack ideas to hopefully break you out of your … Continued

Strict Pull-up Program

By christycampbell | December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

So although I love pull-ups now, I had never done one for most of my adult life.  Even when I was serving in the Navy, I couldn’t even do 1.  I’ve currently been doing 5 x 5 strict pull-ups at least once/ week.  My goal, if my body allows, is to maintain my strict pull-up throughout … Continued

9 Cooking Mistakes You Might be Making

By kaitlyn bauer | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Kaitlyn Bauer   Raise your hand if you were never taught cooking basics?  Yeah, you’re not alone. If you’re like me, you learned the hard way: on your own with a lot of wasted food, improper technique, and maybe even still a little doubt on exactly what you’re doing. We also know that one … Continued

5 Workouts You Can Do at Home!

By christycampbell | October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Going to the gym, or hitting a workout class is awesome!   But what if your day gets derailed and you don’t make it to the gym??  There are lots of things you can do at home to get a great workout! And you don’t need any equipment!  Just your body!   Here are 5 options of … Continued

Stressed Out- pt 1

April 6, 2018

Human bodies are built for survival.    Back before the modern luxuries of houses and cars, our ancestors lived in a difficult and threatening environment.  Out of nowhere, a tiger could emerge from the trees ready to pounce and make you lunch. Fortunately, our bodies are equipped with an amazing system to deal with stress.  Here … Continued

Mindset Matters When You Play the Comparison Game

March 28, 2018

Have you ever found yourself looking at pictures or videos on social media and then felt bad about your own progress?    Have you ever been with a group of friends or co-workers, heard someone else share his or her success and then felt self conscious or uncomfortable because you think everyone is measuring your … Continued

Magic Beans…and also Sleep

March 23, 2018

What if I told you I went to the local Body Master..yes, Body Master! Imagine a cross between a yoga instructor/ CrossFit games athlete and ancient witch doctor.  When I was examining the items for sale on the Body Master’s table I saw a pile of green beans.  I asked him, Mr. Body Master, what do … Continued

Marshmallow Girl

March 15, 2018

Confession:  Monday morning I called myself a marshmallow because I had to take a week off of training due to a pulled hamstring.  I was frustrated and lethargic because I wasn’t getting my normal exercise endorphins and I was annoyed with myself. Here is the thing, if my best friend hurt her hamstring and had … Continued

Lucy Avis – Fighting Inflammatory Breast Cancer

March 1, 2018

  Just about 1 year ago, Lucy was diagnosed with Stage 3 Inflammatory Breast Cancer.   Since her diagnosis, Lucy has travelled to Boston to participate in a chemotherapy trial to aggressively treat this rare form of Breast Cancer.  Lucy is a mom of 2 and actually discovered her cancer accidentally while weaning her daughter and … Continued

Magic Tricks and Balloon Animals

February 20, 2018

So I have a confession. My very first job ever was not something cool like a lifeguard or even something cute like selling popcorn at the movies. Nope… not even close. Already an awkward tomboy with a short haircut, I decided right around age 12 that the best first job for me would be to … Continued

Katie Nutter – Teen Mom and Weightlifting Champion

February 14, 2018

This is the first episode of the Pivotal Focus Podcast.   Every day I get to talk to some pretty amazing people and I wanted a way to share some of those conversations.   I hope this interview and the ones to come give you insight into real people doing amazing things and how they take on … Continued

The Purple Jacket

February 8, 2018

In December 2013, it was freezing cold in most of the country.   Something called a “polar vortex” had come, making it one of the coldest winters in a long time.   I had just moved to Lake Stevens, Washington with the little boys, and a week before Christmas Josh returned from a 1-year deployment.   I was … Continued

That Time I Bought An Elliptical Machine

February 4, 2018

Let me take you back to 2012.  Logan was three and Henry was one.  Six months later Josh was leaving on deployment, a one year deployment, and I was feeling frustrated because I hadn’t lost any of the baby weight from Henry.  I had two major knee surgeries…one in January that included a micro fracture … Continued

Get in My Belly

February 4, 2018

With internet chatter and endless products marketed to support your gut health, it is easy to be confused!  So let’s cut through the crap… hehe… and learn a little bit about what all the fuss is about. First, gut health is closely tied to your overall health.   That’s right, you can’t ignore it!  Many of your … Continued

Do…re…A Little About Me

February 4, 2018

If you want to know why I coach… I have to start at the very beginning….a very good place to start ? As a child I was 100% tomboy through and through.   I loved every sport with a ball.   You would find me in baggy shirts, soccer shorts and pretty much covered in sweat … Continued

The AO3 ~ A Grand Rapids Journey

February 3, 2018

Sometimes its hard to know in advance that a particular weekend or event will stand out.  Before traveling to the American  Open Series 3, I know I was operating on the edge of barely having my act together to pack fresh socks for the weekend.   Coaching, kids, training, vacation… all good stuff…but made for … Continued