Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nutrition - Get Motivated!

I realized after reviewing yesterday's post, that I left you high and dry without pointing you in the direction of resources!  Of course, seek for yourself!  There is so much information out there...before and after pics, testimonials, etc.  Here are a few of my favorites to get you started.
Mark's Daily Apple
Steve's Paleo Zone
The Whole 9
Robb Wolf

Best of luck to you in your research!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nutritional Inspiration of the Day

Coach Greg Glassman, “Your doctor is a lifeguard, not a swim coach.” 

When it comes to health, fitness, and western medicine...there is often undeniable, even controversial conflict.  The fitness industry is imploded with anecdotal evidence that blows American western medical advice on nutrition out of the water. 

Be informed through self education and seek out information daily.  The proof is endless.


Pictures from Orange Coast CrossFit
In 6 weeks I went from 19% bodyfat to 13.5% bodyfat!
"Before CrossFit I did the whole gym thing, kickboxing and spin, and then I started running and coaching first time marathon runners. But marathon training is not sustainable and overuse injuries are very common. CrossFit has put me on a whole new path and I just got certified to teach CrossFit because I believe it has the ability to change lives.
Orange Coast Crossfit is defined by it’s phenomenal coaches and inspiring members.  I am honored to be among them.
I started Crossfit with Orange Coast in November 2009, and within three months I went from an exhausted, weak, flabby sugar addict to a happy mommy, with energy, and muscles! I can do real pull ups, and I’m running faster than ever – without knee pain! I’m a better wife, too ;) I’ve also become even more educated about food, and I am able to fuel my body without cravings or inconvenience. I feel so liberated, and it may sound cheesy, but seriously – it has changed my life!"

Lifting Snapshots

Deadlifts @ Santa Cruz Strength
August 2012
Cleans @ Santa Cruz Strength
August 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Oops, I Did it Again

Oops, I did it again....

It's true...I totally indulged in gluten...and I had to pay the consequences.

Remember this pic from an older post?

Classic pic right?  Well, it's true...

On Tuesday night following my training session at Santa Cruz Strength and after picking up my amazing son from his training session at the local M.M.A. gym, Farley's Kickboxing Academy, we were hungry!  Okay, I was hungry.  And I gave in to the closest thing to me, Pizza My Heart!  Pizza My Heart is a locally owned Santa Cruz Pizza place.  It's faaaaaaantastic!  In fact, when I first moved to Santa Cruz, which is seven years ago now, my son and I would eat their often.  They sell pizza by the slice!  And I could order a delicious salad!  Besides their prices were just right.  So anyway, back to Tuesday night...we were heading home and driving right on the over pass, when low and behold stood before me the glorious Pizza My Heart!  It must have been illuminating a radiant sparkling unicorn type of energy, and I was obviously in a trans because I headed straight there, ignoring the fact that I was prepared to hop on the freeway.

Anywho, it wasn't even that delicious :(  But I suffered the consequences for it the following day.  Actually, not even the following day...that night!  Here's a list of my ailments:  gas, disgusting I know, but we all have it from time to time, it's natural, anyway, bloating, completely plugged up in one nostril...the way it used to be my whole life, prior to getting off gluten, headache, fatigue, and what else...oh just in general I felt like my allergies were on attack in full force :(  Yuck!  Not worth it no sir-ee. 

So the moral of the story is gluten free pizza!  I have had this multiple times before at Woodstock's Pizza downtown, Pleasure Pizza in Pleasure Point, and Michael's Pizza in Capitola!  All of them are delicious, and all of them come highly recommended by yours truly!  Me! :)