Tuesday, March 27, 2012


A year from now you will wish you had started today. -Karen Lamb

I will forever remember the man who loved me from the day I was born; I was Poppie's (my grandpa) first grandchild. I will remember the weekends playing at my grandparent's house--- riding our bikes in the cul de sac, climbing trees, building forts, picking rose's in my Nannie's rose garden, playing hide & go seek, chasing my cousins around the house.

Poppie was the grandpa who never missed a basketball game, track meet, cross country meet. He was the one who told my dad he thought he coached "us girls too much like male athletes." I still laugh about it to this day.

He told me my 1st ghost stories with my best friend in elementary on Halloween as we sat on the porch all dressed up and ready to go trick or treat. The adventures of the Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane will always hold a dear place in my heart.

Vacations to Disney World, Panama City, Myrtle Beach, white water rafting in the mountains, and every little hole in the wall/ nook & cranny in Georgia I am sure I visited. Poppie treated us like queens everywhere we traveled.

These are the memories I will hold dear to my hear. I choose today to celebrate my Poppie's life and not mourn his death. God works in amazing ways. Last night was one of the hardest nights, as all of us told our grandpa goodbye over the phone knowing that he could not respond. But, the simple fact that he wanted to hear our voices one last time before closing his eyes for the very last time makes me smile. I officially turned my lamp off last night at 11:38pm and said a prayer as I was falling asleep. I asked Jesus to take Poppie tonight and comfort my Nannie, Dad, and uncle.

I woke up this morning to a text from my dad that read "Poppie passed away at 11:43..." 5 minutes after I prayed the above prayer. Irony. I doubt it. I know Jesus hears my prayers.

Today was a reminder to me that all I have is now. This very moment. This is it and it's perfect. I will not look back on my life and wish I had started yesterday.

To the man who set the bar, raised the standard, shaped me into who I am today, and loved me unconditionally--- I love you, Poppie!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

NEW Athletic Training Classes

Tu/Th 5:30am O.Henry Athletic Training class
 NEW Relentless Athletic Training classes are forming in downtown Austin and Central Austin.

MWF 12:00-12:45pm at Luke's Locker
MWF 12:00-12:45pm at Mueller Park OR Hyde Park
MWF 8:oo or 8:30am at Mueller Park OR Hyde Park

Email info@RelentlessATX.com if you are interested. The class will kick off once we have  5 people interested in the time and location. Learn more about our classes this Saturday at our free community workout at Townlake Under the Mopac Bridge (near Austin High tennis courts) from 8:30-9:30am. Open the to the public.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Inspire to Action

 "You have all you need within you to become the best version of yourself. Anything that inspires you is an outward reflection of the potential within you. Cultivate in your own life, in your own way, the qualities and greatness you see in others and pretty soon you will be living a life that is your personal version of greatness. Your work is to apply yourself everyday and don't look back."

It's a personal goal to run into someone I know every time I make a trip to the grocery store or if I am out and about around town. To me it shows that I am meeting new people, stepping out of my circle of friends, and expanding my horizons. Or, it could simply be the Woo in me. I can add a check to the box today for that one. I ran into an old friend from Baylor at HEB today and he asks if I was still coaching at CrossFit Central. I went on to explain what I was doing with Relentless, Pump & Shred, and my own training regime and he goes on to say--> "You're living the dream."

WOW. I think that quite a bit, but to have someone out of no where recognize the energy and passion for what I do out of a simple grocery store conversation speaks volumes. That is why the quote above is so powerful to me. Each day I wake up with the ability to be the best version of Showout Meg. All I have is now-->this is it & it's perfect. I Fight Mr. Resistance daily with an attitude of thankfulness. The more I give of myself; the more I am inspired to do even more!

What inspires you?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tracy is Relentless

Tracy attends Athletic Training on MWF 8:30am at Lake Pointe. She has been a Relentless athlete for over 2 years. I will never forget Tracy's first week. She signed her waiver and went on to tell me how she had very weak wrists, could barely run, and was simply going to give this a try along with her yoga. I was ready to watch her life transform.

Fast forward 2 years and she is now doing all Relentless workouts as Rx (prescribed). Tracy started class swinging a 10lb kettlebell and now consistently uses a 25lb kettlebell. She does pushups on her toes for almost the entire workout. This is HUGE due to the fact she came to class with extremely weak wrists. Now Tracy is one of the top finishers in class each day and continues to improve. Tracy has lot over 10lbs, and I can't wait for her next body comp in 2 weeks to see where she is going. Her enthusiasm and consistency is contagious.

I am honored to coach her. Tracy is RELENTLESS.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Pump & Shred Personal Training Program

I am fired up to announce the launch of a new personal training program, Pump & Shred, now available at Hyde Park Gym.

The goal of the program is the following:
  1. To build muscle and the make the body more symmetrical--> PUMP
  2. Lean out and improve cardiovascular endurance--> SHRED
The Pump & Shred program is a combination of isolation exercises and super sets using barbells, kettlebells, and dumbbells done at Hyde Park Gym paired with a day of outside training either at a track or in the alley of Hyde Park that incorporates sprints, sled pulls, prowler pushes, and bleachers.

The program is a 2x or 3x per week commitment complete with nutrition and supplement advice. Pump & Shred is a byproduct of the training co-creator Jessica Clark and I have been using to prepare for our first Figure Show on July 21st, The Naturally Fit Super Show.

I have availability on MWF at mid-morning and lunchtime. If these times don’t work with your schedule, I invite you to pump and shred with my partner in crime, Jess. Contact us for more info on scheduling. Who is ready to pump and shred their way to a new physique?
Rates: Individuals $55 per session; Groups of 2 $45 per person, per session; Groups of 3 $40 per person, per session.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fun run = PR

Mary attends the MWF 8:30am Relentless Athletic Training class in Lake Pointe. She's been training with us for over 4 years and consistently shows up ready to work and have fun. Last weekend Mary traveled to FL for a some friend time and a 1/2 marathon. Not only did she come back rejuvenated, but she ran 1:52 and finished 19th in her age division! That's my girl....way to go MARY!!!

 She writes...
First destination race with awesome friends!!  ...chose the Seaside Half Marathon, Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Went for fun and took 3 minutes off my 3M half marathon time from 5 weeks ago, and cut my average pace down to 8:36....15 sec per mile faster than 3M. Finished 19th in my age division finishing at 1:52:36.  Went for fun and had an awesome run!!  


Monday, March 5, 2012

Relentless near & far

Katie attends the 5:30am Tu/Th Athletic Training class O.Henry Middle School. She recently traveled to Mexico City and climbed to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan. She threw in her own flavor by reppin' the Double C's!

Katie is Relentless inside and outside of class.  What do you do when traveling? Do you hike, relax, workout, play, all the above?

Friday, March 2, 2012

SXSW Complimentary Workouts

MWF 8:30am Athletic Training at Lake Pointe

SXSW is right around the corner and Relentless Training Systems is offering complimentary workouts for the entire city--- visitors & Austinites! I love the energy that comes with SXSW and want in on every bit of the action.

Join us over the next 2 weeks for a 45 minute lunch time workout and take a break from the interactive, film, and media at SXSW. If you are a current Relentless client, please bring a friend to the workout. Anyone and everyone is welcomed.

3/6, 3/8, 3/13, 3/15
@Luke's Locker (map)
RSVP here (scroll to the bottom)