Nutrition

Why do a Challenge?

Why do a Challenge?

Have you ever tried to lose weight?  Have you ever tried a diet where you had to eliminate foods?  Were you successful but only temporarily?  

At CrossFit Erie we take a different approach to help you reach your goals.  We understand that not everyone fits in the same box.  Some love meat, some are vegetarian, some love bread.  We take an honest approach.  You don’t have to eliminate cake 100% of the time, but you also can’t eat cake everyday and expect to lose weight either.  We need balance.

A New Year, A Better You

A New Year, A Better You

My facebook feed is filled with many fitness centers and blog writers.   As the new year approaches, everyone is telling me this New Year, I can be a “New Me”.  I think they have missed the mark a little.  

I want to be a better me.  I have been through phases in my life where I have tried, but failed, at making changes.  Is there a way to make changes and make them stick?  Can you finally find success in your personal sticking point?  We think you can and we would love to help you.  

Four Quick Breakfasts

Four Quick Breakfasts

Here are four quick, super simple breakfasts we like at my house, with practically no recipe required. Each meal also has a nice balance of carbs and protein, which is great for after a workout. I have to admit, I don’t personally like yogurt much, but my husband does and he eats the yogurt options often (he doubles the amount I eat). I figured I should add something besides just egg options. ;)

Setting Goals: Outcomes or Behaviors?

Setting Goals: Outcomes or Behaviors?

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.

Homemade Turkey Sausage

Since I workout in the morning, breakfast is pretty much my biggest meal. I always like to make sure I get plenty of protein and carbs in this meal, but I don’t really like to eat non-breakfast foods either. I love eggs and almost always have those, but sometimes I like to throw in some sausage or ham as well. I was looking for a sausage without such a huge fat content and with no added sugars or preservatives.

Quick Protein Shakes

Quick Protein Shakes

I’ve been having a hard time getting enough to eat recently due to my new schedule. Since I’m coaching at night a lot now, it’s hard to have a good sized dinner since I have to eat around 4pm. I also go to bed early enough that eating at 7:30-8:00pm isn’t a good option for me either :) I’ve decided to try to fix this problem by eating a little more in the morning. However, since I workout at 6am, I wasn’t really super excited to get up at 4am to eat prior to my workout. So, I’ve decided to get myself a shake all ready the night before and then just blend and drink it as soon as I get up before going into the gym.

Workout Nutrition - What Should I Eat After My Workout?

Workout Nutrition - What Should I Eat After My Workout?

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.

Workout Nutrition - What Should I Eat Before My Workout?

Workout Nutrition - What Should I Eat Before My Workout?

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.