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Posts tagged “CrossFit

Eat, lift, & be merry

Posted on December 28, 2013

This Dec. 31 I’ll be marking my second full year as a CrossFit & weightlifting enthusiast. Long story short: Still digging it. If that’s all you wanted to know, thanks for stopping by. People who want numbers, keep reading. I spent 2012 dieting down to lose weight. I spent 2013 eating more to gain muscle.  It worked. I weigh more than I did at my lowest, but that’s fine because I’m stronger. Much of it is muscle, some is fat. I largely stopped counting calories & weighing myself this year, mostly because I don’t want to drive myself nuts. Also, it’s not that necessary for me anymore. When I did log my food, I mostly paid attention to my macronutrients, not the calorie count.…

Running more and less, more or less

Posted on December 14, 2013

Nik & I ran a 5K road race the other day, kind of a last-minute thing — the Downtown Jingle 5K in Providence.  In the weeks leading up to it I kept forgetting what day of the weekend it was supposed to be.  Saturday, Sunday, whatever. I knew it was going to be at 11 a.m., that much I remembered, because lately I can only keep track of things in terms of a 24-hour period. It’s at 11? Fine. I’ll have time to get up & eat breakfast & help get the baby ready before we have to scram. The biggest change in me since the 4 Feet Running days — more than the weight loss, more than the muscle gain, more than the…

Lift, eat, shut up

Posted on October 22, 2013

Sometimes I wonder if I’m doing this right. Even though what I’m doing works: lifting heavy and often, eating right, only doing cardio in short, intense bursts.  I’m extremely happy with it. I mean, it actually works when you apply it properly, & I’m pretty sure I’m applying it at least somewhat properly. I’ve dropped a good amount of body fat & added some muscle. I can tell this because I’m thinner than I used to be & I can pick up heavier things more times. So there you go. I guess some of me is muscle. Feels like muscle. This new stuff doesn’t jiggle. Anyway. Everything’s going all right. But I just wonder if I can do better. I still have a ring…