Barbells, Food and Jojo

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Alright guys, it’s been a week since I’ve been back from my week long business trip in Vegas with my coworkers where tracking macros was nearly impossible (group meals, long days, limited options, etc). I knew and expected all this – it was not my first rodeo, being my third year doing this business trip. …

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I still have not weighed myself in the last near couple months. As seen in my last post, the holidays always hit a little hard  (nutrition-wise) and there is almost no way to track exact macros without being a social outcast. And, to top it off, the first week of January I am in Las …

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Holiday parties, family get togethers, all of the food and drinks, everywhere. That just about sums up the holiday season, right? It’s rough. To top it off, most of my family and friends live locally so there are a lot of get togethers I must attend. If we all lived far away, it would be …

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…is a bitch. There is so much to those two little words! Both men and women deal with it. Both men and women can struggle with it. The struggle can even go in stages. It can be positive or negative.  In these last few months, my body has been transforming – generally for the better! …

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December 9, 2014

I’m still human.

I went over my macros today. I didn’t want to go over them today, and I had the freedom to choose not to – but did anyway. Don’t get me wrong – of course I’ve gone over my macros on some days. I usually plan for them. If I’m eating out or celebrating, it’s more than likely and I know it. But this, this I didn’t plan for, it just happened. And yes, I do regret it.

What had happened was…I brought home leftovers (mistake número uno) from a Soul Food dinner party I attended. You’re damn right that included homemade baked mac and cheese, cornbread and little bit of authentic fried chicken. I intended to make the leftovers last a couple days. But maybe because I’ve been feeling more hungry lately (possibly be time for a refeed), but I felt ravenous at lunch. And I ate all the leftovers. I almost didn’t even want to enter the estimated amounts into MFP and call the day a wash. But, I wanted to know the damage.

And guess what? It didn’t end there. I added to the fat and carb fest I had earlier by having bit of chicken lasagna I had left over from the other night when I could’ve had mostly protein and some veggies. And then I had an apple.

I overate today and regret it. But, instead of kicking rocks for the next few days (as was my usual MO), I know that tomorrow is a new day. A new day to reboot and stay on target. What has been done can be undone. Training butt crack of dawn tomorrow and a day of work and hitting those macros dead on. A day to carry on.

Hey guys! So…there are people approaching me quite regularly on how I do flexible dieting. How they can do it. What it takes. What are macros. Even more so now that my amazing flexible dieting coach, Riki Long, made me one of her #WCW as her client with my progress photo on her Instagram here (YIKES). …

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