After taking a week off from Crossfit for some summer vacation time with my sweet 4yr old Mekenzie and our family, I hit my first WOD post vacation today. YIKES is an understatement! Today reminded me how much fueling your body for the activities we choose are so important. Whether you are fueling for the sport of Crossfit or for the sport of your daily routine,we still need to think about what we are using as fuel. I see plenty of folks dragging around mid day and too tired to do much at the end of the day. This is not a fun or comfortable place to be. I have been in that place and I can attest to feeling much better when I fuel my body the best way possible. Eating clean and Paleo friendly helps my workout performance, my Mommy energy stay up to run with my 4yr old and just FEEL BETTER! So today after a week of eating on vacation…aka NOT PALEO, my workout HURT! Every minute of the WOD I thought about the lack of discipline I had while away. Yes, we do need to have those “off” times to enjoy a few treats but it sure does hurt when you try to dial it back in if you do it too much.
It’s Monday… that’s like a weekly New Year’s Eve resolution time for most of us…. “I’ll start on Monday eating better – working out – taking care of myself”. WE NEED TO MAKE A CHOICE EVERYDAY to take care of ourself! Here are a few recipes of what my meal plan this week looks like. I will give all the credit to the wonderful websites I snagged the ideas from, check them out below.
Wake up: Advocare Spark and Rehydrate, Catalyst www.advocare.com/10066205
Breakfast: Advocare Chocolate Meal Replacement Shake
WOD “Jackie” 1000m Row, 50 Thruster (45#), 30 pullups.
Post Workout: Advocare Post Workout Recovery shake *helps decrease soreness!!
snack: 1/2 a Lara bar, Advocare Spark and Rehydrate/ Catalyst
Dinner: This is where the experts come in! Everyday Paleo to the rescue. I used two different post to combine the recipes for dinner.
Skillet Rosemary Chicken. Loved this easy recipe!http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/07/14/easy-skillet-rosemary-chicken-pecan-basil-parsley-pesto-and-more/
Basil – Parsley Pesto http://everydaypaleo.com/2010/06/29/grilled-chicken-with-walnut-pesto-sauce-and-warm-arugula-salad/ I used pecans instead of walnuts and didn’t have as much fresh basil as I needed so I added some cilantro and dried basil. It turned out super good!!!
Arugula salad (see recipe link above). Warm nitrate free bacon over fresh arugula and a drizzle of olive oil with a side tomato topped it off well.
Meal prep for the week was also a great addition to this. I have four more chicken breast ready in the frig and cooked up the rest of the bacon for meals the next few days.
Bedtime: Trying to get in 8 hrs of sleep to control cortisol levels and stress. Advocare Catalyst and Nighttime Recovery will send me off to dreamland.