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15 Weeks Arm Recovery Update

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

2016 IBJJF Worlds Masters Championship

I wrote the post below super early this morning and was too chicken to post it, but now I know I should. Today I became an IBJJF World Master Champion! All glory to God and thank you to all my

Posted in About Me, In Christ, Jiu Jitsu, The Stronghold

Happy Mother’s Week!

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

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

A Thank You Before Tap Cancer Out

Tap Cancer Out is coming up this Saturday and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has helped me the past 5 months to prepare for it. It’s been several years since I had a chance to

Posted in In Christ, Jiu Jitsu
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.