Posted on February 14, 2014
NorCal CrossFit Feb. 15th 2014
Some of the Fuel Challenge athletes celebrating after their month of clean eating and focused training. We will be having more challenges like this one soon. They can be a great way to kick start your lifestyle back into some good habits!
Eating well isn't easy, but can be done!
I am a self professed fat kid at heart. I love working out and always have....but I also love food. I spent about 10 years of my life not eating. I made very strict rules, exercised for hours, revolved my world around food; I was a crazy person. Upon a very slow recovery I tried every diet out there to relearn how to eat. There was Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Atkins, South Beach, Calorie Counting, binging, and a lot of counseling. Once I started CrossFit in 2010, I started to realize what good eating meant. I studied some nutrition in school (go figure) and have been reading as much as I can now. Having a baby really pushed me to get "real" healthy, not the fake I look good healthy. Last Jan I did the fuel challenge and ate clean for 30 whole days for the first time in my life! I felt awesome and realized what real food could do for you.
This year I have dived into cooking and recipe trying. I don't love cooking, but am starting to appreciate it and enjoy my time making good real food for my family (I just really really hate dishes). I thought, there must be other people out there with this same story and I wanted to encourage you to try something new; look up a recipe, try a new ingredient, cook a different way. It has been very empowering to feed my body whole food and understand I am strong and healthy; the way my body looks is a product of the food I feed it. If that healthy food wants me to have a booty, then so be it! :)
Here is a recent recipe I tried. Tastes like a casserole/lasagna type dish. Plus it was so big we ate it for 2 nights, easy and less dishes.
Almost 5 Ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie
1 large spaghetti squash
1 pound of whatever meat you like (Italian sausage, ground beef, etc..)
1/2 yellow onion diced
1 cup pizza sauce (no sugar added)
1 teaspoon dried basil
salt and pepper to taste
3 eggs, whisked
-add anything you would like with pizza, even cheese if you do dairy. I added a bunch of veggies
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Place face down on baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil to keep from sticking. Bake 20-30 min, cool, then remove threads.
Place a large pan over medium heat, add meat, break up into pieces
Add pizza sauce, dried basil and salt and pepper
Remove meat to an 8X8 pan (I used 8X11), add spaghetti squash to pan, then add whisked eggs to baking dish and mix everything together until you can no longer see the eggs.
Place in oven for 1 hour or until top is lightly brown
I hope you enjoy! :)
Love, Coach Lady Sam
WORKOUT FOR SATURDAY
In Teams of four:
In 10min Find your max clean each (two bars per team, only one person can lift at once)
Then straight away perform:
Heavy prowler push (there and back) - two people pushing while two people run 400m.
switch roles (other two push prowler, while other two run 400m)
200 wall balls (one person working, one person resting and two people holding a handstand - can only be working when two people are in handstand)
*Score = total weight - time