Archive for April 12, 2011

Gluten Free and Be Done With It

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Will a gluten-free diet improve your health?

(Health.com) – Sarah Cooper was a new mom in her mid-20s, busily juggling her family and a career as an electrical engineer, when everything came to a halt.

She lost all her energy. She developed acne. And she began experiencing gastrointestinal problems: bloating, diarrhea, cramping, constipation. Her doctors, thinking something must be missing from her diet, put her on various vitamins, none of which helped.

“It was all I could do to go to work,” she says.

After years of failed treatments, Cooper’s luck changed. She saw a doctor who suspected she might have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can appear at any age and is caused by an intolerance to gluten.

A protein found in wheat, barley, and rye (and countless food products — like bread and pasta — that contain those grains), gluten gradually damages the intestines of people with celiac disease, preventing the absorption of vitamins and minerals and setting off a slew of related health problems, which can include fatigue and bad skin.

 

CrossFit Gymnastics Workout – Love It!

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Today has started off great already. Coach Jerry is back — i love doing the WOD with him and all his gymnastics stuff. I think I found an inner gymnast in me — who would have thought that at 40 years old, I found something that really makes me giddy!

 

Ever since we did those OHS, my wrists have been achey. A week of rest will do me good on break next week, but that’s assuming I’m not going to check out some local CrossFit gyms during my trip.

 

But if I can’t – a friend told me about this: CrosssFit Travel doc —  a list of 75 bodyweight-focusedCrossFit WODs that you can do at home or on the road.  NO EQUIPMENT needed (except a jump rope)… Even if you aren’t traveling – you can use these to do WODs at home!

Today’s workout was very much Gymnastics — and my shoulders were feeling the Toes through Rings that we did yesterday.

Warmupx2
20 DUs
10 Ring Rows
10 OHS
10 KTE

Skill
Pistols

WOD
7 RFT
5L Pistols
5R Pistols
10 Pull ups
15 push ups
20 Sit ups
time: 20:02

I also did a few handstands against the wall. I am trying to do a few each day to work on my strength and comfort with them which is what I am doing with kip swing as well. I figure the more I do them, the more comfortable I get and stronger — eventually I can do them without thinking about it. Also — I noticed that when I close my eyes during Double Unders, I seem to be able to do them — which is hilarious to me. My mind/vision are so tied that if I take one away, I can just let go. Maybe I’m on to something….

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