Why do you eat?
For most of us, if we ate solely based on our bodies’ needs and actual hunger, we would be our ideal weight. However, we eat for many reasons, beyond hunger. Emotional eating is eating in a way to feed our emotions, not our physiological needs. During this stressful time where we are trapped at home, it's almost inevitable that we will experience emotional eating at least once. It often leads us to eat too much, to eat unhealthy foods, and can lead to a very unhealthy relationship with food. Just because you sometimes eat emotionally, doesn’t mean you are an ‘emotional eater’.
When you are stressed or overwhelmed, are you drawn to foods that are high in salt, sugar and/or fat?
Do you feel like you have to skip breakfast or other meals because you don’t have time to eat?
Do you depend on caffeine to keep you awake in the morning or at other times of the day when you are feeling low in energy?
Are you starving when you finish a busy day because you have skipped meals, and find yourself eating to a point of being overly full on whatever you have around?
Have you lost or gained weight recently due to a change in appetite or stress eating?
You're not alone! With the shift in our routine and workplace & the added stress of the current situation, stress eating is common. But, stress eating has no place in our homes - we're on a mission to stay fit and healthy, right!?
Hope your week is going well so far, and your home-workouts are coming some-what close to your usual sweats in the gym. Let’s hope we can get things up and running soon!
Since our trips to the grocery store might be limited for the time-being, I thought it would be useful to share some tips for using up those common pantry staples in our kitchen. Now is a great time to open up those cupboards and make use of what you’ve got!
These are strange times, chaotic times, special times, unique times - These sayings have become ubiquitous in our conversations lately. Whatever we want to call it, things are different for all of us in one way or another. Most of us have experienced huge changes to our routines. The gym has closed, our kids aren’t going to school, we’re working from home, and other extracurriculars have been cancelled. While I don’t have much experience and therefore can’t offer much help on how to deal with kids at home, I have had experience with remote work and working from home, and can help offer some suggestions to help you navigate through this new (hopefully only temporary) norm.
There are some key things we can do to keep ourselves healthy, both physically and mentally, during these turbulent times!
Tara first joined the CrossFit 6S family in the summer of 2018. In the fall of the same year, she added Olympic weightlifting to her training regimen and she has been a staple of CrossFit 6S and Rx Weightlifting ever since. Tara is the embodiment of a hybrid athlete. On top of CrossFit and Weightlifting, Tara is also known for her long distance endurances races, and comes from an equestrian riding background. Whether it’s in the domains of maximal strength, explosive power, aerobic conditioning, or anaerobic endurance, Tara can do it all! You only have to look at her competition record to see proof of her fitness across various domains.
Fitness can be done anywhere! And with the recent travel and work bans surrounding COVID-19, some of us may not be able to make it into the gym as frequently as we would like. But, this is no reason NOT to workout! If we want to stay healthy and combat this nasty flu season, we all need to work together to strengthen our immune systems! One (of several) ways to do this is to stay active.
Plus, who doesn't feel better after a good sweat!?
To help get you through the next weeks and months, regardless of where you are, we've adapted 20 workouts from our mentors that can be done AT HOME. Some will require equipment, but others do not. Feel free to take these as your own templates and make adjustments as needed.
Let's all continue to do the things we love, while also ensuring we stay HEALTHY!
Can your diet (or lifestyle) improve your immune system?
Yes it can, but be skeptical of supplements making these claims because there’s no single food or nutrient that will magically boost immunity. For example, Echinacea, a very popular herb (in the daisy family) taken to combat colds does not have research to support cold/flu/virus prevention when tested against a placebo. In most studies, Echinacea also didn’t lessen symptoms for those who got sick. However, don’t be discouraged; there are other ways you can keep our immune system strong to prevent catching a cold or recover faster if you do.
On Saturday February 28th, we made memories. We made new friends, we tried new movements, and we had FUN. It had been since 2018 since our last in-house members competition because of 2019's 'double Open', but CrossFit 6S brought the house down for the 2020 Underground Throwdown. 44 of our athletes came together on 11 teams. Some people meeting for the very first time on that Saturday, but everyone came together and worked as a team. By the end of the day and after 4 (and for some 5) workouts, we crowned 3 teams on the podium, handed out those giant cheques you see on the game shows, and celebrated every ones hard work with post workout carbs (beer)!
Maurissa is the definition of a #badass lady! She joined CrossFit 6S with some previous CrossFit experience, but has always had a willingness to learn. She’ll be one of the first to cheer you on and support you in class, while crushing her own workout. Maurissa always brings her A-game and is such a ray of sunshine - you can’t miss her smile!
Despite having a ridiculously busy schedule, Maurissa always makes time for her fitness.
Think you don’t have time to workout? Think again!
Face it, we all get cravings! Especially around holidays like Valentine’s day and Easter where chocolate is front and centre in our face, its hard to resist temptation. But did you know you could eat chocolate EVERYDAY without blowing off your diet??? It’s all a matter of how it is presented.
To help satisfy your chocolate cravings, we've compiled a list of easy, delicious, macro-friendly chocolate snacks! They're so good you won't believe they are Dietitian-approved!
CrossFit 6S team helping you achieve your fitness goals.