..//Books, pictures, my fitness journey and other randomness\\..

Who loves books?! Me! Thanks @sbaer1983! #books #booknerd #addiction

Who loves books?! Me! Thanks @sbaer1983! #books #booknerd #addiction

Mmmmmm avocado smoothie from Jelly Ball. #lovegreendrinks

Mmmmmm avocado smoothie from Jelly Ball. #lovegreendrinks

#sky

#sky

#carshow

#carshow

#carshow #classic

#carshow #classic

Healthy Competition

I feel like people are taking away competitive edge in kid sports these days. Everyone gets a trophy. Good swing, you’ll get it next time. What does that really teach our kids? That any type of performance no matter how big or small will get you somewhere?! I know small effort can build up to bigger things but not when you keep the expectations the same.

I like competition. Sometimes I’m really good at the activity and sometimes I’m not. But the drive to get through it is pretty awesome. Maybe that’s why I love where I work. We have a lot of friendly competitions over the silliest things. Seeing who can go up a set of elevators the fastest. Who can donate blood the fastest (do not try). But when it comes to working out, our competitive edge is what helps us all reach that next level.

I’ve been working out for over a year and a half. I haven’t seen these results like I have in these past few months. Being around them is helping me push to that next level. I always see the phrase, “Train insane or remain the same.” We are competitive and insane, but if it gets me to my goals, I think that sounds reasonable. Maybe if more people would compete against each other (in a friendly way of course), they would more likely stick to their commitment to being healthy.

I’m taking a break from gym day to enjoying some good food.  #loveasianfood #ramen #deliciousness  (at Noodle Bar)

I’m taking a break from gym day to enjoying some good food. #loveasianfood #ramen #deliciousness (at Noodle Bar)

Pork chops breaded with pork rinds, rosemary & olive oil quinoa with my favorite veggie, spinach. #foodporn #dinner

Pork chops breaded with pork rinds, rosemary & olive oil quinoa with my favorite veggie, spinach. #foodporn #dinner