Here we go again! This will be my 8th Crossfit Open. I have not missed one since I started CrossFit. Every year I contemplate not doing it, then every time I do, I am so glad I did. It’s a great way to track your personal progress or reflect on how you have changed as an athlete. I have to admit that I did not work on gymnastics like I thought I would this year, but I’m going into this Open with a better mindset and confidence in who I am as an athlete.
#ketocrossfitter #femaleketogenicathlete #ketogenicathlete #crossfitopen2019
The cutest little tahini bagels 🥯
Keto blueberry lemon muffin with the biggest glob of homemade vegan butter💕
Tofu scram to start the day🌞
Went looking for the ☘️🌈, but spooked myself and turned around.
“Sometimes you have to do what you don't like to get to where you want to be.” -Tori Amos
Bench press is one of the exercises I’ve never really enjoyed even having a slight advantage with the lift due to having short T-Rex arms. One of my goals for 2019 is to finally hit that elusive 405 bench press and to do that I know I have to do the things I don’t really want to do. Those include overhead work, shoulder rehab and stability work, tricep work, actually bench press, and overall form improvements. So those will be some of the things I implement into my training over the next few months to try and hit that 405💪 and if you want the best spot you can get on the east coast hit me up😂
#benchpress #workforit #embracethesuck #wantabigbench #cscs #personaltrainer #keto #lchp #ketogenicathlete #progess
A walk down memory lane.
My third week of keto vs my 19th month of keto. Dropped weight, and put on muscle, but keto doesn’t work for building muscle according to the experts. 🤔😂 Right.......okay keep believing that. .
Also let’s talk about sustainability, I clearly have not gained all the weight I loss back and I’m still on keto here in 2019, when I started in 2017. This is also a common misconception, that it’s not sustainable. Not to hurt anyone’s feelings, but It’s not sustainable for people who have an issue with will power and self-discipline. Like with any lifestyle change, you have to go all in.
You can live a fully ketogenic life, even have brown rice or some potato from time to time within the macro limit, and stay in ketosis. However, what you can’t do is cheat every other day and jump back in after a “fast” or “detox”. That’s not how a lifestyle works, you’re looking for a temporary fix. This is why people think keto is unsustainable. I see plenty of others live ketogenic lives for years and are happy and healthy. It’s so much bad info out there. Erks me. That’s the end of my rant.
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Green Apple Crisp! 🙌😋💚 (Paleo, Keto, AIP)
But first, let's shed some light on fruit and fruit sugars- specifically fructose. •
• ➡️The only organ in your body that can take up fructose is your liver. The first thing that eating fructose does is causing an increase in uric acid. Fructose inhibits nitric oxide, which would otherwise reduce our blood pressure.
This is why fructose is famous for causing hypertensio
Fructose also initiates what’s known as lipogenesis, excess fat production. ⤵️
• ❗Fructose initiates an enzyme that inhibits our insulin receptors. Insulin levels all over your body rise, causing countless problems, including weight gain.
• 👉Fructose can only be metabolized by the liver; glucose can be metabolized by every cell in the body. ⬆️ Fructose raises triglycerides. • ⚠️
Fructose bypasses the enzyme phosphofructokinase - used for glucose metabolism and is shunted past the sugar-regulating pathways, into the fat-formation pathway. The liver converts this fructose to fat, which remains in the liver (AKA fatty liver disease.**😬)
Is that all? Well, no. But it's enough to understand why apples are less apPEELing (pun intended) for low- carbers - whether it be for cognitive benefits, weight loss, anti-inflammatory, or the seriously life changing epigenetic advantages. (Would rather not have migraines, swollen joints, depression, canker sores, poor healing, inflamed gut & constantly triggered autoimmune disorders) However, we don't have to sacrifice the flavor, fav recipes, or high vitamin C. (hello citrus, thyme, broccoli..) •
There are lots of free and easy to read charts to see the glucose vs fructose content in fruits. Avocado, limes (see 4 ingredient/5 min lemon/lime curd in feed), squash varieties & blueberries are my favorites! 🥑 •
There are many other squash & veggie varieties that easily substitute/1UP other fruits for recipes. Jicama, zucchini, butternut squash, rhubarb, chayote, berries! I prefer the alternatives, & it's fun to use other lesser credited produce items! •
This message is not anti fruit. It is intended for awareness, learning & wellness. •
P.s. Eat Real Food! 💚😋🙌
Swipe for recipe!
The teenager is now responsible to cook one night a week. This was a keto chicken marinara. He made it SO SPICY...and since I have a terrible head cold, it was awesome and made my face RUN.
Served in this gorgeous bowl that I got at last year's #greatbowlsoffire
put on every year by the @ottawapotters
This was my grub, and my picture from my workout yesterday. Woo, yesterday was a long day.
Somehow I fit in, work (3am-11:30), a workout, an interview for my podcast, and taking my nephew and son out with my wife for Valentines Day.
It was a long, but satisfying day!! Time for another good day!
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4:30 am upper body workout today! Starting a new program I made, will be following it for 5 weeks.
Started with twist push ups, where at the top of the rep@i squeeze my chest over and bring my body over for greater chest contraction, in at 22 reps and three sets
Concentration curls at 20 lbs x12 reps three sets
Barbell row with strict form, 95 lbsx12 reps three sets
Chest Pull Over, 45 lbs 12 reps three sets (vid)
Hanging knee raise, 15 reps three sets (vid)
Military Press 95x10, 115x10, 135x10 (vid)
Cable straight arm fly 15 lbsx12 reps three sets
Body weight calf raises on step, 35 reps three sets
Straight arm lat pull down single arm, 15 lbsx10 reps three sets
Hang clean 135x 5 two sets
Skull Crushers 55x12 reps two sets
Cable single arm curl cable, 15 lbsx10 for two sets
#morningworkout #upperbodyworkout #upperlowersplit #hypertrophytraining #musclehypertrophy #ketogenicathlete #keto #ketoworkout #lchf #weightlifting #garagegym #homegym #powerlifting #bodybuilding #health #compoundexercises #isolationexercises
Keto bread! Found this recipe online. Easy to to put together! #ketodiet
So often we get caught up in comparing ourselves with people around us, usually those we see on social media. We say they are faster, stronger, smaller, bigger, leaner, more defined, more agile and/or a better athlete. ..
People are in different places in their journey. The most important person to compare yourself to is YOU! You are your competition. You are responsible for holding yourself back, pushing yourself forward, moving yourself to the person you want to become. Look back at your own journey to see how far you've come. ..
So lace up, gear up, show up! Be better than yesterday!!
Today was speed training for me; something I need to do more often. Fartlek run 2.5 miles including a 5 min warm up. My fastest pace was 5:14 min/mile. It was a definite suck fest but it's all part of improving myself. #halfmarathontraining
#runninggirl #aclroadtorecovery #acljourney #setbackcomeback #ocrathlete #spartanelite #ketogenicathlete #fatfueledathlete #fitover40 #fitafter40 #strongissexy #momswithmuscles #disneyhalf #nevergiveup #runningonketones #runhickory #fitnessmodel @adidaswomen @adidas @garminfitness @polarglobal #motivation
I'm super sick with a head cold so I'm at home today. What does that mean? Nachos of course!
초콜릿 만들기 😃
남편꺼는 카카오매스 + 휘핑크림 + 버터 + 스워브 + 코코아가루
카카오매스 50g + 다크초콜렛 56% (100g) + 버터 + 휘핑크림
님 피드보고 참고해서 만들었어요 ❤️
남동생과 올케는 쓰다는 초콜릿을 손깡이는 잘 먹는다. 난 달게 느껴졌는데 😅
남편은 카카오매스로 만든 초콜릿을 먹고 어떤 반응일지 궁금하다 😄
Wait a minute, white belts aren’t supposed to be doing sh!t like that! @nnnnyl
make it look smooooth.
Nothing sexy here. No awesome angles or camera man following me around the gym. Propping my phone against my water bottle and always hoping for some feedback to better the next set.
That’s why I come. Every day. No matter how I look or feel. This is the place where I come to recharge and walk away feeling empowered AF 💪🏼✌🏻
Moving 250 like it ain’t no thang on 30g of carbs and some 💣 ass blood sugars
500lbs x 3. Was super disappointed at first because 500 hasn't felt so heavy in years. Although just little after did I realize, this is the first time I ever squatted over twice my bodyweight (248lbs) and while wearing loose knee sleeves I had when I was over 300lbs. For a triple too. I couldn't even do that with wraps when I squatted 700lbs almost 3 years ago. Squats were the only lift that suffered during this weight loss, but I'll get my strength back. Big things are coming soon! First step, back to 600.
#TeamBlack #DCSPack #lionheartstrong #keto
Just got in my @carnivoreclothingco
shirt in, it fits amazingly, and the back graphics is flawless!!! Swipe to see the back!
It's time to sport the carnivore life. 😋
More breakfast bars for me! I have started meal prepping my brekkie and it is making all the difference for me.
I took the peanut butter chocolate bar recipe from @twosleevers
and I turned it in to a breakfast bar recipe. I mean, nut butter and dark chocolate sound like breakfast to me!
So I doubled her recipe and added maca powder, psyllium husk, ground flax and ground chia and made almond butter instead of using peanut butter.
For the topping I used 4 oz of unsweetened bakers chocolate, coconut oil, cocoa powder, the bulk barn monkfruit and erythritol blend and a block of cream cheese.
It's chilling in the garage now and I am excited to try one. I just need to remember to drink heaps of water with these to go with that psyllium husk!!!
Ottawa is snowed in with schools closed and everyone WFH or off.
I'm WFH so I made myself this delicious breakfast scramble to end my 16:8. It's got eggs, avocados, bacon, salt n pepper, lemon juice and smoked Oka cheese. I couldn't finish it.
Tag a keto momma NNOW👍👍👍🔥🔥🔥👇👇👇👇👇👇👇
Yaya Morales @moraleskidz
tournament San Francisco. Guard retention abilities? Check! Aggressive attacks from guard? Check! Finishing abilities? Check! Level? High!
Take 5,987! The best fitness selfies are taken in the gym locker room. 😂😩