Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Waffles are Pancakes with Abs

How funny. To escape one of the most record-breaking snowstorms to hit Pennsylvania, we drove north to Boston. I remember Boston this time last year; there was so much snow we were building snow tunnels and researching igloo blueprints. 

I think Boston got an inch over the weekend? Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania ...

I didn't take too many photos at the East Coast Championships, but if you follow me on SnapChat, there was a sh*t ton of activity on my story. So basic. I know.

The weekend was fast-paced and amazing. How else can I describe working shoulder to shoulder with my fiancé and a team of incredible volunteers (and fellow CrossFitters) on some sweet technology with the Media team? I think amazing aptly describes casually chatting with CJ Cummings on his PR power clean and jerk or giving Cody Anderson props on his epic mustache when he checked in for athlete registration.

The athletes are so normal and down to Earth and Ben Bergeron puts on a great show for us over here on the East Coast. I was stoked to be a part of it for my second year in a row. If you have the opportunity to attend or volunteer next year, do it! On top of rubbing shoulders with the athletes, you're treated really well. Paleo Naturals fed us all day, and we were hooked up with sweet gear from Red Line Apparel and a pair of No Bull Basic Trainers. 

In other news, it's the second week of the Lurong Living Resolution Challenge! And ... I'm already over it. HAH! Paleo is just is not a sustainable or healthy route of eating ... for me. It works for some folks, and I dig that. I feel it's too restrictive, can easily wind up being too high-fat, too high protein, and it leads to bloating, lethargy, and poor sleep. I threw in the towel when I started having really bad thoughts about binging, "Oh no, I think there was a little gluten in that. Might as well eat a doughnut, ice cream and this entire jar of peanut butter now." 

Like I said, it just does't work for me. I'm going to write a more in-depth blog post on how I feel restrictive diets are unhealthy and lead to binging and disordered eating, but that's for another day. 

As for me, I'm back to counting my macros and enjoying my flexible diet! I made the most amazeball protein waffles yesterday using Flap Jacked Protein Pancake Mix. Did you see the post I wrote over on Carrots N Cake? Go check it out!


  1. I'm with you, girl. Paleo isn't for me either. I need carbs in my life!

  2. Melissa Berbusse27 January, 2016 13:48

    Have you tried the No Bull trainers yet? Do you like them?

  3. Please DO write an in-depth blog post with your thoughts about restrictive eating! It would also be interesting to read about your progression over the last few years in terms of food/dieting.