On Day 10 (I guess you've figured out by now that Jan. 10 = Day10) I left for Atlanta to go take a Level 1 CrossFit Trainers course. I prepared a bunch of food to take on the road with me and to have for meals. I would be staying with a friend but I didn't want him to have to go to much trouble to accommodate me so I planned ahead. I cooked chicken breasts, salmon cakes, some breakfast sausage, and made a big salad and also took some leftover soup. Almonds, Rx Bars, and some fruit also came along with me. What a pain to have to get all that together just to go out of town for 3 days!
On my way to Atlanta I wanted to hit a Chipotle and have a meal there. I had read on Nom Nom Paleo that I could eat a Whole 30 compliant meal there.
It was delicious and I was happy I could find food on the road if I needed to.
My weekend at CrossFit Atlanta taking the Trainers Course was great. I learned a lot and got refreshed on many things I've learned at CrossFit Shelby over the past year. It was 2 days full of learning. At the end of the day on Sunday we took a written test to decide if we would become Level 1 CrossFit Trainers.
As far as food goes. Over the weekend I ate my salad and soup and snacked on nuts and Rx Bars. I try to only eat 1 Rx Bar a day and usually eat 1/2 of a bar at a time. I did fine while away from home.
On Saturday night I went out with my host and some of his friends for dinner. I was confident that I could find something on the menu to eat. Of course they drank beer and ate this:
I exercised self control! I had a salad with oil and vinegar dressing and an order of oven roasted wings with no sauce (and celery). That was fine. Really, it was. Really.
I had the Chipotle meal 2 more times over the course of the weekend and on the drive home I stopped at Applebee's where I had a steak and a double order of steamed veggies. It was ok and I made it home.
Monday - Friday of the week was pretty normal. We ate most of our standbys. I did make Asian Meatballs one night with Zoodles. Very yummy. Actually that was on the 14th when Sarah and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary by going to CrossFit and working out together and then coming home for dinner. Hopefully we'll have a full on celebration with champagne and fancy meal sometime in February.
Here are some random meals from the week. I didn't photograph everything. So that's a good stopping place for now. I'll post Part 2 later and talk about a wasted $16 organic chicken.