Weightlifting will change your Life..If you let it.
Weightlifting can change how a woman both defines beauty and feels about her body. I remember once thinking beauty was a picture of a skinny woman on a magazine. Boy, has my perception of beauty changed over the past few years. True beauty is strength, being fit and confidence in yourself.
Like most females, I was originally motivated by trying to be skinny. That wasn’t getting me anywhere!! With Weightlifting, I set different goals. My focus on numbers shifted from that on the scale, to numbers on the Barbell. Rather than concentrating on a loss of five pounds on the scale, my goal was to take a 210LB Deadlift, to a 220LB Deadlift.
Once I began putting in the work, focusing on a sport rather than focusing on ‘being skinny’, everything changed! My body changed! Even with my weight increasing on the scale, and a gain of 2 inches on my ass, I couldn’t have been happier looking in the mirror. The confidence of knowing the strength my 135Lb body far out weighs the feeling of being 125LBs trying to get to 120LBs by spending numerous sessions on the eliptical! There is great accomplishment in looking in the mirror and being satisfied. Unfortunately, a lot of women can’t relate.
Through Weightlifting and CrossFit, I have become more confident, stronger and fitter. I am humbled by this sport and forever grateful how it has changed my life.
Some people in this world are just meant to cross one another’s path. I feel so fortunate that I was blessed with the opportunity to meet my ‘person’ in this life.
This girl is the true definition of a girlfriend.
We support one another and I feel we both inspire one another to be our personal best.
She reminds me every day when we go to Crossfit what the human body is capable of. She had a baby just a few short months ago, and the moment she was cleared by her doctor to begin a workout regimen, she went ‘balls out’ and decided to join her husband and I in our passion of Crossfit. Not only does she give it her all, she completes every workout. She is a true inspiration to me, and mark my words, she will inspire many new moms out there, when they see what they are capable of.
I am home in Florida and super excited!
I had a couple of days to mingle this weekend:) I went downtown to my favorite sandbar, ‘KC’s’, met up with some friends for dinner and spent the whole day Sunday out at Crab Island on the boat, soaking up some sun. It has been an amazing weekend welcoming, but now its time to get back to the gym and get somewhat of a routine going.
Plan out my gym time around beach time:) Life Is Good:)
Thanks to my good friend Izzy for introducing me to my new Crossfit Box, for the next few months, Above The Bar. I have been to many Crossfit boxes and while there hasn’t been a single one that I disliked, I will say that this has been the most welcoming of all.
My name is Tiffany Mitchell-Mull. To understand me, is to grasp the understanding of my primary passions- Competition and Coaching.
In 2000, upon completion of my first triathlon, I became obsessed with the capabilities of the human body, when pushed to its limits.
I had the opportunity to train under an Elite Ironman Triathlete, who coached me and taught me the ropes of racing. The sport of duathlons, triathlons, half-marathons and ultra cycling became not only a passion, but became a way of life.
Within two years, my coach retired and I was blessed with the opportunity to buy the facility and become a trainer/racing coach myself. However, a few years later, I decided it was time for a new adventure. I sold the training facility, left everyone and everything I knew and moved to the beach. Being a girl from a small town, in the middle of the bible belt, one can only imagine the night-life scene I got wrapped up in when exposed head on. Training took a back seat to partying, and that was only when I could pull myself out of bed, from the previous nights craziness and force myself to the gym for a half-ass workout, just to go out again. Finally, waking up one morning and feeling like hell, hungover from the vodka and redbull from the night before, 6 ibprofin later, tingling fingers of dehydration and a reflection in the mirror of a girl that I no longer recognized, enough was enough….
I discovered the sport of Crossfit and my life was forever changed.
After a move to Osan, Korea, I dedicated all of my time to training and studying and began competing in Fitness competitions. Competition training taught me discipline and the understanding of nutrition, through the process of application.
To feed fuel to the fire of my competitiveness, I began Adventure Racing. This passion for adventure has to led me into over 20 incredible racing adventures, in four different countries, on three diverse continents.
Currently, I live in Aviano, Italy where I face my biggest adventure daily…coaching. I am a CrossFit coach to the United States Military on Aviano Air Force Base.
I began coaching as a platform to inspire, but rather I am the one who is inspired by those that I am so fortunate to coach everyday.
This fitness journey is what helps keep me somewhat on the right path. I am human and I make many mistakes. I have personal battles to fight daily..But overall, I live my life with the fight to keep climbing and the desire that I may influence others by simply being the best version of myself that I can be.
I am humbled in knowing that this body is borrowed and its limits are, well…uncharted-
Positivity creates confidence. And to believe that you will succeed tends to silence the voice of self doubt. This for me as a coach is primitive. To instill self-confidence, which in return yields greatness.