Relaxation Week

  
Posting may be sporadic since I just flew across the country to embark on our Alaskan cruise! I brought my work out clothes and sense of adventure so I won’t be totally out of it. =)

“I Workout But I’m Still Fat”

  
Ever hear this phrase from someone or even yourself? They say abs are made in the kitchen and they are right.  I read this article from The Box Magazine called

I Do Crossfit But I’m Still Fat

Just switch “Crossfit” with “workout”, “run” or your activity of choice. I worked out for years and ate what I wanted and did okay. Once I hit my late 20s my metabolism came to a screeching halt. The problem was my habits didn’t and I found myself working out reguarly as putting on 30lbs of fat and telling people “I workout but I’m still fat!”

  After an overhaul of my diet and an input of healthy habits I lost that 30lbs. I love to eat and I love fried food and carbs so unwind pretend it’s not a struggle. But if you feel like your in a plateau or moving the scale in the wrong direction it may not be a matter of working out harder. It may be eating smarter. 

What Happens When You Stop Eating Sugar?

  
Great article I came across today from Lockerdome about excess sugar and the benefits of cutting it out of your daily routine. A few years ago I went from 2 sodas a day to having no soda for 6 months. I lost the taste for soda and now I only drink it occasionally when out to eat or paired with rum =). The thought of drinking it daily like I used to makes my teeth hurt now.

“It’s not to say that sugar is evil evil evil! It occurs naturally in plenty of foods. Excess sugar, however, is where it starts to become problematic. It’s the sugar in candies, cakes, even so-called healthy fruit juices. You can’t really blame yourself for wanting them”

Here’s What Happens To Your Body When You Quit Eating Sugar

3 Non-Negotiable Elements of Injury Prevention in MMA

A recent article on Breaking Muscle talked about how to prevent injury from a MMA perspective. I thought the article was really pertinent to anyone that is getting into fitness or has been working out for some time and is starting to think that the soreness is normal.

The 3 Non-Negotiable Elements of Injury Prevention in MMA

Anyone can benefit by doing some of the elements listed in this article. The myofascial release for the hip flexors has been especially beneficial for me. Many people ignore their hip flexors completely and don’t realize how important they are until there is a problem or injury.