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Is your self-care being nurtured?

Regardless of what your hobbies, activities and work are, whether it is running, cycling, crossfitting, sitting at a desk, or living your daily life, an important driver in achieving your best is feeling your best. How do you get there? With a little bit of what I call self-care. Here’s a conversation I had last week, a friend of mine had just finished putting her body through an intense 125 mile bike, she finished like a champ, and then proceeded to go on with her evening which consisted of errands and more errands. When I talked to her almost 5Continue Reading >>

Happy Earth Day!

  It was common for our paleo ancestors to eat up to six pounds of leaves per day. You can imagine them just walking along picking and eating leaves as they went. Can you imagine eating that much? Unfortunatley, most of us don’t eat the minimum USDA recommendation of 3 cups per day, yet leafy greens a jam packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Per about.com: “Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, perhaps the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, includingContinue Reading >>

Sorta like sugar… Sorta like crack.

Spring is in the air… finally! Today felt like the longest day and when I finally got outdoors I knew exactly why, the weather was too gorgeous to be cooped up in 4 walls. I hope all of you have been enjoying some much needed sunshine. Not only is it a good source of Vitamin D but its food for the soul, bringing a nutritious smile to the face J On another note, as us humans are breaking the walls to enjoy some sun, our ant counterparts may be breaking in through the walls to enjoy some shade… how aboutContinue Reading >>

Performance nutrition series: Hydration

Spring is just around the corner, the days are longer and the weather warmer (kinda). It’s time to come out of winter hibernation and begin training. Whether it’s for the next big marathon, Crossfit games, or your summer bod… proper training will help you get there quickly and safely. As we move through training season I’d like to address some key concerns that athletes face so feel free to post up topics or questions of interest. We will be covering topics like: food, snacks, protein shakes, sleep, meditation, breather, stress, weather, heat, sugar, ice, mind, flexibility, and more. Much ofContinue Reading >>

Goal Setting

(FYI, long post but good read)  I, along with my CF gals (Melia and Stacey), had an amazing opportunity this past weekend to attend a Goal Coaching seminar taught by Greg Amundson and hosted at Crossfit Santa Clara. Although I only caught the last hour, I can tell you that this stuff is powerful and life changing and I am thrilled that the crossfit community is adopting it. To me it’s yoga meets crossfit (the best of my two worlds). It is how the mind influences the body and how the body responds to the mind. There is a deepContinue Reading >>

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