WOD: 8/31/15

Power Clean 2-2-2-2-2-2-2 reps

21 – 15 – 9
Power Clean 135/95
Front Rack Lunge
Push Jerk

I get excited every single day when I see more and more women falling in love with lifting weights.

It seems that women are starting to no longer be obsessed with what their bodies look like but have developed a passion for realizing what their bodies can do. Don’t get me wrong, we all want to get strong but we also want to look strong. This is where nutrition comes into play.

Once you become a “lifter” your appetite starts to grow. You’re working muscles that have never been worked before and it’s almost as if each muscle develops its own appetite. Putting restrictions on food will only lead to one thing- loss of control. Women (and men) typically get stuck in this mindset called the “cheat day mentality”. This is where they eat super clean all week, train hard every day, and Saturday night eat a whole pizza and half a tub of ice-cream. Pretty sure we have all been there. There is a happy medium between being super strict and an all out binge-fest. You can definitely eat what you want without derailing your goal.

If you know how much of each macronutrient your body needs then simply eat the food you want and ensure you meet that goal for the day. No more meal plans, cheat days, avoiding carbs, or debating whether a potato is paleo or not. If you feel like steak and eggs, have it! If you want a piece of cake, then you should have it! You have earned it and should not have to feel an ounce of guilt because of it. More importantly, that steak or ice-cream should not set you back from achieving your goals.

By Caitlin Brennan

Metcon Courtesy of CrossFit Linchpin.