Wednesday I blogged about using my Whoop data to help me prioritize good recovery practices. Recovery is based on a set of specific practices that enable us to repair from yesterday's workout and prepare our body for tomorrow's.
Do you know what helps you recover? GOOD FOOD! It's #foodiefriday and here's a fantastic and EASY one pan recipe for hummus crusted chicken and veggies from Working Against Gravity.
We all know that calories are king and we need to prioritize protein. Did you know that women who are menopausal and post-menopausal need MORE protein because our hormones are no longer as active in muscle synthesis? Yep, it's true. The guidelines from the Whoop Women's Performance Collective is 2 g for every 1 kg of body weight. To calculate this divide your body weight (in pounds) by 2.2. Whatever that number is, 77kg for me, multiply by 2 and that's the DAILY protein goal. Mine is 155. what's yours? Share with us in the comments.
Before I opened True Spirit CrossFit, I worked as an Outreach Scientist with the US Geological Survey and as an Extension Agent for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. For the past 8 years I have been slowly integrating my love of ecology, horticulture, gardening, and local agriculture into True Spirit's message of community, fitness and my own ethic of sustainability.
I have always had a garden. If you've been to my house you'll notice that my front and backyards are planted with edibles and pollinator friendly plants.
Gardening is my way of providing for my family, being connected to my micro-ecosystem, and being independent from the industrial food system.
You don't have to have a giant garden to gain a little independence. A few herbs and cherry tomatoes in a pot on your patio can go a long way to making you feel like a homesteader.
Over the next few weeks I'm going to share a series of articles I wrote many moons ago (for the Nevada Cooperative Extension) to help you set up a garden and get growing. I'm calling this series, Homegrown Paleo and I hope you enjoy this journey!
Memorial Day Murph - May 30
Knuckle Buster OCR - July 16
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