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30 Days of Mindful Eating: Reaching Towards My Goals

Are your current eating habits and nutritional patterns pushing you closer or further from your goals? Write about what direction your current eating habits are steering you in and how that makes you feel.  Continue reading 30 Days of Mindful Eating: Reaching Towards My Goals

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30 Days of Mindful Eating: Typical Habits

Take an account of what your typical meal time looks like on a daily basis. Do you eat standing up? Do you eat on the go? Do you eat distracted? What do you think these habits are doing for your goals and feelings towards food?  Continue reading 30 Days of Mindful Eating: Typical Habits

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30 Days of Mindful Eating: Physical and Mental Health

Some foods make you physically healthy and those might look a little different from the ones that make you mentally healthy. Both are important in you diet. Make a list of both and compare. Do you find yourself in a cycle of being overly restrictive and overly indulgent of those mental happiness foods? Write about it.  Continue reading 30 Days of Mindful Eating: Physical and Mental Health

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30 Days of Mindful Eating: Calories vs. Food

Do you find yourself looking at food as calories for weight gain & weight loss more than you do as nourishment for performance, wellness, & survival? Write about how you feel towards calories & then how you feel toward food. Compare the difference.

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30 Days of Mindful Eating: What Does Food Do for You?

Black Iron Nutrition is offering a 30 Day Mindful Eating Challenge that includes journal prompts and tasks to help bring more mindfulness to our relationships with food. And I’m in! This post is in response to today’s prompt to keep myself accountable and get the most out of my participation. If you’re interested in joining the free challenge, sign up at Black Iron Nutrition’s website here. Continue reading 30 Days of Mindful Eating: What Does Food Do for You?

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alla Romana: Working Out and Eating in Rome

After our trip to Barcelona, we took one week to visit one of my favorite cities in the entire world: Rome. In fact, I love it so much, I almost moved there about two years ago. (I even had the tickets bought and everything, but that’s a whole different story.) This trip was my first time back since then, so it was significant for me to be able to spend time soaking in the Eternal City.  Continue reading alla Romana: Working Out and Eating in Rome

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Crossfit in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain - Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia. Gaudí. The illustrious “ham cone.”

Barcelona is beautiful. It’s streets are linked together like lattice-work and its art nouveau architecture is unique in the world. I’ve had the opportunity to visit twice now and on this second trip, I was introduced to its Crossfit community. Continue reading Crossfit in Barcelona

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Crossfiteira: Training as a Foreign Athlete

Crossfit Sant Martí

As a frequent traveler and a Crossfit athlete, I often find myself in Crossfit boxes where I’m training in my non-native language. In fact, I’ve done most of my Crossfit training in Brazil, so hearing instructions in Portuguese is essentially my default. That also means I’ve developed quite a few skills for learning how to deal with training in a language where I may not be 100% fluent. Or, worse yet, where my fluency goes down the more my central nervous system is taxed. (Don’t talk to me in Portuguese after heavy deadlifts – it just won’t work!)  Continue reading Crossfiteira: Training as a Foreign Athlete