Ras and I are in Shanghai gearing up with the TEAM for the Asia CrossFit Championship!
Shanghai has been amazing so far! We’ve gotten lost a few times 🙈🙈 but it has been really gratifying to see and explore the culture here!
The competition runs from Saturday to Monday and we are ready to take it on!
Shanghai is 15 HOURS (woah..) ahead of San Diego, so that means if you tune in tonight (Friday) you’ll be seeing us competing Saturday morning.
For example, 7 pm San Diego time will be 10 am Shanghai time.
The competition is supposed to be streamed Live on YouTube so check for it there! Or you can follow along with the leaderboard here.
We took the day yesterday to relax and enjoy Disneyland!
Before a competition, I have a lot of “pre-game” rituals. A few days before I’m still relaxed but today I’m starting to get dialed in.
I don't like to change anything nutrition-wise right before a competition. Eating the same things keeps me focused and not worrying if my diet is throwing anything off.
But do I have a couple of playlists on Spotify I love to listen to that get me fired up. And I’ll usually spend time with my eyes closed visualizing each step of the workouts and each movement.
How do you get ready for a competition? Is it listening to a specific song? Meditating? Visualization?
Reply back and let me know!
Should we do an article on competition prep for Grown Strong?
Also, I want to address something that was on IG a few days ago, here’s the post if you didn’t see it.
I got asked “How come you exercise so hard and don’t have a flat belly?!”
It got me a little fired up and I feel like it’s a topic that needs to be talked about more. 👊
This was my reply:
“I don’t have a flat belly because I believe in fueling my body for performance over restricting my calories to look a certain way.
Yeah if I starved myself or cut down my fats and still trained as much as I do I might finally get that 8 pack but the reality is my body type won’t.
I like to eat and I know when I don’t eat enough I just don’t feel good during training. And a lot of it also comes down to genetics.
So I’m sorry but I will never be one of the girls with no belly fat at all and I’m okay with it.
I’m not an Instagram model, I’m an athlete and what we do is completely different here so if you don’t like the way I look you can unfollow. 🙂 Thank you!”
Here’s the pic:
PS. This is me no makeup, hair not done, just got done with training. I eat around 3000 calories a day and I feel HAPPY and HEALTHY in my body.
Yeah, some of my pictures on Instagram don’t look attractive or my muscles might be bulging because usually a photographer comes in the middle of my training session.
I’m not posing for the camera or starving myself before so my abs will pop through. I’m trying to be the best me and if I get a cool picture in action I’m going to share it. ✌️
BE REAL, BE TRUE, BE YOU. ❤️ That is all. Thank you to everyone who shared or wrote me a kind message after I posted my story. Love you all!