HOW TO DIET DURING THE HOLIDAYS: ..... DON’T!! I get it if you have weight loss goals and you’re worried that you’re progress will stop because you decided to eat pumpkin pie or actually eat until you’re full. I know what it’s like to be scared of eating something outside of your meal plan, or just scared of overeating in general because you’ve trained yourself to be okay with being a little hungry in order to “reach your goals.” Take it from me, cut yourself some slack. I have BEEN that pain in the ass family member on prep who ate out of Tupperware and found it extremely hard to explain why I couldn’t eat what mama in law cooked even though it was “healthy .” My fitness lifestyle became my own obsession. I’ve been free of it for some time though. I know y’all see me happy. Im happier than I’ve ever been and I weigh +20lbs more than my “best.” And by “best” I mean lean AF, hungry AF and bitchy 🤣 anyway I didn’t mean to make this about why gaining weight is cool, I wanted to remind you guys that the holidays are about the HOLIDAYS and not making your moms best recipe fit into your macros. You’re going to drive your poor grandmother crazy counting calories when you should be worried about spending time with family and just GOING WITH IT. Time with family is cherished. I’m always away from mine so the little chances I do spend with them, I know i want to give them my undivided attention because memories matter. They matter so much. You’re not going to remember how much you weighed 3 thanksgivings ago. Your going to remember that awesome pie though! Enjoy the holidays! #StillGotIt#myHusbandsMirrorIsDirty
Massive misconception in training! Prompted by a member of the public asking why the DOMS (delayed onset of muscles soreness) had stopped happening.
DOMS is a protection system through what’s called a ‘self limiting process’.
The idea is the brain creates the soreness to limit itself (what you do) within the next 12-38 or so hours. So the brain is self limiting.
During DOMS the brain changes how it uses the aching muscles and can be seen as a negative as you start to rely on unusual muscles.
You don’t build more muscle when you have done a workout that causes DOMS and the reason for them stopping is because your body has created a better system to tolerate the exercise.
DOMS aren’t bad, but they shouldn’t be a way you measure your results or effort.
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I have a love/hate relationship with my physio. I love that he is working with me to fix my shoulder, and that he also works with me to achieve my fitness and strength goals. I hate that I'm currently banned from practicing handstands... That means it's time to kick my pull-up training up a notch.
This is a pull-up progression he gave me, and I love it. Looking at this video, I can see that I need to focus on staying more upright during the pull phase of the pull-up, but I have pretty good form on the downward phase.
Fitness and strength is a constant work in progress. I'm hoping to achieve at least 2 or 3 strict pull-ups before February 2019.
5am wake ups, exhaustion, happy tears, sad tears, surprise, willpower, determination, meal prepping and planning weekend after weekend, commitment, results, no results, frustration, success, doubt, and change all summed up in one photo. 3 years dedicated to this incredible journey and what a journey it has been. #weightlossjourney
Results following @12wbt for 1 year and @crossfit for 2 years 🤙🏻