CrossFit Peabody: A Day In The Nutrition Life – Coach Holly
Nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated.
It also doesn’t have to be difficult.
Over the past 2 years both my work and family life has been CRAZY BUSY….much like many of you!
We all think…someday it will slow down. Well hell…that’s probably never going to happen because I love what we’re doing here at CrossFit Peabody.
So just about 9 weeks ago, I got real with myself. And I mean freakin’ real.
I used opening a 2nd location, buying a house, moving CrossFit Peabody 3 times in the past 7 months, and so on as excuses to put other things ahead of me and my fitness. YEP…that is what they are. EXCUSES.
I didn’t like not feeling my best and I sure as hell didn’t like NOT looking my best.
So that means I had to take a hard look in the mirror and say quit bitchin’ and do something about it.
And so I did.
I feel better and look better than I have in 2 years…in just 9 weeks.
So I am sharing this with you because I want you to know I’ve been there. I know it’s easy to let life get in the way. But there is a way out and it doesn’t have to be hard or painless.
I’m eating more food, more carbs and more variety than I have ever have and achieving a level of leanness I haven’t seen in years (or maybe ever).
So if I can fall off and get back on, so can you.
So without further ado, here is a very very typical day in the life of me, your Coach.
**Before you read my post, please know that I’ve consumed supplements for over 10 years…and I’ve had really crappy ones and really great ones. The supplements I believe in and take, I also offer to my clients. I will never offer or sell something I do not use myself. So don’t think this is a sales pitch for every product we have at CFP – I use them all on a daily basis and have for years!!
4:30am – the soothing sounds of my alarm going off! HAHAHA
Not shown, but as soon as I get out of bed, I am at the coffee pot fillin’ up my cup with the strongest coffee out there and I take it black!
After I’m done coaching our morning classes I hit up breakfast.
Breakfast – Prep Time 3 minutes MAX
1 – 1 1/2 Scoop (depending on what I need for the day) Beverly International UMP – cookies and cream or graham cracker.
85 grams baby spinach (do NOT make the mistake of regular spinach…unless you like the taste or grass – I sure do NOT!!)
6 grams PB Fit (just for added flavor) Normally I would have 1 tbsp. all natural peanut butter, but I’m working hard to lean out and have 4 weeks on my specific cut plan.
1/4 tsp. Himalayan Sea Salt (84 vitamins and minerals in this stuff and very very good for you!) This gives my shake a salty/sweet flavor I LOVE!!
Mid Morning (Pre workout snack/meal/feeding) – Prep time 3 minutes MAX
My mid morning snack changes every single day unlike my breakfast. I’m looking for a combination of protein, veggies and some good carbs to fuel my mid-day training session.
On this particular day I had the following:
1 cup Greek Yogurt
1 Organic Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tart from Trader Joe’s. That was new because I just picked up this deliciousness at the store, but typically I would eat 2 slices of Ezekiel Bread – Cinnamon/Raison
200 grams (or 2 cups) of asparagus. I change up the veggies, but there are always veggies.
Pre-Training – 30 seconds prep time
Just about every day before my training session I have 1 scoop of Stronger Faster Healthier PUSH mixed with water.
This gives me that little extra edge I’m looking for!
Post Training – IMMEDIATELY after my workout – prep time 30 seconds.
1 scoop Stronger Faster Healthier Recovery – Chocolate of course!
1/2 scoop Stronger Faster Healthier PURE – Chocolate to get my protein up
1 scoop Carb Powder – unflavored so it doesn’t change the flavor of my Recovery shake because IT’S THE BOMB!!
I consume this within 5 minutes of my training session because it’s just so important. I train typically 5 days in a row and it’s not often I’m sore – that’s for sure the Recovery working 🙂
Post Training # 2 – Prep time 3 – 5 minutes
Typically this meal is consumed 40 – 60 minutes after my workout. I know I know I can hear it already….’But I’m not hungry after I workout’ Even if I’m not I eat because I know my body needs it. Most days my body and brain are telling me to EAT.
Usually this puts me around 3:30 or 4:30 and I’m either heading in to coach or work with a private client so I need something that is quick and hits what my body needs.
3 oz 93% lean ground turkey mixed with 1/4 cup Rao’s Arrabbiata sauce (spicy and delicious).
2 slices Ezekiel Bread – Cinnamon Raison
Sautéed broccoli and peppers. Both were previously frozen. I topped them off with sea salt, green dragon sauce and salsa both from Trader Joes.
Formula 02 recovery drink
20 ounces water
Dinner 3 – 4 nights per week this meal is consumed on my way home from the gym so it’s already prepared.
If I’m lucky enough to be at home and have a meal with my family, it’s still quick and easy, but we might get a bit more creative.
3 oz. Shredded Buffalo Chicken (made in the InstaPot)
1/2 sautéed onions and garlic
1 cup sautéed green beans (and then put in the Air Fryer for a quick hit to make them crispy!
200 grams white potato (for this particular meal we used our new Air Fryer and make fries…you literally cut the potatoes, spray with coconut oil spray and pop them in. EASY!!
I might change up the ingredients but it’s always the same structure – protein, veggies and CARBS!
Pre-Bed – Prep Time 5 minutes
Aside from my breakfast this is by far my favorite meal of the day!!! Hands down!
1 scoop Chocolate UMP
1 tbsp. Cacao powder from Trader Joes
7 grams dark chocolate chips
1/4 tsp. Himalayan Sea Salt
100 grams sliced banana
1 tbsp. All Natural Peanut Butter
Mix up and stick in freezer for a few minutes
Supplements on the side:
1 serving Calm mixed with water
1 serving Stronger Faster Healthier Strong mixed with 4 oz. unsweetened almond milk.
AMAZING!!!!! So sad to see this meal end
That is a typical day in the life of me, right now today on a FAT LOSS plan. YES, I said fat loss. You can eat really amazing food and still lose fat.
I hope you got something out of reading my day. Maybe some new ideas to mix up your own eating.
If you’re trying to lose fat and it’s not going as well as you’d like and you don’t want to starve, hit me up with an email and I can help: Holly@crossfitpeabody.com.
Now it’s off to EAT 🙂
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