I decided to start being a little more "strict" in my nutrition and training leading up to two events: the Imogene Pass Run and Girls Gone Rx. During the last three years, I have not been on a SINGLE strict nutrition plan. My good friends and family know that I notoriously eat well, but I eat whatever I damn well please at all times. I have a burger with a beer, I eat ice cream, and bread is not off limits. But I also eat really well a lot of the time and I fuel my body to perform above all else - I don't want to feel crappy when I workout or hike. By the same token, I'm guilty of prioritizing work over working out, and there have been times when I don't break a sweat for 2 weeks. 

Here's what I decided I want MY nutrition plan to look like. It's Paleo-ish - meaning that I'm eating mostly meat, veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds, but I'm also including some grains and starches that would not typically be considered part of the paleo diet (like white potatoes, rice, oats). I'm doing this because of being an athlete, and due to the intensive training schedule, I want to ensure that I have enough dense carbs in my diet to not only perform, but recover well. I also am not a big fan of sweet potatoes, so that pretty much cuts out a large carb for me doing strict paleo. 

This week I felt really good for the most part. I was extremely hungry in the first few days and then adjusted. Measuring everything was also difficult since I'm familiar with what portion sizes are good for me, but to help be as detailed as possible, I tried to measure almost everything exactly. This may be in part due to training more and adjusting to a heavier vegetable intake. I also had a wedding this weekend (which rarely happens) so I accepted that there would be some compromises made there. 

Here's what the week looked like:

Monday 7/17
Meal 1:
Banana
Fast Lane tea

Meal 2:
2 eggs
2 oz breakfast sausage
2.5 oz white rice 

Training:
3 rounds:
20 Push ups
20 Inverted ring row
20 Lateral jumps over bar
10 Paralette pass throughs

Meal 2.5:
Red Bull sugar free

Training:
Phillip S. Morris Park "Mini Incline" 2x

Meal 3: 
4 oz chicken breast
4 oz potato
2 oz mushrooms
1/2 Tbsp olive oil

Meal 4: 
3 eggs (cooked in basil olive oil mix)
1 cup baby carrots
1 cup Crunchy Curls (potato lentil chips)
 

Tuesday 7/18
Meal 1:
3 eggs
2 oz breakfast sausage
1.5 oz mushrooms
Coffee with 1/2 scoop Perfect Keto Collagen 

Meal 2:
Chicken breast
1.5 oz baby carrots
4 oz zucchini
1/4 Tbsp olive oil
4.7 oz Fuji Apple 

Meal 3:
1 cup Crunchy Curls (potato lentil chips)

Training:
Row 5k

Meal 4:
1 scoop SFH Pure Churro 

Meal 5:
4 oz chicken breast
4 oz potatoes
1 oz mushrooms
2 Tbsp ketchup
1 oz plum 


Wednesday 7/19
Meal 1:
3 eggs
3 oz breakfast sausage
4.5 oz potatoes
1/2 Scoop Perfect Keto Collagen in Coffee

Meal 2:
1 scoop Xtend BCAA's

Training:
5 rounds:
3x8 box step ups - weighted 20# DB each hand
100m 25# plate carry on back

50 Weighted sit ups 20# slam ball

Meal 3:
1 tsp Apple cider vinegar in water
1 scoop SFH chocolate Recovery
5 oz Fuji Apple

Meal 4: 
5 oz baby carrots
California roll
Salmon roll

Meal 5: 
3.5 devil eggs with 1 tsp olive oil mayo
5 oz Fuji Apple


Thursday 7/20
Meal 1:
10.5 oz Silk almond milk yogurt vanilla flavor
1 cup strawberries
Coffee with 1 scoop Perfect Keto Collagen 

Meal 2:
4.5 oz potato
1.6 oz zucchini
3 eggs
2 Tbsp ketchup

Meal 3:
5 oz Fuji Apple
1 hard boiled egg
4 oz chicken breast
4.5 oz potatoes 

Meal 4:
Banana
4 squares Dark Chocolate w/ almonds

Training:
Run Wash Park (2.5 mi)

Meal 5:
4 oz Steak
2 oz Turnips
2 oz Rutabaga
2 oz Mushrooms
2 oz Carrots
1 oz Onion


Friday 7/21
Meal 1:
2 eggs
Banana
1/2 scoop Perfect Keto Collagen in water
Coffee

Training:
Run Wash Park (2.5 mi)

Meal 2:
Cliff nut butter bar - peanut butter chocolate
Boar's Head Beef Frankwurter's (2)

Meal 3:
3 hard boiled egg whites
1 packet tuna
1 Tbsp Olive oil mayo
1 cup baby romaine 

Training:
"DT"
5 rounds: 
12 Deadlifts 85#
9 Hang Power Cleans
6 Push Jerks

Meal 4:
Orange Chicken - Rice, broccoli, chicken 


Saturday 7/22
Meal 1:
3 eggs
5 oz Gala apple
Coffee with 1 scoop Perfect Keto Collagen

Meal 2:
2 oz Steak
2 oz Turnips
1 oz Rutabaga
1 oz onion

Meal 3 (Wedding): 
Red wine (3)
Chicken + Steak w/ Mashed potatoes and squash


Sunday 7/23
Meal 1:
3 eggs
2 oz Gala apple
1/2 Banana
Fast Lane Tea

Meal 2:
1.5 cup almonds (throughout hike)

Training:
12 mile hike/run at Centennial Cone park

Meal 3:
Oats and Honey Nature Valley Bar
12 oz Apple Juice

Meal 4: 
Chicken breast (4-6oz)
2 Tortillas
1/2 cup Guacamole
1 oz onions
 

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