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W11D7 - easy 5 trail miles.

And of course: FOOD! I’m constantly snacking on something and my superhero mini cakes are already gone. So I took the last six carrots I had left in the fridge and turned them into lemon-glazed mini carrot cakes 😋🥕. Now listening to the latest MTA podcast about recovery. Yaaaay!

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“My biggest challenge when I first started training was my technique”

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Losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t make you someone else, but it does wake you up. I don’t hide. I don’t look at my feet when I walk. I don’t dread waking up in the morning. I don’t JUST exist. 

I used to eat fast food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and drank soda all day. It was an addiction. My life was so monotonous I thought that terrible food was my only source of happiness. 

At 25 years old, I realize I deserve better. 

Grocery shopping for blueberries and peanut butter is exciting. Being able to breathe while hiking trails is exciting. Waking up in the morning to be ME is exciting. 

Fuck being miserable. I am so strong!

Different Diets for Different Athletes

This past month, our athletic department at MSU hired a new nutritionist. As her first project she has set up a ‘Fuel up’ station that is available before and after practices held at MSU to ensure athletes have proper nutrition before, during, and after practices and games.

This is an amazing new opportunity for us athletes and ensure that we don’t binge the few times we are at home. I saw what is available at the Fuel Up station and noticed that there is a lack of vegetables and complex carbs, but other than that it is an amazing step forward for health for the student athletes at MSU.

Still, we need protein, veggies, and more options with calcium, so at home we were told to get more milk and meat and veggies at home which is incredibly helpful to know what you’re missing with a busy schedule. We were told to eat 1.5 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight in a day in order to maintain healthy muscle mass.

The Fuel Up station is an amazing addition to an already amazing athletic program, and having a nutritionist at the ready for us has and will help for our health in the future.

I’m really getting tired of constantly hearing about abuse in RG. The mentality in this sport is so fucked up..

Like, sure, girls have to be very light, bc gaining even just a bit of weight can lead to injuries.. This sport is one of the hardest in the world, you have to be able to dance like a ballerina, be flexible like a contortionist while having the dexterity of a juggler..

All this while being under a very strict diet.. Sure, some girls have the perfect body type, like Ganna, Yana, Grace.. While other have a natural tendency to gain weight and have to fight that all the time, like Alina Kabaeva, Yuliya Sinitsyna, Alexandra Merkulova..

But seriously, something has to change in the way these girls are asked to lose weight

Kabaeva was put under a water-only diet for 3 days when she first joined the russian national team (she was a teenager)

Sinitsyna couldn’t drink during her training sessions, bc it would lead her to gain back all the weight she had just lost..

Mariya Mateva was asked to lose all the weight she had gained after her brain surgery last year, or else she would be kicked out of the bulgarian national team

and now, this story with the israelian head coach..

This is abuse, and sadly it’s an integral part of this sport. These young athletes need protection and nutrition classes instead of threats and constant body-shaming…