Posts by Rachel

Food For Fuel: Spinach, Strawberry, & Feta Salad

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Blog, Health, Nutrition | 0 comments

Food For Fuel: Spinach, Strawberry, & Feta Salad

Salad, shmalad! Give me a burger! That used to pretty much be my response any time someone offered me a salad for my meal. I used to not find salads filling or all that tasty either, but that’s probably because I didn’t really know how to make one. I mean yeah, I knew how to open a bag of baby spinach and throw in some Ranch dressing (see? I added Ranch, aka one of the most fattening dressing ever) and I thought I was doing my body a favor. I thought I was “eating healthy.” But when the hunger pangs hit me not thirty minutes after I finished my salad, I knew something was wrong. I was trying...

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How I Fell In Love With Muay Thai (And You Can Too!)

Posted by on Jun 7, 2015 in Blog, Kickboxing, Self-defense, Workout Routines | 0 comments

How I Fell In Love With Muay Thai (And You Can Too!)

When I was younger, I lacked a lot of drive and focus. There wasn’t really anything out there that I was passionate about. I would pick up certain hobbies and drop them out of sheer boredom. I just couldn’t seem to find that something that I loved that drove me to be the best I could be in that area. Until I found Sitan Gym Arizona. I remember it like it was yesterday…my older sister had been going for a little while and each and every night came home drenched in sweat with an odd yet crazy happy smile on her face. “You need to come with me!” she would always say. And after...

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“What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Stronger!”

Posted by on May 31, 2015 in Blog, Kickboxing, Self-defense | 0 comments

“What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Stronger!”

Being knocked to the ground and getting back up on your feet is one of the hardest things to do. It’s dejecting. It’s demoralizing. It feels pointless. And yet you know it’s what needs to be done. I saw this countless times last weekend when I went to Lion Fight 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watching all these fights that night, I noticed that no matter the skill level (the fights ranged from amateur to pro), several of the fighters had one thing in common. Heart. Determination. And the sheer will to not give up no matter how many times they were LITERALLY knocked to the ground. They knew they...

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How To Win At Working Out (Repeat As Needed)

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Blog, Document, Workout Routines | 0 comments

How To Win At Working Out (Repeat As Needed)

Working out can be such a daunting task. I don’t care if you workout five times a week or if you’ve just recently started your new workout routine, it can be pretty scary. And maybe sometimes you’re not going to want to do it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to just skip my workout and stay home with my kids, or go to the movies with some friends, or even pull out that pint of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and just go to town on it while lounging on the couch (which I have done). And while all those things are perfectly fine to do (maybe the ice cream thing only once in a...

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“I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Up Again!”

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Blog, Kickboxing | 0 comments

“I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Up Again!”

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” I can say from personal experience that defeat is one of the most difficult things to accept. It makes you question your work ethic, your heart, and ultimately everything about yourself. Defeat can leave you just a shell of a person, with no desire to continue or try again. I’ve tasted defeat very recently, just a week ago to be exact. I had spent the last eight weeks training 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week at my Muay Thai gym in preparation for a national tournament. I entered the gym every day, with an...

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