I didn’t mention to you guys that while I was in Oregon last month, I visited a crossfit that has a much higher ceiling than the one I attend in my state.
Which means they are able to have ropes. That you can then climb.
Now why would anyone in their right mind do something like that for no reason? I dunno. It’s just fun.
The trainer showed us how it’s done (notice the foot action going on) and I was able to do it on my first try! I couldn’t believe it. I was so excited that when I came back down I begged one of the trainers to video me while I did it again.
“the hCG Diet is DANGEROUS!!” Turmoil Starting to Settle?
While suspicion over the hCG diet seems to have died down a bit in the last couple years, there is still a lot of misinformation out there- and lack of proof that this protocol can be a healthy way to achieve a normal weight is what I find most frustrating. We just need more PROOF you guys.
Before and after photos are great, but we need to show the ability of people to maintain that weightloss, and the ability of people to go off and get all fit and stuff after hCG.
hCG Can Be a Springboard
I see a lot of very overweight women coming to crossfit. Which I think is AWESOME. At the same time, I have a sinking feeling that very few of them will have their body shape change much at all in the next few years, without a drastic overhaul in their diet. They will get strong certainly. They will be able to lift heavy weights, certainly. But I’m pretty sure that majority of them are desiring to actually lose weight, not just get strong. Most ladies would like the combo and will get pretty discouraged and disappointed when their muscles are growing but no fat is shrinking.
These crossfit snapshots I feel make it clear that human chorionic gonadotropin, rather than being a hindrance to health, can be a springboard to health- by losing 50lbs with the diet FIRST I was able to then start crossfitting and get in muscular shape much more quickly and in a more enjoyable way. Even hardcore crossfitters acknowledge that you will NOT be able to lose weight and re-shape your body without making drastic changes to your diet- usually they recommend Paleo, which is an eating style that I think would make great P4 material for post-hCGers.
I’m not personally a strict paleo eater for anyone who’s wondering, but it’s probably somewhat close. My diet these days consists of meat/veggies/whole fruits/potatoes/minimal dairy (I’m actually phasing dairy out as we speak- ahhhh!! I can’t believe I’m doing that)/organic corn tortillas/occasional white rice (at my fav thai restaurant once a week or so).
I’m a no on the sugar front (which includes even things like honey) as well as the gluten front and I would not consider my diet low carb.
Strive For Something and Feel Proud of Your Abilities
I also wanted to show this clip to remind myself and you that we all need something to feel proud of in our lives.
We all need to feel accomplished, and to believe in our own capabilities.
When I first started Crossfit in January 2012 I sucked! The last one to finish absolutely everything; the one lifting the lightest weight of anyone; EVERYONE was better than me. But since this is the sort of thing that I LOVE (once I got better at it that is- no enjoys doing something that they’re not good at yet), I kept at it, and it seemed like in no time at all I was beating all my past records over and over again.
Many of you may have absolutely no interest in Crossfit. What matters is that there is something in your life that makes you feel capable and good about yourself– enough to motivate you to continue making the right decisions for your body.
If you want more motivation or proof, you can check out my other posts related to Crossfit after hCG.
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