An eco-conscious, lifestyle blog by Tampa, FL mom Jenny Hodges,who lost 212lbs and is keeping it off thru healthy family living, creative cooking, and CrossFit

9. September 2014 15:36
by jennifer

Nutrition Seminar with Christmas Abbott

9. September 2014 15:36 by jennifer | 4 Comments

On Sunday this happened.

Yes, that's me with Christmas Abbott.

We spent nearly 6 hours together where she introduced me the way that SHE eats.

And I figure, if it works for her, and she looks like this, then why the heck not give it a try and see if it works for me.

I mean really, I don't have anything to lose except FAT so why the heck not give it a try.

It's not everyday that you get one on one nutrition advice from one of the best CrossFit athletes in the world.

She asked us right in the beginning of the seminar to not video or audio record the seminar. This means that you’ll just have to go and see for yourself what she has to say. You can sign up HERE.

She did drop quite a few words of wisdom on us, though.

1. "EAT ALL THE LETTUCE. Lettuce is like negative calories, so eat that shit up." Wink Got it, check. Consider it done.

2. Drinking juice might as well be like taking crack. It hits your bloodstream FAST, so just don't do it!

3. PRE-PLAN your cheat meal(s).  My sweet girl Christmas told me that for the next few weeks I can have only ONE cheat snack (not even a meal...a SNACK) and that it needs to be pre-planned and purpose-full. I LOVE that idea. Normally I just wing my "cheat" meals but lately they have been coming with more and more frequency.

I left that nutrition seminar with a meal plan, and a full promise of accountability from Christmas. She's responded to a few questions I've had, and after having a pretty hangry day yesterday, I'm feeling much better today (which is day 3 of the new "diet.")

I tell ya, there is just something about having someone that you look up to (well I'm taller than her, so technically she looks up to me) give you some hard love and just lay it out there. YOU TRAIN SO HARD IN THE GYM, WHY RUIN IT IN THE KITCHEN?? And it's not even that I'm ruining it in the kitchen persay....

She took one look at me and said "you don't eat breakfast do you?" Guilty. Back in "the day" when I worked full-time I DID eat breakfast. If I didn't eat breakfast I wouldn't have the opportunity to eat again for HOURS. She asked me lots of personal questions and basically tweaked my diet where it needed tweaking.

I'm feeling confident that I can make this work. I want to live a relentless life!! It's time to get out of my own way and see what I am capable of doing!

And I'm looking forward to FroYo Friday.


5. September 2014 18:25
by jennifer

Trying to get in the zone August 31-September 6

5. September 2014 18:25 by jennifer | 0 Comments

Okay, 3rd week of school is done. We've celebrated Labor Day. Things should start to get back to normal, right? Right. That's what I keep telling myself. But it's not happening just yet. I have had constant meetings, appointments, laundry, and STUFF preventing me from getting back in the zone. Thankfully I have my one constant...CROSSFIT!!! Sunday-REST DAY. Again, also known as mow the lawn day! I mowed earlier in the day and it was much more pleasant than mowing at 2pm. I spent the rest of the... [More]

3. September 2014 11:13
by jennifer

Dive into your Enell with Scuba Blue

3. September 2014 11:13 by jennifer | 1 Comments

Disclosure: I received a beautiful racing shirt, racing jacket, hat, and Enell Sports Bra as part of my affiliation as Ambassador for Enell Sports Bras. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. I was so happy to hear that Enell Sports Bras was going to be introducing a new color to their already fantastic line-up! SCUBA BLUE!! And you know that this former marine biologist (but always a marine biologist at heart) was excited to dive right in. My package arrived TODAY and the... [More]