Friday, October 29, 2010

Crossfit and Transformation

I'm a crossfitter.  (check out the sites of inspiration: crossfit)
For the last 18 months my sport of choice has been hammering through constantly varied, functional movements at high intensity.

Shout out to J and Des of Crossfit Rio Rancho who got me started! woo woo!
Just look at the fruit of their labor with me. 

Fitness is like super health... there's sick, there's healthy, and there's fit.  I am striving to live fit.  Enjoying life to the fullest and being the best steward of this body that I can be.  All crossfitters should know that the base (the biggest part) of the fitness pyramid is NUTRITION.  Check out the pyramid...

What your body puts outs, how it treats you, how it responds to the gauntlet you put it through is going to be directly related to how you fuel it.  It's not rocket science.

The pictures above represent a lot of exercise, which I love, but also a strict diet.
( and I love to eat!)
The Zone diet* is where I began trying to redefine my relationship with food.  Food is fuel, not consolation or comfort.  right?  hmm... well I tried. And it worked on the surface.  You can see the difference. But I still had enormous food demons lurking... waiting for me to put my guard down and send me binging... turning one cheat day a week into 4 days a week.  Way to cheat myself out of the freedom I know I was made for!

Just over a month ago I began the Whole 30 'challenge' (see the whole 9 link in the sites of inspiration).  Friends,  this program is the truth.  No joke.  Stay tuned for the results of the journey thus far....

*full acknowledgement given to dr. barry sears and all ZONE specialists.  there are a lot of great books out there. I haven't read them.  Fortunately I had good mentors to steer me and get me started, but if you subscribe to the crossfit journal they have a great nutshell Zone for dummies guide on there. 

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