I am so stoked to get a new PR on Murph today! Last year I struggled with my pull ups and push ups and finished around 48 minutes. This year I felt great during and after the workout and hit a PR of 36 minutes 47 seconds! Having done half Murph a few weeks ago at our box North Naples CrossFit, I had a lot of information to help me strategize.
…As soon as I implemented some of my “5 A Day” and started pooping again, I started feeling Healthy AF and continued to see more improvements with my other measurements – progress photos, the number on the scale, my performance in workouts and how I felt throughout the day. I was still eating boatloads of cereal and even expanding my horizons trying food like Frosted Mini Wheats and Trix but I was also making sure I got a daily dose of fruits and vegetables.
If you haven’t already checked out my introduction to Food Matters – Why Quality Counts then go read Part 1 first.
…I had a pretty captive audience owning three CrossFit affiliates so more and more people started asking for my guidance with their nutrition. As I started helping more clients and friends, it became apparent to me, that people’s nutrition was more about fixing relationships with food than simply losing weight. Fixing that relationship & rectifying common misconceptions was actually the key to their success with weight loss.
When I first started flexible eating, I didn’t care about the quality of my food. As many of you have heard me talk about before, I lost the first 10lbs. on my journey eating an abundance of Cinnamon Toast Crunch…I know some people might think this is open to debate, but Cinnamon Toast Crunch is THE best breakfast cereal out there. FACT.
It’s the age of the selfie! We take them all day every day but when was the last time you stripped down and took a “real” selfie? I’m talking about the #nofilter kind of selfie that you’re probably too damn scared to share now, but that in 6 months time you’ll be like “Hell yeah b*tches! That was my body then and look at it now!”
I’ve owned three CrossFit affiliates and a yoga studio, so I understand the importance of showing up to a gym and being part of a community. But being an adult (kind of) I also understand life gets in the way. Work, family, dogs, all things that distract us and sometimes prevent us from actually showing up to classes. So having a gym at home is a great solution to that problem (or excuse)!
Even with the freedom the Own Your Eating lifestyle brings, sometimes, when you’re standing in front of the fridge with the door wide open at 10 o’ clock at night trying to find something to hit those last 20g of protein, it can be hard to remember why tracking your macros is worth the extra energy.
“Be a real man”
Our stay with Justin and Ashley was so valuable I actually got two major life lessons, Ashley’s of course from the previous post but also from her husband Justin.
“Attack the Day”
Let me begin this lesson with the understanding that Ashley is a complete lunatic, out of her mind. I of couse say this somewhat