So, remember my Under Armour What’s Beautiful Goal? It was to train for my first CrossFit Competition. I had my goal competition debut scheduled as the Gateway Garage Games in September, so I had plenty of time to work on my strength and skill… but then another local competition popped up so I’m going to be actually doing my first CrossFit competition on Saturday! Eeeek! A huge part of me continuing to make strength and skill gains is figuring out my nutrition. If you don’t eat well you can’t perform well.
I’ve been so stinkin confused about my nutrition lately. I had hit a plateau and was really struggling mentally. So, I went to see a nutrition coach. We sat and talked for awhile and he was really supportive of my goals to both lose fat and gain strength. He sent me my meal plan and I spent the weekend shopping, cooking, measuring, and prepping food.
My kitchen was a mad house. So, this new plan is based on Macros. For me it is 45-35-20 Carbs, Protein, Fat. I have 4 high calorie days and 3 lower calorie days. I am eating 7x a day including my night time protein shake before bed. I am eating a lot of the same things over and over, which makes prep work a ton easier. I used my food scale and measured out all the right amounts of each part of the meal.
I also visited with the folks at Supplement Superstore to get all my supplements.
When Monday morning rolled around everything was ready to go! I have a mix of oatmeal, chia seeds, blueberries, protein powder, mixed with water before heading to CrossFit in the morning and then I come home and immediately eat up some breakfast, which includes cinnamon raisin Ezekiel Break French Toast… yum!
Obviously there is a whole crapton of egg whites and a Cytogreens mixture too.
I eat every 2-3 hours with the remainder of the meals being protein heavy and the majority of the carbs being in the early afternoon time. 2 days in and I can’t say I’ve felt hungry or deprived at all. It has been super easy to do and you know what? I’m already seeing shocking results. When I weighed in at our first appointment last week I was at 192. Now – just after 2 full days of following this plan to a T… I’m down to 187.8 – this is the lowest I’ve been in a long time! I think the biggest change was actually eating more, so weird right? We are always taught to eat less to lose weight but thats just not the case. Eat more quality, real, whole, foods.
Let’s hear about your week – Any “wins” you want to share?
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