Living 80/20 and 90/10: What Does That Really Mean?
Bars: Nutritional Meal Replacement or Glorified Candy Bar?
Perhaps you’ve heard of the 80/20 rule or “Pareto principle” applied to business or hard work which states “80% of our outcomes or results come from 20% of our efforts or causes.”
For example: 80% of your business comes from 20% of your highest paying clients; or 80% of your “gains” in the gym, come from that 20% focus on fine tuning your form or adding in a few days of strict strength or gymnastics work.
However, in terms of nutrition, the 80/20 “rule” is a bit different.
Tending the Garden
Sometimes life gets busy and home-prepped meals and snacks don’t always happen. There’s a bar for that….right? Nutrition and meal replacement bars are having a “moment.” Over the past 5 years alone, energy and nutrition bar consumption has doubled—from a $2 billion industry in 2014 to now a $4 billion industry in 2019. So - are they a good option? Or closer to a glorified candy bar?
Planting a Garden: A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Own
Does a garden just happen? In the cultivation of leaf, stem and flower a garden emerges. Season to season, year by year gardening grows an amazement, an appreciation of just how extraordinary a tiny sliver of earth and all that happens on it can be. In the long process of trial and error and great plans laid and gone awry, the journey of bountiful harvests and beautiful flowers, a sense of wonder awakens and you realize you are tending a garden.
Iron Belle Workouts
So you’ve decided to plant a garden, congrats! One of the most balancing and rewarding ways to regularly spend an hour or two is cultivating a garden. If you’re thinking about growing your own vegetables and herbs, let this be the year you start to grow your own. It will almost certainly become a lifetime habit.
We will be releasing one workout per day through July 4th. Stay tuned to see what’s in store this year at the Iron Belle!
3 Things Every Woman Should Know for Optimal Hormones (at Every Age)
If you’ve spent some time with the Dads of CrossFit Central, you know they are strong, fun and reinventing the meaning of #DadBod. In honor of Father’s Day we asked some of our very own Dad’s to share their thoughts on fatherhood, lessons they would like to pass on, and what habits or components of their lifestyle they are proud to share with their kids.
Although women’s hormones often carry a negative bias, it doesn’t mean that you are doomed to the “hormone rollercoaster!” To help you understand how to optimize your hormones (at any age), two of your favorite Coaches, Carey Kepler and Lisa Thiel, and myself, a Functional Medicine Doctor, Occupational and Nutritionist with 20 years of clinical and personal experience, are here to share our insights and experiences with you! Ladies, let’s have a heart-to-heart…
In honor of Mother’s Day we asked some of our very own #StrongMoms to share their thoughts on motherhood. From the CrossFit Central team to all mothers, Happy Mother’s Day.
Building Strength and Relationships: Interview with Megan Miller
CC Flyers is a group of athletes that are getting together to run in the weeks leading up to the half marathon. We are communicating via email and organizing runs throughout the week. You can meet the group to run when you can, or run on your own — either way we’re all in it together!
Setting Intention Through the Bookends of Your Day
Read a recent interview with Coach Megan Miller. She shares her story and how she became a coach at CrossFit Central, what she loves about coaching and the biggest lesson she’s learned in the last decade. She also shares how she transformed into the leanest and most fit version of herself to date (spoiler alert: it includes a heavy barbell).
From Law School to Professional Coach: Interview with Coach Teo Ledesma
A solid morning or evening routine can help you organize your day, settle your mind, bring peace to your thoughts and ultimately empower you. It can be as simple as making your bed each morning, writing a gratitude list in the evening, or visualizing your day and setting intention.
We asked the CrossFit Central coaching staff to share their routines.
Coach Teo Ledesma grew up in a tough part of Austin that most kids don’t make it out of. Many of his adolescent peers succumbed to violence, gangs and drugs. Through the combination of sports and his parent’s focus on academia Teo took a path that led to law school and ultimately CrossFit Central.