About mother.plucker

Emily is a coach at CPMFITness. If she isn't spending time with her husband and two kids, you will find her at the gym. Emily uses fitness blogging as a method for sharing her fabulous and very entertaining experiences at CPM!

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Say Goodbye to Summer and Hello to CPM!

Say Goodbye to Summer and Hello to CPM!

That’s Right, It’s Time to Get To The Gym!

 

I have talked to countless people over the past couple weeks that said they have fallen off the wagon this summer. Their eating is off, they aren’t working out, blah blah blah. I’m included in the “eating is off” category. It’s hard for one’s workouts to suffer when they work at a gym so I’m good there 😀

All of the kids are back in school now so we no longer have an excuse to slack off, right? So how do you get back into the swing of things when you’ve taken too […] Read more

Here I Go Again…

Here I Go Again…

We All Overdo It From Time to Time

A lot of us at CPM truly enjoy exercise. It’s our escape. You walk in the door carrying all of the stress from your day, week, month on your shoulders and magically you forget all of that during your workout. It’s an awesome thing. So it can be easy to get caught up in the addiction of exercise. Some of you will think this is crazy but a lot of you will understand where I am coming from.

I started a new lifting program last week. I love it. I planned to lift 4 […] Read more

The Power of a Partner

The Power of a Partner

I’ve Said It Before…

And I’ll say it again. Workouts are much more fun with a partner. Whether it’s your best friend, someone you met at the gym, spouse, son, daughter, parent… we are always motivated to work harder and #get2thegym if we are planning to workout with a partner.

I partnered with Brooke and Missy last Saturday morning for a killer workout. I worked 10 times harder than I would have on my own. #1, I wasn’t planing to workout. #2, they squat so fast that I felt like I had to go harder and faster to keep up. #3, it’s […] Read more

Kids Back in School = Parents Back in Shape

Kids Back in School = Parents Back in Shape

It’s True.

It’s really hard to describe the affect summer can have on parents. I’m not making excuses for my lack of meal prepping, lack of sleep, lack of motivation to do things other than vacationing, boating and enjoying summer BUT summer is killer on the waistline. How can I be in the worst shape of the year during the months that I’m spending my weekends in a bikini??? 👙

So school starts Monday, August 21st and I think I’m ready. I always get a little anxiety this time of year. Did we spend enough time with the kids this summer? Should we […] Read more

New Experience = New Motivation

New Experience = New Motivation

Our Crossfit Games Experience…

was pretty darn awesome. It exceeded my expectations. Who knew spectating could be so exhausting?? If we weren’t standing on concrete, we were sitting or laying on concrete. Or we were eating😂  But for the record, that was probably some of the cleanest eating I’ve done on vacation…. thanks to Court and Lisa!

My big takeaways:

I will be attending the games next year. For sure.
Watching the athletes in person really gives you a new perspective on it. The number of workouts and the intensity of the workouts in one weekend is unreal. They are amazing.
I will probably get […] Read more

Headed to the Games!

Headed to the Games!

I’m Pretty Excited…

to be headed to the Crossfit Games in Madison, Wisconsin this weekend. If you’ve never watched the games, you should really try to catch some of the action this year. All of the movements we do at CPM are taken to the extreme in their workouts. The Crossfit Games have turned into a serious competition full of amazing athletes, sponsorships, big cash prizes and intense workouts. The events start Thursday, August 3rd and end Sunday, August 6th. We are leaving Thursday afternoon to ensure that we will be able to watch the Friday morning action.

If you are curious, […] Read more

Member Highlights!

Member Highlights!

I have a lot of loves for CPM but a big one is the fact that we all have our strengths. Some of us are good at lifting, some at cardio, some at gymnastics and the lucky ones are good at everything This week I thought it would be fun to share some fun videos from the past few weeks. Enjoy!

Freakin’ Fit Mother of the Groom – Missy (Wedding is this weekend!)

Rope Climb to the Top – Mayor

210 3RM Front Squat – Babs

Synchronized Pull-Ups – Missy and Laura

Amazing Squat Snatch Form – Kyle

475 2RM Deadlift – Phil

Don’t forget! Check […] Read more

Positive Attitude? Easier Said Than Done!

Positive Attitude? Easier Said Than Done!

Let The Gym Be Your Happy Place

Last week I filled you in on our participation in the Granite Games online team qualifier. I was feeling pretty good after our first round of workouts. I didn’t come up with great scores but they were scores I could live with. We were really excited to see the next 3 workouts. The second we saw them, messages started flying between the 6 of us. At one point, Lisa had to give us a pep talk because we were so overwhelmed by the difficulty of these workouts. But here’s the deal, we are competing […] Read more

Keeping Up With The Competition

Keeping Up With The Competition

Is the Competition Getting Tougher or Am I Just Getting Older?

I love competition. I used to run several races each year and I always ran them to get a PR. One summer, we participated in a Tough Mudder and I was blown away when I found out we weren’t being timed. WHAT?! Why am I doing this if I don’t know how I stack up against the competition?? Needless to say, I’ve calmed down a lot since then. I still love competition but I try to take a more practical approach to competing as I know this 40 year old […] Read more

(Lifting) Partners for Life!

(Lifting) Partners for Life!

So This Happened The Other Morning…

285 Squat Clean

I had the opportunity to take some videos during the power clean and squat clean build up last Friday morning. It was a busy class and despite the fact that it was 5:45 am, the guys were lifting heavy. Cory had just hit a very solid 265 squat clean and decided to give 275 a try. As you can see in the video, he didn’t land a solid squat. I’ve been there, done that too many times to count. When Cory fails to stand up, Brent’s quick thinking saves him from a potential […] Read more