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Thankful for 2016

Truth: I spent a good amount of 2016 in a state of anger, bitterness and depression. I let too many things almost break me emotionally when I should have been relying on my faith more. When I went back to

Posted in In Christ, Jiu Jitsu, Kids, Marriage, Martial Arts, Parenting

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

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

Fun Training with Gabi Garcia at Alliance San Diego

Had a chance to take a class with BJJ World Champion Gabi Garcia! Learned a cool detail for one of my favorite positions. I also appreciated Gabi taking the time to talk about the importance of drilling. I’ve been trying

Posted in About Me, Fitness, Jiu Jitsu, Martial Arts

Taking a Look Back at StrongholdMom’s 2014

It really has been an awesome year. I can’t believe how fast it flew and 2015 will soon be here! To those who have been following my journey, thanks for coming along on the ride! I leave you a handful

Posted in About Me, Disney, Family Fun, In Christ, Jiu Jitsu, Kids, Marriage, Martial Arts, SD Mom's Night Out, StrongholdDad
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.