Ra_k_

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  • Birthday 11/20/1985

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    Nations Capital, Australia
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    Health, Nutrition, Lifting heavy things, healing through food, music, running......
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    First time Crossfit

    I still get nervous every class i go to. Hahah and i've now offically been to 5 classes And i am loving it. The coaches are super helpful, and soo nice, and even when the classes are bigger, you still feel its tailored to you. There are people from all fitness levels. And some are super competitive, but its just with themselves. And it is drilled into us, that you only work at your pace, no one elses. So thats always encouraging. I really hope i find a box as good as this one in London in April. Any suggestions will be welcomed
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    First time Crossfit

    So i'm 2 weeks into crossfit now. i've done 3 fundamental lessons, and 4 actual sessions..... And i'm hooked. Though some things scare me, and i'm not able to complete some things, but i've given everything a go. Today we did wall walks and toes to bar, and OMG i cannot do either of those, haha they almost killed me, I 'll have to practice them a bit more i think. But my box is really into strenght and form training which is fine by me, cos i know i won't hurt myself from poor technique. Today i front squatted 55kg, which is just under 10kg of body weight, so thats a good goal to work towards..
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    First time Crossfit

    Thanks heaps Kat I have my first fundamentals lesson tomorrow, and then two more next week. and then i can finally get into the swing of crossfit. I'm sooo very excited. I fell like this ithe shake up in my exercise life i needed. I'm soo happy i finally found the courage to try it. Oh believe me i will listen when my body wants a break. I don't want to be injured and have to sit out longer than i have to
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    First time Crossfit

    Thank you everyone..... I had a great time. I was in a "normal" class and they split the newbies up. Two really friendly girls took me under their wing and helped me out. And were super supportive. The three instructors were super nice. And i can't believe how quickly they remember everyones names, including the newbies. i was impressed. To fast track my fundamental classes, (they only run these weekly on saturdays and i'm away the next 3) i have booked in with a female coach to complete the beginners stuff within the next week. So come 26th November i can start participating in 'normal' classes. I'm very excited, and i felt soo welcome, considering i was super dooper nervous. I think i may have found a new addiction, and i think it will be great to meet new people this way, and when i move to london early next year, i'll have a way to make new friends. I'm very very excited for the next few months.
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    First time Crossfit

    Great advice thanks Robin Its a newbie class i'm going to. And as far as i know from their website, before you can go to "normal" classes you have to do 4 newbie classes first. So i guess i'll build some confidence in those classes. I lift weights at the gym no problems, but this fully scares me in an excited way.
  6. So i'm biting the bullet and trying out crossfit for the first time tonight. I'm scared, excited, nervous and very unsure what to expect. Does anyone have any tips or tricks to get through the first session nerves?
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    Upset growling tummy.....

    Thanks Tasha, After reading that first link, i'm thinking i may actually have a digestion issue. I can't have coconut milk or dried fruit without it affecting my tummy. I think i will try and keep apples out of my diet from now on. And the FODMAP list of foods to avoid will make a great addition to my nutrition knowledge. I feel avoiding all those foods listed will help me. Although i don't eat hardly any of them now, but i might stop eating broccoli ( ) too, and see if that helps my digestion.
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    Upset growling tummy.....

    Thanks for the responses. I don't eat much fruit at all, that was my first apple in over a month, and the blueberries are as a light snack to make it from lunch to dinner. I know if the chocolate was in front of me, i still wouldn't eat it. I feel i'm strong enough not to cave in. I guess its just the memories about how good the chocolate tasted in Eruope. i don't think i could replicate that here, so i won't try. I guess i just wanted to know if anyone has troubles diggesting apples? I drank over 4L of water yesteday, without including my tea's and gym drinks, hahah i'm thinking that might be too much.
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    Upset growling tummy.....

    I've not bee in high spirits today. I decided to go off my BC pill at the start of the week. Its now been 4 days without. I am currently experiencing the heaviest flow i've had to date. In the past they would last 2-3 days and be super light. But this one is like none other. I feel soo uncomfortable and gross. Then last night at the blink of an eye, i started crying, for no reason at all. And then of course i started creating all these negative reasons of why i should be crying, "i'm fat", "why doesn't anybody love me", "i hate my job" you know Bridget jones material. Then i dream about detrailing, and ruining my whole30 by eating cherry ice cream. And i tell you in my dreams i felt sooo guilty, i even felt like i had ruined my whole30 when i woke up. Today i feel sooo down, i feel like quiting. All i can think about is European chocolate (i came back from a european holiday about 4 weeks ago, chocolate was AMAZING) and how much i want to eat my weight in it. Anyways, so i bought and apple and sprinkled it with cinamon to try and boost my mood and increase some happy hormones. I've eaten breakfast, and had a cup of pepermint tea. After the apple my tummy is growling so loud i'm sure the people around my work bay can hear it and i can feel it moving around. I haven't eaten an apple or any fruit in over 4 weeks. I've added blueberries in this last week, but prior to that nothing. Has anyone felt this? is it the apple? the hormones? or am i just weird????
  10. Thanks Laura for the information. So far i'm on day 2 no BC hahah, but i'm also in the middle of a period. So i think i might download an app to record when things are happening and try and get myself back onto a regular cycle. I have also read it can even take years to get back to normal, after being on BC for so long so lets hope its not too long.
  11. I hope so too Lixer, i really hope so. I'm thinking about going off BC all together. Well at least for a few months, and see if that helps. I've been on it for over 10years now, and that can't be good for the body. I'll just have to try natural remedies for BC. I am wondering Laura, if you had any side effects from giving up BC? Like how were your hormones?
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    Raisins?

    I am just wondering if preservative 202 is allowed? Most of the dried fruit in Australia has this ingredient listed with the only other ingredient, that particular fruit. I don't want to use the dried fruit long term, i am just looking to make a larabar type thing, to show a friend living this way (whole30, then a paleo lifestyle) can still allow a few natural sweet treats.
  13. I'm actually experiencing something similar right now. I'm on day 7,and had a period about 2 weeks ago. Then yesterday out of the blue i started bleeding again, and pretty heavy. I'm on BC too, and only ever have my period for about 3 days normally. And my face, i've broken out something terrible. I never break out this badly. This is my second whole30 and i don't remember this happening in the first one. Could this be the diet too???
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    What about DARK (VERY) CHOCOLATE

    Hmmmm sounds delicious. I have a friend coming over for dinner on friday night, so maybe i'll make sweet potatoes with a little cocoa and coconut oil on them. She's doing the whole30 with me, and she's doing amazingly. I didn't think she'd enjoy it or stick with it, but im soooo glad she has, and she's loving it. I just have to show her some good ways to prepare thefoods, so she sticks with a paleo lifestyle after. As i feel she would benefit from this heaps.
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    What about DARK (VERY) CHOCOLATE

    Thanks I added cocoa as a spice last nigt to my sweet potato and over did it. So i think its best to just leave it out completely. Better mentally for me too.