krissymaecagney The reverse-hyper basically gets used as a table at @blackirongymnv, but every Saturday I jump on him and give him some sweet sweet love after I deadlift to remind him that's he's not just a table. #myfavorite 3d

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krissymaecagney Another fun day at @bodyworkreno. When you stop training for a while then jump right back into 2-a-days, your body takes a hit. Both cupping therapy and acupuncture have done wonders for my body over the years. 3d

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krissymaecagney #tbt
This is my brother bear, @samdancing. I met Sam about 18 months ago when I was going trough some serious personal shit. Sam changed my life. One time Sam told me to "love everyone, especially people who suck, because they need it the most". Everyone should be more like Sam.
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krissymaecagney I've been very open about being a sober athlete. Anyone who went to high school or college with me likely witnessed me overdose or get put in handcuffs at some point in time and most of my friends had to visit me in the hospital or in jail more than once. As I approach 3 years of sobriety from cocaine and alcohol, I'm at a comfortable point in my recovery to be even more open.

People who didn't know me prior to three years ago have never had to see that side of me. Everyone knows I'm am addict/alcoholic and everyone has heard some funny stories, but few people have gotten to know me well enough for me to share the dark side of it all.
I think that most people with substance abuse problems try to hide them as its difficult to find a "safe place" to talk about these deep rooted issues. I know I tried to hide my problems for years before I decided to get sober. In hopes to inspire others to get help, I'm finally willing to share my story... all of it. I know that I'm not qualified to help anyone, but I can share my experiences and answer questions about what I've gone through and how I got to where I am now.

That being said, next week I will be doing a podcast about my sobriety. I will answer all questions anyone may have. Please leave questions or comments on this if you're comfortable doing so. I understand that most of you who have questions will want to ask them anonymously, therefore please send me a DM if you would like me to discuss or answer something and you'll have complete confidentially when I answer your questions while recording.

This is terrifying and refreshing for me all at once. I personally have nothing to lose from this and vulnerability breeds strength (I hope). I've found that by talking about story, I gain mental clarity. All I can hope is that more people follow down my path and find themselves the way I have; particularly in these past 12 months.
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  •   sammyt1121 Love you Krissy! You are inspiring on so many levels. So proud you made it this far and I can't believe how much time flies. I started following you when you were just 6 months sober. 4d
  •   pxworddd I'm a year and 6 months sober! It's a struggle everyday, it's great to know someone I look up to is doing the same. There aren't a lot of people to look up to or even hang out with. 🏼4d
  •   sintturella Keep coming back! First i started to follow you on instagram because i liked your style and you train so hard and you inspired me. I didn't even realize that you are sober too! Now you inspire me even more!! I'm from Finland and i have been clean and sober almost 6 years. 4d
  •   megalicious717 You're an incredible person Krissy! I can't wait to hear your story! 4d
  •   life_of_a_recovering_addict @savjhen thank you for pointing my way to her! @krissymaecagney I just picked up three years yesterday from alcoholism and cocaine/meth addiction. I struggled with an eating disorder for 15yrs that fueled it all. I agree, it's sad and heartbreaking when society makes people feel like it could be shameful to share their story/testimony. The only way to stay clean is to keep coming back, not to pick up, and share what we've been so freely given! Well done! I'll be tuning in for your podcast! 4d
  •   life_of_a_recovering_addict And praying for you 🏼🏼 4d
  •   defy_failure The transparency is awesome!!!! Keep rocking that all day err day.... @krissymaecagney no freebies so land that 3 then there is a congrats... Hahaa #defyfailure #sobersince 3/1/98 15h

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krissymaecagney Food for the work day. My buddy @paleonick hooked me up with some @iceagemeals to bring to the gym with my during the day. Basically gourmet meal prep service. Other meal prep services I've used just send plainly cooked chicken, rice, and veggies but since Nick has a culinary background, he puts a lot into these meals and I don't feel like I'm eating a Tupperware bro meal. Obviously I'm not paleo, but 70% of my diet is meat and veggies so these are great for me. The macros on his meals are roughly 28p/36c/14f from grass fed beef and high quality produce. I have one @ohyeahnutr bar a day usually... I asked them for free shit but they ignored me. I ain't mad at ya, @ohyeahnutr, I'll gladly pay for your bars because they're delicious. I have my soda cake and #katieannebrownies for pre and intra workout. I take cake mix and add a can of Fresca then bake it just like a normal cake. Straight carbs, no fat since there's no egg or oil. My ideal pre-workout fuel. And these "healthy brownies" that @katieanne100 made me. I absolutely HATE imposter witchcraft brownies made from black beans, but she adds pumpkin, honey, and chocolate, so I agreed to try them and they are actually really good. I'm currently trying to gain a little weight, so I upped my calories to 2,700 starting today, weeeee! #ireallylikecake 6d
  •   brykneuer @caseyjane_3 read what she does to make that cake. I'm doing that shit! 5d
  •   cheath0486 @ilvshelties these are those bars...and PS that cake sounds BOMB 5d
  •   ilvshelties @cheath0486 mmmmmm all of this sounds good cake and brownies, sign me up! 5d
  •   primalbites I HAVE A BIRTHDAY CAKE OH YEAH BAR DAILY TOO 👭 5d
  •   a_braz1 @erinsvec on it! Perfect pre and post!!!!!! Chocolate soda cake on Monday 5d
  •   leigh_corinne Cute socks! 5d
  •   valeriez219 I'm so going to try the cake thing! My carbs are higher than I'm used to, but my fats are lower. So deliciousness usually comes in the form of apples. Sometimes a girl needs cake! 5d
  •   missbobayna @krissymaecagney hi! This food post is bomb and I would also love more food posts but how do you determine the macros for the Fresca cake? Thanks in advance 🏽 9h

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krissymaecagney Powerlifters doing powerlifting things: 10 minutes of rest between sets. @katieanne100 @rorimegan @blackirongymnv @the.iron.union : @ryface 7d

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krissymaecagney A lot of people ask me if I consider myself a CrossFitter... definitely not haha. Doing a metcon twice a week makes me a well conditioned powerlifter, not a CrossFitter. I'm incredibly inefficient at any gymnastics movement found in CF. I gave up on it and switched to powerlifting when I realized that gymnastics would be a major limiting factor. Instead of working on my weakness, I just quit and picked a sport with three lifts. So as start the journey of being a dual athlete, I promised myself to do my @brute.strength @nicksorrel gymnastics programming every single day. Today was day one and headstand weight transfers were programmed, something I've never been able to do previously. Are they ugly? Fuck yea they are. But avoiding being inverted for the sole purpose of "I'm bad at it" is silly. So even though they are sloppy, I'm thrilled that I tried and I found a little bit of success. 1w

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krissymaecagney We did it. Walked right past the "no swimming" sign in 25 degree weather and got in. Freezin' for a reason today. Please see previous posts about Logan and please donate for the 3min 50sec I spent in the water for him. The asked donation was a dime per second which is $23. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Link is in my bio. @katieanne100 @rorimegan @ryface @bcollinstattoo 1w

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krissymaecagney It's 25 degrees outside and the lake was around 40 degrees. I made it 3 minutes and 50 seconds in the water. I guess my phone fell about 1:30 in so periscope only got to see us getting into the lake (and saw everyone else get out before me hahaha). I had my cameraman @ryface there filming the the entire time and the YouTube video will be up shortly so you can see the whole thing. I lost feeling at the 2 minute mark and decided to get out right around the time my legs were going to fall off. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THIS FAMILY. Link is in my bio. Thanks to my friends who go in the water with me: @rorimegan @bcollinstattoo @ryface @katieanne100. Bikini: @savageswim 1w

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krissymaecagney Yesterday I posted a picture with Logan. He was recently diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma. His parents are both members of my gym and dear friends. Money has gotten incredibly tight for them between his chemotherapy treatments and their commutes to have him medically cared for at the children's hospital in Oakland which is 4 hours away. Today we will be getting in our bikinis and getting into Lake Tahoe (which is currently 39 degrees) for as long as we can to raise money for this family. We ask that you donate a dime per second we are able to stay in the water, which is about $6 a minute. Some people have pledged up to $1 a second to help this amazing family in need overcome childhood cancer!!! You can watch live on periscope around 2pm. Donation link is in my bio! We will be documenting the whole thing across our social media platforms. Thanks to @katieanne100 @rorimegan for doing this with me! 1w

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krissymaecagney Haven't back squatted for ohhhhhh 5 weeks 😐 70% might as well be 150%. I was hoping for some strength osmosis through @katieanne100 and @rorimegan being under the same roof today, but it looks like I actually have to start working hard again instead.
@blackirongymnv
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krissymaecagney PLEASE READ THIS.
This is 3yo Logan. In April of 2015 he was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma. His parents are both members of my gym and friends. Money has gotten incredibly tight for them between his chemotherapy treatments and their commutes to have him medically cared for at the children's hospital in Oakland which is 4 hours away. Tomorrow I will be getting in my bikini and getting into Lake Tahoe for as long as I can to raise money for these incredible people who've been nothing but supportive of me and my business. I ask that you donate a dime per second I'm able to stay in the water... If I stay in for anywhere from 1-2mins, that's only $6-$12 to help an amazing family in need overcome childhood cancer. The lake is currently 39 degrees. I'll post the video tomorrow along with the donation info. His Gofundme link is in my bio.
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krissymaecagney Day two in Budapest. Walked another 28 billion miles. Hung out inside St. Stephen's Basilica for almost two hours because I was in complete shock. People ask me about training while traveling and I can honestly say that I (usually) don't prioritize it on trips out of the country. I don't have a meet coming up and I don't think I'm doing the open this year (or maybe I will, who knows). I prefer to not waste half a day finding a gym, getting to it, training, then having to go back to my hotel to shower. I did choose a hotel with a solid gym for this trip just in case I felt like making the time. I truly cherish my ability to travel and I don't want to spend this experience under a barbell. I've had PLENTY of time with the barbell, so it can get in the back seat for two weeks while I see the world. Travel photos are on my @krissy_mae account. 3w

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krissymaecagney Made it to Budapest last night and spent 6 hours exploring on foot today. The random guy who took this photo said these exact words to me: "You no have to worry about getting kidnapped in Europe because your legs is huge. No one will risk getting kicked by them. You very safe." Probably the best thing anyone has ever said to me. Still not sure if he was complimenting me or was legitimately trying to comfort me... either way, I'll take it. Creepiness is the best form of flattery.

I don't post a lot of "life" pictures on this account, so if you're interested in my travel photos, you're welcome to follow my @krissy_mae feed 🏻
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krissymaecagney I love these women more than I can even put into words. @colleenfotsch @chuckiewelch @chlojonsson @livinpaleo @mamadeeez @savageswim 3w

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