Barbells, Food and Jojo

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

Guys. I know I suck. No need to tell me. I know it has been a bazillion years since my last post. This post will almost be irrelevant at this point since it happened back in JULY and it is now OCTOBER. I bring shame to the blogging world. But I still want to share …

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February 3, 2016

As much as we tell ourselves not to do it, we do it. We compare ourselves to that person that is getting back to back PRs, that has been lifting less time than you but has surpassed your numbers, who watches what they eat sometimes yet are shredded, etc. We all have our stories. Just don’t make comparing your progress to others an excuse to not keep going. My progress may not be as quick as the progress of others may seem, but I don’t stop.
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#motivation #ivegotgoals #keepgoing #Confucius #quote #weightlifting #progress #rxsmartgear #dontstop #GravisWeightlifting

March 27, 2015


A video posted by Jojo (@myquirkylife) on Mar 27, 2015 at 12:57pm PDT

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A 4kg/9lb split jerk PR even though I was bloated? I’ll take it! This is 77kg/170lb split jerk followed by a 79kg/175lb attempt. Videos expose everything. I can see I’m still shorting my split when it gets heavy. And have a slight press out with my right arm. All a work in progress. 🚫 #instacoaching
#weightlifting #barbell #likeagirl #olympiclifting #pr #progress #adipower #boomboomroom #liftheavy #crossfit310

March 25, 2015


A video posted by Jojo (@myquirkylife) on Mar 25, 2015 at 7:25am PDT

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Wait for it…another day of these 5×3 3-second/no rest at top back squats, reps 2 & 3. Got me good at the end there. This was at 84kg/185lbs, went onto get 88kg/195lbs after. In a month I’ve increased 20lbs in these sets!
#squats #weightlifting #barbell #girlsthatlift #mbslingshot #adipower #againfaster #crossfit #crossfit310 #progress (at CrossFit 310)

I’ve mentioned before that I hate taking and posting progress pics. Mainly because for the longest time, I saw little to no results. And I was ashamed. As I go down this road, putting my trust in a method so vastly different than conventional, I am realizing the importance of progress pictures so much more. …

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No, not the 12-hour period when any and all crime is legal on an annual, government sanctioned night. But, rather intentionally going through my closet and purging my closet of clothes that no longer fit and I don’t intend to ever fit me again. This purge was specifically pants. One by one I went through …

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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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Enough already! I’m ready for fall. I love Southern California and even the seemingly lack of seasons we have here but enough is enough. We have had heat wave after heatwave with humidity all mixed in which we are not used to here. I’m so ready for boot and sweater season. Because of this heat …

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I haven’t had a corndog in YEARS! Look at how cute and adorable this Trader Joe’s Turkey Corndog (nitrate-free) is? Gotta still get my veggies in – Brussels Sprouts and edamame and side sauces of Reduced Sugar Ketchup, organic mustard and 0% Greek Yogurt. Lunch was good to me. I feel weird and uncomfortable talking …

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In another case of me having a serious problem of buying clothes without me trying them on so they hang out in my closet with tags on…is this long skirt! Now, I’m a pear-shaped broad through and through. Waist has always been the smaller part of my bod. But even with the waist Gods (usually) …

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