Barbells, Food and Jojo

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

It’s official. I now officially identify as a Weightlifter that CrossFits. For a while there it was an identity crisis. I mean, I’ve been a CrossFitter for nearly five years. That’s what I knew and loved. I still do love it, and still do it. But I fell in love with weightlifting more.  Funny that …

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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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Brace yourselves folks, you’re in for a long one. Let me first begin by saying that this is NOT intended to bash or talk Paleo down. I’m just going over MY experience with it over some years. I know a lot of people that it has worked for and do great on it. We’re all …

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October 16, 2014

onlyfitgirls:

Rita Benavidez

WCW: One of my olympic weightlifting idols right here. She is lean, super strong and beautiful. If I had to pick someone to chase as far as strength, size and what she has accomplished, she’d definitely be in my top three. 

So simple, yet once again, something I hadn’t had in quite a while like this. A homemade chicken and cheese quesadilla. So far, these are the best low carb (high fiber) tortillas that I’ve tried. Granted, I’m new to the world but they’re definitely better than the Sonoma low carb tortillas. All I put in …

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October 7, 2014


1RM Back Squat PR at 210lbs! Not only did I not expect to even match my old PR today, but definitely didn’t expect to pass it by 10lbs. Unexpectedly good weightlifting day. I know I have more in the tank but maybe when I’m prepared for it, haha.

I’m also thrilled that not only am I NOT losing strength while on a reverse cut (cutting weight while increasing food intake) but I’m making GAINS. Flexible dieting FTW.