Balance

//BALANCE//⁣

It’s 𝐍𝐎𝐓 all or nothing. It’s 𝐍𝐎𝐓 about going to the gym 5 days a week or not at all. It’s about 𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦. It’s about working with 𝐘𝐎𝐔 and your lifestyle and your needs. ⁣

The 𝐄𝐆𝐎 can be highly influenced by what we think we 𝐒𝐇𝐎𝐔𝐋𝐃 be doing or what we are 𝐄𝐗𝐏𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐄𝐃 to do. We place judgements and expectations on ourselves, others place judgements and expectations on us. Until we sit down and start making choices and decisions for ourselves from a 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘦 and 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘦 place, we will never do what’s best. ⁣

Maybe finding your best self means stepping away from the norm and stepping into the new. Come see for yourself. ⁣

Back to School

With school starting here in Durango, its time to get back on a regular ROUTINE!

While it’s still nice outside and its definitely time to continue your summer outdoor activities such as biking, rafting, running and hiking. It’s also a good time to start thinking about developing strength and conditioning for the winter months.

Staying healthy in the gym with physical exercise also helps ward off those nasty back to school germs.

We have punch passes, 1 and 2 week passes and NO CONTRACTS so you can try us out with no long term commitments.

GRIT

How much of our progress is dictated by grit and determination? How much of our success in hitting our goals is dictated by the tribe we surround ourselves with? •

You are always capable of doing more than you think with the right support

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The dichotomy of competition - winning and losing

So you chose to read on, thank you. I write because it helps me get out what likes to swim around in my head.

Strongman is a hard sport in and of itself. It’s hard because of the unknown. It’s hard because it’s just plain heavy, awkward, and technical all in the same movement. It’s unknown with the equipment you will use. It’s unknown who you are up against. But my mind is more powerful than the unknown; a curse and a blessing depending on the situation.

I am a competitor and there’s no way around it. Being a competitor means wanting to win. It’s also about seeing your competitors want to win and succeed because you know they worked as hard as you did. I compete to have fun, compete to have the experience, but I ultimately compete to win and the more I have come to terms with that the better I have gotten and fine tuned how I show up at the contest; physically and mentally.

A week before yesterday‘s competition I was made aware that my middleweight class would be combining with the heavyweights. This has happened before and I didn’t think twice about it until I realized that the heavyweights would be using the same weights as me. I’m a lightweight. I chose to compete in the middleweight division so you can imagine how disadvantaged I felt competing against girls 40 to 60 pounds heavier than I am for a spot to Strongman Corp Nationals.

I decided to go in there with my best mindset ever, have a flawless performance and see where it led me. I was successful in that, there was nothing I could have or would have done differently to perform better than I did yesterday. However, due to the nature of heavier ladies pushing the same weight as I did, I missed out by a hair on qualifying, placing second. You can imagine, or at least if you know me well enough, that disappointment was real.

I have never walked away from a competition as proud of the way I performed as I did yesterday, then the reality of “it just wasn’t enough,” kept creeping in.

It will still take some time to come to terms with and some of you may think it’s not a big deal, but it is to me. It seems to be the theme in my life right now: to learn to accept the uncontrollable, the unknown, the “heres something you didn’t expect and yet another obstacle to jump over…good luck.”

So this is my lesson. Accept the disappointments in YOUR OWN TIME, use it as fuel and move forward IN YOUR OWN TIME.

Competition - what it means to me

Competition feeds my soul. It fuels my decisions in the gym. It keeps me humble. It keeps me honest and full of integrity upholding only my OWN standards.

Competition is NOT my whole life, it doesn’t dictate my decisions when it comes to my family. It doesn’t DEFINE me. I am no different if I compete at the highest level or if I don’t because, let’s face it, I’m always competing with myself.

I am putting this out there because then it’s real. I have made the VERY hard decision not to go to Nationals this year in Columbus, OH. Competing is my heart and I am still trying to come to terms with this. As much as I wish these choices wouldn’t have to be made, it’s life We have to give up things we love because it’s not realistic. My heart says “find a way,” “make it happen, you EARNED that shit.” However, competing is EXPENSIVE. I am a self-employed working mom. SACRIFICE is hard, especially when you’ve put in the work and climbed your way to the top. I don’t ask for sympathy, but rather, sharing my experience and wanting to know from you:

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THE HEARTACHE OF SACRIFICE?

Whole 30 Week 1

I’m always experimenting with my nutrition so last week I decided to do the Whole 30 in my own way; because, most of you know me, I can’t follow a plan to save my life, I have to add my own twist.

As a base, I have a very limited diet as to what my body likes and what gives me fuel for my performance. I have been dairy free and gluten free for 10+ years now and meatless for 30 (minus my pregnancies). My blood type is A+ and I like to adhere to the blood type diet as much as possible.

For a while now, my usually grumpy gut has been grumpier than usual and I was feeling more inflamed, bloated and higher up on the scale than I wanted. I tell my nutrition clients to eat intuitively for a week or two when we first start to truly pay attention to the foods that make them feel good. So I took my own advice and lately, I had been feeling like a few of my staples were just not beneficial for me. So after some research, I found Whole 30 would be a great start.

Prior to this endeavor the only things I ate which was not Whole 30 compliant was my Ezekial bread (yeah, I know it’s not technically GF), coconut milk yogurt, rice, cereal, granola, peanut butter (GASP) and probably a few treats here and there with added sugar. I had been thinking that grains were not friendly to me but have always justified them because of my already limited diet. I needed a push and a change so I figured 30 days couldn’t hurt.

I knew I was going to have to come up with some different snacks other than my peanut butter, egg white sandwich and my beloved bedtime cereal and my granola and yogurt over my egg whites in the morning. Not to hard though. Creating meals is my creative outlet and I LOVE IT. Challenge accepted.

Here’s what I used to eat vs. what I ate last week and if you choose to read on, I will share my experiences with you after that.

Breakfast before: egg whites, spinach, granola and coconut milk yogurt

Breakfast now: egg whites, 2 whole eggs, sweet potato hash

Snack before: two slices ezekial bread with peanut butter and egg whites

Snack now: Smoothie with spinach, frozen fruit, maca powder, unsweetened coconut flakes, butternut squash and 1/2 cup liquid egg whites

Lunch Before: spinach, tuna, veggies

Lunch now; spinach, tuna, veggies, avocado

Workout snacks: (mostly banana or dried fruit so stays the same)

Dinner Before: salmon, spinach, some grain (usually rice)

Dinner now: mostly the same, just higher volume!

Bedtime Snack Before: Cereal and peanut butter

Bedtime Snack now; almond butter and plantains or sweet potato

Here’s what I have learned so far:

  1. my body doesn’t like tuna (sad); it gives me horrible tummy pains.

  2. I actually CAN digest fats. Now that my body isn’t fighting to process the grains or legumes, my body has the ability to process fat instead of store it (I still keep my fat numbers relatively low for now).

  3. I never had your typical “bad skin” but my skin seems to be more hydrated and less wrinkly

  4. I have WAY more energy throughout the day. no more 3pm slump in the office when I feel like I need to pry my eyes open. I need less caffeine through the day to keep me at a base level (actually NO extra caffeine other than my coffee in the morning!)

  5. I’m more energetic in my workouts and my strength is just FINE.

  6. My headaches seem to be lessening (I suffer from daily headaches, if not weekly migraines)

  7. Aside from the tuna, my stomach is less gassy and a lot happier. (this week I am eliminating tuna and will see how that goes. A+ blood type suggests tuna only once a week, if that).

Here’s how I am straying from your “typical Whole 30”

  1. Whole 30 is a lifestyle change for most people; I didn’t feel like I needed to revamp my whole approach to healthy eating or eating habits, I just needed a reason to eliminate grains, extra sugars (in my yogurt and other sneaky places) and my beloved peanut butter.

  2. It advises against snacking but for the sake of my children and anyone around me; I NEED TO SNACK. I cannot sustain my lifestyle with only 3 meals a day, I need 7 :) Snacking doesn’t get me in “trouble” its my food choices that need to change to allow my poor gut to heal.

  3. I am eating unsweetened yogurts such as CoYo or Kite Hill to keep up the pro-biotics in my belly.

  4. They also suggest against smoothies because we want to EAT our food, not drink it but I love them and I’m sticking with them.

  5. I am tracking my food and my weight because my training depends on it.

Here’s a recap of my week:

Day 1. Headache most of the day, was really craving my bedtime cereal

Day 2. SO BLOATED. Still energetic despite my 14 hour work day!

Day 3. Bubbly stomach upon waking, not hungry like usual. Didn’t sleep well the night before (caloric deficit usually breeds insomnia for me). Struggling to get in the correct amount of protein and carbs without my supplemental grains

Day 4. LONG day and felt great, bloating and gas still around but definitely not as much. Scale was up 3+ lbs but it was also day 1 of my period (which usually means sugar cravings).

Day 5. no sugar cravings during my period and had a great work and training day; didn’t eat enough when I was busy and started to feel the crash later in the day.

Day 6. solid training day and was a Saturday with little food in the fridge but stomach was feeling better and actually down 4 lbs even with my period. feeling leaner and sleeping better. Even though I’d like to think I’m creative in the kitchen, it’s been fun to add more variety to our meals, especially not fearing FATS so much!

Day 7. Today. Sunday. Prepping for the week ahead with some different foods. Really been able to drink water which is something I hate doing and don’t crave, but it’s actually tasting good these days! Headache today, but can’t attribute it to anything?

Looking forward to week 2 with a long work week and a hard training week!