What better time than the present, to feel good, feel great and do great things?
This week’s #WODWednesday is dedicated to not just a powerful workout, but the fuel of the fire.
Each day we make choices between waking and retiring. In regards to nutrition, are you on auto-pilot or are you consciously choosing each meal, in hopes of benefitting tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after?
Last night, I attended our CrossFit box’s Nutrition Challenge Seminar for Week 1. In its entirety, the Challenge will last four weeks- each week building on the last with requirements. The winner takes the pot. It’s involved- food journaling, hydration standards, refraining from sugar, shopping tips, comparison workouts from Day 1 to Day 30. This challenge is not about who has the most drastic change in body type, but is a reality check, a true test of getting to know your body, how it reacts and prepares and recovers from the daily routine as well as training. It’s about really knowing how to properly fuel one’s incredible machine.
Today’s WOD to kick off my Challenge: 1 rep max Snatch followed by a 1000m row for time. Today’s weight and time will be compared against the same WOD one month from now. So, today’s workout- make it your benchmark. Challenge yourself for 30 days. Or, one week. Completely fuel your body with proteins, fats, produce, fruits as close to the source as possible and hydrate. Log it. Read it. Compare it.
Sugar free- that will be my weakness. Is it yours? I do love a great vegan chocolate cupcake or coconut chip ice cream. Late night brownies. . . alas, even agave is out during the challenge. In fact, the brown rice syrup in my Vega pre and post workout drinks counts them as out too- but, the Vega Protein Shake is fine.
My Day One Dinner? Curry Masala Chickpea and Quinoa Burgers from the Cheeky Kitchen with pineapple, grilled onions, avocado atop organic arugula. Absolutely delicious, filling, creative and satisfied Meal Five’s requirements.
This Challenge is SO on.