12 weeks have flown by and here we are in June already! I set out 3 months ago with a few body composition and fitness goals, namely to tighten up and lose a bit of body fat, and to increase my strength in 3 major lifts: the front/back squat, the dead lift, and the chin-up. Before I get to the results, let me share some of my observations and thoughts on Intermittent Fasting and my fitness routine. The IF protocol I followed was the Lean Gains method, where you fast for 16 hours, followed by eating for an 8 hour window. Some other criteria for following this protocol include fasted workouts, eating your largest meals post-workout and tapering your intake around the workout
Music helps to fuel my workouts, and lately I have been finding that the playlist on my iPod was definitely not intense enough to push me through my heavy dead lifting. DJ Tiesto just wasn't cutting it, and I needed something to increase my adrenaline. My new playlist consists of some Linkin Park and Three Days Grace, bands I loved in my teens and twenties when I was going through my rebel-rock phase. And with the help of my gym buddies, and being told the touch-and-go reps I completed with 80kg didn't count (thanks Dempsey!), I was even more determined to lift my near max of 87.5kg. And. I. Did.
Hi There! I'm Crystal, a certified nutrition coach, personal trainer, & trained Naturopathic Doctor. I want you to feel AMAZING in your skin again. My hope is that the recipes, workouts, natural health tips, and self-love messages I share with you will help get you there. Thanks for stopping by!
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