Friday 11/02

2012 Open Sectional 12.2
Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
30- 75/45 pound Snatch
30- 135/75 pound Snatch
30- 165/100 pound Snatch
210/120 pound Snatch, as many reps as possible

There comes a time when most people begin to realize that exercise alone isn’t leading to desired weight loss or change of body composition. Once people make the transition away from “rewarding” themselves with pizza or a Frappuccino  post-WOD and start making consistently healthy choices, they tend to notice improvements. However, it is still possible to sabotage your weight loss efforts. Even if you have cut out the grains, refined foods and sugar, you might be making choices that are preventing your body shedding some of those excess pounds. Here’s an article from Mark’s Daily Apple, 9 Ways You Might Be Inadvertently Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts.

You’re overly obsessed with dietary purity.

Now, if you’re celiac or gluten sensitive, it’s natural to be concerned about even minimal amounts of gluten in soy sauce. If you’re allergic to dairy, you should be that guy who pesters the waiter about the powdered milk in the gravy. If you’re pregnant, I wouldn’t blame you for worrying over the source of the fish you’re being served. But if you’re generally healthy – or on your way there – and you’re not acutely intolerant or allergic to any particular food, I’d argue that worrying over a single component of a single meal to the point of physical manifestations of stress (racing heart, sweaty palms, nervous tick, scattered thoughts) is not conducive to weight loss. You’re trying to be so perfect that it becomes the enemy of the good.

Remember, every body is different and will respond in its own way, at its own time to dietary changes. Consistency is probably the biggest component to losing weight and seeing positive changes once all the junk food and bad habits have been cut out. Be patient! You didn’t gain 20 pounds overnight or even in one month, so don’t expect to lose it in a short amount of time. For many people, weight gain was a slow and insidious creep that took many years to accomplish as the result of consistently poor choices. The remedy? Consistently good choices. There’s no quick and easy route, at least not one that leads to long term weight loss. Crash diets, caloric deprivation and juices fasts might provide temporary losses, but they aren’t sustainable. Avoid the viscous cycle of weight loss and weight gain by making small changes that you can live with and maintain as a lifestyle. You may need to experiment a bit to find what works for you, but once you find what works for your body and lifestyle, all you have to do is keep doing what you are doing. It won’t always be easy, but most things worth doing aren’t easy.
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