• Diary of a momma who just lost her son.

    Note from Kolby: This diary post was created two years ago, in 2021, by Kari and is just now being released to the public in support of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. This post discusses traumatic loss and may be triggering for some. We've [...]

  • Shakeology Bark Recipe

    You've seen us post about it and you've seen us relish in it's deliciousness - now it's time for you to make your own! Here's the recipe for our latest healthy sweet treat, Shakeology Bark! It's hard like a candy bar but healthy like a [...]

  • How caring what others think can ruin your creativity

    “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” - Lao Tzu I think we've all fallen into the trap of caring too much about what others think at some point in our life. A few months ago I began blogging on [...]

2110, 2017

I have a confession to make

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Alright... it’s time to come clean. My name is Kolby Kallweit, and I’m a World of Warcraft player. Entrepreneurship,  Personal Development, and Fitness are all passions of mine, but so is gaming. In the past, I’ve felt it might be contradictory to post about gaming while also posting about being productive. I was concerned you might judge me or question how I could be focussed on crushing goals while also crushing horde in WOW. Here’s what I’ve learned this year that has led me to stop covering my tats,  no longer sugar coating my beliefs, and stop worrying about what other people think... I AM CONFIDENT WITH AND PROUD OF WHO I AM. I’m proud of all my flaws, my strengths, and my quirks and confident to share them with the world. Take it from me, someone who used to worry non-stop what other people think. You’ll never please everyone [...]

1910, 2017

We Lift Fitness is coming to the United Kingdom!

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If you had told me two years ago that Kari and I would be launching our fitness business internationally, I would have said you that you were crazy! Two years ago I was out of shape, I was unhappy, and I was unhealthy. A few too many happy hours, Taco Tuesdays, and skipped workouts had left my once athletic body in shambles. I will never forget that Christmas that Kari asked for a workout program as her gift. I had resisted over and over and over to commit to something different as I was sure I could figure it out myself. Looking back, this was lunacy as what I was doing was not working and not getting our fitness, health, or marriage fixed. Fast forward two years, and from a decision that started with that one workout program, Kari and I have transformed our lives and our bodies. We have [...]

1010, 2017

I think runners high is bullshit

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#WorldMentalHealthDay Today is mental health day. Let's be honest for a moment. I struggle with anxiety. I always have, and although I am always working to improve - I very likely always will struggle with this issue. My most recent example of my anxiety coming to light was during my training as I approached my first half marathon with my Dad. I thought I would find this runners high where running was thereaputic.... yeah.... that was bullshit for me. For someone with anxiety, running is not always therapeutic. I want to describe to you what goes through a runner’s head, or maybe just my own, as someone who struggles with anxiety and fear of death. This is what goes through my mind daily as I run... I share this only to let you know these feelings because I'm not the only one who struggles with anxiety. Sometimes, we're stuck in [...]

1906, 2017

Tasty Tuesday: Totally Tasteful Turkey Meatballs

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This week's Tasty Tuesday recipes courtesy of the lovely, Coach Kari. We love these turkey meatballs in the summer time, and they aren't full of fat! Here is my simple and easy turkey meatball recipe! Prep that turkey: Pre heat the oven to 425 degrees. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly coated with spray. Add 1/2 a cup of bread crumbs plus 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk or skim milk in a bowl and let it sit for 10 minutes or so. This will be added in after the turkey mixture is made. Mix that turkey: 1 pound raw ground turkey  (93%) lean 1/4  cup parsley 1 tsp of dried oregano leaves 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp pepper ( I just use a pinch) Optional 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese and finely chopped and cooked medium onion. ( I leave this out to lower fat content) I [...]

1805, 2017

Seven tips to help keep you on track when you travel

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“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher" Travel has been a central point of Kari and I's life since we met. We've been able to experience places and cultures we could never have imagined and meet people who have become our lifelong friends. With travel though, comes the temptation of unhealthy fast food meals, skipping workouts, and falling off track from our health and fitness goals. Don't let travel ruin your progress! Here's a few of the tips and tricks we use to stay on track! Bring your water bottle. We bring 32 oz water bottles and fill them up as often as possible. This will not only save you money but keep you full and less likely to go down the Cheezit isle. If you are traveling by airplane, make sure your water bottle is [...]

805, 2017

Spending the time on exercise could give you more time in your day

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Enjoy this guest post from our good friend, and Millennial Leader, Shaun Hall: I want to first thank Kolby and Kari for allowing me to guest blog for them. I think their message “we lift” is very powerful, and I hope you feel lifted after the read. Enjoy ☺ Did you know that health and fitness are synonyms to one another? If you did, kudos to you, but this was a surprise to me. I always looked at fitness as a component of your health, not the meaning. The definition of health is “physical and mental wellness.” So if fitness is a synonym of health, then fitness must impact you more than just physically. That’s what I’d like to share with you today. In this article, I talk about how fitness goes beyond physical benefits, and how it improves you outside of the gym. Better Work-Life Balance Everyone needs this. [...]

1106, 2016

#AskGaryVee book giveaway

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Want a chance to win GaryVee's latest book? Enter for a chance to win one of two hardcover #AskGaryVee books below! Contest ends 6/13! Amazon.com: "The New York Times bestselling author draws from his popular show #AskGaryVee to offer surprising, often outrageous, and imminently useful and honest answers to everything you’ve ever wanted to know—and more—about navigating the new world. Gary Vaynerchuk—the inspiring and unconventional entrepreneur who introduced us to the concept of crush it—knows how to get things done, have fun, and be massively successful. A marketing and business genius, Gary had the foresight to go beyond traditional methods and use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to reach an untapped audience that continues to grow. #AskGaryVee showcases the most useful and interesting questions Gary has addressed on his popular show. Distilling and expanding on the podcast’s most urgent and evergreen themes, Gary presents practical, timely, and timeless advice [...]

3005, 2016

From Fat to Fit – My Journey To The NANBF Part 2

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Yesterday I began the first of a 6-part series of my story from Fat to Fit and what led me to Bodybuilding. We walked through my childhood journey of being overweight and my track and field day that changed my life. Fast forward to 2000. While I had taken this idea of confidence awoken to my education and was excelling from a student standpoint, I had not honed it towards my physical self. I was still overweight and had still not taken action on improving my self-image. It just so happened that as I went to register for classes for my first year of high school that I saw a line item under classes I had never seen before. "Weight training". I asked the counselor what this was and quickly signed up after hearing it's focused on fitness, lifting weights, and muscle building. "Muscles?! That's what I want!" I thought [...]

3005, 2016

IRON AND THE SOUL by Henry Rollins

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IRON AND THE SOUL by Henry Rollins I believe that the definition of definition is reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. Completely. When I was young I had no sense of myself. All I was, was a product of all the fear and humiliation I suffered. Fear of my parents. The humiliation of teachers calling me "garbage can" and telling me I'd be mowing lawns for a living. And the very real terror of my fellow students. I was threatened and beaten up for the color of my skin and my size. I was skinny and clumsy, and when others would tease me I didn't run home crying, wondering why. I knew all too well. I was there to be antagonized. In sports I was laughed at. A spaz. I was pretty good at boxing but only because the rage [...]

2905, 2016

From Fat to Fit – My Journey To The NANBF Part 1

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It was just over a year ago this month that I decided to chase after one of my lifelong dreams - compete in a Bodybuilding competition. As I enter my peak week which means I'm less than one week away from my North American Natural Bodybuilding Federation (NANBF) debut, I'm taking a few moments to reflect on what led me here. I've always had an interest in fitness and nutrition with a special passion for weightlifting but where did it all begin? I've not always been where I am today. I've been fat, unhappy, and unconfident in the past and I've had my own ebbs and flows through life. I'm ready to tell you this story in my own words. I've decided to do a 6-part blog series of my fitness history, my journey to competition, and how my peak week is going. Let's begin. Let's go back 15 or so years ago. [...]

1905, 2016

10 tips for travelling on Amtrak!

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Kari Kallweit Travels America! Last night I embarked on my first cross-country train ride, alone, from Kansas City, MO to San Diego, California.  It was a cheap ticket, I love riding the train and I wanted to cross it off my bucket list. I boarded the train at 10:30pm last night after carrying my 50 pound suitcase down a full flight of stairs and realizing I had forgotten my blanket. I smiled with excited and immediately began to SnapChat my journey because I knew this was going to be an adventure to remember.   Let’s rewind a bit - my journey really started when I parked my car and had Uber take me from the airport to the train station. My Uber driver was a divorced veteran getting started back into the working field. I learned some really cool things from this man. He was telling me that [...]

504, 2016

Easy and Delicious Steak Sandwich Crockpot recipe

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Looking for an easy, cheap, and filling crockpot meal? We've fell in love with Crockpot Steak Sandwiches! Ingredients One pound of sandwich rounds steak from Hy-Vee. It feeds 2 people. 3 cloves of garlic 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper 1/2 teaspoon of mexican chili powder 1/4 teaspoon of paprika 1/4 teaspoon of Thyme 1/4 teaspoon of dried marjoram (I ordered this from amazon because I am dummy and couldn't find it or pronounce it) Tablespoons of whiskey (this is optional) 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire 1/2 teaspoon of hot sauce 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon of Mustard 1 (12 fluid ounce OF O'Doul's (non alcoholic beer) Directions: Spread the garlic along the bottom of the crockpot and lay the sandwich steak over the top. Add in the ground cumin, black pepper, chili powder, paprika, thyme, marjoram, whiskey, workchestershire, hot sauce and mustard. Pour the O'Douls over [...]


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