Sophia MCDermott Drysdale FIT

Women's Workshop at Seraifin in Chicago

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I have a couple of stops in Chicago at the end of this month and my 2nd stop is at Serafin BJJ Academy, Evanston in Chicago. I love teaching women’s workshops since it opens things up to explore the techniques that work much better for women but also to touch on topics about being a women in BJJ.

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My 7 Day Meal Plan - Spring into Summer is ready!!!

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My new e book, 7 Day Meal Plan - Spring into Summer is ready!!! I am really happy to share with you all the recipes that I enjoy year round. The book is loaded with yummy meals and snacks for you to use for 7 days as a cleanse, detox and boost as well as a guide for future use.

 One of the biggest reasons people fail with diets is because they don't eat enough and they are also stuck eating the same boring food every day. There is only so many days in a row one might be able to eat bland chicken breast and steamed broccoli. My meals and recipes are different, delicious, full of variety and goodness. I tweak normal recipes and make them healthy- making sure they still taste just as good. I change the way some recipes are cooked and exchange some ingredients for healthier options that are whole, unprocessed, free of trans fats or heavy saturated fats, refined flours, sugars, chemicals and preservatives.

Grab your copy now while the  discount is available. Only for the month of May. Type LAUNCH10 for a 10% disount!

Sophia's 5 Day Challenge Starts Today!!!

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Who is ready to do this 5 Day Challenge? It starts today!!! You can join the Facebook group here!. This will be the best one yet since it focuses on the mental aspect. For those who compete, it is all mental. We will be looking at creating positive affirmations to help with all this so you can get out there and do your absolute best. For those who don't compete these skills can be used for other goals you may be striving for. So we will be covering goal setting strategies as well as meditation and yoga to eliminate stress. Sheila Kennedy from The Athletes Sports Bag Featured Athletes has provided the meditation which is such a blessing. She focuses on getting that athlete to the next level. Join the group and add your girlfriends!!! 

Get out and get some sunlight!

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There are so many aspects to health. We need to fuel our bodies properly for optimal health and we need to move it every day - whether it be on the mat in BJJ class or going for a brisk walk. But  one factor that is often  overlooked is the amount of time we spend outside in the fresh air getting our daily dose of vitamin D. Vitamin D is considered by some to be the most important vitamin out there. It is responsible for so many things including the regulation of other minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus which are essential for strong bones among other things. Vitamin D has also been shown to help regulate blood glucose levels (good for insulin management) and it is good for mental health. Regardless, getting sunlight is essential for mental health. So even though it is still cold in some places, try your best to get out and get at least 15 minutes per day of natural sunlight to enjoy the myriad of benefits. 

My seminar tour in COlorado

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THis past weekend I had 3 seminars in Colorado. I taught initially at Colorado Springs at CSBJJ on the Saturday and then the following day was a crazy day with a seminar at Rocky Mountain BJJ and another one at Katharo Training Center. My focus for all the seminars was passing and movement from  on top. I am so blessed to be able to meet so many amazing people on my BJJ travels. 

Sophia McDermott Drysdale FIT
Sophia McDermott Drysdale FIT

A woman's journey through fitness - Breaking Muscle article

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My dual life. BJJ and fitness. Check out my video interview on Breaking Muscle I talk quite candidly about the fitness industry and training as a performance athlete. I talk about my plans for the future and all that I want to do for women and fitness with my 5 days challenges, my Lifestyle Camps, my online coaching and my seminars. Exciting times ahead.