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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

15 Weeks Arm Recovery Update

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15 weeks has flown since this day, the day of the broken arm. 9 weeks in a cast and 6 more weeks delaying PT put my training routine at a standstill. From 20-24 hours a week of training to 1-2

Posted in Fitness, Jiu Jitsu, Martial Arts

Happy Mother’s Week!

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When they say motherhood changes you, it’s true. Your love and patience will be stretched farther than you think it could. Your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual strength will be tested daily. The long nights and tantrums may seem to

Posted in About Me, Family Fun, Fitness, In Christ, Jiu Jitsu, Martial Arts

Playing Capoeira with My Little Man

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In 4 months my little man will be 8. Bittersweet that the time flies so fast. It’s going to be a lot of fun when he gets even bigger though since he’ll probably be one of my best training partners.

Posted in Fitness, Jiu Jitsu

#TrimHealthyMama Review and Giveaway #MomsMeet

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Eating healthy and cooking simple meals has always been a top priority for me and my family. It wasn’t always that way, and it took several years for me to adopt better eating habits and making good food choices. We

Posted in Book Reviews, 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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