Bring Sally Up/Bring Sally Down
My box has just threatened someone who has left their shoes out with this WOD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc2mZkyb2so While it looks tough, it also looks fun! I think we should try it in our regular programming. Has anyone else tried the bring sally up/bring sally down squat challenge?
My box has been doing a 'test' week this week and we wrapped it all up today with the Crossfit Total. I have been on top of the world this week, having PR'ed my cleans, my pull-ups, and now a new PR on back squats and on deadlifts! I'm feeling strong and happy to see that all this hard work is getting results! That said,…
Crossfit Open Games 12.1
I am surprised I was able to get any sleep last night after I looked up what this morning's WOD had in store for me: the Crossfit Open Games workout 12.1. This WOD is AMRAP in 7 minutes of: BURPEES! Ugh. I hate burpees. This WOD was a challenge not only physically, but (maybe moreso) mentally. We did it in pairs and my…
I was excited when I came across this grain and I've seen a lot of people on MFP advocate its versatility as a replacement starch in their diets. As a vegetarian, I was easily convinced by its high protein content and low GI. Today I came across this article in The Guardian about how Western demand for quinoa has driven…
How accurate are calories burned using avg heart rate?
My heart rate monitor doesn't seem to accurately calculate calories burned for stationary exercises (ie: p90x videos done at home). I tried using an online calculator to calculate calories burned based on average heart rate. According to my HRM, my average heart rate for 60 minutes of plyometrics was 147bpm. Using the…
Fascinating Information on "Naturally Thin" People, Genetics
I came across this article today: http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/wellbeing/why-sienna-miller-and-other-women-dont-get-fat-20100809-11s5o.html I had mixed emotions about it. I find it a little bit discouraging, but then at the same time it made me feel better about my struggle to lose weight. I have long believed my…
After 3 weeks of vacation, I didn't gain any weight!
Not only that, but I was down 1.6 lbs! I spent the past 3 weeks on vacation in Borneo, eating noodles for every meal (yup, even breakfast). I saw a photo of myself and thought I had really let myself go and was going to have to start all over again when I got back. My plane got in after midnight and the next morning I…
Peer Pressure and Accommodating Non-Dieting Friends
I have a friend staying with me for two weeks and though so far I've managed not to derail my 1200 calories a day too dramatically, I'm finding it very hard to say "no" to the things she wants. For example, if she wants to have a beer with lunch - that can be 150 empty calories for me. Or if she feels like having an ice…