Whoa. Life (I typed lift) got busy and I didn’t intend for this space to stay quiet for so long. I’ve got a few posts lined up for the upcoming weeks but in the meantime, let’s catch up!
Announcements & Events
STRONGMAN SHOW IN RICHMOND, VA!
Crossfit Full Circle is hosting a fall #strongman show! It's going to be a great show with lots of fun events. This week is the LAST WEEK for early registration discount! Search "beer city brawl" on facebook for registration forms or check the NAS site for forms! #strongwoman #ladieslifthere #startingstrongman #hyletenation #strongmaam #rva
I’m co-promoting a strongman show! And you should come compete in it! Or spectate! Or volunteer!
We’re very excited about this event and working on securing some awesome sponsors (if you’re interested in sponsoring this event, please email me at gabbysgfree at gmail dot come!) and even a special after party. It’s going to be a great show and I can’t wait to see everyone there!
NUTRITION/FLEXIBLE DIETING WORKSHOP
I’m also co-instructing an awesome nutrition workshop titled “Flexible Dieting and Freedom”. This workshop is SO MUCH more than just a diet plan or intro to flexible dieting. It addresses things like societal expectations, body image, goal setting as well as practical nutrition information like calculating macros, designing your diet, and more. You can read more about the workshop and sign up here! *Note you DO NOT need to be a member of Full Circle to join, so sign up!
I had a birthday. I ate a lot of steak and gluten-free chocolate peanut butter reese’s cake. It was glorious.
I compete in Kentucky on the 15th for what will be my last show of the season. My body is pretty beat up, I’m tired, and pretty ready to be done competing and go into the off season. Training has still be going pretty well and I hit an all time front squat PR of 183# for 5 (183# was my 1RM 8 weeks ago), all of my implement work has been going well, and I’m seeing improvements across the board.
I’m doing a weightlifting meet in September, because why not?
I randomly did a bodyweight pull up (a few actually). So that was cool. I'm so ready for the heat and humidity to be gone. GO AWAY PLEASE.
Step 1: cook whole chicken in slow cooker overnight with onions, garlic, salt, pepper Step 2: shred (it honestly just falls apart the second it is touched), discard or save bones and other weird bits Step 3: skim and strain juices left in crockpot Step 4: place shredded chicken under the broiler until crispy Step 5: cook juices with some apple cider vinegar or lime juice, chili powder, and chipotle powder Step 6: combine crispy chicken and sauce and NOM your face off.
This chicken recipe is changing my liiiife. And by "recipe" I mean, the laziest possible way to make a whole chicken into shredded, crispy goodness.