Grocery shopping lays the groundwork for healthy eating habits. How many times have you come home from work at the end of the days with intentions to eat healthy, but there are no ingredients in sight, so you resort to ordering take-out?
You eat what you buy, so it’s time to stock up and make it worth your while (and wallet)!
Growing up I was never very athletic. I could be best described as sleepy! Sports was never my thing. I was a typical bookworm and wanted nothing to do with any physical activity. During my teens I dabbled in some sports at the insistence of my parents, but it never stuck; soccer, basketball, tennis, swimming, you name it, i tried them all AND I gained quite a bit of weight along the way. Once I got into university, the weight kept piling on but with classes, assignments and exams, my health and fitness took a back seat. Then in 2003 I had an epiphany.
What do chips, donuts, ice cream, cookies and french fries have in common?
While these foods are not typically seen in a "clean eaters" food log, for one eagerly anticipated day, these no-no’s can become the indulgences of choice for many of even the strictest dieters.
We've all heard (and probably used) the term "cheat meal" or "cheat day" etc....but what does it actually mean? Should we be incorporating these kinds of meals/foods into our routine? When? Why?
...Feeling overwhelmed yet?
While there is a plethora of information on the internet, there's almost too much to know what is true anymore!
That's why we're here to help!
When it comes to nutrition, everyone and their uncle has tips to give you – "drink lemon water in the morning"; "eat coconut oil by the spoonful"; "only eat organic"; the list goes on!
And when it comes to sports nutrition in particular, there are a million and one different recommendations floating around. So, which ones are rooted in fact and which in fiction?
The annual CrossFit Open & our own Basement Battle League (BBL) is the largest event of the year, and every year it keeps getting better! With over 100 CrossFit 6S athletes signed up for it this year, we knew it was going to be memorable - and it definitely was! With 5 Friday Night Lights booked off in Feb/March, our athletes were ready for the challenge. Athletes from all the classes, with different experiences and skill levels, came together to support, challenge, encourage and sweat with one another. We even had a handful of Powerlifters and Olympic Weightlifters - who don't regularly train CrossFit - join us!
We are so proud of everyone who participated this year - everyone showed up ready to work hard, and no matter what the challenge was, everyone tackled it with determination, grit, resilience and confidence. We can't wait to see what the next Open (in October) has in store!
We've put together some highlights from this year - we hope you enjoy!
Linda joined us at CrossFit 6S only a few short months ago and even though CrossFit was still pretty much brand new to her she decided to compete in the CrossFit Open, join a Basement Battle League (BBL) team and give it her all. In every workout, there was at least one movement that Linda had very little (if any) exposure to thus far in her CrossFit journey, but that didn't phase her in the least. She tackled each and every one of the 5 Open workouts with a lot of grit, determination and a smile. She is eager to improve and try new things and her energy and cheerfulness in class is contagious.
Athletics has always been a part of my life. My real memories of it started when I was 7 and decided I wanted to figure skate. I loved the twirling and pretty costumes and quickly started to learn what hard work was with two-a-day practices and getting on the ice at 5:30AM. From an early age my parents made it known to me that if I wanted to do something I was going to be the one responsible for that push. They wouldn’t wake me up for morning practice, my alarm would. If I slept in and didn’t want to go, they didn’t make me. I credit this to why I am such a morning person now.
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