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One Step Forward – Two Steps Back (and Thoughts on Keto)

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Hi everyone It's been a while since I posted because I've had a couple of setbacks over the last couple of months But, it's all good in the long run, because I'm using them as an opportunity to hurl myself over some obstacles As a result, I've been contemplating trying a Ketogenic (Keto) dietary approach for a while - or at least a modified version of Keto to start with Here's the backstory After over a year or more of feeling plagued by hamstring, tendon and now back issues, and a bunch of

How I Modify My Box Jumps at CrossFit

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While I'm still in Florida, I've spent as much time at my CrossFit gym as I can During a recent session during open gym (ie when members can work out on their own without a coach-led class), the WOD for that day had included box jumps For over a year and a half, I've had some tendon issues that made box jumps difficult, so I had a brainstorm about how I could modify them, and in the video below, I demonstrate it! In the vid, you'll see that the day's prescribed workout was going to be

My 7 Day Cabbage Soup Diet Results

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Hi everyone! I decided it was high time I gave you guys my 7 day cabbage soup diet results! I know it's been a while since I actually finished my experiment My dad was here for a few weeks and I got a little bit preoccupied with doing stuff with him, so I fell behind on my posts and videos for a little while I think in one of my videos - probably the last one (from day 5) I had mentioned to you earlier that I had only done the soup diet for about five and a half because I wound up going away

Day 5 of the 7 Day Soup Diet Challenge – Last day before heading out of town

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Today (Day 5) feels a little anti-climatic on my 7 Day Soup Diet challenge / journey Maybe because I was supposed to be eating meat It felt like I was cheating for some reason It's a bit interesting to me that I felt hungry for a while this morning, but then, I had to force myself to eat I had stewed some meat last night in preparation for today, so I knew the meat would be tender, and any residual fat from the chuck roast I had purchased would have risen to the top, easy to skim

Day 4 of my 7 Day Soup Diet Challenge – Ok, I’m a LITTLE Hungry

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Today marked my 4th day on the 7 Day Soup Diet - in effect, my "get off the sugar" challenge! When I first embarked on this, Hoang (the wellness and sports massage therapist whose office is adjacent to my gym) told me that today (the 4th day) would likely be the most difficult I have to agree First of all - if you are ever going to consider a little reboot like this, do yourself a favor and don't go to the supermarket on day 4 I felt like I could smell sub sandwiches calling me over, along

7 Day Soup Diet Challenge: Day 3

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Today was an easy day on this 7 Day Soup Diet challenge that I've challenged myself to try Of course there was plenty of soup And, it's a good thing I enjoy it! Besides the soup itself, today I was allowed fruit, veggies, and a baked potato and BUTTER at dinner! That potato was delicious! For other veggies, I had some sauteed spinach and mushrooms, and made enough for John to have with some eggs and cheese tomorrow, which will be a delicious breakfast for him! I also made an extra potato

Day 2 of my 7 Day Soup Diet Challenge – and My Mom’s Birthday

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I thought of my mom a lot today while I prepared my foods on today's installment of my 7 Day Soup Diet Challenge It's Monday, February 26th, and my mom - had she not passed away so young - would have been 86 today So, I'm dedicating this post to my mom I think she would have been cheering me on with this particular challenge! Everyone has challenges We all have something that we struggle with While my mom struggled with her weight, in hindsight (and in looking at myself!), I know that her