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Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

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Too many weird coincidences about these photos. 1) Left Photo taken on 12/12/09. Right photo taken on 12/12/15. Thank you #OnThisDay feature! 2) Cousin Rachelle on the left, her namesake #CaleahRachelle on the right. 3) I’m happily holding dessert in

Posted in CrossFit, Fitness, Food, Health

QALO Ring Review: Wedding Rings for Active Lifestyles

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DISCLOSURE: I received rings from QALO to review, all opinions are my own. When my husband and I first got married, one thing that brought me quite a bit of stress was how my husband would sometimes misplace his wedding

Posted in CrossFit, Fitness, Jiu Jitsu, Marriage, Martial Arts

30-Day Squat Challenge

It’s been about 4 months since I’ve worked out. Due to medical reasons (which you can read more about here), I’ve had to avoid sweating too much otherwise I’d break out in an all out itch fest. Most people here

Posted in CrossFit, Fitness

Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss

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Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss: Do you know the difference? This is one concept that unfortunately is misunderstood by a lot of folks, and horribly marketed by a majority of those in the fitness and nutrition industry. You can ask

Posted in CrossFit, Fitness, Health

My First [Fitness] Love: The Kettlebell

Before the kids, the gym, and the ring, one of the first gifts my husband gave me was a kettlebell. Might be an awkward gift for some, but it became one of my first loves in my fitness journey. I

Posted in CrossFit, Fitness, Health
About StrongholdMom

Raquel Cusi is a wife, mother of 4, and owns The Stronghold CrossFit & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with her husband, Mike, and brother Ray. She loves to blog about Marriage, Parenting, Health, Fitness, Christian living and her love for Disney. She's also an aspiring crunchy mom who loves organic and natural products, breastfeeding and babywearing.

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