Simplicity

Simplicity

The older I get, the more I admire simplicity. With my eldest child entering high school this year, lots of emotions have come to the surface. It has pushed me to reevaluate how I spend my time and what is truly important to me.

Simplicity is all about essence. And purpose. It means to simplify as much as possible — but not more — to reduce it to it’s core.

So how does one begin to simplify their life?

Focus on what is important to you and nothing else. This means to do more of what makes you truly happy. This involves removing […] Read more

CPM Lingo; M-C-I

CPM Lingo; M-C-I

At CPMFITness we believe true Functional FITness needs to be broad, inclusive with a mix of weight lifting, bodyweight calisthenics and high/medium/low intensity conditioning. The skill levels in each area range from basic human movements (squats, pushups, pullup’s, lunges and sit-ups) to more High Skill movements (handstand pushups, snatch, clean and jerks, muscle ups).

No matter anyone’s FITness level or ability we feel everyone has the opportunity to get as FIT as they want to get it.

We’ve learned a lot over the years since being in this Functional FITness / CF business for the last 10 years. Our primarily goal with […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts July 29 – Aug 2

CPM Week of Workouts July 29 – Aug 2

Monday: BMU, Deadlifts, Run
Tuesday: Front Squat, Air Squats, Sit-ups, Push-ups, Box Jumps
Wednesday: Pistols, HSPU, Row, T2B, Push Press, KB Swings
Thursday: Squat Cleans, Rope Climb, Run
Friday: Doubles, Air Squats, Devil’s Press, Push-ups, Run

The O-Board Says…

5 Rounds
5 BMU (7 pull-ups/ 7 dips)
10 deadlifts
Run ladder of 200, 400, 600,
800, 1000m

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Let Go

Let Go

I am writing this a week ahead of schedule. I should be packing but I am a little overwhelmed as tomorrow morning I depart to Washington, DC with about 80 soon to be 9th graders at BVHS.

As a self-confessed control freak, the thought of going with the flow has always been something that gets me anxious. While being a control freak is not necessarily a bad thing in all situations, if often gets in the way of me being present. Micromanaging every aspect of our life can be exhausting. And if you’re anything like me, you know exactly how tiring […] Read more

Why is it that people do NOT become FIT?

Why is it that people do NOT become FIT?

In a country like ours, with the opportunities that we have…
Why is it that so few people reach their health and fitness goals?
Why is America getting fatter every year?
Why are more and more people signing up at gyms but ending up quitting after a month or two?

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I’m still meditating on this quote (LINK) Annie posted about last week. With that, check this 5 Top Ways that you may be sabotaging yourself and your habits. And for you FIT people think about those you care about you want to help and use this to help or guide […] Read more

Is Nutrition Really That Important?

Is Nutrition Really That Important?

I don’t believe that most people really understand the importance nutrition has to our overall health. Eating food is an activity most of us do at least three times a day. Logically, what we choose to put in our mouths can have an impact on our overall health. There is a famous saying “we are what we eat”, and when we really think about it logically it makes sense. If we are filling our body with poisonous chemicals, gmos, and other harmful bacteria how are we supposed to feel good and have our bodies work to the full capacity if we […] Read more

Huddle Up, It’s Half-Time

Huddle Up, It’s Half-Time

July marks the mid-point of our year. It’s HALFTIME!

For many July is just another month filled with work, errands, to-do-lists and other life demands. Summer brings with it vacation mode, a shift in attitude but also weeks of leave, shorts and flip-flops and less time in the office.

For others, it’s an incredible opportunity. A chance to step back, evaluate our year so far with our goals and objectives and take action to get back on track…if necessary.

For me halftime is an opportunity to ask myself a few important questions:

How am I coming along on my goals?
 Where am I succeeding? Where […] Read more

Confronting the Comfortable…

Confronting the Comfortable…

Success is a comfort awarded to those only willing to do the uncomfortable. Comfort is a stagnation. Growth requires a constant state of discomfort.

Well that sucks!… Well… Actually when you really understand this it can be empowering.

How can you want to be uncomfortable? How can you consistently put up with the ‘HARD’?

Here are 5 great tips from a (virtual) mentor of mine, Darren Hardy.

1. Do what you resist!
When giving a choice between (2) options pick the one with most resistance.
Related Post = POMR

2. Push past HARD!
When your brain says back off, it is a REAL clue that growth is on […] Read more

CPM – Annie’s Nutrition 101

CPM – Annie’s Nutrition 101

I had made dinner for some family friends on Tuesday evening and as we were sitting at the table eating, my friend was inquiring how I began to enjoy cooking and how can I eat so healthy all the time?

My first response was that cooking has become my sanctuary and my creative outlet! There is always new fun recipes to try, fun foods to experiment with, and my favorite part is watching the people I cook for enjoy the meals I prepare.

With nutrition it is really simple, yet not easy. My friends went on to interview me and ask what […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts July 15 – July 19

CPM Week of Workouts July 15 – July 19

Monday: Clean and Jerk, Pull-ups, Push-ups, Squats, Deadlifts, Cleans and Jerks
Tuesday: Doubles, KB Swings, Run, Burpee Box Overs
Wednesday: Deck Squats, Arch Rocks, DB Rows, DB Bench Press, Row
Thursday: Snatch, Burpees, Rope Climb
Friday: Row, Sit-ups, Wallballs, Step-ups, DB Snatch

The O-Board Says…

A. 4 Rounds: Every 75sec
3 Cleans and 3 Jerk

B. AMRAP: 25
1 Round Cindy
1 Round DT

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Are You Ready for a Coach?

Are You Ready for a Coach?

I know in my own life the happiest and most successful I have been is when I decided to hire a coach. If you are new to the concept, know that it feels scary at first. You are spending money and time on yourself AND asking for help (something that I am not good at!). You are willingly signing up to let someone else into your life, to push you to make changes. Sometimes this means letting someone in on your deepest darkest secrets. Working with a coach makes your desires REAL, gets them OUT into the world, and helps […] Read more

What if You Treated Your Body Like Your Car?

What if You Treated Your Body Like Your Car?

A couple weeks ago I wrote about “What if we treated our bodies like Bank Accounts?” Now lets flip it and re-introduce you back (this is a repost for a couple years ago) about this analogy…

Most of us drive cars that run on “regular” octane fuel. We keep our eyes out for a deal on gas to save a few bucks, but at the end of the day, when you need it … you need it…. And you fuel up the tank so that you can get to work, the store, or the lake this weekend. If you drive a […] Read more

5 Small Changes That Will Make a Drastic Difference to Your Health!

5 Small Changes That Will Make a Drastic Difference to Your Health!

Do you ever see people who have completely changed their whole routine in a drastic way, and in return they receive drastic results.

Most of do not need the drastic change, but making a few simple changes to our overall diet will leave you feeling and looking better than you have in years!

Here are 5 tips to live by and if you do the results will amaze you!

1. Drink More Water: You should be consuming at least 80 oz of water a day. Water is the great for your skin, weight loss, digestion, flushing out toxins, increase in your energy, and an […] Read more

Keep Your Hydration in Mind

Keep Your Hydration in Mind

Let the celebrations begin!! Over the next few day’s many people will be celebrating our nation’s birthday with BBQs, beach trips and firework displays.

But if you’re not careful, a fun 4th can turn dangerous quick.

Dehydration makes the top of the list. When the temperature and humidity are both above 70%, you enter the dehydration danger zone. Getting enough water is very important, and even more if you are drinking things like soda, tea or alcohol.

So what happens when plain water gets boring or we really don’t care for it?

#1: Make it bubbly: Along with keeping you hydrated, sparkling water, whether […] Read more

Wenis Test… (the What Test)??

Wenis Test… (the What Test)??

The #1 rule for a Coaching a client at CPMFITness is DGH…

Don’t Get Hurt!

We’ve talked about Fixing (LINK) and improving (LINK) your Front Rack Position in a previous post(s)

Creating and Keeping the correct positions in a Front Rack position is vital for a clients safety and pursuit of improving their FITness. Shoulder/Upper Body mobility can be the worst for most adults who work the desk life. To know if this is an issue for you let’s test it…

INTRODUCING the WENIS TEST

You got it?? That is great!

No go? No sweat. Mobility is trainable. Just like strength, cardio, weight loss, etc…

The Wenis […] Read more

Fit Chic 4th of July Favorites …

Fit Chic 4th of July Favorites …

With the 4th of July Weekend coming up I thought it would be nice for you to have some fun, festive, fit chic recipes to choose from. So I am starting off with the first and my favorite part the appetizers and sides. These will have everyone talking and feeling great.

Festive 4th of July Potato Salad

Ingredients: 

1 package small red potatoes, halved

1  package baby Dutch yellow potatoes, halved

1 package petite purple potatoes, halved

1 Cup of Paleo Mayo

1 Tbsp of Dijon mustard

5 hard-boiled eggs diced

1 stalk of celery diced

2 tablespoons of parsley

2 teaspoons of creole seasoning

2 cloves of garlic

1 small onion diced

1/4 cup of […] Read more