This week marks the start of the holiday season. It’s a time to get together with friends and family, and relax. It can be pretty tough to chill out, and enjoy everyone’s company if you’re stressing over the foods you think you can or cannot eat. I know I’ve got the Paleo Performance Angel on one shoulder and the Sugary Starchy Devil on the other. That happens to everyone else too, right?
I also know I’m letting that little devil win. turkey may be the star, but it’s not Thanksgiving without my favorite side, cranberry sauce. Not the homemade, straight from the bog kind though. It’s probably the worst thing for you on the table, but I prefer my cranberry sauce from a can. Many of the tasty, traditional trimmings are not things we’d ordinarily eat while chasing performance, but it wouldn’t be the same without them.
As CrossFitters, we’re generally on top of our nutrition for the vast majority of the year. ‘Tis the season to let loose for a day or two, and indulge in a few of your holiday favorites. No worries, you can get right back to making good choices (at least with regard to nutrition) on Black Friday.
November 21, 2011
Strength: High Bar Back Squat 5-5-5-5-5
Kettlebell Swings (24kg/16kg)