flexibility is strength

During my juice cleanse reset I spent time reading up on the idea of flexible dieting. Yea, I am sort of boarding the #iifym train (although the best hastag will forever be ownded by CT Fletcher for #isymfs). This does not mean I am boarding the “donuts and squats” train or any of the other weird food fetish…

the juicy reset

After my month and a half long hiatus from posting and well, from training, I am back at it to prepare for the Ragnar relay in October and TriRock in Clearwater in November. To kick things off I decided to do a cleanse. It was also much needed given all the vacationing and drinking I…

Daring to bear… the day before

  One. More. Day. Actually at the point of writing this I am at less than a day, so try 8 hours from starting my first Olympic Triathlon. Today was packet pick-up and a practice swim. The swim would be more accurately described as a practice dip with my sausage suit on. Yes, sausage suit….

Daring to Bear…the food edition

Nutrition is pretty darn important this week too. I plan to eat the hell out of some veggies, while also upping my protein intake so I recover well (so more protein shakes for me). Carbo-loading? Meh… not for me. I’ll stick to carbohydrates I know I can handle, so mainly complex ones from vegetables with…

Daring to Bear… the week before

One. More. Week. This is what some would consider their taper week. I like to think of it more as a week where I try not to do anything new (so I won’t be sore). I’ll have one more day of heavy lifting for legs, and then leave the rest to my usual workouts. Also……

vegan for a day, or ya know maybe a month

I am obsessed with the whole “eat clean” and “plant-based” movements recently. Nothing against meat, because I still like it. So much so that I originally thought of this *brilliant* idea to go vegan for an entire month, and then quickly redacted (it’s grilling season, so fuck that noise). I certainly have been eating significantly…

just keep swimming

So Week 4 into training and I have hit the pool a total of 3 times. I know I planned on twice a week, but given my social life (yes I have one) I was in Boston two weekends ago for St. Patty’s Day madness and got caught up with a lot of work this…

the tri “diet”

I have debated seeing an actual nutritionist for an eating plan, but since money does not grow on trees… I have put that one on back burner for now. I have found that if I follow these few simple rules I stay full and feel energized for all my training needs. Overall the theme is…

tri time- let the 2015 season begin

The hibernation is over. March 1st officially marks the beginning of triathlon training season for me. I wish it also meant warm weather outside but beggars can’t be choosers right? I have a 12 week plan at the ready to prepare for the Black Bear Olympic in May. I’ll be following it loosely, but the…

heavy lifting- back and biceps

It seemed fitting to post a back/biceps workout for my heavier lifting segment… so here it is. I added glutes to this one, because why not hit the three B’s..? Back, Biceps & Booty [unless otherwise noted- first set heaviest weight, x8-10 reps; second set weight down 5%, x10-12 reps; third set weight down 5%,…

heavy lifting- chest, shoulders and triceps

Now that I am on a roll with the heavy weights, time to post my routine for chest, shoulders and triceps. I do not always work these together by the way. Sometimes I do chest and biceps/triceps, other times only chest… it really depends on what I have going on each week. Chest/Shoulders/Triceps Routine [First…

heavy lifting- unilateral workout

So earlier in the Winter I promised myself that I would stick to yoga and spin, and I have for the most part. Which, SIDEBAR: I am also taking part in a yoga challenge all month-long with the studio I go to, Mind the Mat. So please follow me on Instagram @paradisem36 and check out…