IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

Ever since training for my marathon, I’ve really felt the need to fuel my body for my goals.  In the past, I’ve focused on the scale and on points (weight watchers).  This left me pretty much obsessed with food — when will I eat next?  How much can I eat?  What recipes/foods/products let me eat the most for the fewest points?  Basically, food was all I thought about.  I started gaming the system — tweaking the serving size until my…

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The Food Pusher

The Food Pusher

I have a Korean Mom story for you today!  It’s about my very own Korean Mom and how her relationship to food has shaped who I am today.   Push and Pull Growing up, food wasn’t consistent.  My folks were young and broke, with three kiddos to feed, so they used whatever they had to scrape by.  Basically, this meant that we ate simply for the most part — rice and side dishes, hot dogs and macaroni w/ cheese, and…

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Deadlifts and Double Unders

Deadlifts and Double Unders

Deadlifts Some days in the gym are a real struggle for me — but then others, like last night, are such a thrill! Last night we worked on Deadlifts and tried to find a new PR (Personal Record).  Our coach gave us around 30 minutes and there were a big handful of us all working on it.  Very quickly, we noticed that if all of us work independently, we’ll run out of plates!  So we decided to team up.  First,…

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17.5

17.5

10 Rounds for time That’s right — this week marked the last week of the 2017 Crossfit Open and the workout has 10 ROUNDS of 9 Thrusters and 35 jump ropes.  For RX it’s 65 pound thrusters and 35 double unders.  For Scaled vixens like me, we had 45 pound Thrusters and 35 single unders — which was amazing because I could literally single under all day.  Double unders are a whole different story  0_0.  I’m lucky to get one…

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17.4

17.4

This week’s Crossfit Open Workout was my FAVORITE so far!!   It’s a repeat from last year’s week 4 workout.  As many rounds/reps as possible in 13 minutes of: 55 Deadlifts (I scaled so my weight here was 95lbs) 55 Wallballs (10lbs to a 9ft target) 55 calories on the rower 55 Hand Release Push Ups I got all the way through the row and did 3 pushups (though only 2 counted due to terrible form) — I’m SUPER proud…

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17.3

17.3

This week’s workout was Crossfit Open 17.3 — it was a good one! It was a snatch workout — different weights with 3 rounds at each weight.  The heavier the weights got, the fewer reps you’d do in each round.  To alternate, jumping chin-over-bar pullups were thrown in.   It was so fun! and HARD!   I didn’t earn any “Bonus time” — so in 8 mins I did as many of the chin over bars and snatches as I…

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Pull Ups

Pull Ups

Can I do them? no.   Well I can manage with assistance from little rubber bands that make it so I’m not having to pull up my entire body weight.  I can also do what’s called a jumping chin over bar pull up.  This is where the pullup bar is lowered to about 6 inches above my head… and I squat down and really jump myself up over the bar.  It’s still an upper body workout — since the last…

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Cheat Day? Or no Cheat Day?

Cheat Day? Or no Cheat Day?

Current Eating Moods After meeting with a nutritionist and giving her the log in information to MyFitnessPal (the calorie tracker I use daily) — I feel more accountable for what I’m eating on a day to day basis.  It’s only been about a month, but I’ve started to see myself “normalize” into a few routines/set meals. For breakfast, I’ve been loving on Eggs.  I’ll hard boil a bunch one day, then bring 2 at a time with me for quick…

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Anxiety, Death, EXCITEMENT!

Anxiety, Death, EXCITEMENT!

Those are the three stages of the Crossfit Open so far!  (Anyone else?  Just me?) Anxiety — Experienced prior to workout starting.  Symptoms include: Pit in stomach, worrying all day, clammy hands, lots of ear Death — Experienced during workout.  Symptoms include: extreme sweating, fatigue, and possible vomiting EXCITEMENT — Experienced after workout.  Symptoms include: Happiness, extreme elation, and the desire to do it again! How’d it really go? I did 17.1 and I didn’t die!   I’m not going to lie…

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17.1

17.1

The Crossfit Open has officially started! That’s right — even though I’m not a legit Crossfitter, I’m in the open.  I’m not in it to win it (I have no delusions about this)– I’m in it to give it my all and mark a benchmark for what I can do right now.           Last night, the first workout (17.1) was announced!  I’m going to try to complete it today. After sleeping, my body just feels tight…

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