Friday, February 24, 2012

Paleo on the Go.

Alright, I'm a slacker and I haven't posted in months, but I've been extra busy lately and it'll supposedly calm down soon, so hopefully I'll have more time to post and sleep and do laundry and fun stuff like that! 

So what has happened in the past 2 months?
  • Well, I'm taking my NASM CPT exam on Tuesday and if all goes well, which it will, I'll be training on the first of March :) Super exciting! That has been the main reason that I've been so busy lately; just studying and preparing for my career switch. 
  • I went to South Carolina at the beginning of February for my baby sister's BCT graduation. She's doing very well so far; she got Soldier of the Cycle for her company. I was such a proud biag sister. The picture is of her eating a turkey, ham, roast beef, Oreo cookie, and Dorito sandwich. Yes, it's Paleo. 
  • I turned 21!! Needless to say...I took a few weeks off of Paleo because I discovered lemondrops, but it'll be okay because I'm quitting alcohol.
  • I got addicted to watching Jersey Shore. Don't judge me.
  • I'm running my first half marathon on May 6th in Lincoln, NE with my pops.
  • The 2012 CrossFit Open started yesterday! I'm really excited to participate in this...I think it will really help with my motivation and commitment to CF & Paleo :) 
Paleo on the Go :)
Today, other than catching up, I'd like to write about staying on your nutritional program while you're traveling. Alyssa's graduation was in South Carolina...anyone that's been to the South understands why eating clean is practically impossible. They have the best tasting food imaginable because it's all covered in gravy and mayonnaise. I was determined to not jeopardize my health while I was away from home, so I decided to bring my own food with me! 

What I brought:
  • Protein: 8 chicken breasts, 1 entire turkey breast, 5 servings of protein powder.
  • Carbohydrates: 4 whole cucumbers, 3 whole zucchinis, tomatoes, carrots, apples, & oranges.
  • Fats: Larabars, natural peanut butter, almond butter, almonds, & pistachios. 
  • Fish oil & multivitamins :)
This was honestly the best decision I've ever made while traveling. I did have a couple drinks while I was on vacation, but my nutrition was pretty on point. Also, I did several body weight workouts in my hotel room and I went on a few runs (running at low altitude is nice!). I was even able to eat well during layovers and time spent in the airport. I would just order some scrambled eggs & coffee as to not look like a complete freak, and then I'd have some veggies and healthy fats. The bitches at the airport confiscated my peanut butter on the way back home, but other than that, I had no issues getting anything through security. I just brought a small cooler as a carry-on for the plane and luckily I had a mini-fridge in my hotel room to keep everything cold throughout the week :) 

CrossFit Open!! 
I am super excited for the Open. I was pretty hesitant to participate, but I know I'll be thankful that I did. It'll give me the opportunity to push myself harder than I usually do and also gauge where I'm at compared to other people my age across the world. The first WOD was a 7 minute AMRAP of burpees. I am the only person I know that was happy about this workout. I love burpees. I did the WOD yesterday; my goal was 80 and I got 73. I'm planning on retrying tomorrow or Sunday because I know I can do better. I will periodically update you guys on my progress in the Open :)

Glad to be back on the blog! The plan is that I will be back more frequently than I have been lately :)