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Krissy Mae Cagney  Wifey to @BenHarclerode. Entrepreneur. Podcaster. Writer. Plant Based Athlete. Adventurer. โ–ซ๏ธโ–ซ๏ธ @blackirongymNV @DoughnutsAndDeadlifts @ELLOSupplyCo

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Happy birthday to the coolest guy in the universe who can somehow make a child size lifejacket look good. Thanks for traveling the world with me, @benharclerode. And for literally being the most incredible companion a person could ask for. I love the absolute shit out of you and you fill my life with so much awesome sauce. And honorable mention to @chlojonsson and @kelskiel for letting us be mushy all the time with minimal fun poking.

I am four years clean/sober today. Today is also @benharclerode's 31st birthday. We got a bottle of souvenir tequila with our picture on it that we will drink on our fiftieth wedding anniversary one day in our 80s when things have calmed down and I don't need to worry waking up in a foreign country with a pound of drugs in my butt if I drink ๐Ÿ˜‚. This day has been very special to me for four years now, but adding Ben being born on this day to the mix and it's feels overload. I'm very grateful today. Grateful to be alive as I survived things that should have killed me. Grateful to be with my best mates in Cabo to celebrate. Grateful to be in love with my favorite human that's ever existed. Thank you to everyone who has supported my sobriety over the years, your messages, comments, tweets, emails, etc mean more than you.

When @chlojonsson ruins the picture because she didn't get the "throw ya hands up!" memo. Enjoying the weekend in Cabo with my humans, celebrating so many life things. Not tracking food. Not lifting. Just living. @benharclerode @kelskiel

Who would you like to see on the Ironcast? Being a podcast host has to be my favorite part of my career. This is my way of providing free content to you guys and share some of my favorite people you who have incredible stories. Up until recently, all podcasts were done in person in our recording studio, but we now have the set up to film/record video calls which means there are no longer limits on who I can interview. So I want to hear who you want to share their story with us as my interviews go far past just discussing training and nutrition. (You can listen iTunes or watch on my You Tube channel: Black Iron Gym)

First the time in a long time, I gave myself a physical break from life this weekend and didn't even leave my house. I had a bunch of activities planned in and out of the gym but yesterday morning I decided I needed to take some much needed "me" time. Reading and writing have proven to be the best outlet in my sobriety... so I spent the weekend reading and writing opposed to lifting and spending money. Currently reading Neil DeGrasse Tyson's "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" which I highly recommend because #BrainGains. Also spent the entire weekend hooked up to @mypowerdot because I absolutely love this little contraption and it's been a huge help in my recovery. My athlete code saves you 15%: KrissyMae15. Sorry I'm not cool enough to provide you with a code for Neil's book.

I wasn't going to post this picture for a number of reasons, the main one being that I personally don't judge others by how lean or jacked they are. Someone's physique has absolutely nothing to do with who they are as a person nor how knowledgeable they are in training/nutrition. Since I don't like to judge others based on their appearance, I also don't like to be judged on what I look like. This goes both ways... I don't want to be treated like I'm a degenerate for being tattooed but I also don't want special treatment for being moderately attractive and sorta fit. I don't post pictures like this for head pats and validation... I don't give a shit what anyone thinks about my body, I just want to be comfortable in it (which is always a work in progress). I want nothing more than to think the world of myself, and I'm headed in the right direction by not letting other people's options of me get in the way of MY opinion of me. Here is why I posted this picture: I have a billion things going on (four businesses, a relationship, my dogs) but I still make time to take care of myself. Some days I only have time for a quick 15min workout, but I make it work because I want to be healthy and happy. I eat/train for health right now which is a new concept for me because I used to eat/train to win when I was competing often. Am I the leanest/fittest/strongest I've ever been? Not even close. But guess what? That's ok! I've been working so hard on what's on the inside, that the outside is kinda falling into place. Bikini by @savageswim.

Got all fired up watching my girls lift at USAW nationals, so I decided to head into @blackirongymnv on a rest day with @corie_27 to move around. Then I accidentally hit a 265# front squat for a 40# PR. If you follow me on twitter, you know I've been having a tough time with training/lifting. I'm unmotivated and not excited about it most days. This is the first time in many years that I'm not training for something (meaning I'm not prepping for a meet) so I have that "why do I even do this" mentality more often than not. But when I get out of my own way and out of my own head, magical shit happens. Slowly learning to enjoy the journey more and being ok with not competing all the time. Congrats to my girls who killed it today @chuckiewelch @taylarmade @nopantslachance. You babes inspire the shit out of me. And of course coach @kegandillon who didn't yell at my for going off plan today. Oops. @mbslingshot @doughnutsanddeadlifts @gnarlynutrition

WOMAN CRUSH EVERYDAY. I'll have her back till the day I die and I will never stop fighting for her rights. In a world full of people who lack empathy for other humans, I want to be a beacon of light to encourage you to love everyone who is a little different from you. I love you @chlojonsson. Thanks for being weird with me and for being my equal. #womensrights #shesalady #equality #lgbt ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

Year two of being an urban gardener with @chlojonsson. Last year was my first summer growing my own food and it was the most rewarding feeling. We decked out our courtyard with wine barrels and filled them with tomatoes, bell peppers, celery, cabbage, kale, romaine, beets, jalapeรฑos, strawberries, cucumber, dill, cilantro, mint, basil, and rosemary. Chlo is a crazy plant lady who knows everything there is to know about plants and gardening... botanist level 1 million. I'm just soaking it all in, planting the shit outta some veggies, and getting high on the smell of earth soil. ๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ…

Yesterday was a @doughnutsanddeadlifts release day, which of course meant I ate nothing until I got home at 6:30pm after a 10 hour work day. I'm the opposite of many people as when I'm stressed, food doesn't even cross my mind and I just let myself wither away. I wanted to stop and get trash food on my commute home but I refrained. There's something about cooking that's therapeutic and rewarding, even after a long day. Sticky Sriracha rice, zucchini noodles, mushrooms, and tempeh all cooked in green Thai chili sauce. I answered a ton of emails yesterday that a lot of you have sent me regarding switching to a plant based diet and a common concern is definitely getting adequate protein as an athlete. This meal has about 40g which is comparable to a meal made with meat. It takes some work at first but once you figure it out, it gets pretty effortless. I don't have a ton of commentary to put in the captions of meals, I just know a lot of you like the vegan meal ideas, so here ya go! And for the millionth time, you can of course sub out the vegan protein source for an animal one if that floats your boat. I don't really care what y'all eat. #PlantLyfe #CrueltyFree ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ

My relationship with @benharclerode is far from normal. Mostly because we are weirdos, but also because he's on tour in foreign countries a lot (like right now) and we have to rely on scarce communication due to 12-16 hour time differences. I don't talk about my health problems publicly all that often because I still don't know how process them. I'm terrified of what could happen to health care in this country; not only for myself but for the many others who suffer from health problems, illness, and disease. I have two serious pre-existing conditions; one of which is a chronic illness that can't be cured. I used to be terrified of my health deteriorating until I met this perfect human, and now I'm less scared as I have someone who will stand by me through the doctors visits, tests, and medications. The weight of being sick is not mine to carry alone anymore. Whatever hell I have to endure, I get to do it with my best friend and the love of my life right by my side. I can be having the worst day but then all he has to do is be himself (like in this video) and I'm overcome with happiness and laughter. Thank you for always having my back, supporting all my crazy dreams and ideas, and making me feel safe. Now come home from Asia.

#LookAtThisFuckingHipster. I didn't even realize I had a flannel tied around my waist until I watched my videos. Pulling strength is finally coming back! Three hundo for triples off the wagon wheels with no belt and no knee pain. Currently weighing about 140-145 and I'm pretty happy at this training weight (it's a good 5-10 pounds lighter than I'm used to training at). It looks like I'm going to be able to compete this year with how my recovery is going... I guess now I need to ask myself if I'm up for cutting to 138 for the first time to compete as a 63 ๐Ÿค” @blackirongymnv @kegandillon #HipsterMeathead

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