Barbells, Food and Jojo

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

If you’ve been in a never-ending cycle of dieting down and eating minimal total calories without seeing much difference or keep plateauing, chances are your body needs a reverse diet to strengthen your metabolism. What’s a reverse diet, you ask?

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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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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As many of us flexible dieters often do, to the general public it appears that all we eat are treats like donuts or nachos or pancakes or [insert carb-heavy food choice]. Hate to burst that bubble to those non-flexible dieters out there, but it’s not true. They’re just more fun to post. And the intended …

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I really enjoy taking time making breakfast and being able to sit down at my kitchen table with the daylight shining on it while catching up on some of my shows I missed during the week. As opposed to quickly pulling something together and throwing it in a tupperware container to haul to work and …

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A friend I don’t get a chance to chat with too often approached me at the gym before my warm up prepping for another max out snatch and clean and jerk session on Saturday and our chat left me thinking about a few things.  She doesn’t see me very often and wanted to comment on …

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Now onto my birthday weekend recap! But before I begin, let me just throw out there that I have way too many close Scorpio friends because all these celebrations have taken me down for the count with a bad cold. I haven’t been sick in nearly a year! This blows. But, with that aside, onto …

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My people! As life would have it, things got hectic and busy between being in my brother’s wedding (and all that planning), my first official Refeed Day (yikes), nonstop work projects and my birthday weekend celebration. Hang out for a bit and hear all about it (I know you specially wanna hear about my Refeed …

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Oh, such a basic bitch. Alright guys, shit’s gonna get real here. I’m just going to throw out how easy it can be to get caught up in wanting results fast and quick. I am the queen of impatience, even when good things are happening. Any small set back and I’m in a whirl of …

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