Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Zen and Art of Nutrition Maintenance

So, thanksgiving feast came and left us behind with a small baggage of energy loss and a sense of lack of control. Now, we have more holiday feasts coming up ahead with company dinner parties, reunion of old friends and family/in-laws get-together. How do we deal with a sense of control on all these? The best way to really see what you are going to be stuffing yourself with during the holiday season is by recording your food and beverage intake in a little journal. Let's be honest here. Write everything down, everything....a candy here to a capuccino there....from the moment you wake up to just before you call it a night. After a week's worth, you should be able to see where you need to make adjustments. Do you eat enough and often enough to sustain your intense workouts? Remember, we are a performance based training center and if you only fuel up just to get by, your WODs will suffer. Therefore, you will not achieve the intensity that CrossFit requires in order for your body to change. It doesn't have to be drastic but let's take the time to dial in your nutrition