The new year often brings nutrition resolutions for many of us. This is great! Improving nutrition habits is something most people need and seeing so many people trying to do this is fantastic. However, I see a few general problems with a lot of these resolutions.
When we’re setting goals, most of us think only about the end result. I want to lose 10 pounds, I want to deadlift 300 pounds, or I want to get a raise of $1000 this year.
These are not necessarily bad goals. They are specific; you know when you’ve met them. They are also probably attainable based on your current situation; you have at least a chance of being able to achieve them. However, they are still, technically, out of your control.
You’ve just done an awesome CrossFit workout. What and when should you eat to make sure you see the best results possible from your workout? Your post workout nutrition helps with a few different things. First, you need to recover and rehydrate. You also want to make sure you build muscle and improve your performance in the future.
Have you ever wondered if you need to eat differently when you’re working out? What you should eat before, during and after your workouts depends on your goals. However, unless you are a serious athlete training for a very specific goal, basic good nutrition is generally all you really need and can help you work towards many common goals such as improving performance, gaining muscle, and losing weight.
I am a mom of one boy, currently in preschool, and a former software engineer for over 10 years. I started CrossFit a few years ago, when my son was about two years old and I was in my mid-30s. After having my son, I quit my job to stay home with him and found that I was not able to lose weight as easily or have the energy that I once had.
I am a mom of two boys, 16 & 11, and a wife to my husband of 18 years. Growing up, I danced and tumbled. I didn’t do traditional sports or athletics. My CrossFit journey began 8 years ago after I had my second son. My husband found this new workout online and we started doing any workouts we could in the garage.