Hi Miz, I remember you saying once that you have a gluten allergy/sensitivity and wanted to share with an an easy allergy test:
Hold the food in question in your hands, stand and close your eyes.
If you start to fall forward you’re okay and if you start to fall backward the food is an allergy trigger for you.
I have also been told that it is an indicator if you hold a bit of the food it in your non-dominant hand and make a circle with thumb and index finger. Next, use your dominant hand to pull the thumb and finger apart.
If it’s difficult to yank the fingers apart the food ISNT ONE you are allergic to and if it is easy the food is bad for you.
Just thought I’d share and hope it helps.
First I wanna take a moment to clarify that I always check with people before I use emails. Anonymous posting or not—-I’d never want to share anything someone might feel embarrassed or vulnerable about.
This email brought back a bunch of memories for me.
Back in the day when dinosaurs freely roamed the earth & I owned my personal training studio I had a client who used the thumb & forefinger method explained above to decide whether her body needed a certain exercise or not.
MizFit introducing 21s for the biceps?
I’d demo the exercise, she’d watched, and then the thumb/forefinger test ‘told her’ whether it was an exercise she needed to do or not.
Sure it was an entirely nontraditional approach (if by nontraditional approach you mean freaked me out at first—–which I do), but since she’d always agree to a different exercise for the muscle we were targeting I didnt argue (much, anyway).
The emailer is correct: I am sensitive to gluten (after I eat it a lovely blossom-like rash appears on my knees & elbows. It’s a look for sure.).
The emailer is correct: I am one who will try most things in the name of blog fodder almost-science.
Alas, the emailer was incorrect with her advice at least when it came to me/my sensitivities.
I fell backward when clutching my beloved glutenfilled bagel & the thumb/forefinger ‘ring’ was easily broken with just about every foodstuff in tow.
All that said, I loved the email.
Totally fun. Totally interesting and TOTALLY WONDER if any of you will try this one at home as well.
Hiya miz, this is kind of a weird question but I have been wondering if you can lift your legs during the entire tattoo process? if you cant is it making you crazy??
It has surprised me the number of people (in real life/via email/on twitter) who have asked me this same question.
The answer to the first question, much to my chagrin, is not really.
I probably could lift legs (Im sure many people do? Anyone wanna chime in here?)—-but I’ve chosen not to.
Myriad reasons ranging from fear of ick (Im obsessed with the fear of catching this during my healing. Poor Ren Man has to hear it all the time) to plain ole I paid enough for the tattoo & spent enough time on it I dont wanna risk ruining thoughts.
Yes I miss lifting legs although I’m choosing to view it as how amazingly *healed* my leg muscles will be when I lift em again and how fast Ill grow as a result (*cue dream sequence*).
On a silly note.
On an all the big companies follow what MizFit does note.
I remind you of this:
and I give you this new release from General Electric.
What do we have in common? A desire to act a fool workout in our kitchens.
What does GE have that I do not? A yoga mat & carrier to bestow upon one of you so that you mightcould do your OWN at-home workout. I know. I was gunning for a fridge as well.
You can be entered to win for the low, low price of a comment below.
Did you try the food allergy test our emailer sent along? Did it work for you?
Do you have a tattooed leg as I do but did you lift hardcore through the entire thing?
Do you tend to complete all your home workouts in your newly!decluttered! kitchen?
Please to hit us all up in the comments.
(winner announced tomorrow. USA only)