Holiday Season Dilemma

As I was handed a reusable holiday cup (my first drink of the season) the other day, I smelled spices and pictured cozy nights by the fire with my family…

It may still feel like summer outside, but Christmas is coming, Thanksgiving is upon us and just like that the holiday cups are back at Starbucks (yes!)

But then… all those red cups remind me of the days and nights of parties that are usually happening where I’m expected to eat several meals, including drinks and dessert… but thanks to the pandemic, these gatherings probably aren’t happening.

Instead, I’m home, bored, alone, baking, tasting, devouring…

Uh oh.

Already the holiday pounds are creeping up on me.

I work hard throughout the year to make healthy choices, and here I am faced with a dilemma…

Sigh…

Does this sound familiar…?

Well, this year you can face the holiday season head on with me… with a plan that will help you survive the holidays!

Just send me a message (kelly@crossfitlocal.com) and let me know how I can help! A few ideas to get you started…

And seriously, are the red cups cuter than abs?! Didn’t think so.

Coach Kelly

P.S. – We’ll be sending out our Holiday Resource Guide in the coming weeks so be on the lookout!

P.P.S. – Just wanted to give a quick shout out to Sticker Mule – they are the best sticker maker to work with if you need quick, friendly service and stickers!

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After being fed up with a lack of results from her elliptical training sessions, Kelly came around to CrossFit. She started at home with Eva T’s bodyweight workouts. Due to a persistent, encouraging and very patient husband, she finally made her way into the box.

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 CrossFit Level I Certified, 2011 & 2016

 Olympic Lifting Seminar with Tony Cowden, 2011

 BeastSkills Seminar with Jim Bathurst, 2011

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 CrossFit Goal Setting Course with Greg Amundson, 2012

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Chad embodies what it means to be physically active and mentally strong. His lifelong commitment to fitness began with his earliest experiences as a Boy Scout, which provided a solid foundation for his capacity to learn, teach, and lead. While in high school, despite playing both soccer and baseball as well as maintaining his status as an honor student, he attained the coveted Eagle Scout distinction.

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill he earned both Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sports Science and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degrees. During his time at UNC, he realized his enthusiasm for coaching while working at the Student Recreation Center and Rams Head Recreation Center. He also served as the Intramural Sports Captain for the Carolina Baptist Student Union.

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CrossFit Movement and Mobility Seminar with Kelly Starrett, 2010

CrossFit Gymnastics Seminar with Jeff Tucker, 2010

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CrossFit Goal Setting Course with Greg Amundson, 2012

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BA Exercise and Sports Science, 2006

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