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Wednesday August 19, 2015 CrossFit Stapleton- Denver, CO

Overstressed and overeating:
How to solve the two biggest health and fitness problems
most women face.


By John Berardi, Ph.D.

Feeling overworked and underappreciated? Having trouble staying consistent with your nutrition plan? This article is for you.

Putting the needs of others before your own can sometimes feel like it’s just part of the job of being a mother, wife, friend, and family breadwinner.

Based on hearing from thousands of women during the course of our research, we know lots of women actually get energy from helping others. That is, until their energy runs out and they realize they don’t have any left over for themselves.

And slowly, after months or years of neglecting themselves:

  • The jeans that used to fit… feel a little tighter.
  • The sugar and junk food cravings seem much stronger.
  • The exercise classes and gym appointments are postponed, then cancelled.
  • The bathroom mirror and scale are avoided.
  • The stress of yo-yo dieting starts up again.

Some women we talked to compared it to a juggling act: every day they struggle to keep all their balls (commitments) in the air. In the process of putting so much time into caring for others, they end up neglecting themselves.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

After helping thousands of women through our Precision Nutrition Coaching Program, we’ve seen it all—and we know there’s a solution.

You can regain control of your body. You can overcome emotional eating issues. You can show love and appreciation to others while still taking care of yourself.

As the airplane safety video says, you must “put your own oxygen mask on first.”  You can’t take care of others if you’re running out of air yourself.

In this article, we pore through our data on thousands of women to identify the two biggest health-related problems that hold women back from having the body they want. And then we show you how to overcome them.

Read on HERE





A. Every 2 minutes, for 18 minutes:
Minutes 1-2, 7-8 & 13-14: Muscle-Ups x Max Reps in 45 seconds
(OR 3 Rolls to Candlestick + Low Ring Muscle Up Progression x 3-4 reps)
Minutes 3-4, 9-10 & 15-16: Handstand Walk x 10 meters
(use partner assist or Handstand Wall Runs if you don’t have handstand walks yet)
Minutes 5-6, 11-12 & 17-18: L-Sit Hold x 45 seconds accumulated time

B. Against a 3 minute running clock, complete:
400 Meter Run or Row
Wall Ball Shots x Max reps
Rest 3 minutes
Repeat for a total of three sets.



WOD – Tabata for Total Reps:
Goblet Squats (55/35)
Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (55/35)
Hollow Rocks
MyZone: Pace/ Yellow

Rest 5 minutes… then…

4 Rounds for Time:
350m Row
20 Chin to Knees from ground
15 KB Swings (55/35)
MyZone: Pace/ Yellow

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