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Leslie Does Run

At this point of the program, I can really tell a difference in everything. Nick, our coach at Thomasville CrossFit, has been programming a lot of cardio lately. Have I told you that I'm not cardio's biggest fan? Like, at all? Well, cardio is "hardio" for me, and always has been. Back in college, when I didn't need to do cardio, I told people that my life motto was "Leslie don't run." Yes, I used the incorrect grammar and everything because that's how much I meant it. Fast forward...



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Enjoying LB Fit Meet and Eats

This week, I felt like doing something different, and especially simple. So of course, I went to my "best friend" website: Pinterest. There, I found a recipe for "egg roll in a bowl," and it made the perfect amount for my lunches this week. All you need is ground beef, a bag of coleslaw mix, garlic, ginger, soy sauce (or coconut aminos), rice vinegar, onion, and cauliflower rice. If you're like me and forget the cauliflower rice, don't worry, there is plenty to go around and it's very...



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Meal Prepping New and Yummy Foods

This week was a really good week for me. I felt very mentally clear, and my workouts at Thomasville CrossFit felt amazing. I did switch up my eating a little bit and decided to cut out processed foods and try to stick to whole foods. On Sunday, Abrie and I meal prepped together, and that was so much fun. I learned a lot from her. We both found a couple of recipes that we wanted to try, came together to prep the four meals, and split them between us so that we could try what the other...



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Seeing and Loving the Results

We are two months in, people! This month, I lost five more pounds for a total of nine pounds in two months, and another inch off of my waist! To top that exciting news off, my BMI is down 1.4%! Not even going to lie, this month has been pretty stressful, with work and our beloved family dog passing away, so today's news was honestly shocking. I tend to use eating as a coping mechanism, and I'm pretty proud of myself that I did not go back to my old ways this past month. Instead, I went to...



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Curbing Cravings

Well, guys, to be honest, this week was pretty mundane. I'll take that as a good sign, though. I felt like I needed to change my lunches up a little, so, instead of chicken, I switched it up a little and used venison. I've been wanting some Mexican food lately, so I decided to curb that craving by adding taco seasoning to the browned ground venison, used a few romaine leaves, added some cauliflower rice (to increase my veggie intake), and wrapped it all up in a whole wheat...



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Trying Yummy New Recipes

Another week has come and gone. Time sure does fly. I am beyond glad that everything is finally settling down and I can focus more on meal prepping and hitting those workouts. This week has been pretty ordinary. I did all of my meal prep work on Saturday so I could enjoy a lazy Sunday. For supper Sunday night, we tried something a little new; instead of grilling our King Mackerel fish, we pan seared it, and man it was good. It did not have any "fishy" flavor. I wound up having extra...



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Healthy Weekend and Holiday Choices

Well, I went to the beach last weekend and I thought I did pretty well. We stopped at Hammaknocker's on the way down to St. George, and I ordered a Pulled Chicken BBQ wrap, which was amazing! It had lettuce, carrots, and their signature honey mustard based barbeque sauce. And boy was it big! I only ate half of it and called it a night. Saturday, I snacked on some chicken salad that I brought with me from Moonspin, and also some pineapple that I cut up. We went to The Pesky Pelican for...



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Working Hard on the Weekends

Today was Month 1 weigh-in day! As of June 7th, 3 weeks ago, I am down 4.5 pounds, and have shaved off a couple of inches. You want to talk about a trialing month? Psh! I'm pretty sure I was the conductor of the struggle train! This month was full of trial and error. When I first met with Hannah, the nutritionist, at the beginning of the month, I made a goal for the first month to plan my meals better, or, let's be honest here, to actually plan my meals. With the help of the meal prep...



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Week 3

Well, to say that this week had its trials would probably be an understatement. My mentality and cravings were everywhere this week! Salt, sweet, bitter, you name it! I hardly had energy this week- it was so hard to get up for work every morning, my brain was foggy, and I was just not feeling well. To put icing on the cake, the scale did not budge at all this week. While I had already told myself that I probably would not lose any weight this particular week due to certain circumstances,...



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Week 2

Well, good news, this week went a lot better than last week! My sugar cravings are pretty much gone, and I have had a lot more energy throughout the days (even when working out.) My mind has been clearer; I feel like I could push myself harder and farther in my workouts. It's amazing how different one week of being conscious of your food intake and exercise can impact the rest of your life. Meal prep was on point this week thanks to a meal prep cook book that my supportive mother gave...



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Week 1

Hi! I’m Leslie. Since this is the first week’s blog entry, I figured I would briefly introduce myself. I have been going to Thomasville Crossfit since December 2015. I fell in love with TCF and the community on day one and knew this was exactly where I was supposed to be. Crossfit brought me out of my shell. Where I was once a shy, soft spoken person, you now can’t get me to stop laughing and cutting up. I absolutely love Mexican and Chinese foods. Give me all the cheese dip! I have...



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Meet Leslie Strickland

Leslie Strickland Age – 30 Gym – Thomasville Crossfit Why did you decide to participate in the Live Better Fit program? Live Better Fit seems like a new and exciting program that offers more than some of the other options that are out there. I’ve tried other programs like Weight Watchers and counting macros, but I tend to lose focus. I think having the one-on-one time with the dietitian is going to be a big help. What is your weight loss goal? I don’t have a specific...