Lost in all my posts recently has been my focus on my diet. I have been making extra effort to eat more "clean" and I think it has been paying off. I have felt better after workouts and have started to look better in the mirror. Below is a typical day for me (meaning 4 out of 5 work days).
Drive in to work - large protein shake, banana
10:30am - 3 hard boiled eggs (only 1 yolk), apple, other seasonal fruit, fish oil
Noon - Meat (usually left over from night before), veggie (usually steamed broccoli)
Mid-afternoon - Turkey deli meat, trail mix (cashews, dried bananas, dried pineapple..)
Post-workout - Recovery shake
Dinner - usually some type of meat (chicken most often), veggies (usually broccoli cause I'm boring)
That is everything. My wife and I like to have fish once a week which is usually salmon or tilapia. We also have steak once a week or so. It is not nearly as boring as it looks. She is a master chef (in my eyes at least) and somehow finds ways to spice it up a lot of the time. Some of her recipes are here: http://digitalmustardkaren.blogspot.com/search/label/recipe .
I do cheat once or twice a week when I get really stressed and have a snickers or some other candy bar in there somewhere. on the weekends I don't really stick to a schedule, it is more "eat when I'm hungry" and try to eat healthy. I do drink beer (sometimes wayyyy too much). But hey...that's what I enjoy and that is who I am. I've greatly cut down on how often I drink and now go weeks without a beer without batting an eye.
Remember, the point in being healthy is to enjoy life...not make life feel constrained. Make healthy choices, but do what you like as well.
Where to Buy Food?
Recently, as in the past 3 weeks, we discovered the Allentown Farmers Market. Holy Crap. What a treasure chest of deliciousness! They have everything you need to eat healthy..and above all you can up the health by choosing local, grass fed products. We recently made the choice to buy the more expensive, but equally more delicious, free range chicken products, and grass fed beef products. You don't know what you've been missing. They actually TASTE better. I've been told they are more healthy too. WINNING! (is that played out yet?)
I'm sure you can find something similar near you!
Prediction for 12.4
Come on you didn't think you'd get through an entire post without talk of the Reebok crossfit open did you?
The only thing I'm sure of is pain. Both because my neck is still screwed up, and because even when I'm completely unscathed...the workout hurts. But because I must guess..my prediction is
8 min amrap
10 - 185lb Deadlift
20 - Wall Balls
This is based on the fact that there has been no squatting thus far. I would not be surprised to see some kind of front squat, or full squat clean in this WOD either. At least wall balls are supposed to have a squat in them. We'll see at 8pm ET tonight!
25 min amrap (eek!)
50 ground to over head 45 lb plate (I did 20lb slamballs cause my neck hurt with the plate)
100 Air Squats
125 calorie row
Score: 1 + 111
Rowed 10 1 minute intervals after doing 5 rep max back squat. Stopped at 225 cause my neck started hurting. Gotta get through this week without doing more damage!