“There are people who are suffering beyond description. They are innocent people, they didn't bring this upon themselves. They are the victims of the sins of other people. And while it's hard to see, it's important to understand that these people exist. “
When you eat good food you feel good. Sounds simple right? When was the last time you looked at the ingredients on your food? Not the nutrition label, but the INGREDIENTS? Ever notice what these preservatives are and what they do for your body? Here's a short list to get you started:
Carageenan: linked to produce tumors, arthritis, bowel damage, and other inflammatory responses.
Sulfites: linked to produce asthma, poor metabolism and thyroid function, ect.
Guar Gums: linked to cancer development, increased serotonin, ect. .
When you're used to eating foods with these ingredients, you tend to forget what real food tastes like. I had this experience last year when I was in a bind and needed some calories. The only thing available was icecream which was filled with carageenan and guar gums. And I couldn't even eat it because it tasted so gross! I only eat icecream now with REAL ingredients. .
When you start making these changes in your life you will not only feel better but perform better as well. For me that meant: less depression and anxiety, less migraines, better sleep, and more energy throughout the day.
Woke up this morning for a sweat sesh @madfitness_sb and now I’m packing up my gym bag for a swim later today 🤗😻 .
New travel set for @freskincare launches today with 25% off with the code: calichemist15 🤗 -for the next 48 hours only! ❤️
You guys know how much I love these products and use them everyday 😻 so happy they have a travel set I can take to the gym for my swim workouts! Finding a skincare line that is made for active women was so important to me and I couldn’t be happier and have been using FRÉ for over a year now!
If you’ve been wanting to try FRÉ products but weren’t sure if you’d like them here’s a great way to try it! They’re calling this the “starter kit” everything is small and cute! 😻🤗 perfect for if you’re trying it out for the first time 🤗🙌🏼❤️ (link in bio!) ❤️
WHAT I WISH I KNEW WHEN I STARTED RUNNING🤗
If I had only known this as a baby 17 year old when I first started running, I wouldn’t have quit running that same year & walked away from the sport for 10 years!😅🤦🏻♀️
❤️You’re not meant to be injured!
I thought running through pain and injury was a rite of passage.😬Not so much. Now I work to get better and find the source because who wants to be limping through training.🙄
❤️Learn to listen to your body!
Your body tells you everything you need to know. I know now to follow it over any schedule or coach. .
❤️Recovery makes you faster!
Going through enough cycles of training, I’ve seen how when I didn’t give my body the proper recovery, it became overloaded and succumbed to fatigue in training and I just ended up slowing down. I know that training is basically finding the PERFECT mix of hard work + the right rest. EVERY SINGLE PERSON IS DIFFERENT- so it’s just so important to listen to your body and see what works for you.
❤️Eat like you’re an athlete!
I used to believe that I could eat anything because I was running. Now I think of it as putting premium fuel in a sports car. I don’t count calories or restrict myself- but I try to mostly fill up on Whole Foods & then if I really want a treat here or there- I’ll go for it- but that’s not the mainstay of my diet. I feel better eating the way I do now-& health-wise, it’s also a ton better for my body & running recovery! *ps I eat gluten-free, mostly dairy-free, try to eat a lot of veggies, & use Whole Foods as my carb sources (aka no pasta - unless you’re counting chickpea pasta!).
❤️Rolling is CRUCIAL!
I had no clue why everyone was rolling. HAHAH. Now I realize it helps your muscles to freshen up faster for the next speed sesh- and also helps things from tightening up to the point that you now have an injury. Prehab over rehab!
❤️Bad days happen to everyone- don’t get discouraged!
Running is the best- but in order to really reach the success you dream of- you have to be able to handle the downs as well as you enjoy the ups. HA. Our bodies aren’t machines- and when it’s just not your day- you have to be able to process it well
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Oggi 1h:10’ di scarico Post mezza maratona... insieme alla corsa ho goduto di questa bellissima giornata di sole e temperature fuori stagione! E da voi com’era il tempo oggi?
Today 1h:10’ after half marathon...during the run i have enjoyed this wonderful sunny day with unseasonal weather ! How is the weather to you?
How stressed are you? Do you have pain somewhere? Help yourself understand how pain works and learn how to fix it.
In this analogy, you have placed all of your stressors into the bucket. Now when the bucket overflows it means you have tried to take on too many stressors - and then you die! Luckily, this bucket has a coping mechanism, so here is a valve or a hole in the side of the bucket. The hole prevents the bucket from overflowing, but the trade-off is that anything that comes out of the valve is a negative output (usually in the form of pain or disease). The concept is that your brain and body cannot keep taking in a bunch of stressors and just expect to vanish, they have to go somewhere! So if you feel pain and there is nothing structurally wrong, you’re probably stressed and the pain you feel is your brain’s way of telling you you need to change something. .
Little does the majority realize that pain DOESN'T always equal injury. Its just the brains way of telling you that you need to change something to lower your stress threshold. Bad movement is also a huge stress, that's why when I teach my clients to do a neurology drill in say their hand, it will help lower the pain their feeling in their foot.
Just a snap shot of my favorite way to cross train @madfitness_sb 🔥❤️ with @tropicshruts as my partner and Ruben as the hype man 😆💪🏼 .
6 am on Monday is hard for me to make normally but I woke up excited and ready for the day today! Even managed a 3 mile run to the pier and back after class 🙌🏼💃🏻 happy Monday!
Been a little MIA on social media the last few days and it’s been really nice learning not to mindlessly scroll and I’ve even read 3 books with the spear time! 😱😂 I must say I am really enjoying the new training program getting ready for Ironman in 20 weeks!! 🏊🏼♀️🚴🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️
💥Semaine explosive 💥
Tant de choses vont se jouer cette semaine !
La mairie de Paris va enfin livré jeudi sont verdict pour la concession de mon restaurant pour les 15 prochaines années 🤞
Ce jour même où l'on va nous remettre les clés de notre nouveau chez nous @edithteixeira 😘
Tellement envie d'assemblée tous ces objets chiner
Mais là j'aimerais juste figer le temps 🙄
C'est possible ? Non ! alors laissons faire les choses
Bonne semaine à tous 🖐️ #devenezlimpossible@tomtomsports#runParis#runnerscommunity#doute#remiseenquestion
Everything looks beautiful on the surface doesn’t it. Couldn’t be better right?
Well the situation under the surface was the exactly the opposite!
Just a reminder that what people like me will give you the impression that all is good when it’s not.
The key things to look out for is isolation and behaviour that is out of character.
At this time of year pull everyone in close because only through creating stronger connections can people recover
Notice you have shoulder pain when you swim with paddles?
This could be one of two problems:
1. Introducing too much paddle work at once
2. Paddles emphasize the path your hand and arm takes in the water. If it's out of alignment, you're likely setting yourself up for injury. .
Paddles can be a great tool if used correctly, however if your shoulder pain increases while using them you likely need to either re-evaluate your notes to your coach, or what workouts your coach is giving you, or your technique.
This time last week I would have just finished #IMWA. After a great week of relaxation and recovery I thought it would be great to relive the race over the next few days. Firstly, I was so lucky to have my whole family, partner and 2 friends come to WA to support. They helped so much during the week and on the day and it makes it all so much more worth it seeing them on the finishing straight😍But more of that later! I woke up 3 hours before race start and got into my usual prerace routine, before getting to the beach with every box ticked for a great day ahead💪🏻Nothing prepares you for the nervous energy of a 1000 athletes at an IM start. The swim started as a rolling start, so I chose to start at the end of zone 2 and in hindsight I should’ve moved up to the end of zone 1. The swim itself was pretty uneventful. The first 200m out to the first turning buoy I tried keeping calm and collected and not allowing the expected rush of blood to overwhelm me, there was a long day ahead! Then it was under the famous Busso Jetty, amazingly I could hear people yelling encouragement which was a very weird feeling in an IM swim. The water was SO clear! The next km went by quickly, as I sat on the hips of a couple other swimmers. This brought me to the second lap of the course where it became very crowded. I remember stealing a quick glance at my watch around 30mins in and thinking wow I can see it so clearly. I was on track for around 1 hour for the swim. This gave me a huge boost mentally in probably the most boring part of the IM swim. Working from group to group I tried to pick the next target and lengthen each stroke, keeping my breathing even. Rounding the furthest buoy and turning for home I remember thinking sneakily if anyone would notice if I ran the last 300m up the beach😂Before I knew it, I feel the sand with my hands and I’m standing up. Running up the beach I hear Ty, Greta and @juliaking93 on my right and Dad, Jake and Emily on my left. Mum yelling not to slip down the stairs, through the crowd and then into the transition tent. All in all, I felt fresh and ready for the bike! My time 1:05. A swim PB and on a longer course than usual 🙌🏻 Bike recap tomorrow 🤙🏻
Nem todo dia to bem, tenho limitações, tem dias que me sinto toda travada ( como hoje ) mas já entendi meu corpo, sei até onde vai o meu limite e até onde consigo contornar as dores. Não é fácil pra ninguém, nem foi pra mim e tem dias que muito pelo contrário, é difícil pra caramba.
O funcional na minha vida veio como aliado de autoafirmação. Eu pude acreditar mais em mim e no que posso ser capaz. Percebi que tudo é paciência, persistência e foco, tem que ter garra e determinação. Ninguém pode fazer por você mas precisa sempre da supervisão de alguém que entenda mais. É respeito, é respeitar seu superior e respeitar as pessoas ao seu redor.
Eu carrego coisas de lá de dentro e aplico na minha vida em outras situações. Eu mudei muito depois que comecei, só vive uma vida fútil quem não sabe levantar a cabeça e olhar um todo.