As mentioned before (only once or twice), since my retirement from gymnastics, I started doing Crossfit. And as one of the most polarizing fitness "trends" of recent years, you can say what you want about it, but it is something that works very well for me. It is very similar to what I used to do in the gym and is a tough work out every. single. time.
I usually go straight after work because I know that if I went home first, I wouldn't get up off the couch again. I try to go at least five days a week.
For the next six weeks, things will be a little different. Yesterday, I started a six week "boot camp" at 5:30 am. Yes. AM. I will go early in the morning on Monday's, Tuesday's, and Thursday's, and if that isn't enough, I plan to still go most days at 5:30 pm too.
The great part about this is that it is all encompassing. The program I'm following not only provides a great workout, but it focuses on nutrition, sleep, and water consumption as well. The nutrition plan of choice is the Paleo diet. While there are varying levels of strictness, I just concentrate on eating fresh foods that are not processed and out of a package. There's A LOT of protein involved, along with good fats and minimal carbs. It's crazy because I feel as though some days I really don't eat that much, but yet, I still feel satisfied. I realized that the difference is I'm eating foods filled with nutrients instead of "empty" calories. It's really amazing how much better I feel in general.
I'm only two days in, but I cannot wait to see the results after six weeks. My fellow Old Hatters are really going to test me when they decide to randomly bring donuts into the office.
In July, I transitioned from a marketing position to a client rep position with Old Hat. I absolutely love it! I love talking with clients on a daily basis and getting things organized for our production staff to begin creating. It's a fun process that has taken a lot of learning over the past two months. I greatly appreciate all the help and guidance from Kevin, Deb, Tricia, Hannah and Robert.
On August 19th, my first project launched for Memphis, it was the Time to Shine website. Our web team created a really awesome site to help Memphis raise money for their capital campaign to enhance practice and training facilities for football and men's basketball.
We've been shooting a lot of football intro videos and photos for clients this summer and with football season fast approaching I'll be able to share some of those soon. Alas, now is not the time so you'll have to make do with some quick links to what else we've been up to around here lately.
ESPN has a big story about new uniforms in college football this year. You can check that out here. Of course, the Utah Throwbacks I photographed are in there. You're welcome ESPN.
If you haven't been by there in awhile, there's some new work up on oldhatcapture.com. I continue to add stuff to all the old galleries, create new ones, etc. There's LOTS of work in the backlog that the public's never seen, so keep coming back there if you want to see more stuff.