I come across lots of articles and I really like to share them with you.
Smiling is Contagious
This is written by Michele Letendre, a crossfit games competitor. She never realized before how or why she inspires other athletes; she has recently realized that she does indeed have an impact on many of us. Also to close her little journal, she includes a very moving bit that makes me look up to her even more, beyond just a crossfit athlete.
Mind Over Matter
I may or may not have read this two or three times. It's that good! But not just good-it's true, 100% accurate, motivating, inspiring, and so much more. This is a MUST read if you train, compete, or just simply want to. It may give one an epiphany if they find excuses or lack motivation or just not 'there' yet. It will make athletes push even more and really undestand what it takes.
Seriously, I absolutely love it. I have shared it with many of my friends and even forwarded it to my motivation, Andrea Ager, who I'm sure would appreciate this writing as well.
BoxLife Mag: Andrea Ager
Speaking of Andrea Ager, here is the link to the article of her from BoxLife magazine. Again, she is probably my number one motivation and always has been. Reading her words always drives me.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Oh my goodness this is seriously such an accurate article!
It just gives a few reasons why men should date a crossfit chick and man the are brutally honest and 100% true! As I read each and every single reason, I was shaking my head in agreement saying yup, yes, uh huh, oh yeah, yup that's me, totally,..etc.
Women see if this is you and men see if this is what you want!
So I recieved a nice little package, from Upgraded Self/Bulletproof Coffee company, that had their whole coffee beans and their MCT oil. I was uber excited because I already drank bulletproof coffee but I hadn't tested out their brand of ingredients. I used whatever coffee, a 90% MCT oil/10% coconut oil, and of course Kerrygold Grassfed butter.
I use this as my pre-crossfit because it boosts me and gives me lots of energy! All natural, no powders or weird chemical stuff like other pre-workouts.
Opening a fresh bag of coffee is like heaven because I seriously stick my nose right in the bag and get a big wiff. I breath in that absorbing aroma and let out a long ahhhhhh.
I pour the coffee into my blender.
Tip: put hot water into your blender while the coffee is making so your blender is cold and cool down your hot coffee when you pour it in. Pour the water out right before yor about to add the coffee.
Add 1-2tbsp of Kerrygold unsalted butter. I say 1 to 2 because if just starting to drink this, your body won't be used using the good fat for energy so starting with a smaller dose is best. The butter is what makes this uber creamy and gives it the foam on top. (The almond milk also whips up nicely to add to the foam.)
I like a lot if foam so I let it gooooo
Mmm the finished product. I have to have my coffee uber hot so sometimes I even stick it in the microwave for a bit. So I drink my coffee semi fast...
-1 to 2 tbsp of MCT oil or coconut oil
-1 to 2 tbsp grassfed unsalted butter
1. Blend all ingredients together.
That is the original recipe. But I create many different bulletproof creations such as:::
Add pumpkin spice to coffee grounds and brew. Add 1 tbsp pumpkin purée, pumpkin spice, stevia to blender with everything else.
Brew normal. Add 1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder and chocolate stevia with everything else.
Brew with a few shakes of cinnamon in the grounds. Add more cinnamon to blender along vanilla stevia and everything else.
Add 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, peppermint stevia and everything else to blender.
Brew with cinnamon added to grounds. Add cinnamon (or apple spice), 1 tbsp apple sauce (or apple cider) , 2tbsp 100% maple syrup.
Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder with wry thing else.
These are just some of the ones I've created so I hope you try them out!
I want to say thank you to Upgraded Self company for sending me awesome products because I fully enjoyed them! Every time I make a bulletproof, I'll think of your generosity.
Go check out their website Upgraded Self for these products but also others like their pure vanilla or cocoa!
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter:
~1/4c raisins (rinsed in water then laid out to dry)
~2-3 tbsp 100% maple syrup (100% comes straight from a tree so it's all natural & soooo good for you!)
.Make almond butter first with just the almonds; blend until creamy.
.Then, while blender running, add maple syrup and cinnamon.
.Add raisins and pulse until desired chunks. You can't really taste them as raisins; they really just add a sweetness. You can also add more raisins if you like them.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Blueberry Coconut Bread:
-1/2c coconut flour
-2 1/2 scoops WFit Vanilla Coconut Protein
-1 tbsp baking powder
-4 stevia packets
-1 1/2 apples (make applesauce-chop, nuke for 2mins, blend until smooth) or about 1c applesauce
-3 egg whites
-1 tbsp coconut extract
-1 tbsp vanilla extract
-1 tbsp coconut oil
1. Mix wet ingredients or blend in blender like I did.
2. Mix dry ingredients separately and then add to wet. I dumped mine into the blender.
3. Once smooth, fold in 1-1 1/2c fresh blueberries.
4. Pour into a loaf pan, I greased with coconut oil.
5. Bake 350 for 40mins.
Allow to cool completely (I made the mistake of digging in too early and it was a mess! But soooo good!)
Seriously so yummy and moist!
You don't have to use this protein, I'm sure vanilla would work but then add more coconut extract.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Dude my weeks always seem jam packed with crap...
Last Saturday after my WODs I hit up Joann's and found me different fabrics I liked. So Sunday I had some free time on my hands so I pulled out my seeing machine and made my own wraps. This was my test pair (which already sold!) so I'll be making more!
If anyone is interested in purchasing a pair, in a certain pattern or you have an idea of what you want, let me know and I'll make you a pair! Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
But I got asked "do you still have your abs!?" Really is that all you care about? Ya I still have my abs but they aren't my focus. I strive for PR's and overall health. I don't earn my abs by being skinny; trust me when I say I don't work out my abs purposely! I "Eat Big Lift Big" so my abs are revealed through my hardwork.
Plus I'm rockin my Caffeine and kilos SnapBack which I freakin love!
This was an early sesh so I wore my Caffeine and Kilos SnapBack low over my face with my IamProjectX hoodie on.
Lots don't I believe in rest days but I do. My body gets weak and tired after 3-4 days of hard arse training. I am in this lifestyle for the long haul so I'm not going to force myself to go and be miserable and in pain at the gym and not give 100%. When I come back following a rest day, I feel refreshed and I want and miss the gym, seriously. I used to not do rest days, but you know, I would force myself to the gym and make myself go even if I didn't want to. That changed because I do crossfit for my love of it not cause I strictly want to be in shape. If you are at the gym and don't want to be or you're not happy and feel tired, listen to your body. You want to want to go to the gym. It's a privilege to use your body and push it so don't take it for granted.