We’re all asked this time of year ‘what are your goals or resolutions?’
A new year exemplifies a fresh start- a new chapter- new beginnings-
A perfect time to put forth effort into something that perhaps scares us or tests our strengths and weaknesses. What better time than a new year!
I personally love setting new goals and challenges at the beginning of a new year. I am a person that believes 100% in doing something daily to take myself out of my comfort zone. My greatest accomplishments to date have been the ones that scared me the most. Fear is our biggest enemy. To be brave takes courage and strength. Fear causes doubt that tells us we can’t, we’re not good enough or we will fail. Courage is facing our fears. Accepting the fact that I may not be the best, but I’ll be damned if I don’t put forth my very best.
My goal every year as a human being is to be better than the year before- and this applies to all aspects of my life and in everything I do. My first and foremost goal is to simply be a good and decent person- to be compassionate, loving and nonjudgmental at all costs. It’s not always easy, but each day and year it gets easier. To be good is something that I don’t have too much pride to say- can at times be testing- being genuinely good in this world can be difficult at times.
My second goal that plays yearly on repeat- Worry less about what others think. I came to terms a long time ago with the fact that not everyone will like me- and that’s okay! We are all different personalities- we all have different outlooks, beliefs, and lifestyles. Not everyone will agree with the way I live my life or the decisions I choose, but that’s just it- it’s my life and no matter what path I choose- there will always be someone who supports it and others that don’t. Most importantly, as long as the God that I serve makes me feel okay with my life’s choices…that’s okay with me.
And finally, to grow stronger mentally and physically. For anyone that has participated especially in endurance sports or training can understand the power of a strong mind. I know personally, mental strength can be my most powerful source or my biggest enemy. Second-tier athletes become top competitors when they train their minds to surpass their physical strength. Once this type of control is understood; applying it to daily life situations is empowering.
I have enormous strength- and in order to use it in a positive manner, I set goals for myself- whether it be yearly or daily, these goals keep me focused. As long as I keep looking forward, I know I’m always headed in the right direction.

New Year’s Eve was spent dining with friends at Giardino Della Serenissima, Sacile, Italy. We ended up downtown in the Sacile square to ring in the new year. Another amazing chapter in our lives begins!!

 

I woke this morning to gear up my new ruck pack and realized I had to wrap the weight differently to accommodate the size. The rewrap set me back on time, so I didn’t thoroughly test my pack, bad move! I headed out on my hike and 2 miles in, my straps were slipping, my traps were burning (and not from the 30Lb load on my back) but the awkward way the sack was slinging. Another 2 miles in and my front support strap completely unhooked. At this point, I felt like I had an awkward monkey on my back and my turtle pace speed walk at 5mph was doing nothing for my endurance. So, another couple of miles and I called it a day. I headed straight to the Army/Navy Surplus store and bought some old used straps and clasps. Now after jumping up and down like a crazy person and a couple of handstands, she rides like a dream, AROO!

Finally, after falling asleep this morning at 3am, I was up and at it by 7.
As soon as my feet hit the floor, I slammed a protein drink and headed out the door.
I walked a good, fast pace for a mile to warm up a bit, then a 2-mile run to follow.
After, I took a 30-minute break, loaded up my ruck with 25Lbs and out for another 3-mile walk/run combo.
I didn’t track meals today. I allowed myself as much fruit, yogurt, chicken, and sweet potatoes as I wanted. Maybe even a few Tbsp’s of Peanut Butter. I could feel my body needed it a nice little re-feed. Now tonight, I should sleep like a baby!

Go ruck is just around the corner, I can’t wait!

Today I completed the Reebok Super Spartan in the mountains of South Korea. It was absolutely, hands down the hardest race I have EVER taken part in. I loved every minute!
This was the first race I have ever taken part in that didn’t have designated water stops. You would occasionally see a gourd dipper laying at the foot of a flowing stream down the mountainside, but out of fear of shitting my pants, I passed after one sip.

I remember listening to the sound of my heartbeat and trying to match each beat with a step and telling myself to just keep going. As I made my way over the second 10ft wall, I was informed that I was the first female- that’s all I needed to hear. I wasn’t letting anyone pass me! First overall female in my heat, AROO!!

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Hello, I’m Tiffany! A southern girl, born and raised in Alabama currently residing in Las Vegas. I grew up playing sports, but it was the year 2000 that my fitness journey truly began. After graduating high school I worked at a local gym cleaning sun-beds, and soon after became a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. It wasn’t long until I began training for my first triathlon and became obsessed with the capabilities of the human body when pushed to its limits. Within a couple of years, I was presented with the opportunity to purchase the gym I trained at, and it’s been a continuous grind ever since. In 2006 however, I decided it was time for a new adventure, so I sold the gym, packed up my Jeep, and headed towards the beach. I moved to Destin, Florida where I fell in love with my husband and the sport of CrossFit.

After seven years of beach life, we were off to Osan, Korea. I dedicated all of my time to training and studying and began competing in fitness competitions. To feed fuel to the fire of my competitiveness, I began Obstacle Racing. This passion for adventure led me into over 20 incredible racing adventures, in five countries, on three continents.

After a stay in South Korea, we were off to Italy where I faced my biggest adventure to date, coaching CrossFit at Aviano Air Force Base (oh yeah, did I mention that’s why we move around so much, my husband is military). I took on coaching and programming for the next three years. My time in Italy was spent racing, competing, and coaching, and in between, I squeezed in some school work. I decided to use my time overseas to go back to school and study my greatest passion, Nutrition.

We currently live in Las Vegas, Nevada where I create customized training and nutrition programs for those looking to create healthier habits.