Barbells, Food and Jojo

Join me as I navigate through my love for Olympic Weightlifting, Flexible Dieting and Life

I wrote the post below exactly two years ago and I’m happy to report that science still wins. I still follow a flexible diet under the watchful eye of my qualified nutrition coach (SD Evolution), not because I don’t know how to count and track my macros (I’m now over two years in), but for …

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June 23, 2015

Felt really good to get back to barbell training today. Was able to hit 95% on snatch and 90% on c&j even though body is 😣. And feels good to get back to tracking macros 💯. I haven’t quite mastered the art of staying completely on track when traveling for work with a team (of mostly dudes). it’s very different than traveling solo on business. I haven’t quite brought myself to packing & traveling with full on Tupperware meals, just
pack snacks mainly. Can I live? But, I have goals, and heading toward them again. #latergram #flexibledieting #macros #iifym #goals #planning #veggies #foodprep #sotired #gainz #onaveryslowcut #weightlifting #olympiclifting #likeagirl #girlsthatlift #bacikbarbell #snatch #bacikbarbell #usaw

June 5, 2015


A video posted by Jojo (@myquirkylife) on Jun 4, 2015 at 10:30pm PDT

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Son of a! 😡 Part of what I love/hate about weightlifting is the mental battle. I had just basically power snatched 95% of my full snatch so I was asked to go for 101% (58kg/128lbs) and…I got into my stupid brain and it just didn’t work out in my favor today.
📷: @lovee__melii
#weightlifting #barbell #girlsthatlift #tryingtobeweightlifty #olympiclifting #usaw #snatch #bacikbarbell #k4k #kilosforkids #kilosnotpounds #southbay #goals #gainz #southland @bacikbarbell @coachbacik (at Bacik Barbell Club)

May 29, 2015

Mmmm. Simple and delicious. On a small bed of yellow sweet potatoes, lemon pepper garlic chicken, pineapple mango salsa, with sliced tomato and avocado.
#flexibledieting #macros #dinner #carbs #gainz #iifym #eatingforvolume #nutrienttiming #nutrientdense

May 28, 2015

Have I mentioned that I am now officially part of the @bacikbarbell team? After my decision to go the Olympic weightlifting route about 9 months ago, with much help from @ricky_dont, I grew as an athlete but due to scheduling conflicts (and more), I really barely ever had eyes on me. I progressed nearly as far as I could training solo. My technique needed work (and still does). It was nice to be recruited for my athletic ability (and potential) by @coachbacik for his team. I now train with a team, other girls (makes a big difference), have consistent eyes on my lifts and technique, with customized programming for the team, while still CrossFitting at @crossfit310 (lezbehonest, I’m now a weightlifter that still does some CrossFit). Here’s to moving on up!
#weightlifting #olympiclifting #barbell #team #usaw #bacikbarbell #goals #likeagirl #liftlikeagirl #girlsthatlift #💪🏼 #gainz #technique #itsabarbellnotakettlebell #kilosforkids #k4k

May 20, 2015

I’m tackling Murph after work tonight so it’s only right I carb it up to get ready with a pile of brown rice, topped with delicious @paleonick chili, with roasted asparagus and zucchini.
#flexibledieting #gainz #nutrition

May 19, 2015

Roasted vegetables are totally my jam. I dig ‘em.
#flexibledieting #macros #foodprep #micros #flexeating #iifym #iifymgirls #gainz #nutrition #zucchini #asparagus #onacut