Posts Tagged ‘Preparation’

I started posting meal prep videos on my blog years ago as a resource for athletes on how to eat cleaner. I never claimed to make the healthiest meals, but my goal was to offer a few new ideas and show how easy it can be make better choices, inspire those who are intimidated by the kitchen, and occasionally demonstrate how economical “cleaner” eating can be for anyone!

Today’s prep was a throwback to two of my most commonly made meals:

Breakfast Scramble (eggs, green and red pepper, onion, and a bit of chicken and steak)

Salad (spinach, carrots, steak and chicken, blue cheese crumbles, candied pecans)

All in, the groceries for this prep ran just over $50 and I estimated that it produced around 11 meals for me. For context, that comes out to around $4.50 per meal. If I were to run to Chipotle, my usual burrito costs me $13.67. So yeah, it’s a lot cheaper for me to take a few hours and make food that’s better for me anyways!

There are still times where I won’t feel like cooking, didn’t have time to make a grocery run, or just craved a Motomaki Sushi Burrito. The point of posts like this, though, is to show that eating well doesn’t have to be intimidating. I’ve said this many times on my blog before that since people in our community by and large share the goal of wanting to get in better shape: “You can’t out-train a bad diet.” Nutrition is the base of the pyramid of success that CrossFit created, so if I can help at least one person feel more confident and equipped with some simple ideas, I’ll be a happy guy.

 

Right now we’re 1/3 of the way into the 2011 CrossFit Games Open. While we were all crushing WOD #2 yesterday, though, I realized something.

To my knowledge (I could be wrong), we have never gotten together as a CrossFit Lakewood Competition Team to discuss how we tick. Each one of us, individually. What I mean by that is sharing with one another some pretty important things that we need/want/would like to have before, during and after our “Sectionals” workouts:

How do you like to warm up?
By yourself, in a group, alone and silent, social and talkative

How do you like to be judged during a workout?
Every rep counted out loud, leave me alone I count for myself, yell out every five reps

What kind of encouragement do you like during a workout?
Loud and proud, drill sergeant orders, quiet and encouraging, in your face cheering, people telling you how many reps to do, leave you alone

How do you like to be treated immediately following a workout?
High fives all around, group hug, give me a few minutes on the ground to recover, leave me alone until I remember where I am again

These questions may seem sort of trivial to some people, but to others, the workout environment can have a serious impact on one’s performance.

Do me a favor please, guys and gals. Take just a few seconds and reply in the Comments Section of this post and share your personal preference. That way, when next Saturday rolls around, we’ll all know how to best approach one another to create the best environment for our team!