Jessie does ring dips.
Nothing says winter holidays like a warm cup of delicious hot chocolate. I grew up on packets of hot chocolate mix, but I will never go back to premixed hot chocolate now that I've had this AMAZING hot chocolate courtesy of The Splendid Table. It's almost Paleo with it's one cup of sugar. I have not tried it with an alternative sugar such as coconut or palm, and I'm sure it will be just as tasty. Click on the image for the recipe. Enjoy!
The holiday season is rapidly approaching. Gather round with your friends and family to eat drink and be merry!
Thanksgiving, next Thursday, marks the start of the winter holiday eating season. From now through the end of December we will be busy with family dinners, work parties, cocktails with friends, and one really cool Holiday Brunch party at the best CrossFit gym in Bozeman on Dec 14:-)
It's not unusual during the next 6 weeks to eat all of the things, drink all of the alcohol and gain all of the weight. It's ok to imbibe and celebrate with your loved ones. It's ok to eat the special family tradition dishes, and it's also ok to not eat all the things, drink all the drinks and gain all the weight. YOU are in control of your choices. YOU get to decide what your holiday season looks like.
To help you eat well I'm sharing TWO collections of Thanksgiving recipes from two of my favorite food bloggers, Nom Nom Paleo and Well Fed. Click on the turkey below to get a collection of delicious recipes from Nom Nom Paleo that includes spatchcock turkey, magic crown roast of pork, Instant Pot autumn hash, pumpkin & carrot muffins and many more.
Click on the cranberry Waldforf salad below for Well Fed's collection of recipes. You will enjoy pumpkin-spiced pepitas, pear & bacon bites, mustard garlic Brussles sprouts and my favorite Paleo holiday dessert, FUDGE BOMBS!
Linda, Team RestOfUs and Teresa D., Team Young, have dressed up for every sign Open theme. Way to go ladies!
OH MY GOODNESS IT'S THE FINAL OPEN WORKOUT!!
This Open has been AMAZING! So many of our athletes have done fantastic things, first box jumps, first push-ups, first hand-stand push-ups, first pistol squats, heaviest clean & jerks in a workout, etc. All of us Coaches are so proud of you. Our phones have blown up every Friday as we brag about our classes to each other. Nice job everyone! You should be so proud of what you've accomplished. Who's ready for next year's Open?
Have you noticed that Open workouts take just a little bit more out of you? Competitions, like the CrossFit Open, can tax us in ways we aren't used to. We have a bit more adrenaline and a bit more cortisol coursing through our veins. We take on the workouts with an intensity and ferocity that we don't normally tap into during our regular training and practice. That's why we love competitions! They reveal our character and take us to an place we don't normally visit.
Recovery becomes even more important during The Open, and other competitions like Row'd Royalty and the Festivus Games. The 3 most important recovery practices are sleep, nutrition and mobility. Have you noticed you need more sleep and are really hungry Saturday? Yep - that's normal and you should pay attention to what your body is saying to you.
To help you recover from your final Open workout and 5 weeks of competition I'm sharing this outstanding recipe for enchilada meatloaf muffins from Macrostax. Make a bunch of these and put them in your gym bag for an quick post-WOD refuel. Click on the image for the recipe (it includes Macros and calorie counts).
Join us Friday night for our Open is Closed Party 5:30-7:30pm.
The 6am class is a bunch of animals!
Well, here we are in Week 4 of the CrossFit Open. Are your hamstrings finally recovered from 20.3? Congrats to Michelle H. for getting her first hand release push-ups and Jessie and Nate for their first handstand push-ups. The magic of The Open continues. Who will be the next superstar?
By now you've probably noticed that you need a little extra recovery from the Open workouts. Even though none of us will qualify for the Games, the Open is still a competition and it takes a toll on our central nervous system.
Carbohydrates are an important macronutrient that you need to help you recover from The Open. At this time of year my favorite source for delicious local carbohydrates are potatoes, apples and winter squashes. Check out this fantastic recipe for Harvest Pork & Cider Stew from Dishing up the Dirt. Enjoy!
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Dec 9-13 Podium Week
Dec 14 Holiday PR Brunch Party
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