Corritron Goes to Europa Orlando

Had the incredible privilege of attending the Europa Games & Expo in Orlando this past weekend with About Time! This expo was a two day event, crazy busy and full of fellow meatheads as per usual! IMG_6405 We had a great team, most of us from Florida or Georgia… and I even got to work with Chanel again :) This expo was different than the Arnold because we had WAY more space, so we could interact a lot more with our fans and the people standing in line waiting to get to our booth. Nik and I had way too much fun making fans do burpees and pushups…

Burpees!

Burpees!

Standing on a fan while he did pushups

Little About Time fans!

Little About Time fans!

Squat holds

Squat holds

Chanel with our prize wheel!

Chanel with our prize wheel!

Getting wild with Tanya on the first night when we were closing down

Getting wild with Tanya on the first night when we were closing down

Thirsty, anyone??

Thirsty, anyone??

Beauties!

Beauties!

I got to see a few friends of mine, including my buddy Brad that lives in Orlando. I actually had time to walk around and SEE the show, which was great! I also made some new friends and even met a few of my blog readers!! That was CRAZY!!

Brad experiencing The Stick

Brad experiencing The Stick

The gun show with Nick of 360 Cut

The gun show with Nick of 360 Cut

Team About Time!

Team About Time!

Me and Michele

Me and Michele

Doing chin-ups for prizes

Doing chin-ups for prizes

Had to get a pic with these two beasts!

Had to get a pic with these two beasts!

Team Gainz!

Team Gainz!

You know I had to

You know I had to

This couple was unbelievable at burpees!!

This couple was unbelievable at burpees!!

What a great time! Gotta love a show that’s within driving distance… it means I get to take a TON of product home! #holla!

Don’t forget, as always, if you’re interested in trying some About Time all natural, gluten free, lactose free, sweetener free products, use my code CORRITRON for 25% off on their WEBSITE. So thankful to be able to share my love for fitness and go to fun events like Europa! Incredibly blessed.

P.S. – My teammate Sarah wrote a blog about our show too, you can check it out HERE.

Arnold Expo In the Books!

My first Arnold experience was… how shall we say… the bee’s knees…the cat’s meow… a frickin’ good time!

I headed out to Columbus, Ohio fully spray tanned and ready to get after it. The tan always helps me look a little leaner, which is helpful since I always end up a little puffy from air travel.

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Jamie Varner of UFC, me and Korbie Nitiforo

On my way over, my final flight to Columbus was FULL of meatheads, muscle and spray tan. You could tell by a glance just how many people were headed to the Arnold. I made friends with a super heavyweight bodybuilder Korbie – probably the nicest guy ever! His arm is easily the size of my head (conservative estimate). We were staying at the same hotel so we shared a cab over.

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Arnold, you little hussey you

The actual expo was HUGE. It has over 30 different sports competitions, along with the professional and amateur bodybuilding shows and the fitness expo itself. Monstrous. Over 800 booths at the Arnold Expo, and over 175,000 people attend over three days.

The About Time booth was right next to Flag Nor Fail, and DLB and her crew were super nice and friendly. DLB and her husband Rob had so many people waiting to meet them that we ended up helping to manage their line (and giving those poor people waiting lots of free stuff!)

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The About Time booth was a blast. We had various contests like a couples bench press, and partner planks (always fun demonstrating those). And the team was incredible! So much energy and positivity with those folks. Guess that’s what happens when you’re ALL NATURAL!! Haha #justsayin.

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The About Time crew at the Arnold

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Kylie and me

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Me and Luke, my workout partner and possibly new favorite person

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Amber and Mel, taking our happy hour “shots”!

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Couples bench press

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Me getting bench pressed… or at least attempting to!

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Mel, Dev and Chanel at our booth

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Everyone wanted a pair of these bad boys

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At least 1 out of 2 pictures have Chanel and I acting like lunatics :)

I met some really great people over the weekend. Particularly the Body Fortress team, and others from Fat Gripz, Promera Sports, Oxygen Magazine, the Marines, and Google. Shouttttoutttt.

Sweet ladies Kari, Robin, Ellen and Natalia

Sweet ladies Kari, Robin, Ellen and Natalia

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Marc Lobliner from Tiger Fitness

I didn’t have a ton of time to walk around or see many of the events, but I did get to watch a little gymnastics, a little StrongMan competition and a Crossfit competition.

Ohio State men's gymnastics team

Ohio State men’s gymnastics team

StrongWoman contest! I win!

StrongWoman contest! I win!

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Oh yeah and… we got snow! So glad we didn’t get snowed in! But as Devenee and Chanel will tell you… I did not know how to adjust to that kind of weather! My nose bled a few times and I kept saying things like “WHY IS MY BODY TINGLING?!” #itscalledthawingout
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SO thankful I got to attend such a great event with a great company. That’s a wrap! If you missed About Time at the expo, you can still use my code CORRITRON for 25% off on tha website :)

God’s Will For You is Today

The Will Of GodI had a conversation with a friend of mine whose first serious dating relationship recently ended. Let’s call him Andrew. He’s still pretty torn up about it, and he feels really strongly that he’s supposed to be with her in the future. (I know we can all relate to this feeling!) He is an incredible Christian man, and I know he is seeking God wholeheartedly. He asked me if I’ve ever felt that way about someone, and if I thought they might get back together.

Because I’ve asked myself the same questions at points in my life, here is what I told him.

“I don’t know if you will ever get back together. Maybe you’ll get married one day, or maybe you will never speak to her again. But today, you aren’t together. And today is God’s will for you.”

It’s a simple concept, but why is it so hard to grasp? God’s will is today. It’s right now. It’s your situation at the present. It’s life as it happens RIGHT NOW. This is something I learn and learn and learn, again and again.

It’s frustratingly simple. It’s aggravatingly uncomplicated. I want a list, I want an 8-step plan to figure it out, I NEED DETAILS!

Aren’t we often wondering about “God’s will” for our lives and “God’s best for our lives”, and how exactly  we go about finding that will? I read a beautiful commentary about Romans 12:1-2 (below). In a nutshell, it says: If we are seeking God with our whole heart … then we are living in God’s will.

“I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.

2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].”

Jesus died on the Cross to save my soul in order that I might be His forever. Therefore, if He loved me THAT much, I can be confident that He’ll put me in the place financially, relationally, geographically that will make me into the person He sees I can be. 

That kind of drives me crazy, since I have issues accepting that it’s that simple. Yet, it gives me so much peace.

God’s will for my life?

Today. And every day.

What do you think? Is God’s will really that simple? What about the qualifier, seeking God with our whole heart? Would love to hear your thoughts.