Monday, July 27, 2015
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Friday, May 29, 2015
I am very "fat in the head" and feel like I'm just lazy. That's why I sign up for events. A good friend said that there are people that "train to race" and those that "race to train." And, I'm certainly the latter because events provide me with a good reason to be active.
There's that definitive answer as to WHY I'm working out because that event is on the schedule! Then, from there, when I have a workout on the schedule and I'm just not feeling up to it, I think about the possibility of not finishing or missing cut-off times - especially when it comes to swims! (Being cut-off in a race is one of my biggest fears since it actually happened in 2013 after an IRONMAN swim.) THEN, once I'm doing a workout and it just SUCKS, I remind myself that it is more and more "hay in the barn" and I'm building strength.
So, when you hit a rut, feel stale, feel unmotivated, just don't wanna, training just SUCK etc, think about your why.
- Are you training for a specific reason?
- Are you fundraising to bring awareness to a cause close to your heart?
- Do you want to finish your first 5k or first triathlon?
- If you just want to be faster or fall into that category of "train to race", have you thought about a bigger meaning beyond speed? Have you thought about how much you've grown and CONTINUE to grow as you continue to just be active in your life?
I think we can all benefit from taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture and understanding why we do what we do in training and just life in general. It'll provide a fresh perspective and even help us re-prioritize things in our lives!
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Feels good to get the body back in motion! Taking my @BasePerformance recovery after today's run! Get yours here - http://goo.gl/xjBZ5Z (affiliate) - and hit me up privately if you want one of my limited discount codes! #running #runchat #workout #triathlon #IMBoulder #IRONMANtraining #BasePerformance #livewellrunbetter #FitFluential #BishopRacing
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
A couple weeks ago I received the Skulpt Aim. The Skulpt Aim is a small device that allows you to measure the MQ (muscle quality) of individual body parts in addition to body fat percentage!
You simply select the muscle you want to measure on the Skulpt Aim device, quickly spray of the sensors on the back, gently press the device against the belly of the non-flexed muscle and BOOM! Your numbers are captured in just a few seconds! Simply repeat on all the body parts you want to measure! Then, you sync the device to the app on your phone and you can analyze (or OVER-analyze) your data!
This is a great device and VERY eye opening. For example, my measurements showed that my legs are beyond athletic and almost SKULPTED! But (WOMP WOMMMMppp), my chest appears to be less than fit and almost in the average range! So, as you can see, it's a great tool that can tell you where you may want to spend a little extra time in the gym!
I highly recommend the #Skulpt Aim!
Monday, January 12, 2015
Without diving TOO far into the details, I had some blood work and saliva tests last year when I went to a naturopathic physician. I wanted to discuss options that could get me OFF my anxiety medication AND help me wake up feeling refreshed each day. The summary of the series of visits and tests was that my body was not getting enough rest due to poor diet - likely "leaky gut" - which prevents proper absorption of nutrients. This was likely a huge reason for me often not getting restful sleep and suddenly waking up at 2am with my mind racing.
Also, although not fried, my adrenals were taxed out and sitting in an "adapted to stress" state, which if not addressed could lead to diabetes, heart disease, and possibly many other things that I stopped hearing because I was in shock. I was in shock because I was, I thought, doing good things by eating as Paleo possible and staying active with my workouts. To hear diabetes and heart disease calling my name BAFFLED me!