If you’ve joined a challenge recently where nutrition is part of the program you’ve probably heard Macronutrients or macros thrown around in the discussion. And maybe you have a general idea about what a nutrient is and why we need them, but the three fundamentals and most consumed macronutrients in our diet are proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. That’s right, fat and carbs are included.
As science and technology expand, our realm of understanding what fuels our bodies best and what to include in a healthy diet has changed. Calorie counting is now a thing of the past. Instead of how much we’re eating, it’s more about what we’re eating. If you’ve ever counted calories, you know how even if you’ve consumed your allotted amount you may still feel hungry, lack energy or have reached a plateau in your weight loss journey. The beauty of tracking macronutrients is what is required varies from person to person, but all three macros are essential to your body’s functions and if done correctly...
Can you believe it is already 2020! We wanted to kick things off this year with something a little different, an Athlete of the Month Profile of one of our Coaches! Scott started as an athlete and eventually became a coach at CrossFit Solid Orange! Everyone can attest to his work ethic, love of hard and grinding workouts and his passion for helping others. We enjoy having him and he makes our CrossFit box a better place!
Tell everyone about yourself!
I’m originally born in Columbus Georgia, then raised in Salem Alabama. About 30 minutes outside of Auburn. My Mom and Pops moved up here with another family to help start a church in Manchester. And that in a nutshell is how I got here.
I was an iron worker for almost 15 years breaking my back in the rod pile. Now I’m a tower crane operator while also running my own small small business of horse shoeing. I’ve always loved being around horses.
I have 3 daughters Taleigha 9, Susan 5, and Ellie 4, that are my whole...
Old Man winter is here and with it the need and desire to stay inside binge watching TV and consuming cookie dough straight from the package. But just because it’s dreary out doesn’t mean your plate has to be. The farmer’s market may not be open, but seasonal produce is still available, and winter has some great options: Brussels sprouts, collard greens, grapefruit, kale, kiwi, leeks, sweet potatoes, turnips, tangerines, oranges, endive, the list goes on and on. Here are a couple of recipes that are sure to warm you from the inside out.
Cold weather and soup go together like Tom & Jerry, peanut butter and jelly, wine and cheese. Add in the simplicity of a slow cooker and you’ve got a nutrient rich meal you can put together in minutes. This Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Chicken and Quinoa Soup from Chelsea’s Messy Apron has minimal prep, tastes delicious and it’s versatile - Throw extra veggies in, use a chili season packet instead of the other herbs and spices, don’t have chicken broth on h...
So you worked out during your pregnancy and then had your beautiful new child…so what’s next? Well here is some information to think about regarding getting FIT again!
Start postpartum carefully
There is no need to jump into a workout right away, even if you have been consistently hitting the gym during your pregnancy. Once you have the all clear to resume physical activities, start slowly and allow for more time to both do your exercises and rest between sets.
Repair abdominal muscles
Commonly, women experience a separation of rectus abdominals (main ‘core’ muscles). Be aware of this and if needed, ready for physical therapy.
Childbirth creates a softening the ligaments and joints and can linger for several months afterwards. You may experience unstable joints or a feeling of a wobble as well as a loose pelvis.
The Pelvic Floor
After pregnancy, you may find a need to do some Kegel exercises. These will address any issues and help strengthen the pelvic floor. There are...
Staying the course with nutrition is often the hardest part of a healthy lifestyle change. And with nearly 80% of weight loss success being tied into proper nutrition, it’s quite possibly the most important part of the equation. One thing that makes it incredibly difficult is a lack of knowledge when it comes to recipes and the thought that it just isn’t going to taste very good. That’s why we like to provide healthy, balanced recipes once a month to help you get new food into your rotation. Healthy can be delicious and these recipes will prove it!
Here is November’s Food for Thought Recipe
Are you ready to take the plunge and try something way outside your comfort zone? Pad Thai is becoming an increasingly popular dish, but can be pretty unhealthy. We have found a recipe that cuts down on the carbs and uses healthier ingredients, but still provides the flavor explosion you’re looking for when you turn to this dish. Enjoy!
Skinny Pad Thai with Courgette Noodles (Source: Supergolden Bakes...