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What I ate CrossFit Regional weekend & What I’ve changed going into Games Training: Part 1

What I ate through Regional weekend and What I’ve changed going into Games Training

Part 1

Normally I am a huge foodie however the week leading up to regionals I wanted nothing to do with food, especially during the competition.  My stomach was out of whack, I was irregular (nerves), and moreover had to force feed myself throughout the weekend.

As a Dietitian and from experience, I know how important fueling is for optimal performance, especially during regionals, where you are working out 2x/day, adrenaline is at its peak, and the brain and body are working overtime.   In 2015, I embarrassingly did not fuel myself optimally and paid the price on day 1 event 2 when my body shut down, causing me to finish almost 2-3 minutes slower than my practice time.  My performance suffered due to undereating/drinking the day before.  Live and learn I always say, so going into the 2018 Regionals I made my nutrition a priority.

 

First and foremost, I did not change anything going into regional week, everything I fueled myself with my body had known previously.  During mock regional weekend, two weeks prior to competing, I tried to eat exactly how I would game day/weekend.   For example, I had an entire 36oz pedialyte the day prior to regionals and one to two competition days with additional carbs and fluids.  I used the same pre and post workout supplements as I did in all my trainings and stuck with similar foods.  Aka there was zero change regional weekend

Thursday: t-minus 1 days to Event 1

Breakfast: Egg white vegetable omelet + oatmeal + fruit

Snack: peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Lunch: Open face rotisserie chicken and cheese sandwich, fruit,

Dinner: grilled chicken sandwich + roasted vegetables + mac n cheese (hey, I needed more carbs)

Snack: peanut butter pretzels and puffin cereal

Fluids: Water/pedialyte, and Nuun electrolyte tablets throughout the day

 

Friday: Game day! Warm up starts 1:00

Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1 egg white, 1/2c oats, ¾ mashed banana, cinnamon omelet/pancake, water/pedialyte — 7:30am

Snack: open-face peanut butter honey sandwich — 10:30am

Fluids: Water/pedialyte, and nuun electorlyte tablets

UR Driven Pre-workout 30 minutes prior warm-up + handful fruit snacks

Event 1 “Triples” 45-minute endurance workout

UR Pure Whey protein shake post workout + Applesauce Squeezy

½ peanut butter and jelly sandwich

UR Driven Pre-workout 30 minutes prior warm-up

Event 2 “Linda” heavy weights workout

UR Pure Whey protein shake post workout + Applesauce Squeezy

½ peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Dinner: Sweet potato, chicken veggie kabobs

Late night snack: peanut butter pretzels + pedialyte

 

Saturday: Day 2, event 3 Warm-up starts 12:45

Breakfast: same as Day 1

Snacks: ½ peanut and jelly sandwich

Fluids: Water/pedialyte, and Nuun electrolyte tablets

UR Driven Pre-workout 30 minutes prior warm-up

Event 3 Gymnastics triples (high skill)

Finished pre-workout + UR Pure Whey protein shake post workout + Applesauce Squeezy

UR Driven Pre-workout 30 minutes prior warm-up

Event 4 Snatch Burpee workout

Finished pre-workout + UR Pure Whey protein shake post workout + Applesauce Squeezy

½ peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Dinner: ½ burger + ½ chicken sandwich + sweet potato

Snack: Puffin cereal + entire pedialyte 36oz

 

Sunday: Day 3, event 5 warm-up starts 12:00

Breakfast: same as Day 1 and 2

Fluids: Water/pedialyte, and nuun electorlyte tablets

UR Driven Pre-workout 30 minutes prior warm-up + water

Event 5 Chipper

Finished pre-workout + ½ UR Pure Whey protein shake post workout + Apple sauce Squeezy

¼ UR Driven Pre-workout 30 minutes prior warm-up + water…. I was really nervous

*Only 90-minute rest between workouts

Event 6 Sprint Rope Climb Thruster

ALL THE FOOD

Sides Notes:

-I usually have more brown rice/wild rice in my diet however we forgot it at the store so went with what I had J i.e. oatmeal, bread, sweet potatoes

-I have a lot more vegetables in my diet and an RX bar/day however I was rather “irregular” aka nervous poops, so stayed away from dates (Rx Bars) and high fiber vegetables.

-Fluids were constant, trying to rehydrate myself as much as possible

-Foods were simple around workouts as wanted body to be fueled but not use much energy breaking down food, fat takes longest to digest.  I also like to workout on a ‘more empty” stomach + nerves were out of whack

-Large breakfast and even bigger dinner since mid-day I was not eat as much while competing

 

Part 2 of the series will go over how my nutrition has changed the past two weeks as my CrossFit Games training began, stayed tuned!

 

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