Warning: Declaration of StatigramWidget::widget($args) should be compatible with WP_Widget::widget($args, $instance) in /var/www/app/wp-content/plugins/instagram-image-gallery/plugin.php on line 0
Life Lessons from Bob

Life Lessons from Bob


Yep. That’s right. I didn’t just get my butt kicked and a personal lifting lesson from my best friend Bob last Friday, I got a little life lesson too. I’m still working on the whole recap from the trip, but wanted to share the video with you.

First, a quick little look at part of our day yesterday.

The breakfast STUFTwich returned. Actually, the cinnamon sugar breakfast STUFTwich to be exact.


Oh I’ve missed it. I think it’s about to make a comeback.

Yesterday’s workout:

Ran 6 easy miles on the treadmill with my Jersey Shore friends.


Followed that treadmill run with 6.7 miles with the double stroller and these cute dudes.


Love that Halo hat by the way and got out my old school Garmin Forerunner 305 to see if it still worked. It did, but my attempt to get my Mizuno Elixir shoes in the picture did not. Ha.


We made it. Slowly, but it was a very enjoyable run. Obviously.


I told the boys that we’d stop at Starbucks on our way back to the parking lot if all went well on our run. Since they were sleeping I thought they might forget about it and I could pull off just going straight home.

I was wrong. In order to avoid a major meltdown I had to stop. Yes, I had to.


Oh and at least I hoard squash for a good reason.


Mmmm hmmm.

Oh kabocha squash, GNC protein goo and Naturally More peanut butter how I love you.


Okay, so the full recap of the visit is to follow, but here’s a video of Bob talking me through proper form to set up for thrusters.

As you can see in the video, I couldn’t quite lift this barbell well and we decided it was too heavy. I felt like I let Bob down a bit. I was timid and couldn’t get my head in the game. I wanted to lift that heavy thing and be a super star, but I couldn’t do it.

I say in the video that I’m scared and Bob calls me out. He says that’s my thing.

His exact quote:

“You’re always scared of trying something new. That’s your thing.”

He’s right.

I come from a fearful place with a lot of things in life and for some reason this video and him saying that to me really hit home.


I don’t know how heavy that bar is exactly, but it was a little too much for me with those huge weights on it.

Shortly after we taped this, Bob said “Get the cameras rolling”. He wanted to get on tape that I was vulnerable and nervous.

I’m so used to being comfortable in life. In everything really.

It was a good lesson to be scared. To challenge myself to try something new. I didn’t succeed in lifting that heavy bar the way I really wanted to and I felt like I let him down, but that’s a good lesson for me.

Sometimes things are hard. Sometimes things are “too heavy” and you need to step back and work hard at them.

I like that.

A lifting and life lesson from my man Bob.


Have you ever gotten an unexpected life lesson?

Do you come from a fearful place with anything?


Don’t forget to enter the Love Grown Foods giveaway.

Just leave a comment on this post.

Love Grown Food Giveaway

I’ll choose a winner tomorrow morning.


Happy Monday friends!

Do something today that scares you.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. 1

    What a great lesson you took away from Bob!!! And by the way, you look AWESOME in that video.

  2. 2
    Samantha says:

    That was craziness to watch. That must have been a total experience. And isn’t it odd when someone says something off the cuff like that but they are totally right and you do think about it for awhile.

    You make me want to a. do more lifting, b. get more fiery and adventurous in job hunting. 🙂

    By the way, I laughed at you trying to pull one over on toddlers. Bless them with two of them, if one doesn’t remember the second surly will and you are out-numbered.

    Have a great day.

  3. 3
    Rhonda says:

    Oh my goodness… I do not like it when Bob tosses those weights down like that! I just cringe! I love when I learn something while I’m working out that follows me into the rest of my life.

    And seriously, your boys are too cute for words.

  4. 4
  5. 5

    Loved the video. Especially when Bob sticks his butt out to the camera. Haha!

    And for a serious note – Iget SO nervous trying new things too! Especially with weights like that superwoman!

  6. 6
    Susan says:

    Moments of insight like that flash from unexpected places – I love when that happens. And you recognize them immediately, don’t you (don’t we all)?! They send shocks down our spines and we think about them for days. But then…what to do with them?!

  7. 7
    Chels R. says:

    Love the clean and press! Watching that video makes me want to go to Bodypump 🙂

    I am such a fan of that squash by the way!! It’s gonna have to be my new go-to snack thanks to you!!

  8. 8
    Kate says:

    This post really hits home right now because (as silly as this sounds) I’m really nervous/scared to sign up for a 5k on Thanksgiving. A small 5k probably sounds so silly to you! I haven’t run a race since college. I don’t like not knowing what to do/where to go so I keep putting off registering. (And I have no one to run with.). Thanks for showing me rockstar fitness pros get scared too!

  9. 9
    kalli says:

    hey Kristin! i hope you don’t mind I posted your 3 min ab video on my blog. i just love that quick little workout. i also finally tried your microwave muffin 🙂 i also love that video of you and bob. lesson learned huh……! i can be quite certain that many of us are scared to do certain things!

  10. 10
    Allie says:

    I’m always scared of stepping out of my comfort zone, but I always manage to suck it up and I never have regretted it. Tonight I’m SO nervous for my first session with a personal trainer. I’m mainly worried about not being able to do moves in front of EVERYONE during the busiest time of the day, but I know I’ll get great results and just have to suck it up and stop being so scared.

  11. 11

    Oh my gosh, I am so the girl! Some of my fears are with good reason, some of them are fear of failure. After years of letting all of my fears hold me back, I finally worked up the courage to work on it. I take baby steps. I am not a “balls to the wall” kind of girl. I like dipping my toes in the water, seeing how I feel and then going in a little more. It’s probably not the best way to approach things, but it’s a method that works for me. I swear we were so separated at birth! Big hugs to you my friend!

  12. 12
    Lisa says:

    Glad Bob had some insight for your day! I love that when I need insight the most it seems to just come out from nowhere and from unexpected places, so crazy how it happens. Kabocha is my number one foodie love at the moment. I think I eat a squash in a day too. Oops.

  13. 13

    I love this. Mostly because I’m in love with Bob… but also because it is so real and vulnerable you. The barbell is intimidating. But you are WAY stronger than you give yourself credit for. It may be scary, but I know you can master it.

  14. 14
    Amy Zirkle says:

    Hi there – how are you …sorry to have been MIA …all is fine just work and kids and craziness, but I’m still a devoted reader! You are one strong lady and continue to inspire me daily!!!! Thanks for keeping us posted on all that is going on with you and yours – oh and those little guys are really getting bigger – 🙂

    Be well –

  15. 15
    Becky Przy says:

    I will watch the video when I get home (I don’t think work would approve;-)) Such a good life lesson! I crave being ‘comfortable’ and hate trying something new. I am afraid I will fail, let people down, etc. I mostly hate things that are hard–I like quick results and not having to take a step back…I think there is probably a lesson in patience there as well.

    I was listening to a Jillian Michaels podcast not too long ago–I was on a run after I had just yelled at my husband and then something that she said clicked. I figured out I yell because I feel people never listen to me or if they do listen, my opinion doesn’t matter, or how I feel isn’t valid and it makes me feel like I don’t matter.

    • 15.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Jillian had some pretty good stuff on her podcasts. 🙂 I’m so with you Becky on being comfortable and not wanting to disappoint anyone. I really think that is my greatest fear- disappointing others.

  16. 16
    krystal amanda says:

    I definitely get scared to step out of my comfort zone a lot times. But then when I do, amazing things happen!

  17. 17
    Caitlin says:

    I’m normally afraid to answer people’s questions, as if I might give the wrong answer. I then have to remind myself that if they don’t like the real answer, then they’re the ones missing out. 🙂
    P.S. I think your Mizuno/stroller picture is lovely 🙂

  18. 18
    Sherry says:

    K- don’t feel sad, bad or anything like that. You should commend yourself for recognizing it and taking ownership of it. Realizing what you can do about it and move forward. We tend to be our own worst critic and we shouldn’t be! Happy early thanksgiving! Are your responsible for the squash? (C;

  19. 19
    Bonnie says:

    Thanks for sharing your vulnerable side with us, Kristin! Honestly – I just echo what everyone else said. Great lesson, good thoughts, and way to go Bob for calling you out! – I want to be like that with my clients more. 🙂 Reading all the time despite my lack of comments – love “connecting” with you by stopping by your blog, StuftMama!

  20. 20
    Kimberly Woolery says:

    I am terrified at the box jump… I’ve still yet to even attempt it. Why? I’ve NO CLUE!! I can physically jump high enough to get up on it, but the fear of something prevents me from actually doing it onto a box. I physically cannot even move myself from my spot when in front of a box. I’m frozen and stuck like glue to the floor.

    • 20.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      You will get it………. YES YOU WILL!!! I’m scared of it too. Darn box jump. Tell me when you do it because I want to celebrate with you!

      • Kimberly Woolery says:

        Hopefully it’s while I’m still spry LOL!!! Funny… I just got a workout today that has you do box jump intervals between huge reps of other big movements…. Hmmmm


  1. […] This whole visit meant more to me for some reason. I think it’s because I felt extremely fortunate that I got to make the trip. I’m always inconveniencing others so I can go up to LA for these and feel guilty about it. That’s why I told STUFT Daddy that I wasn’t going to go anymore, but I couldn’t turn down a one on one session along with a group workout. I also got a little more out of the whole visit than usual as I wrote about in yesterday’s post. […]

Speak Your Mind


© 2011-2021 STUFT Mama All Rights Reserved