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Wednesday 4.23.14

Words from Kayla Davis

So they say your body “remembers” each time you get pregnant after your first. I thought I was prepared for this, but i didn’t know quite how different one pregnancy could be from the next.

Within the first month of my second pregnancy, I had gained what they recommend a woman gain in her first trimester. During my pregnancy with my first, I had such a positive experience. All my midwives talked about how great I was doing and I always had positive visits. This time I had a midwife and they required me to see a doctor every other time. My midwife  was phenomenal and i would recommend her to anyone. The doctor I saw was horrified by my weight gain and threatened me with gestational diabetes if I contined to gain the way I was going. Needless to say I refused to go see her again. In September my primary care physician said to me, ” you didn’t really gain 55 lbs your pregnancy, did you?” When I told her I did, she looked at me and laughed. She then said, “That’s gonna take a long time to lose!”

I had Odin on August 16th. The first month I continued  to eat the way I did during my pregnancy, yes that included bread ;) . After all I was a new mom, now I had two kids and I was breast-feeding. This gives me the right to eat whatever I want, right?! Well pretty soon I realized the weight was not coming off on its own, like I was hoping. It is common to drop a large amount of weight after you deliver, I lost between 20-25lbs so I was thinking I was going in the right direction. I knew there was a no bread challenge coming up in October, so I figured that would be when I would get back on the wagon. October rolled around and I was all in. I’m not going to eat any bread, I’ll go to the gym as much as can now that I’m medically cleared, etc. However when the challenge rolled around,  my “no bread” challenge, turned into me still eating things like; no bread cookies, sweet potato fries, sweet potato chips, no bread cookies, dairy, fruit, and paleo pizza. I believed that I was eating healthy, working out, and only having a few drinks a week, I should be losing all this baby weight. Ummm no, didn’t happen.

I weighed myself at the end. Nothing, I had lost nothing in 50 days! Maybe my after pictures will prove that pic wrong. Nope. I was pretty bummed to be honest. I took the weekend off. I thought a lot about it and talked to Jarrod. I said when should I start again. He said to me, ” tomorrow, then well reevaluate in another 50 days and just keep taking after pictures each 50 days.” This took a few minutes to wrap my heads around what he just said. Really, again? I have to do this again?! I then really stopped and thought about how that challenge had been pretty half assed on my part. I essentially didn’t cut out bread, just thought I had found healthy replacements, of course I wasn’t gonna see results. That Monday I was move motivated and committed than I had been in a long time about anything. No more bread. I cut out; sweet potatoes and fries, fruit, no bread treats, cheese & most dairy, chocolate, and alcohol. My diet would consist of; meat, fish, eggs, veggies, and fat. I also decided to start writing down everything I ate to help hold myself accountable. Jarrod also began programming much more weightlifting to me and told me this would help with building  muscle and weight loss. Yeah right! Lifting weights, um ok, was what I thought. I had nothing to lose though, I wanted help and i knew I needed to trust the process and give it everything.

I started this right before thanksgiving, with a plan to eat what I wanted on thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, knowing that after I would get right back on track.  I did however try my best to go the remainder of the 50 days without cheating besides those days, knowing at the 50 day mark I would have a cheat. This second 50 days was the hardest but  also very eye opening for me. Whenever I had a craving I would think about how bad I wanted to reach my goal versus the food I wanted. I’m happy to say most times my goal outweighed any food. I asked people tons of questions, asked for help, suggestions, and anything else that would keep me going and motivated.  This included conversations with other members, coaches, friends, and family. In those 50 days, I lost 12 lbs. I was so psyched and even happier when I saw the pictures . I also was getting so much stronger, it was crazy. Yep, Jarrod was right, for once, kidding ;) I was lifting more than I ever had, pushing my limits and myself at the gym harder than ever, eating clean, and losing weight!

After that 50 days, honestly part of me wanted to be done and just get a little more lenient. I mean common I lost 12 lbs!! But why would I want to throw all that progress away? After all, I still was pretty far from my pre pregnancy weight. I was able to turn my results into more motivation and it made me want to keep going more, my food choices got easier, and I got into a great routine. How did I do this? Again, lots of talk and support from others, and also tons of self talk, reminding myself of my long term goal.The next 50 days I lost 8 lbs, again not bad, I was still making progress. I continued on and did begin to plateau. I changed some things up with the help of Glen and Jarrod and I now have less than 10 pounds until  am back to my pre baby weight.

The cool thing about the way I’m eating, is when I do have things like sweet potato fries, no bread cookies, sweet potato chips, is that it feels like a treat, when it’s actually better than eating some of the real things.  This started as a plan to lose the baby weight I had put on but it has really turned into a more permanent way of life for me. I plan to continue eating clean, working out regularly, and writing down my food daily. I feel like all these things combined will continue to help me feel good both physically and mentally in the long run.

photo200 days of NoBread!

 

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Today's Workout

Push Jerks
-Build to a heavy Double
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-Team Run (200m ea) 10mins
Rest 10mins
-Team Row (200m ea)
10mins

Tuesday 4.22.14

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Today's Workout

Back Squats
Rx:3-2-1-3-2-1
Int:5-3-2-5-3-1
Beg:6-4-2-6-4-1

Monday 4.21.14

Summer is coming and that means it’s almost time for our No Bread Challenge. This will be our 7th challenge since we opened CRAIC. We have many NBC veterans and plenty of newcomers to the challenge this year.

Regardless of how strict you are or how long you’ve been eating clean there are always improvements to be made. Even changing one or two things can make a big difference.

The challenge will run from May 2nd – June 20th. We will be having a pre challenge meeting on Monday April 28th to go over specifics and address any questions people will have. This meeting will be at 7pm following the 6pm class. There will be no 7:30pm class on that day.

If you have any specific questions that you would like to be addressed email them to me and I will answer them in the meeting. This is going to be more of a QnA vs a presentation.

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Today's Workout

Snatch Grip Deadlifts
-Work to heavy Triple
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15-12-9
Snatch 135/95
Chest 2 Bar
Rx: Squat Snt 135/95
Int:21-15-9, 95/65
Beg:21-15-9, Snt DLs 75/45 (or hang SNT)

Saturday 4.19.14 & Sunday 4.20.14

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Getting a pump in

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Today's Workout

Saturday 4.19.14
100 pull-ups
100 wall-ball shots, 20 lb. to 10-foot target

KB Sunday 4.20.14
Strength: KB Russian Squat Sets :30 AMRAP Front Rack Squats/:30 Rest x8. *increase weight every other set
10 Min AMRAP
200M Run
20 KB walking lunges
10 KB Russian Twist
Rest 5 min
10 Min AMRAP
30 Double Unders
15 KB Push Press
5 KB Crunch Tucks

Friday 4.18.14

We had a couple firsts this week!! Nicke work guys!!

Dima’s first Muscle Up!!!

 

Rob’s First Muscle up!

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Today's Workout

50-calorie row
15 handstand push-ups
50 double-unders

Thursday 4.17.14

The post for Friday the 18th might be delayed by a few minutes due to the release of the masters qualifier workouts. They should be announced by 8pm and will be posted here soon after.

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Here is this weeks installment of Coach’s eye. This week Coach Bone breaks down the hang clean.

 

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Today's Workout

Mobility/Squat Therapy
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Front Squats
2-2-2-2-2-2
(Increasing)

Wednesday 4.16.14

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Today's Workout

100-Double Unders
400m Run
x3
Rest 4mins
(Same Score)
Int:(50-99) Double Unders
Beg: 200 Singles (aggressive jumps)