Author Archives: jibrantl

About jibrantl

I am an endurance racer, figure competitor and health food enthusiast. I have done everything from the Jungle Marathon to the Tri-Fitness World Challenge. I love staying active, cooking wholesome meals and sharing my passion with others!

Insomnia

I am writing this post because I have been awake for 4 hours now and have officially given up trying to get any more sleep for the day. Not to mention I haven’t blogged in a hot minute, so I … Continue reading

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Old Skool

I realize it has been a hot minute since I have blogged, but I try only write posts on fitness-relevant topics, and to be quite honest, I have not exactly been the fitness icon here lately. I won’t get into … Continue reading

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Thermogenesis

Because I’m a nerd, I wrote a research paper on Thermogenesis- an important factor of weight loss. Enjoy 🙂 Choosing the proper nutrition program can be a daunting task. We’ve all heard that a “calorie is a calorie”, and therefore, … Continue reading

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TriFitness Recap

First things first- what is TriFitness?? The complete TriFitness event actually consists of 4 events: 1. Obstacle course 2. Fitness skills 3. Grace and Physique 4. Fitness Routine.  The fitness skills are comprised of a bench press challenge at 60% … Continue reading

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Sweet as a Sweet Pototo

Take a look at the nutrient profile of a sweet potato and you will soon realize why it is a top food choice of the fitness industry. Sweet potatoes are packed with dietary fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamin A, vitamin C, … Continue reading

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Less is More

As an ex-endurance racer, I am very familiar with the training routine of spending hours in a pool, on a bike or running trails and coming home to stuff my face with pizza, club sandwiches and any other food craving … Continue reading

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What I am doing now….

I have decided that I really want to participate in Tri-Fitness Worlds May 2012. I am thirsty to compete again, but I want something where I can display my athletic skills and not just feel like a pageant contestant. I worked … Continue reading

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Clean Eating Italiano

I love love some Italian food. Just the word pizza sets my mouth drooling. Unfortunately, the ingredients that make Italian dishes so freaking delish are the same ones responsible for muffin tops and saggy ass. I don’t want any of … Continue reading

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Triathlon vs Figure Competition

A man asked me last week at the gym asked me what type of training I was doing. He said it seemed very disciplined and asked if I was competing in a triathlon. I just shook my head and told him … Continue reading

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Eye of the Tiger

I am now 3 weeks from the competition and each week seems to deal out new crazy challenges. I am really trying to enjoy it and stay tough, but honestly it’s a challenge to just behave as a normal human … Continue reading

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