Hormone Poisoning aka Getting Hit By A Mac Truck

This morning I woke up feeling like I had a bunch of gluten, dairy and got hit by a mac truck! The cause? A combo of working out hard 4 days in a row (two of them hero WODs-9/11 and Arnie) and what my friend/author Melicious refers to as hormonal poisoning.  This time of the month, everything is harder to do. Getting up, working out, working, keeping an even mood, eating, sleeping – it all seems harder to keep in check.  Mel offers some great suggestions and tips to handle those pesky 28 day cycles.

I had all intentions of getting up and going to workout. Coach Conan was on point this AM and I love his coaching style, but the alarm sounded and I just could. not. get. up. Hit snooze. I could. not. get. up.  I threw in the towel and went back to bed for another hour.

Did you see this report that came out yesterday?  Scary prediction and the long term ramifications for all of us can not be ignored.

About two-thirds of Americans are overweight now. That includes those who are obese, a group that accounts for about 36 percent. Obesity rates have been holding steady in recent years.

Trust for America’s Health officials said their projections are based in part on state-by-state surveys by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1999 through 2010. Those numbers come from what residents say are their height and weight when asked by interviewers over the phone. People aren’t always so accurate about that

Here’s a great post by Zach Even-Esh, a coach I met at the Tony Blauer Combatives Camp that I think really is worth sharing.

It was VERY tempting to stay in bed, shut off my alarm and just wait until my kids jumped on my bed to wake me up.

But, I got out of bed instead. The mind often tells you one thing and the body another.

I’m leading up the Whole Life challenge for my CrossFit gym once again and really excited to see people discover how they can make huge changes in their lives!