Meat Pie Food Fear challenge

My community is so supportive since I’ve been more vocal about overcoming my eating disorder.  It’s great.  BQM supported my first burger (albeit, bunless), The Rude Boy (polite*) is sponsoring me for my second, and North Shore Pie co gave me free meat pies to support my challenge to eat the filling of the pie which I did yesterday:

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I had the filling, and it was yum.  I asked for the ingredients, and ya, apart from good-sourced meat, it has cornstarch (not non-GMO, or organic….but fucking eh).

There’s no magic supplement, fish oil, snake-skin-superfood or turmeric and black pepper that’s going to get some lbs on my skeleton, nor is there an easy way out.

Eat more, stress less (this means “stress” in all senses of the word: cold showers to working out).

I’m struggling with both.  Straight up.  I am challenged to rest, and challenged to eat more.  I’ll challenge my food fears, but honestly, I know how to “calculate” the risks so “everything evens out”.

I know I gotta shut that shit out the window and let go and just allow myself to feel the hunger and satiety cues.  I’ve started meditating daily again, for only 10 mins, but it’s huge.

And my GOD: I’m NOT alone.  SO many people have expressed similar struggles since I’ve been more vocal, so here’s to us all trucking on.  From skin-picking anxiety, to OCD, to distracting through numbing of all different vices (weed, alch, exercise, food).

The key is to stop running away and face myself.  To listen and connect.  THIS is why my 10  minute meditation practice is going to save my life: I am going to save my life. Ya…I’m going to the damn gym when I should probs rest….but I’m packing a snack for afterwards that I’ll eat without thinking, simply with feeling, and I’ll meditate like Buddha.  OM

See you in a bar past 9pm in 5lbs…and thankgodfortinder.

Jah bless.

FREE 7-Day Trial for a LIFESTYLE RE-SET

I am creating a FREE 7-Day Trial for a LIFESTYLE RE-SET.

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It focuses on routine and habit formation, mindfulness, and real food.

It will include:
Wake/Sleep Times
Mealtimes
Exercise Times

As well as:
Mindfulness techniques to practice the power of directing your attention.
One video explaining the Pranayama Equal Breath Technique
One video of me guiding you through a 30-minute YOGA practice
And TWO FREE 45 minute, full-body WORKOUT templates

This is a sample of a 21-Day Re-Set program that I am creating, and want those who are interested to try out how creating a routine is helpful in keeping a healthy body and mind. Please take a look at this sample picture of the plan, and if you are interested, e-mail me at
melaniesakowski999@gmail.com
I will have the sample ready by the end of the week, and will be sending it off next week to those interested.

All I need from YOU is your readiness for change, as well as your dietary preferences.

NOTE: The times here are just a guide, and will vary based on the individual, but the set-up is similar.Screen shot 2015-02-11 at 3.33.41 PM

Olympic Marathoner’s ABS Routine

Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan’s Stability Ball Abs Routine

This video highlights an ab-focused routine for great core stability in your workouts.

The core muscle groups are important for keeping our spine stable and erect, and balancing out our hip girdle so that we are biomechanically in line, and bilaterally equal in our muscular development.

What does this mean straight up?

You are less likely to get injured, you can breathe properly, and you aren’t putting more strain on one side of your body.

You are balanced.

Check it out:

I like to adapt this into a mini-circuit:

Complete 3 rounds (the number of reps can be reduced: I recommend starting at 10)

20 reps forward and backwards
20 reps side-to-side
20 circles left
20 circles right
20 shoulder crunches

30 V-Sit Twists
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Try it out!  I’ve lured in a few people to join me in this sequence at gyms, because suffering is better when shared 😉 and I can say from experience that I’ve seen jacked men tear from it!

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