When you find out the WOD has heaps of burpees

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1000 fat steps

I have been a bit fixated lately on knowing how well I would be doing by now without my excess weight. I’ve been at this for 6 months now, and I feel strong, but anything cardio always kills me. I wanted to know if that is because of the extra kilos, or if my lungs are just shit.

So I proposed the challenge to Royce of a workout with 40kg on him. Now Royce weighs a couple of kilos more than me, but I have 50kg+ to lose and he has 13kg so it evens out if he wears 2 20kg vests. Of course I was just thinking something like Helen, but Royce took the idea one step further, or 1000 steps!…………….Sorry, I had to!1471219_10152090332710803_932069562_n

During the Paleo challenge we did the 1000 steps in Melbourne, and it nearly killed me! It took me easily twice as long as everyone else, and my legs were shaking by the end of it. I had to constantly stop for breathers, but thankfully I never sat down. Royce stayed with me the whole time, but he looked like he was going for a leisurely stroll through the shops, whereas I looked like I was being chased by a pack of rabid dogs!

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So Royce decided to do the 1000 steps again, wearing the 2 20kg weight vests, and because it sounded stupid and crazy, Chase decided he had to do it as well!

I can’t believe they did it! It means so much to me that they would put themselves through that just to better understand what I deal with every day. They even tried a few push ups at the top!

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If you have someone who you are trying to help motivate to lose weight, I would definitely recommend something like this. I think its important to understand that if you can run faster or jump higher its not always because you’re stronger or fitter, sometimes its because they are carrying more than you realize.

That’s why I love when we do partner carries at the box! I weigh as much as a lot of the female pairs on my own, and its great to see that no matter how fit you are, you’re going to slow down with that much load on you

It was an amazing show of solidarity, It really inspired me to push harder. If I can keep up as well as I do now, Imagine what I will be capable of when I’m not carrying an extra person worth of weight!

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They survived it, but it definitely wasn’t pleasant for them. I will always be grateful to them for helping me to put things into perspective.

I can’t wait until I’ve lost my weight and I can go back with 50kg on me and do the steps again!

Roast Banana Pudding

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Roast banana pudding, the perfect paleo dessert!

1 banana split open like a hot dog bun (don’t cut through the skin underneath!) walnuts, dried fig, cinnamon, honey, coconut oil or butter. In a preheated oven on 180C until its golden and mushy, which takes about 10 minutes.

I would also like to try this with some 80% dark chocolate!

Quote of the Day

I think this sums up every CrossFit Athlete

Coach John

“We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.”

– Blaise Pascal

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Paleo Souvlaki!

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Paleo Souvlaki!

OMG, so there’s this restaurant in Melbourne called Jimmy Grantz and its fucking amazing…But so not Paleo!

So I decided to try and re create their souvlaki in Paleo form, and it worked!!

This is now our favorite Paleo meal.

Tapioca and coconut flour wrap
1 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup olive or coconut oil
2 eggs
Blend everything together and cook thin in a frying pan like a pancake
Makes around 6 wraps

Garlic Aioli
125ml olive oil
1 egg yolk
1 tspn vinegar
1 tspn crushed garlic
1 tspn honey
lemon juice and crushed mustard seeds to taste
Mix egg yolk with vinegar and slowly add oil while whisking
Add honey, garlic, lemon and mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

Stuff 1 wrap with roast pork shoulder, roast pumpkin with skin on, roast onion, fresh parsley and homemade garlic aioli.

I seriously cannot express how good this thing is, you MUST try it!

It also works great with grilled chicken or lamb.